I came across this terrific article by Mike Sando of ESPN.com where he detailed the one-on-one battle going on right now between Cortland Finnegan and Danny Amendola. Finnegan played a lot of slot-corner for the Tennessee Titans. Amendola primarily plays the slot for the Rams.
That is two really good players locking horns.
I think it's really interesting that the Rams are using Finnegan in this role, and it's fascinating to think of what this could mean for the rest of the Rams corners. If Finnegan is going to slide to the inside to cover slot receivers when teams go three-wide, then who plays the outside receivers?
Rookie Janoris Jenkins figures to play one spot. The other position looks like it could be a battle between fellow rookie Trumaine Johnson and Jerome Murphy, who is coming off of a major injury. Murphy is talented, and he has more experience than Johnson.
Would the Rams really line up two rookie corners on the outside?
Also, with Amendola reportedly looking so good in camp, what does this mean for fellow wide receiver Steve Smith, who also primarily plays the slot? Smith was brought in as a free agent during the offseason, and has an impressive resume. However, coming off of two straight seasons where he was injured, a healthy Amendola could mean Smith has a hard time making this roster.