The St. Louis Rams' offense couldn't ultimately keep up with the Minnesota Vikings' on Sunday, but that didn't quite mean they were unsuccessful--they were just not the best running back on earth. Among other consolation-prize highlights: Watching Brian Quick make exactly the kind of play the Rams drafted Brian Quick for. Quick might not have the offense down yet, but he knows how to be a big guy who wins a jump-ball on a fade route. (Here's the video from NFL.com.)
Disclaimer, of course: That four-yard touchdown catch put him on his way to finish, in a game in which Sam Bradford threw the ball 55 times, with two catches for 12 yards and a touchdown. On the season he's got, now, 11 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns. That's not much, even compared to everyone's favorite raw small-college success story, Isaac Bruce--in his first season he caught 21 balls for 272 yards and three touchdowns, before going for nearly 1800 the next season.
So Quick has a ways to go. But on a Sunday without a lot to celebrate, the Rams finally gave him a chance to exercise the tools they saw when they selected him in the first place.