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The St Louis Rams went on to finish with a 7-8-1 record in 2012, recording the first tie game in a season since 2008. The Rams showed a new level of competitiveness with improved player personnel and positive attitude. Going toe to toe with division heavyweights San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks with key players like Sam Bradford and new additions WR Tavon Austin, and TE Jared Cook. The Rams offense looks to be adding the speed needed to run OC Brian Schottenheimer’s new multiple scheme which was installed this offseason. Overall, the Rams were able to improve and flash the potential for a bright future during their 2012 season. Former Indianapolis Colts GM and ESPN Analyst Bill Polian says the Rams are a team to keep your eye on.  “Head coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead have begun to craft a team in their image. As you would expect, they concentrated on building a defense last year and improved that group considerably. First-round draft choice Alec Ogletree (if his off-field problems are behind him) should be an immediate contributor. Free-agent pick-up Jake Long must avoid injury and pick up his level of play, and (Jared) Cook must also reach his potential. (Tavon) Austin will be an instant difference-maker in the return game, and likely a contributor on offense,” Polian said, via Jeff Gordon of the ST. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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