Alright, Austin Davis may be the Rams' third string quarterback, but with Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill out injured, Davis has started the past two games and he is their leader on offence.
Jared Cook didn't seem to get the memo.
Early in the fourth quarter against Dallas, with the Rams in the red zone and up 24-20, Austin Davis threw a pinpoint pass to Cook. All he had to do was catch it and its a two score game. Rams very much in the driving seat. However he dropped it.
Fair enough, (kind of - it was a regulation grab) everyone makes mistakes. It is what happened after the play that shocked everyone. Davis made his way over to Cook, with his hand outstretched - no doubt telling him 'unlucky' or 'keep your head up' - and instead of acknowledging Davis, Cook shoved him to one side, almost as if it was the QB's fault. Trust me, it wasn't.
The Rams went on to lose 34-31.
Fair play to Cook however, as after the game he recognized that he made a mistake in shoving his QB:
"I was heated, like anybody else," Cook said, via ESPN.com. "I feel like I let this game slip through my hands and that's my fault as a man."
He also took to twitter to apologize:
"My actions from today's game were truly a mistake - unintentional and in the heat of the moment. There is never an excuse for unsportsmanlike conduct and I apologize to everyone. I want to thank my teammates again, Austin Davis and William Hayes for their support on the sidelines - the Rams organization and especially to all of our fans for whom we fight so hard for your love and continued support."
Davis also had his say on the incident, saying there's no hard feelings:
"On the sidelines we were all frustrated, we're trying to kind of keep it together. That stuff happens all the time. We talked, we're fine. I didn't even think twice of it."
You can watch the incident here, via NFL.com