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Inexperience at TE position not looking good for Bulger

Postby ampant » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:13 pm

Jul 27 Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan acknowledged earlier this week that the Rams are "young, scary young" at tight end, with two rookies atop the depth chart. On the opening day of training camp Thursday, July 27, QB Marc Bulger found out just how scary. "I don't know which one it was, but it was some protection issues" in a pass-blocking scheme, Bulger said after the first of two practices at Rams Park. "They have to realize that this isn't college. We're not going to baby them along. Two weeks from now we're playing Indianapolis, and one mistake like that could knock your quarterback out for the year." "They've got to understand the urgency," Bulger said. Rookie TEs Joe Klopfenstein (6-feet-5, 265 pounds) and Dominique Byrd (6-2, 254) put up impressive receiving numbers in college. Both said they realize that in the NFL, tight ends must be accomplished blockers, too.


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Postby mystykoekaki » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:56 pm

If they don't find blocking all that easy then isn't this also somewhat scary news to Sjax owners? I would think so, TEs are blockers too! This news kinda scares me. :-o
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:18 pm

Especially considering Bulger's past injury problems, a lack of blocking could b very troubling to the Rams.
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Postby ampant » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:49 am

I'm just surprised that they didn't think of this before . . .

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Postby Kilroy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:54 am

Wasn't it a blown block that got him creamed last year?
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Postby mystykoekaki » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:36 am

Kilroy1872 wrote:Wasn't it a blown block that got him creamed last year?


I think he got hurt trying to take down a defender who picked him off or something. Something like that.
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Postby Kilroy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:39 am

mystykoekaki wrote:
Kilroy1872 wrote:Wasn't it a blown block that got him creamed last year?


I think he got hurt trying to take down a defender who picked him off or something. Something like that.


Come to think of it, I think you're right, against Indy on Monday Night. Maybe it was '04.
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Postby Ricky_Christ » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:56 am

With the injury concerns, where would you rank Bulger in the QB category?

(You don't have to list the guys above him, I'm just curious what number other people have him at.)
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Postby mystykoekaki » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:27 am

Ricky_Christ wrote:With the injury concerns, where would you rank Bulger in the QB category?

(You don't have to list the guys above him, I'm just curious what number other people have him at.)


I would rank him 7th overall in QB category.
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Postby Bowie » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:20 am

mystykoekaki wrote:If they don't find blocking all that easy then isn't this also somewhat scary news to Sjax owners? I would think so, TEs are blockers too! This news kinda scares me. :-o

I always thought inexperience affected pass blocking much more than run blocking.
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