It's no secret that the St. Louis Rams were offensively challenged in 2011—they ranked dead last in point production (12.1 points per game) and found the endzone only 18 times all season (less than any other NFL team).
Clearly, the offense is responsible for the majority of the Rams' 14 losses last season.
Thanks to Steven Jackson, the ground game was not a complete disaster, but certainly nothing to brag about. They ranked 23rd in total rushing yards (1,667).
The real tragedy, however, was an aerial attack that ranked 30th in average yards per game (179.4).
Also, Rams receivers averaged just 11.2 yards per reception (26th in the NFL). Of the 10 worst teams in that category, nine missed the playoffs. This undoubtedly highlights the importance of the passing game in today's NFL.
As a result, if the Rams' wish to increase their win total as soon as possible, it would not be unwise to focus their efforts on improving their average amount of yards per catch.
Coincidentally, Steelers receiver Mike Wallace is officially a restricted free agent after his team refused to stick him with a franchise tag.
Let's take a look at what Wallace could potentially do for the Rams, as well as what it would take to get him...