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The defensive front of the Rams looked awful in the preseason opener, aside from a few big shots from missed blocks.
But the newly revamped line seems to be coming together.
Chris Long had 13 sacks in 2011, and Robert Quinn will be causing problems on the other side. With only one sack in the opener, the Rams defense had five sacks against the Chiefs.
Signing big interior defensive lineman Kendall Langford, while drafting LSU's Michael Brockers, will not only begin to jam up the middle of the trenches, but it will also create openings for fourth-year middle linebacker James Laurinaitis.
The biggest change will be in the secondary, however. Of course, the addition of Cortland Finnegan from Tennessee will be a huge boost. Rookie corner Janoris Jenkins has been rumored to move from corner to become the starting safety over Craig Dahl (who is usually getting burnt for touchdowns).
With a stout defensive line, open linebackers and a faster secondary, the Rams defense will be a force to reckon with in 2012.