Will Sam Bradford be able to turn the formally competitive St. Louis Rams around? Yes i think he will be able to but i also think he needs some serious help. Currently the Rams have a horrible Receiving corps led by Donnie Avery. I wouldn't be surprised if Bradford threw more to there 4th round draft pick Mardy Gilyard this season.
Lets travel back in time to the days of Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, the glory days of Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. The Rams had a dynamite running game and a great quaterback. Now fast forward to this coming year. The Rams have a dynamite running game and a great quarterback. What is missing here? Oh yes how could i forget; Wide Receivers that can actually catch the ball. The Rams have some nice prospect such as Donnie Avery, Mardy Gilyard, Laurent Robinson and Danny Amendola. However to develop these prospect they need a leader.
The Rams offense needs a good name receiver who can rack up 1000 yards and show the young guys how its done. Also the Rams need to do this before Stephen Jackson wants to leave.
I firmly believe that with the simple addition of a good wide receiver this team can challenge for the Wild Card. THIS YEAR!!!!!!!
The Rams defense is by no means the best in the league but it is good. If the offense can step up its game i think the defense will hold teams to around 20 points a game. The Rams have a couple ball-hawkers in the secondary so we will force some interceptions.
I think for the Rams this year to be sucessful they also need to start Sam Bradford every single game. Throw him into the fire and let him learn on his own. Bradford is amazing quarterback and will be for many years. He has one of the best running backs in the league behind him. As long as he stays healthy the Rams can win. We are better then the record we showed last year and i think a 7-9 or 8-8 record is very realistic.
The playoffs may be out of reach momentarily because we dont have any receivers. The Rams offense is too one dimensional. But hey who knows, Sam Bradford is a great quarterback. he might be able to develop the receivers himself with some amazing throws.
My final prediction is that the St. Louis Rams will be in the Super Bowl in 2012/13. We might not win but Sam Bradford and his Revamped receivers will lead us to the promised land.