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Randy McMichael has high hopes for 2008

March 2, 2008

Colquitt -- After six years in Miami with the Dolphins, former Georgia tight end Randy McMichael hit the free agent market and landed in St. Louis last season.

McMichael expected to be a big part of a Rams offense once labeled "The Greatest Show on Turf," but the team struggled to a 3-13 record.

The tight end caught just 39 passes for 429 yards last season, after averaging 65 catches and 671 yards the past three.

Those numbers were still good enough for third on the team, as the Rams offense was ranked just 24th in the league.

McMichael says last season was depressing.

"You go to a new team and expect to win, but we didn't win," says McMichael. "We have a new offense staff, which is going to be very beneficial to all of us. I lost a good friend of mine, Isaac Bruce, but we still have myself, Tory Holt, Marc Bulger, Drew Bennett, Stephen Jackson in the backfield, so I think we're going to be successful this year."

The tight end is setting his goals high.

"It's on, this year, man. It's on. I plan on being in Tampa, and after Tampa I plan on being in Hawaii. I set my goals that high, and I don't expect nothing less. "

The Super Bowl will be played in Tampa this year, and the Pro Bowl is in Hawaii.

Randy McMichael is a graduate of Peach County High School in Fort Valley.

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