"I have confidence in Aaron Kampman," head coach Mike Sherman said. "I believe in that kid. He may not be as physically gifted as Vonnie, but he's a very strong, powerful man. He probably watches more tape than anybody in this building. He'll do a fine job."
Kampman is a great example of how doing the right thing pays off - eventually. Kampman said he used the three weeks on the inactive list to study. That kept him in the game from the sideline, he said, and now he feels ready.
"It's an opportunity, but it's unfortuante," Kampman said. "I hate seeing something happen to Vonnie."
If Kampman is proof of good things coming to those who wait, what adage is applicable to Jamal Reynolds? The 10th pick in the 2001 draft, Reynolds has been a disappointment. During limited pre-season action, Reynolds was ineffective against opponents' second- and third-string offenses. Now, he's been passed up by a late-round pick who wasn't expected to see much p.t.