Why the St. Louis Rams Will Be Even Better in 2012

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Why the St. Louis Rams Will Be Even Better in 2012
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After witnessing just 15 wins over the last five years, the average St. Louis Rams fan is struggling to find a reason why they should follow the team in 2012.

Life is short. There are far too many productive things to do on a Sunday in October. A nice afternoon is not worth wasting on a football team that not only struggles to win, but struggles to be even remotely entertaining.

The St. Louis offense scored just 16 touchdowns in 2011. Five of those touchdowns came in two games (New Orleans, San Francisco), leaving just 11 touchdowns for the other 14 painfully boring games.

And while the defense has a considerable amount of young talent, they did little to help the cause last season after finishing with the second-worst run defense in the NFL.

To make matters worse, owner Stan Kroenke and the city of St. Louis are squabbling over stadium lease issues, which has, unsurprisingly, fueled speculation regarding a possible relocation to Los Angeles.

So with the Rams playing horribly inept football, combined with the very future of the franchise coming into question, it's hard to condemn the self-loathing Rams fans.

Honestly, no one can blame a fan for not wanting to watch the Rams during the upcoming season. After all, there's no guarantee that they'll show any significant improvements whatsoever.  

But after an offseason full of radical changes, there's still a good chance that the 2012 Rams will have much more to offer.  

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