As the Rams continue to be linked to Michael Vick in various reports, it was interesting to hear St. Louis head coach Steve Spangnuolo opt to even dicuss Vick as he made the rounds as the Super Bowl on Friday.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for Michael as a player,” the former Eagles linebackers coach told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “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.”
Earlier this week, Bernie Miklasz wrote that Rams assistant coaches were calling their counterparts with the Eagles to get more information about Vick. Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is also a former Eagles assistant.
Clearly, they are interested. The question is as what price and whether the Eagles will pay Vick's roster bonus early next month and then try to trade him before the draft or will simply let him go.
Asked if there was a deadline to determine their 2010 quarterback plans, Spagnuolo said, "that may direct itself depending on things that happen. And we know what we're all talking about."
The Rams have Marc Bulger, Kyle Boller and Keith Null on their roster, all of whom saw action last season. They also have the top pick in the draft, although if they were planning to select a quarterback they would presumably make a deal to slide down in the first round.
Vick has made it clear that he wants the chance to start in various interviews and Donovan McNabb has recently begun backing Vick's desire.
Amid all the parties at the Super Bowl, kudos to Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver and the other NFL players who sang at last night's 11th Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, with a portion of the proceeds going to the relief fund for Haiti.
``It's a blessing to be here,'' Weaver told the Miami Herald. ``This shows character of who we are, I think, as an organization in terms of the NFL and its players. It shows we care more than about ourselves. A lot of people get the perception that as professional athletes we are all about ourselves.''
Among the other players joining Weaver were Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris, Cleveland Browns tight end Michael Gaines, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward, Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Reshard Langford, Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli and Browns offensive lineman George Foster.
As for his singing prowess, Weaver joked, "I'm about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the worst."