"It’s a unique situation, a very strange situation," Stacy said Wednesday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "But at the end of the day, it’s a business -- some players tend to forget that -- but I’m still here, obviously, and I’m fortunate to have this opportunity to play in the league.
"It doesn’t matter if you’re first string or fifth string, you just have to be professional about yourself in terms of preparation."
Rams coach Jeff Fisher lauded Stacy for his professionalism and unselfishness as his playing time has dwindled.
"We’ve not lost faith or confidence in him," Fisher said. "We’ve got good backs, just can’t play them all."
"He missed a couple holes but he ran real hard," Fisher said. "He overcame some things. His ball security’s good, pass protection is good. He needed to get out in the routes. I thought he played pretty well."
Despite Mason's big workload, Fisher said the backfield remains a committee, and
Fisher insisted the team hasn't lost faith in Stacy, who's averaged 3.9 yards per carry with one touchdown and two lost fumbles this season.
Even after rookie
He didn't get 25, of course, but five and did far less with them than Mason did with his seven. So Week 9 at San Francisco, as should have been the case all along, Stacy was nowhere to be found, and Mason was again leading the Rams with 19 carries for 65 yards.
It wasn't an eye-opening performance, but against a defense that entered the day ranked fourth against the run, it was validation enough. Stacy, who has yet to have a carry of more than 16 yards this season, is out, and Mason, who has had at least one carry of more than 16 yards in three of his last four games, is in. And Fantasy Football is all the better for it.
Now let's hope Fisher keeps his mouth shut and doesn't try to confuse us all again.
"When they got their opportunities they all were productive," Fisher said. "The average per carry is about the same. We'll see. We may settle into something this week."
Fisher said the committee approach won't make it harder for his backs to get into a rhythm. St. Louis visits the 49ers in Week 9.
|12||11/23/14||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||250||973||3.9||40||7||5||47|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||8||5||66||257||3.9||16||1||0||12|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||26||141||5.4||25||1||1||0||7|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||8||5||15||135||9.0||17||0||0||0||9|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||1||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||8||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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