Are the St. Louis Rams Quietly Building a Powerhouse Team?

June 26, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL dynasties aren’t built in a day—or a year, or two years—but the St. Louis Rams are filling out their application to be the next one. Two short seasons ago, they were mired in one of the league’s most unfortunate stretches of futility, going 15-65 (.188) from 2007 to 2011. They employed three different head coaches in that span; the only consistency was losing.
They started from the bottom; now they’re in the middle.
Taking a 2-14 team to 7-8-1 was a sizable step up for just one season with head coach Jeff Fisher, who introduced nearly as many undrafted rookies (six) as drafted ones (10) to their first NFL opening-day roster in 2012.
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers showcased the value of top-notch offensive line play by appearing in Super Bowl XLVII. Half of the O-line starters between the two teams were former first-round draft picks.
Each of them started one first-rounder on the defensive line, but they both deploy the...

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