5 St. Louis Rams Facing Make-or-Break Seasons in 2014

5 St. Louis Rams Facing Make-or-Break 2014 Seasons

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The 2014 NFL season will be year three of the Jeff Fisher/Les Snead era with the St. Louis Rams. The rebuild is in full force with the regime’s initial draft class finally coming into their own and hopefully getting set to break out in the upcoming season. Expectations will be higher which means the stakes will be raised as well. With that in mind, here are five guys facing make-or-break campaigns with the Rams in 2014.

5. Jeff Fisher

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5. Jeff Fisher

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Reputation or not, the lack of discipline showed by the Rams in many penalty-fests a year ago falls on the shoulders of Jeff Fisher. He’s always been known for having his guys play with an edge, but there’s a fine line to walk that the Rams repeatedly crossed a year ago. Showing more discipline and getting more out of the younger guys is a must or else the organization may move on from the guy making a cool $ 7 million per season.

4. Kenny Britt

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4. Kenny Britt

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It may be his first year wearing a horned helmet, but Kenny Britt is on a one-year deal with the Rams for a reason. His off-field issues and on-field turmoil have made it difficult to trust the once promising receiver. His former coach was really his last resort to land a decent gig in the NFL, and if he doesn’t make the most of his one season in St. Louis, it’s hard to see Britt even getting another job in the league.

3. Scott Wells

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3. Scott Wells

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The veteran center was on the chopping block for a reason this offseason: Injuries. It’s impossible to ignore the laundry list of ailments that have kept Scott Wells sidelined during his two years with the Rams. He’s played in just 19 of a possible 32 games, and with a deal that’s carrying a $ 6.5 million cap hit in 2014, it’s possible he doesn’t even break camp with the team if Tim Barnes or Barrett Jones steps up.

2. Brian Quick

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2. Brian Quick

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Make-or-break doesn’t really cover the upcoming season for wideout Brian Quick. After being the No. 33 overall pick in 2012, Quick has done next to nothing for the Rams despite the hype from his practices being marvelous or him being an imposing physical target. If he doesn’t start producing in his third NFL season, it might be time to consider the Appalachian State product a bust after all.

1. Sam Bradford

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1. Sam Bradford

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The No. 1 spot couldn’t belong to anyone else. Coming off an ACL tear or not, Sam Bradford’s asinine cap hit puts him in a situation to put up or get out in 2014. Though he showed improvement in his injury-shortened 2013 campaign, Bradford’s career record is a dismal 18-30-1 in his four years with the franchise. Fierce NFC West competition or not, Bradford needs to show progress in the win-loss column this coming season or else.

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