Despite the scoreboard, this week's game marks a turning point for St. Louis Rams rookie wide receiver Greg Salas. Hopefully. The Rams' fourth-round pick this season made his first NFL start this week, taking over in the slot for Danny Amendola. His eight catches this week were enough to earn him a nomination for the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week.
Salas had a rough start to his NFL career this season. His dropped passes earned him some notoriety among fans who wondered whether or not another Rams struck out again on another mid-round wide receiver prospect. He sat out weeks 3 and 4, before he started back to work with the offense during the bye week practices.
He had a strong game working out of the slot this week. He caught eight of ten passes thrown his way for a total of 77 yards. Hopefully for the Rams, it signals the beginning of what they envisioned for Salas when drafting him in the fourth-round, a pick most pundits thought was a steal. If he can build on this performance, the Rams offense can really use him in a unit that now features Brandon Lloyd.