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Without a doubt, the St. Louis Rams had a very successful season last year, winning seven more games than they did in the previous year. Now 8-8 isn't an impressive record, but it is tremendously better than their previous record of 1-15.
So if the Rams had a successful season last year, why is Steve Spagnuolo on the hot seat?
The answer is simple.
The Rams have everything they need and more to win the NFC West, known as the weakest division in the NFL. If they don't win their division, consider Spagnuolo gone.
Sam Bradford is going into his second year as the Rams quarterback, and for him to lead the Rams to success, it was essential that he has some help.
The Rams brought in Harvey Dahl, free agent starting offensive lineman out of Atlanta, and Mike Sims-Walker, free agent receiver out of Jacksonville to provide Bradford with time to throw and a go to receiver.
They also signed Jerious Norwood and Cadillac Williams to help out Steven Jackson.
On the defensive side, the Rams drafted Robert Quinn, defensive end out of North Carolina in the first round of the NFL draft, signed Quintin Mikell, safety from the Philadelphia Eagles, Braddy Poppinga, outside linebacker from the Green Bay Packers, Justin Bannan, defensive tackle from the Broncos, and many more players.
Even with one of the toughest schedules in the NFL, the Rams now have a revamped offense and defense that should take them to the playoffs for the first time since 2004, thus saving Spagnuolo's job.