After years of rebuilding, 2013 appears to be the year when the Rams can take a major step forward. QB Sam Bradford is entering his fourth season and will need to prove that he can lead a team to a winning record and the postseason.
The St. Louis Rams franchise began as the Cleveland Rams in 1936. In 1946, the team moved to Los Angeles becoming the Los Angeles Rams to avoid competition with Paul Brown's Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference. The team moved again in 1979 to Anaheim but kept the name of Los Angeles. The club finally settled in St. Louis right before the 1995 Season. The Rams have had many successes but their first Super Bowl win came in 1999 with Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans in head coach Dick Vermeil's final season with the team. Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz was hired for the following season and took the Rams back to the Super Bowl with a team labeled as "The Greatest Show on Turf" based on their pass-first identity that would post an NFL record of points forged over the course of three seasons between 1999 and 2001. Many great Hall of Famers have worn the Rams Blue and Gold including Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner, Eric Dickerson, Marshall Faulk, Norm Van Brocklin, Jack Youngblood and former coach George Allen.