January 28, 2000
ATLANTA -- On Monday, Dick Vermeil threw cold water on the first suggestion that Tennessee Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse was the second coming of Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor. "I don't want to offend anybody," the St. Louis Rams coach said, "but to me there was only one Lawrence Taylor, and you better play a few years before you get put into that category." By yesterday, in his fourth day of Super Bowl interviews, Vermeil was happy to play the media game. "Kearse? He's a curse, no question," Vermeil said in perhaps his best ad-lib of the season.