Sunday, June 17, 2007

Joe Klopfenstein Demoted

According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Joe Klopfenstein has already been demoted to second string, being replaced with Randy McMichael acquired from the Dolphins. I don't really have a problem with the move however...I do have some issues on the bottom line of this move. For one Klopfenstein was a second round draft pick in 2006 and now is already on the bench prior to even going to the 2007 training camp. So this is another high level draft pick now basically wasted by the Rams. In addition the Rams are now paying 2nd round money for a 2nd round draft pick and FA money to McMichael when only one will play at a time. The more disturbing part of this whole issue could be the fact that Linehan known for 2 TE sets while in Miami hardly used the TE position last year with the Rams, as Klopfenstein only saw 20 balls in 16 games. Marc Bulger has never really used the TE as part of the Rams offensive package but hopefully this move will mean the Rams are more dedicated to a TE attack especailly in the redzone. McMichael has been a 600 yard a year TE in a past and hopefully this will continue in 07.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home