• Bernie Miklasz
This is a big year for the Rams regime led by coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead. Hired by inscrutable Rams owner Stan Kroenke before the 2012 season to reconstruct a disgraceful team that had just completed the worst five-season run in NFL history, Fisher and Snead are in their third season in command. Blaming past leadership at Rams Park is no longer an option.
Fisher-Snead certainly have made progress. Between 2007 and 2011 the Rams went 15-65 for a hideous .188 winning percentage that set a new NFL low for futility.
In the first two seasons of Fisher-Snead the Rams were tied for 20th in the 32-team league with 14 wins. Their .453 winning percentage also ranked 20th. It would be petty to dismiss the gains as insignificant; for sure, Fisher-Snead have done some good work.
But the recent history of chronic losing has been so severe and extreme the appreciation and patience only stretches so far until snapping.