The Rams receivers were awful a year ago. They went out and drafted Brian Quick with the No. 33 overall pick—the first pick of the second round. When you spend a premium draft pick on a guy like that—at a position of need—he has to make an impact, right?
Why can't Brian Quick get on the field?
Not dressing him is a huge mistake. The Rams either made a mistake by drafting Quick, or they're making a mistake by not letting him play?
Is Brandon Gibson really the long-term answer on the outside? Is Steve Smith the answer? If Quick is so far behind these guys that he can even dress for the game, we're in big trouble, Rams fans.
Because every receiver on the Rams' roster is 27 years or younger, and the Rams hold four first-round picks over the next two years. Quick is caught between a rock (the young receivers already on the roster) and a hard place (the young receivers the Rams will draft if this passing game doesn't take off).
I wonder if Sam Bradford ever looked across the field at Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery—a starter who caught five passes for 45 yards today, and who was drafted after Brian Quick—and wondered "what if?"