Sam Bradford had a 2011 to forget.
After being named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2010 and leading the Rams to a 7-9 record, nothing went Bradford's way in 2011. His offensive line broke down with injuries to both starting tackles, he lost his best receiver in the first half of Week 1, and Bradford himself missed six games due to injuries.
Bradford got beat to a pulp a year ago.
So as the Rams prepare to break camp next week, what kind of season can we hope for our of Bradford? Is he going to take that next step? Will he become that elite, "make your receivers better" QB? Or is he shell shocked? Does he have Marc Bulger Syndrome?
First and foremost, Bradford needs his O-Line to keep his jersey clean in 2012. If that happens, then Bradford is going to need the players around him to step up. Today, I'm going to take a look at five Rams that need to shine this season.