Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 12/31/12

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 25: Head Coach Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans looks on as the Titans trail the San Diego Chargers on December 25, 2009 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rex Brown/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeff Fisher's comeback was a rousing success. Coming off the worst five-year stretch in NFL history, the St. Louis Rams shattered their sad-sack image. Players from the NFL's youngest roster cleaned out lockers Monday energized about a future of playoff contention after barely missing out on the franchise's first winning record since 2003 - and feeling that this seven-win season will not be a mirage. "I was on a team that was 7-9, came back and didn't do well," middle linebacker James Laurinaitis said. "That's not this group. The postseason, that's on everyone's mind, and it's not just a far-fetched hope, it's an expectation." Quarterback Sam Bradford was the NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year after the Rams went 7-9 in 2010, then hobbled through a humbling two-win season that ushered in a rebuilding effort under Fisher and general manager Les Snead. In retrospect, Bradford believes the wins came too easily his rookie year, and that the Rams (7-8-1) got what they de...
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