The No. 8 overall pick from 2013 said he's comfortable with the system now.
"I understand the plays, the depth, the routes, the splits and everything," Austin said. "I just feel good that I can make some plays. Definitely, the game's slowed down for me."
"Moving him around to a lot of different spots. You'll see us hand him the ball, doing some different things," Schottenheimer said. "He's playing so much faster just because he knows what we're doing. He has the system down cold. Some of the protections that he struggled with last year ... when they bring people off his face, he knows what to do now and that certainly helps. But, he had a really good OTA."
"It was a pretty big adjustment for me at first," he added. "The playbook was different. The speed of the game was different. I eventually caught on and the game settled down."
St. Louis expects a lot more in 2014 from Austin, who caught 40 passes and scored six touchdowns as a rookie. One score came on a running play, another on a punt return.
“We’re not disappointed in what his production was last year at all," Fisher said. "One of the things that was misleading was he had two or three returns called back -- one against Dallas --and then he got hurt. I think another year in the program, in the offense, OTAs, training camp, you’ll see more production. I think we’ll do a better job of using him now that we know what he’s capable of doing. Kind of looking forward to see him improve from year one to year two."
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