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St. Louis Rams 2012 Expectations
- Updated: August 10, 2012
Jeronomous tells us what to expect from the 2012 Rams!
We’re about a month away from football starting and everyone in St. Louis is ready to start sporting a stache like new Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher. Oh and they want to win, NOW! It’s been a long time since we’ve been anywhere near a winning team. Yeah I know we almost won the division two years ago, but we weren’t a winning team and would’ve been ousted in the playoffs quickly.
Jeff Fisher has torn down the “Pillars” that Spags put up, and he’s brought in quite a few new faces that have big off field questions but also big on field potential. None more so than Janoris Jenkins. I believe the Rams got a steal at the 39th pick, he’s going to be a great corner in this league for a long time, just as long as he leaves his past troubles behind.
They also added Cortland Finnegan on the defensive side of the ball, to help toughen up the secondary. I look for a much improved secondary and defensive line under Fisher, one thing his Tennessee teams seemed to always have was a tough defense that played to the echo of the whistle. Sometimes it seemed dirty, yes, but I like it. You have to be mean to play defense and Fisher will make sure he gets that out of his team.
I think our offense should thrive in Schottenheimer’s system. Steven Jackson might have a shot at 2,000 yards rushing with Schottenheimer at the helm. Bradford will do better as well, even though it’s his third offense in three years, it’s more traditional like the Pat Shurmur offense he excelled in his rookie year. We still don’t have a marquee guy at wide receiver, but rebuilding a franchise is a long process. We’ve taken big steps in the right direction on the defensive side, and some smaller steps on offenses, but with two cornerstones on offense already in Steven Jackson and Sam Bradford, less was more for now.
Being realistic I don’t think we’re going to win the division or even a wild card. But my gut tells me we’ll win 8 games, and we’ll be very competitive in the losses. We have no where near the tough start to the season we had last year. This team will play hard every week, something I don’t think we really saw last year, and that should put fans in the seats, and keep them there the whole game.
Written by: Jeremy Green (Jeronomous)
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