ST. LOUIS (AP) - Steve Spagnuolo preached patience in his first season as St. Louis Rams coach. Their 1-15 record earned them the first pick in the draft, which brought quarterback Sam Bradford, and there were stumbles that were often painful to watch.
The system is starting to click in Year 2. They're tied for first place in a weak NFC West at 2-2, featuring an always attacking defense that has forced 10 turnovers and an offense that already can lean a bit on Bradford and not just have Steven Jackson carry all the load.
Enthusiasm, long absent from Rams Park, is building after taking two straight wins for the first time since 2008.