INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 12: D.J. Johnson #43 and Kavell Conner #53 of the Indianapolis Colts tackle Brian Quick #83 of the St. Louis Rams during a preseason NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 12, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Brian Quick stole the show at the St. Louis Rams practice on Thursday. Heavy storms pushed the team inside for the last practice of the week, and the rookie from Appalachian State took full advantage to make highlight reel grabs under the roof.
Quick's college days were spent in a barn, the indoor practice facility for the Mountaineers. Head coach Jeff Fisher noted the connection
"He thought he was back at App State in his indoor facility - I think - because that's what he did at his workout. So maybe he's an indoor guy," Fisher said.
"Wow, it looked like the lightbulb came on today for him," quarterback Sam Bradford said. "He had a great practice, made a lot of tough catches in practice."
The first pick of the second round in the draft has been having an outstanding week at practice. The next test for Quick comes Saturday against the Chiefs. He figures to get some reps with the first team, against Kansas City's starting defense. Highlight reel practices are nice, but only if they translate to results on the field.
Bradford had a nice day on the practice field himself. As has been the case throughout camp, his ankle was not an issue. He made crisp accurate throws, according to reports, and worked well on roll outs.
Fisher said Scott Wells should be back next week.
“I don’t imagine it lasting any longer than this weekend," Fisher said.