The St. Louis Rams finished last season with a 2-14 record, finishing fourth place in the NFC West. It resulted in the firing of head coach Steve Spagnuolo and General Manager Billy Devaney and continued a losing atmosphere for the team that included a horrendous five-year run of 15-65.
To replace the former coach and GM, the Rams brought in new head coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead to right the ship. Free agent acquisitions and draft picks have been largely panned as a success, and a buzz of excitement is returning to a fan base whose tolerance has dwindled in recent years.
The offense ranked 31st in the league with an average of 283.6 yards per game and last with an average of 12.1 points per game. Things weren't much better on the other side of the ball, as the defense ranked 22nd in the league with 358.4 yards allowed per game.
Projections, which could be premature at this point, are looking up for the stumbling team as Fisher and company have brought in playmakers who are reaching the high-points in their careers.
Here are five reasonable goals for the Rams for the upcoming season.