The St. Louis Rams have kicked off training camp and will be looking to enter the 2012 season as a new and improved group.
Jeff Fisher and Les Snead have brought in a promising draft class, led by Michael Brockers, Brian Quick and Janoris Jenkins, while also bringing in several veteran free agents capable of immediately improving the team's overall level of talent (Cortland Finnegan, Scott Wells, Kendall Langford).
But the improved roster still hasn't erased the apathy in minds of many. Such people expect the Rams to struggle throughout the 2012 campaign, regardless of the upgrades.
And while it's hard to claim that the Rams have an advantage over any of their NFC West foes, there's still reason for optimism.
Here's one advantage the Rams will have over each divisional opponent in 2012.