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Kroenke attributes Rams’ recent struggles to youth

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke watches from the stands during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on February 8, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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The Rams, for now, remain on the right side of .500, with a 3-2 record that could eventually result in a postseason berth. If, however, that becomes another 7-9 finish, owner Stan Kroenke apparently will understand.

“We’re young,” Kroenke told the Associated Press while walking his dog at the Pepsi Center in Denver. “I think it’s the fifth year in a row we’re the youngest team in the NFL. We’ve been building this team.”

At some point, the building process needs to be completed. In the NFL, champions often are built far faster than in five years.

“We’re competitive,” Kroenke said. So far this year, he’s right. But it sounds like he won’t be making any major changes if the first year in L.A. results in yet another year without a playoff berth.

Especially since many within league circles continue to believe that Kroenke already has silently extended the contract of coach Jeff Fisher, who as far as the public knows is signed through 2016.