June 12, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws during minicamp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
You know the NFL season is getting closer when power rankings start making an appearance on the interwebs. Given all the changes made by the St. Louis Rams you have to think they will start the year with at least a little more respect than they earned in last year's positively WAC Conference effort.
All 32 of SB Nation's NFL bloggers were polled on the preseason power rankings. Perhaps it was my own threatening presence (unlikely), but the Rams got some respect, a word you should know how to spell thanks to the popular song!
The Rams checked in at #28. That's better than four other teams! Yeah, I know how much power rankings really mean, but having seen the Rams at the bottom of those things for so long, it was a small, microscopic win with training camp only days away.
Here's the write up:
Starting over is never easy. Fortunately the St. Louis Rams hired a new head coach, Jeff Fisher, with the kind of track record that will make yet another reboot more successful than the others, at least the team hopes so with nothing less than a new stadium on the line. This team has a defense capable of competing this year. The key to their success lies in getting Sam Bradford back on track and playing up to the potential that made him the top pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Is that ranking fair in your mind?
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