Biggs: Rams have much to consider at quarterback
St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Bill Devaney showed up in South Florida for the Super Bowl and naturally the questions turned to the team’s situation at quarterback.
The Rams own the top pick in the draft and they could have used their first-round pick on Mark Sanchez last year. They didn’t and now they’re faced with the question of what to do? Stick with veteran Marc Bulger, try to make a play for a veteran like Michael Vick or consider some young options. One obstacle for the Rams is there doesn’t look to be a quarterback worthy of the No. 1 overall selection right now. Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford and Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen are being mentioned as first-round possibilities.
Spagnulo, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was evasive when asked about the position and the future.
"In my mind, Marc always fits because I've got a lot of respect for him ... his intelligence, the way he plays, and his skills. Marc's a good man."
Marc’s a good man … not much of a sell job on Bulger being the starter in 2010, huh?
Then, Spagnuolo was asked about Vick.
“I've got a lot of respect for Michael as a player," Spagnuolo said. "Everything I've heard out of Philadelphia is kind of good. We haven't gone down that road in our process yet. I think he's a terrific player."
Spagnuolo said he hasn’t sat down and addressed the position yet because it’s fluid. The Rams are leaving themselves open to a multitude of options, not the least of which could be a trade. But finding one at the very top of the draft, that might be difficult. Devaney, though, was confident.
“Oh yeah, absolutely there are first-round guys," he said. "I think there's a couple of them."
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