The St. Louis Rams began training camp on Sunday, July 29, and the grueling Missouri summer heat will whip the team into shape by the end of August.
The franchise is looking to mold a roster in Jeff Fisher's image, which naturally consists of hard-nosed defense and a punishing run game.
Many of the long shots will crack under the pressure and will be forced to watch the games on television, like the rest of us.
But those who step up to the challenge will suit up for the season opener in Detroit and will be trusted with the responsibility of rejuvenating a team that hasn't had a winning season since 2003.
Before we know who will play and who will go home, the roster will be put under a microscope over the next month.
This article will track the various roster moves over the next several weeks and will provide you with a position-by-position look at the 2012 Rams.