EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Asked about his team's struggling run game last Friday, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher indicated that changes might be in the offing.
Nothing appears set in stone as to what those changes might be but (former?) starter Daryl Richardson offered a clue as to what one of those alterations might be, this time via Twitter.
Tuesday night, Richardson had the following exchange with a fan on the social media website.
@saebhaidar not this week man
— Daryl Richardson (@DRICH_26) October 2, 2013
That the Rams could look in a different direction comes as little surprise given Richardson's struggles in the early going. Plagued by a foot injury, Richardson hasn't had the burst or confidence he ran with for most of his rookie season. Although he leads the team in rushing with 114 yards, he's averaging just 2.7 yards per carry.
Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham are possibilities to be more involved this week if indeed Richardson's role is reduced. Pead was inactive last week while Cunningham has been getting opportunities the past few weeks. Stacy was back on the active list against the Niners but played just one snap. Since he's the back that has had the fewest opportunities (among those who've had them), perhaps this week he gets a bit of an extended look.
Regardless of who gets the carries, the Rams must find a way to get production against Jacksonville's 32nd ranked run defense.