St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy is locked in as the starter whenever he’s healthy, as he has played four straight good games ever since becoming the starter. His performance on Monday night before an unfortunate ankle injury in the fourth quarter was easily the best of the bunch, as Stacy managed to scamper for 134 rushing yards against the Seattle Seahawks vaunted defense. What makes things more impressive is the fact that Kellen Clemens is at quarterback, which means that defenses can feel more comfortable about selling out on the run, knowing full well that Stacy is more of a threat on offense than Clemens.
While Stacy only had a low-ankle sprain (it’s always a relief to avoid the dreaded high-ankle sprain), his status for this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans is up in the air. ESPN NFL Nation’s Paul Kuharsky reports Rams coach Jeff Fisher stated that Zac Stacy is “unlikely” to participate in today’s practice.
This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise, and it will be interesting to see what Stacy’s practice status is on Friday. That will tell us whether or not the talented rookie running back is ready to play this week, and losing him for even one game would be a huge blow to the Rams. He gives this team so much on the ground, and it’s a real joy to watch him play.