What's great about the Football Outsider Almanac's section on the Rams (this is my last plug, buy the thing already) is that because of how far off they were on their predictions for the 2009 season—they though eight wins a possibility—the article takes on the same sad, resigned tone I get whenever I think about the Rams. It's like they know!â†µ
Take this conclusion—please!:
No matter how quickly the young talent develops, the Rams aren't going to be winning many games until they can figure out how to keep black cats out of Rams Park, and open ladders away from Sam Bradford's locker. At some point, things have to break favorably for the Rams, right? Can a team really have so many injuries, so much roster turnover, and be so bad in the red zone for so many years in a row? Such rebellion against regression is so unique that the assumption that things will turn around just gets stronger with each every season. However, as we said last year (and the year before, and the year before that...), just because the Rams are virtually guaranteed to improve doesn't mean that they'll improve by much. At this point, the Rams—and the fans who follow them—will take anything they can get.â†µ
It's true. The 2010 Rams are a team aimed at small victories, and as many of them as possible.