St. Louis Rams: Best & Worst Case Scenarios for 2012

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterJuly 24, 2012

In the video above, Bleacher Report's own Dan Levy, Josh Zerkle, Matt Miller and yours truly take a crack at the best- and worst-case scenarios for the St. Louis Rams

The Rams went out and hired new general manager Les Snead and new head coach Jeff Fisher to clean up the mess left over from the previous regime—and make no mistake, it was a serious mess.

The one big positive is that the Rams have the quarterback. One of the smartest things Fisher and company did this offseason was resist the temptation to move Sam Bradford. Obviously, he has looked like anything but a first-overall-type talent the last two years, but much of that has had to do with the pieces around him, or lack thereof. 

The team's defense will be coordinated via committee with both Fisher and assistant head coach Dave McGinnis sharing the duties that were initially given to Gregg Williams before he was suspended indefinitely by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his involvement in Bountygate. 

One thing that favors the Rams as they try to rebuild is that they play in a relatively weak division in the NFC West, the 49ers notwithstanding. 

However, overall, it will most likely be at least another year before the Rams are seriously able to entertain having a winning record, let alone a postseason berth and a playoff run.