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|All-Pro left tackle Orlando Pace (right) has appeared in just nine games over the past two seasons.|
Pace, arguably the NFL's best left tackle when healthy, continues to work his way back from two injury-shortened seasons. Jackson, who finished 2006 with 1,528 yards rushing and 90 receptions, continues to stay away from camp while seeking a new contract. Little, having recovered from a toe injury that limited him to one sack last season, looks like an impact player again. This is a difficult team to figure. If the breaks even out after last year's disastrous 3-13 season, the Rams like their chances. But enough questions persist to raise well-founded doubts. The offensive line lacks proven depth. An injury at linebacker could dramatically weaken the front seven. With Isaac Bruce in San Francisco, Torry Holt is the only receiver defenses must respect. Last season taught the Rams humility. The Super Bowl gave them hope. "I don't think anyone gave the Giants a chance," coach Scott Linehan said. "They started the season and lost two games, but by the end of the year they were playing the best defense and they won a Super Bowl. "Their quarterback played better than any quarterback in the NFL in the playoffs. Who knows how this year is going to go? I would like to have some kind of magic carpet ride like that myself."
|Tight end Randy McMichael had 39 catches for 429 yards last season.|