NFL RUSH
Team Report Cards: Rams Move On to Better Things

The Rams took a major step forward and we applaud them for that.  There were some huge wins in 2012 and now it's time to build on those positives. With Steven Jackson leaving, the Rams have a tough job to do.


St. Louis Rams

2012 Record: 7-8-1

 

Grade: B-

 

The Good:

 

  • - They competed with the top teams with wins over the Redskins, Seahawks and the 49ers.
  • – The sevens wins in 2012 were a huge improvement from the two wins in 2011.
  • - They addressed a huge need when they signed o-lineman Jake Long.  They also added a proven TE in Jared Cook.

 

 

The Bad:

 

  • – The Steven Jackson era is over in St. Louis.
  • - They were just 23rd in the NFL in offensive yards per game.
  • - The running game produced just five TDs all season.
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The Future:

  • - Draft Position #16: WR Tavon Austin. They need a big time playmaker.
  • - Free Agent Targets: Veteran WRs and a RB that can rumble for the tough yards.
  • - Trade: Getting a guy like Pierre Thomas would be a big boost. 

How big is the loss of Steven Jackson for the Rams?

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  • Green Bay Packers

    April 14, 2013

    fuzz0132 · 2nd string

    The rams should trade for at least Pierre thomas or draft montee ball who is a BEAST

  • New York Giants

    April 8, 2013

    giantsrock534 · draftee

    @Tri Lol. Nice catch.

  • Buffalo Bills

    April 8, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    U spelled great wrong

  • New England Patriots

    April 8, 2013

    tyspats · draftee

    grate

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 7, 2013

    Breesy3590 · draftee

    They're slowly getting better. Sam Bradford is good when he isn't hurt.

  • Indianapolis Colts

    April 6, 2013

    coltsman1812 · draftee

    where is jeff fisher in the good fisher was a huge improvement

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 5, 2013

    riyadh08 · draftee

    yes

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 5, 2013

    scottisawesome12 · draftee

    the rams need a good draft pick

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 5, 2013

    scottisawesome12 · draftee

    yea they will

  • San Francisco 49ers

    April 5, 2013

    scottisawesome12 · draftee

    the rams are going to the playoffs this year if they keep it up

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 5, 2013

    falcons88211 · draftee

    no

  • Seattle Seahawks

    April 4, 2013

    tbucaleb · draftee

    getting steven jackson and sam bradford reallly hepled

  • New England Patriots

    April 3, 2013

    jeffro8 · draftee

    Steven Jackson is a good rb but rames can find a replace ment but not as good SJ rb Steven Jackson should go to the patriots

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 3, 2013

    taylortrevino · draftee

    go bradford

  • Atlanta Falcons

    April 3, 2013

    cjfalcon · draftee

    steven jackson on falcons yes

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    April 3, 2013

    allprobrady · starter

    Steven Jackson should go. He is not an elite RB. Rams are getting better. They go little by little and a few seasons later... BOOM!!!! They are one of the best teams.

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 3, 2013

    iaccept · draftee

    They have gotten better

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 3, 2013

    iaccept · draftee

    They are better

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 3, 2013

    iaccept · draftee

    they are getting better but are they better than the Cowboys

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 3, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    yep

  • Dallas Cowboys

    April 3, 2013

    aweinhauer · rookie

    Their getting better, but not better than the cowboys

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    packfan892 · 2nd string

    raji they went 7-8-1 last year

  • Chicago Bears

    April 3, 2013

    cookiechadd · draftee

    sup

  • Los Angeles Rams

    April 3, 2013

    etnelson1 · draftee

    It's huge homys

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    doorman66 · draftee

    agree with elidoger

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    They neeed a qb have good d dont need rb.

  • San Diego Chargers

    April 3, 2013

    homework23 · draftee

    cool

  • New York Giants

    April 3, 2013

    t500bowl · draftee

    one year there just gonna have something spark so they will be able to beat the seahawks and the 49ers

  • New York Giants

    April 3, 2013

    t500bowl · draftee

    at a very slow pace but the rams are getting bettter

  • Los Angeles Rams

    April 3, 2013

    twincarnage · draftee

    no not rreally

  • New York Giants

    April 3, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    steven jackson was big but i think sam bradford can do good but they'll miss the playoffs with a 8-8 record and in 2014 make the playoffs with a 9-7 record and lose in the first round. but they'll get better!

  • New York Giants

    April 3, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    first comment :)

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 3, 2013

    rajiman123 · draftee

    well yes last year they were 2-14