Found July 31, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
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ST. LOUIS The mission began simple enough. It was introduced, like such things tend to be, in a meeting room at Rams Park during organized team activities at a time when coach Jeff Fisher pitched his vision to a young defensive line. It was received, like such things are, with optimism and a sense that history waited to be made. The mission inspired. It began as another Fisher tale from his playing days as a defensive back at USC and, later, the Chicago Bears. Earlier this spring, at Rams Park, talk from the 17-year veteran coach turned to the 1984 Bears and their single-season record of 72 sacks. Soon enough, Fisher, only months into healing a once-proud franchise, looked at his defensive linemen and instructed them to dream large. These guys did it, St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn recalled the coach saying. Why cant we? With those words, the mission became a symbol of respect. The Rams defensive line will be one of the teams muscle areas this fall, and the question...
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