NEW YORK (AP) — Comments on the St. Louis Rams by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ST. LOUIS RAMS (29)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 31) — Jeff Fisher didn't take this job to fail.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 29) — Will see if Jeff Fisher was right to trust Sam Bradford as quarterback to build around.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 31) — Sam Bradford looked good as rookie, but needs to show he can stay healthy.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 29) — Youngest team in football ... need I say more?
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 30) — Sam Bradford looked a lot more comfortable in Brian Schottenheimer's offense during preseason. He still needs more playmakers around him.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 28) — Rams take seven-game losing streak into 2012 season.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 28) — Jeff Fisher makes Rams better, but this is no overnight fix.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 27) — With Jeff Fisher calling shots, Rams will be fundamentally sound and excel on special teams.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 29) — New coach Jeff Fisher has overhauled roster especially on defense, but there's still a lot of work to do. If they stay healthy, they will be slightly better than last year with more of an eye to 2013.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 30) — In time Jeff Fisher will turn this team around. Just not yet.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 28) — Quarterback Sam Bradford already looks much improved from disastrous 2011 season. Bradford's supporting cast, though, still not up to snuff outside of running back Steven Jackson, wide receiver Danny Amendola.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 28) — Early line on Rams: better, but not yet where they want to be.
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