Rounding up the Herd: Great Strides Edition

With the lockout still looming large over all of our heads. Rumor and speculation about when it will
end seem to pop up every day from some “well connected source”.  In the midst of the excitement about a possible end to this bleak offseason one thing seems to remain lost amongst the collective conscious of fans out there….there is still a lot of work to be done. Especially for a team like the Rams, who are in a very delicate position.

The Rams made a huge leap forward last season going from 1 to 7 wins, but as the saying goes, “with great power comes great responsibility.” For the Rams, “with great strides come great expectations.” I am excited for this upcoming season, I truly am. But I am also going to lessen my daily intake of Blue & Gold Kool-aid. As fans we should expect more, and I do. But what is realistic. Will expectations be tempered enough to be pleased with another 7-9 record(assuming they play an entire season) knowing it will come against a MUCH tougher schedule? Or do the Rams need to win 8, 9 or dare I say 10 games for the season to be a success in the eyes of fans.

The Rams had a great season and I was cheering as loud as anyone and plan to do so again this year. However, as the season inches closer (God I hope) to kickoff I am taking a step back and reminding myself that there is still a lot of work to be done. While at the same time I can sit back and smile about the leap forward the Rams took in 2010. Here are some thoughts from a few others about the strides the Rams took in 2010 and the work that still needs to be done for 2011.

Links that I have deemed…worthy

It’s a stampede…here come the Rams.

Movin on up….but still some holes to fill

Avery running 4.4 40…great if he can last more than 8 minutes into the season

Kendricks looking to start fast…and finish that way too

Putting in work…players assemble in AZ

Just cause he shot himself doesn’t mean he can’t help the Rams

and having @sj39 on the team always helps