Rob Demovsky has an interesting article today re the possibility of Jeremy Thompson grabbing the starting strong side OLB spot. Quite compelling and it does seem as though the coaching staff has noticed his potential.
I am not too concerned about who ends up starting at either OLB spot (excluding Poppinga – he shouldn’t start period). I just want the best guys out there. I’ll go so far as to say I don’t think Kampman necessarily should be anointed the starting left OLB. While I like Kampman, have faith that he can learn the position and believe he’ll ultimately end up making the transition, if Thompson or Matthews or Bishop or anyone ends up coming in and performing better, I wouldn’t mind looking at potential trades for Kampman or moving him back to DL for certain packages. As cold as that sounds and as much as I do believe Kampman will make the transition, I think it may be smart to start thinking about options for the team should the 3-4 transition not take for Kampman.