Titans vs Rams: 7 Questions with Rams Talk, Norman Hightower

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Joshua: Former Tennessee Titans players/coaches aren’t the only connection between these two franchises. Former Vanderbilt Commodores running back Zac Stacy was a player who I had often mock-drafted to Tennessee around Rounds 4-6. The rookie has enjoyed some nice games with St. Louis, averaging 4.6 yards per carry on 76 attempts. Before he injured his ankle vs the Seattle Seahawks, he had 26 carries for 134 yards.

What is your initial impression of Stacy? Do you think he can provide the long-term ball-carrier who can replace Steven Jackson? Will health issues prevent that from happening?

Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy (30) rushes as Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J.Wright (50) attempts a tackle during the first half at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Norman: I believe that Zac Stacy is going to have a great career with St. Louis. The Rams waited way too long putting him in the starting lineup. If you look at his statistics while he was at Vanderbilt, he compares to another SEC player and NFL rookie Eddie Lacy. The difference is that Stacy didn’t have the caliber of offensive linemen blocking for him as Lacy did at Alabama. I was thrilled when they drafted him and believe that he will be the Rams every-down running back for years to come. I’m not too concerned with injuries at this point.