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WR Pettis a target in Rams camp -- of QB and coach

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, left, watches as wide receiver Austin Pettis bobbles the handoff during NFL football training camp Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Rams' training facility in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, left, watches as wide receiver Austin Pettis bobbles the handoff during NFL football training camp Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Rams' training facility in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis rookie wide receiver Austin Pettis doesn't mind the criticisms he is getting from coach Steve Spagnuolo.

The way the third-round pick from Boise State sees it, those verbal lumps from Spagnuolo throughout training camp are a positive.

"If the coach gets on you, that's good," Pettis said Tuesday. "That means he's trying to get you to be a better player. And that's fine with me."

Spagnuolo sees plenty potential in Pettis, the 78th overall selection and says he picks on Pettis "because I kind of like him."

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