As they shuffled back to their respective lockers, positioned side-by-side, following Wednesday afternoon’s practice, the Rams’ newest additions had similar views regarding the sequence of events that had them both arriving at Rams Park.
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“It’s been a little bit crazy, but that’s the world we live in in the NFL,” Quinn said.
At the time of Bradford’s injury, Quinn was a member of the New York Jets. Following his release on Monday, Quinn traveled to St. Louis for a workout on Tuesday and was later added to the roster. While Quinn is new to the Rams’ offensive scheme, he expects to be able to draw on his previous experience. A six-year veteran who is now on his sixth different team, Quinn is well-versed in needing to adapt to new coaches and playbooks quickly.
“I’ve been in enough systems that there’s a lot of similarities,” Quinn said. “You can always pull things from here and there, but it’s like learning a different language, learning how to speak a little different. Your difference is maybe Spanish and Portuguese, where some things are the same and some are different.”
For Davis, who was familiar with the Rams’ offense from his time with the Rams last year and during this season’s training camp, the time away came to a welcome conclusion, even if not with the most ideal of circumstances.
Davis, who had received workouts from other teams over the past month but had not been signed, had recently been working out with the quarterbacks at Westminster Christian Academy in Chesterfield to stay sharp. Given his previous experience in the Rams’ offensive scheme, a return to St. Louis was ideal for Davis.
“Offensively, I think the biggest benefit of coming back here is knowing the system,” Davis said. The terminology is all familiar and you hit the ground running. In a way, it feels like you never left.”