After limping through a loss at the San Francisco 49ers to end the 2015 regular season, where do the major power rankings have the St. Louis Rams?
|Average ranking (# of rankings)||20.00 (6)|
|Average change from last week||-2.83|
|Highest ranking (source)||18th (CBS - Kirwan)|
|Lowest ranking (source)||22nd (ESPN)|
|Biggest positive change (source)||-1 (CBS - Prisco)|
|Biggest negative change (source)||-5 (multiple sources)|
The Rams finished with a losing record for the ninth straight season, the longest active streak in the NFL, and the fourth straight under coach Jeff Fisher.
Give the Rams credit: They go 7-9, like, every season. In an era of pro football in which free agency and the salary cap deplete all continuity, this organization is the master of consistency. Feel the excitement of not-too-strong, not-too-cruddy football, football fans! Now let the L.A. move speculation begin. (Or continue.) On a slightly brighter front than SoCal chatter, I would be surprised if Todd Gurley doesn't win Offensive Rookie of the Year after gaining 1,106 rush yards despite logging just 12 starts. He'll go top five in fantasy drafts next year, guaranteed.
Jeff Fisher is back as coach. Is that a good thing?
The search for a franchise QB is on. Jeff Fisher has built a strong foundation for a winning franchise, but there are still pieces missing. It was not easy coaching in that environment this year.
Four years for Jeff Fisher in St. Louis, no winning seasons. And that comes after what pretty much everyone agrees was a huge win in the Robert Griffin III trade. That trade and the subsequent picks should have changed the franchise's fortunes. Instead, they can't even get to .500.