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Hill confident as he takes over as Rams quarterback after Bradford's season-ending injury


In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Rams quarterback Shaun Hill (14) calls a play in the huddle during a preseason NFL football game against the the New Orleans Saints in St. Louis. Complicating preparations on a short practice field, the Rams also must get used to Shaun Hill calling the signals instead of Sam Bradford. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) (The Associated Press)

Shaun Hill has been here before.

A career backup quarterback, Hill is certain he will be able to successfully run the St. Louis Rams' offense after Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury during the weekend.

Hill has been forced into an extended relief role for the second time in his 13-year career. He replaced Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford for 10 games in 2010 when Stafford went down with a shoulder injury.

St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher has the utmost confidence in Hill, who Fisher said looked good handling the offense in practice on Monday.

Hill admits he is a little rusty as he attempted just 36 passes as a backup in Detroit the last three seasons. However, he is ready to embrace his new role since he was signed to a one-year deal by the Rams in March with this scenario in mind.