(FootballStL) – Rams head coach has a tough decision even if he won’t admit it – who is his starting quarterback against the Philadelphia Eagles?
Austin Davis completed 30 of 42 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. He did have two interceptions, but one came at the end of the game as he was trying to put the Rams in field goal position.
“Oh, I think you saw how he played. He’d love to have two balls back, and that’s how this game is. He was in complete control again,” Fisher said “He has a touchdown pass dropped—possibly two—I didn’t get to see it. I thought he played well enough for us to win.”
Overall, it wasn’t a terrible game for Davis, as he started in only his second regular season game.
However, Fisher was clear after the game on his statement that Shaun Hill was his starting quarterback.
“No. I’ve stood behind that decision.”
Hill hasn’t taken a snap in two and a half games after coming out in the season opener against the Vikings. There isn’t a large sample size to use to judge Hill’s relationship with the receiving core, but it’s hard to deny the long passes completed by Davis.
Davis had a 51 yard reception to Brian Quick and a 38 yard throw to Kenny Britt. Britt’s five receptions were the first of the season.
“I just trust those guys,” Davis said, “They make really good plays down the field and they’re big, tall receivers. Pass rush in this league is serious, so you have to get the ball out and sometimes you just have to trust that they’ll make plays. More times than not, they do.”
But Fisher is likely to go with the 12 year veteran Hill, especially since the Rams have the bye week next giving Hill more time for rest. And Davis said he’s not thinking about whether or not he’ll be the starter the next game.
“I just wanted to come in and play hard for this team and give us a chance to win,” he continued, “Coach Fisher has been pretty clear, when Shaun is healthy, he’ll be the starter. Until I hear different, that’s my approach.”