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The Rams will narrowly miss the playoffs this year. They'll make the playoffs the following year (2013). They will be a Super Bowl contender after that (2014).
If they draft well, the Rams will win the Super Bowl in 2015.
By that point, the Rams will have taken the youngest roster in the NFL, one that will finish 7-9 this year, and added five first-rounders, four second-rounders, three third-rounders, and whatever late round gems the front office can find.
By that point, Sam Bradford will be 27 years old, entering his "Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning" prime, with a dominant offensive line protecting him and a deep receiving corps to throw to.
By that point, Robert Quinn, Chris Long, and Michael Brockers will be anchoring the best defensive line in the NFL. That D Line will create the pass rush that compliments a terrific secondary, led by Finnegan, Jenkins, Johnson, and two dynamic young safeties. James Laurinaitis will be the backbone of the best defense in the NFL.
Greg Zeurlein will put the Rams in scoring range anytime they cross their opponents 40 yard line, and by that point his field goals should come less frequently, as the Rams' offense will be scoring more TD's.
Bottom line Rams' fans, ignore the ugly 45-7 loss to the Packers. Look deeper. There are so many bright spots to look at with this team. So what, we're not better than the Packers or the Patriots. We knew that before the season started.
This roster is young, talented, and things are only going to get better in St. Louis.