NFL New Year Resolutions: What the St. Louis Rams Need to Do in 2012

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NFL New Year Resolutions: What the St. Louis Rams Need to Do in 2012
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Stan Kroenke- St. Louis Rams owner

New year resolutions are a big deal in the United States, as most if not all of you know.  Maybe not as big a deal to NFL fans as analyzing the NFL week 17 picks, the NFL playoff scenarios, the 2012 NFL mock drafts, or even the 2012 NFL draft order, but a pretty noteworthy topic nonetheless and one that is appealing to St. Louis Rams fans, certainly, after an extremely rough season.

When looking at the St. Louis Rams, a 2-13 team, it goes without saying that their new year resolution list is quite lengthy. 

There have not been many positives for the Rams in 2011, although Chris Long, James Laurinaitis, and Steven Jackson played well enough to land as Pro Bowl alternates after being snubbed for the NFC Pro Bowl squad.

There have been other brights spots in St. Louis:

Free agent additions Quintin Mikell and Harvey Dahl have played well.

The Rams scored a big win over New Orleans at the Edward Jones Dome.

Young players like Darian Stewart, Greg Salas, Robert Quinn, and Josh Gordy have shown progression and solid play.

Overall, though, the season has been a major disappointment.  After-all, many prognosticators pegged the Rams as NFC West favorites. Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network asserted that St. Louis would be the league's breakout team.

In the end, they were awful and better labeled the "break it" team (due to a rash of injuries) rather than a breakout squad. 

As the season concludes, thankfully, it is time to look forward and beyond 2011 and analyze what the Rams need to do make 2012 a successful season.

With that, let's delve into the St. Louis Rams 2012 new year resolutions. 

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