St. Louis’ Steve Spagnuolo didn’t offer much news on the Rams’ roster or free agency plans Friday as one of the six first-year coaches addressing the media.
He did offer a vote of confidence for quarterback Marc Bulger.
“I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Marc,” Spagnuolo said. “I think he’s a terrific guy, great character, and I think it begins there, especially at that position. I just know this, every time we’ve ever played the Rams, and he’s been quarterback, we’ve always worried about him as the quarterback. To me, that’s telltale. I think he’s still a very talented guy, and expect him to even get better with the coaches around him now. I think he’s eager to go. We’re looking forward to positive things.”
Spagnuolo said on two occasions that he’ll withhold judgment on his new roster until he gets the opportunity to see them on the field. He said that individual positions — including quarterback — didn’t factor highly in his decision to take the Rams job. When asked specifically about Bulger, he touched on the difficulty in inheriting a roster.
“It’s all the positions,” Spagnuolo said. “We have a team there of players that we’re evaluating, and each position will be evaluated along the way. We don’t look at it that way. Everyone is starting with a new beginning. As we get a chance to get a feel for these guys, and get them on the field, then we’ll make that decision.”