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After an unfathomable 0-4 start, the St. Louis Rams have put starting quarterback Marc Bulger on the bench for the time being. Bulger had been playing with two broken ribs and has been a shadow of his former self since signing a six-year, $65 million extension.

This move will help the Rams in the short term, particularly for this week at home against the Arizona Cardinals. New Rams starter Gus Frerotte is an experienced veteran, but more importantly, he knows this offense well and has worked with head coach Scott Linehan in the past. Cardinals offensive coordinator Greg Olsen has been demoted for the time being and Linehan will take over the play-calling.

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The problem for the Rams, though, has been their offensive line. Bulger was getting pummeled and the running game was non-existent. But I get the feeling that a lot of pressure will come off of this team now that Steven Jackson and Bulger are out and any expectations for this season have dissipated.

They should be more relaxed and even though "more relaxed" doesn't necessarily equal wins, it should mean that the Rams' talented offense will produce more fantasy points than they have so far this season.

Look for this to help the value of tight end Randy McMichael. Linehan will probably use him more now that he's calling the plays and McMichael and Frerotte played together in Miami. McMichael has been an afterthought in the offense so far this season.

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