For starters, I am not a flamer or here to talk trash. I will not get into the Bulger vs Hass types of debates (although it was kinda cool to see that they are good friends during the qb challenge).
The reason that I am here is that I am in a debate with a rams fan over the state of the team for the upcoming season. He stated that not only is everything alive and well, but the team will be even better than it was last year. Here is the way I see it as an outsider and run me out if I am way off base :)
12-4 is pretty damn tough to duplicate in todays NFL. As a whole, I dont think the division got much better, the Green hire in AZ makes the fall of the 9ers a wash. The common opponents for the division are much more difficult unless the pats, etc... pull a Tampa/Raider like collapse this year.
As I am not a fan of the team, I tend to look more at the losses rather than the draft of the FA signings the team has made. I've looked through the board and there seems to be almost an even split on the value of Warner? No matter what you think of the guy he was a team leader and an mvp carries an aura about him. Wistrom was overpaid to come to Sea, but again, the motor, heart, and leadership is again, tough to replace.
The team may no longer have a QB issue, but Little did his best to make sure it had another one. This is not a TEAM issue, but things like this seem to effect the team anyway (see r.moss).
For what it is worth, I see the rams going 10-6 this year, but was kinda wondering what you all thought how your team compares to last years squad.
Cheers and good luck against all except Sea :)