It looks like the longest tenured Ram receiver noticed that he was left behind.
Gets NO luvvvv, gets NO luvvvv.........#SMmfH— Austin Pettis (@Austin_Pettis) August 24, 2014
Granted, this tweet is vague enough that he could have been talking about a number of things. Maybe Pettis was having girl trouble after the game. He could have been playing an epic game of Madden 15. Or maybe he was frustrated not to have a catch.
The four-year veteran has started 11 games for the Rams in his career. In 2013, he finished the season with 38 receptions, 399 yards and 4 touchdowns. Not exactly Hall of Fame numbers. Pettis started a few games last season, but his snaps started to decline as he went into more of a situational role.
Does Pettis have the right to be frustrated?
@T_Bron Not last week. One target the week before (week 1, vs NO): 1 catch for 21 yards.— Daniel Doelling (@Daniel_Doelling) August 24, 2014
The reason that he's being phased out of the offense is because of the starters, Kenny Britt and Brian Quick. Both players are big-bodied receivers like Pettis. With those two playing well there's really no reason to force feed Pettis the ball anymore.