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TSN Rams Report
By Jim Thomas
For the first time since he entered the NFL, QB Marc Bulger spent all of his offseason as the No. 1 guy--which means he has thrown exclusively to the team's top receivers. That should pay dividends; last season, he didn't start until Week 2. Bulger seems more relaxed, but he needs to work on throwing the deep ball and making better decisions.
RT Kyle Turley (back) and C Dave Wohlabaugh (hip) missed most of the offseason work after having surgery. Both should be at full speed by camp.
OFFENSIVE TACKLES ANALYSIS
In Turley and LT Orlando Pace, the team has one of the best tackle duos in the league. Wild-man reputation aside, Turley relies more on athleticism, footwork and smarts than brute force. He's better as a pass blocker, though he holds up at the point of attack. He had some rough spots after his trade from New Orleans, but overall he played near a Pro Bowl level in 2003. Pace is nimble, has long arms to fend off defenders and can muscle up. Pace could be a little nastier, but he still is a dominant run and pass blocker. Designated the team's franchise player, he could be a training camp holdout for the second straight year. When Pace did report last year, he was heavier but still played at an elite level. Backup Grant Williams is tenacious and capable of filling in on either side. Depth was added with the signing of Jeff Hatch, who started the final four games for the Giants last season.
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