Originally posted on Zone Blitz  |  Last updated 3/21/13
The St. Louis Rams started 2012 by making a huge trade, netting a collection of draft picks from Washington when the Redskins traded up to the second selection in order to pick Robert Griffin III. The Rams finished the season 7-8-1, an improvement of 5.5 games over 2011, in Jeff Fisher’s first year in town. The improvement was tangible. The offense went from scoring 193 points during the 2-14 debacle in 2011 to 299 points in 2012. And the defense improved from 26th in points allowed to 14th, a 59 point improvement. The 2013 season promises to be full of more changes. The Rams still have a ton of draft picks, including two in the first round. And all-time franchise leading running back Steven Jackson has moved on to Atlanta, meaning the team will have to find a new offensive sparkplug at that position for the first time since 2004. The Rams are stuck in a competitive division, fighting amongst current NFC favorites in San Francisco and Seattle. But this is clearly a team that is on a...
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