Friday, October 25, 2013
Morning Ram-blings: What about Young?
By Nick Wagoner
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams have already made their decision on which quarterback to bring in as backups to Kellen Clemens. They signed Austin Davis and Brady Quinn earlier this week to handle those duties.
In the time since starter Sam Bradford went down for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, plenty of names have been thrown around, including Tim Tebow and the addition of Brett Favre yesterday. The only names we know the Rams had at least a modicum of interest in were Davis, Quinn, Favre and Tyler Thigpen. Another popular name that was thrown out by those wanting to speculate was Vince Young, who played for Rams coach Jeff Fisher in Tennessee.
The Rams never had interest in Young and that should be no surprise given that he and Fisher didn't exactly get along famously with the Titans. But Young joined ESPN's Prim Siripipat for an interview Thursday to discuss his current status. He told Siripipat that he hasn't been getting much action on the free-agent market but also expressed a desire for a reunion with Fisher.
"Knowing the history that me and coach Fisher have, I would love to have the opportunity to train or workout for him," Young said. "And have the opportunity to go out there and play for the Rams. It's all in the air. I have no grudge or no beef or nothing like that with coach Fisher and if we could reunite, if something like that would happen I think that would be pretty cool."
Of course, since Young is a free agent, he'd probably happy to get a call from any team whether the Rams or Fisher are involved or not.
All of Thursday's Rams' stories appearing here on ESPN. com on a busy day: ... The day started off with a bang with the news that the Rams called Brett Favre's agent and checked on his desire to return. It was another example of the Rams' getting caught scrambling to replace the injured Sam Bradford. ... From there, we took a look at NFL Nation columnist Kevin Seifert's take on the Favre situation and how the Rams reaching out to Favre is a larger commentary on the state of quarterbacks in the NFL. ... Next, we offered a look at Favre's comments to a Washington D.C. radio show. ... We continued the quarterback theme with a look at the two signal callers the Rams actually did sign. ... Finally, it was all about cornerback Cortland Finnegan's desire to return this week against Seattle and how he's looking to get back to being himself after a rough start.
The NFL Live crew makes its predictions for Monday night's game between the Rams and Seattle Seahawks.
Adam Schefter discusses the Favre situation and if it was a move born of desperation for the Rams.
Mike Sando offers the "Inside Edge" on Monday night's game.
At stltoday.com, Jim Thomas provides Rams guard Harvey Dahl's thoughts on the events that transpired last week in Carolina.