What a long, strange trip its been.
This is the last game of the 2011 regular season for the St. Louis Rams. My how things have changed since the highs of August, no? Expectations are a tricky thing. I'm not surprised that the Rams fell short in their quest to win the NFC West title, but I don't think anyone predicted that it would be such a spectacular fall.
Blame the injuries. Blame the coaches. Blame the front office. Blame the cosmos if you must. No it changes the reality of being 2-13 heading into the final week of the season. More than anything, I hope that whatever moves the Rams and owner Stan Kroenke do make in the weeks and months ahead are the right ones, the ones that finally bring winning football back to this franchise. I think we can all agree on that.
Big stakes today. The first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is on the line. A Colts win and a Rams loss, gives St. Louis the first pick and the boat load of trade bait that comes with it.
We'll see what happens. I'm already anxious for the 2012 season. I just know things will be better by then.
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