You can count Mike McNeill’s offensive snaps this season on two hands. Well, two hands and a couple of toes.
The third-year tight end from the University of Nebraska has participated in 12 plays on offense, but that should change Sunday in Indianapolis. With Lance Kendricks sidelined with a fractured finger, McNeill figures to see his most extension action of 2013.
“It’s always nice when your number’s called upon,” McNeill said. “I’m always ready to come in. That’s the job of a backup in the NFL. You’ve got to be ready at any moment, and now it’s gonna be a time for me to have to step up.”
The Rams have gone with lots of two and three tight end sets since rededicating themselves to the running game starting with the Jacksonville contest Oct. 6. But it’s been Kendricks, Jared Cook, and Corey Harkey getting the reps on game day.
Assuming the Rams stick with the script on multiple tight ends, McNeill will get at least some of Kendricks’ snaps.
“Mike’s a solid player,” quarterb