An apt word to define the St. Louis Rams' 2012 season would be "progress."
That's all we really hoped for from the first year of the Jeff Fisher era, and he and the team delivered.
That Rams fans were able to legitimately—if somewhat delusively—talk about making the playoffs as late as Week 16 of the season shows just how far Jeff Fisher, Les Snead and company have taken the perpetually downtrodden franchise in less than 12 months.
Lest we allow the resultant warmth from what could be fairly termed a successful season to shroud the full reality from our perspective, we must also recognize that some of the defining moments elucidated the team's shortcomings.
Everything that the 2012 Rams were is now well known. Let's take a look at the moments that educated us.