After the 20-13 loss in Seattle that dropped the Rams to a final record of 7-8-1, I asked coach Jeff Fisher how he felt about the season ... and how he felt about his program moving forward.
"We have a lot of work to do, but I think as we sit back and get away from it a little bit and start to do our assessment, I think we’ll come away feeling like we made strides. We took advantage of the opportunity to play a lot of young players. Play time for young players is essential to their improvement. So we will expect to see them improve over the next couple of years.
"I think the guys are going to get away, get refreshed and recharged and come back with some optimism. I think those guys in that room can stand up and look people in the eye and say, ‘Hey, the Rams are back.’ And that’s what we wanted to accomplish this year."
More coverage later tonight and Monday at STLtoday.com ... I'll have a column on the Rams' season and the game at Seattle. Thanks.
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Bernie Miklasz I've been the lead columnist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since 1989, and am privileged to work in such a great and passionate sports town. I write 4 columns and 5 comprehensive blogs each week; you can find them at stltoday.com/bernie ... I also host a weekday, midday sports-talk show for 101 ESPN in St. Louis (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. central.) You can't get rid of me. I'm everywhere. I've got the Word Virus. (Not often I can drop in a William S. Burroughs reference.)