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Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:11 pm
By Will Brinson

This isn't particularly shocking news (to some, anyway), but the Rams won't be shopping for a quarterback in the 2012 NFL Draft and will stick with Sam Bradford as their franchise quarterback.

CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported as much on Sunday on The NFL Today, noting that the Rams are "going to stick with" Bradford (versus drafting, say, Robert Griffin III) and utilize their second pick in April's draft to improve in other areas.

"They're going to stick with Sam Bradford," Casserly told James Brown Sunday. "If Griffin comes out that second pick has value. If he doesn't come out, it doesn't. I would ask for two No. 1 picks and another pick depending on where that team is [sitting]. Unless I can get a second No. 1 I'm taking [Justin] Blackmon and now I've got a target for Bradford."

St. Louis has a pretty good shot at getting the second first-rounder for that No. 2 pick, especially with the Redskins potentially needing to jump the Browns to grab RG3 if they want him.

The problem then becomes whether or not the Browns are interested in Blackmon; the Rams certainly want to accumulate as many picks as possible, and getting maximum trade value for the No. 2 pick is paramount for them this season.

But they're going to lose Brandon Lloyd this offseason, and you have to wonder how long they can go without investing heavily in a top-end wideout to pair with their franchise quarterback.

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Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:23 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

How would we know if Bradford is a great quarterback?  He didn't play his final year in college and since he has been with the Rams, how many bombs has he thrown?  This guy is not the franchise at all.  But I agree they have so many concerns, he is the least part of the offense along side Jackson.  Would love to see Jackson traded for 3 or 4 draft picks.  It is going to take a lot for this team to compete next year.  The offense is so horrendous.

Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:06 pm
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:53 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

Really?  Wow.  The crap season the Rams just finished is the fault of the kid who, as a rookie, set rookie records and won RoY?  Really?  

None of the fault, I assume you believe, lies with the horrible o-line or with the cobbled together receiving corp.  Never mind the fact that once Lloyd showed up AND Sam could get a half second to get set without having to run for his life, LLoyd started racking up numbers.  

Yeah, the problem is Bradford.  Wow.   

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:45 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

This should really come as no suprise.  Bradford has all the talent of a franchise QB.  Wait till they get their TE back, shore up the O line and get another WR to go with Loyd....if they resign him.  The big issue is who the new head coach will be.  That will essentially shape the franchise for the next 5 years.  Hire Fisher and they are on their way

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:42 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

For those wishing to crap on Bradford, yes, he had a miserable year.  But much of that was beyond his control.  Lousy line, lousy receivers.  Consider that in his rookie year he had numbers very comparable to Andy Dalton, who everyone is hailing.  His rookie number were far better than those of other 1st year QBs that played most of the season, including Gabbert and Ponder.  As a Rams fan, I'm happy to hear that the team won't again be starting from scratch, as I think there is reason to believe that Bradford can perform if they put some even marginal parts around him.  To me, the Rams' horrible year is much more attributable to Billy Devaney, their recently departed GM, than it was to Bradford. If they just get someone who will pick solid players instead of busts, they will be fine.

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:29 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

Good move. They just used the #1 overall on Bradford 2 years ago. They couldn't waste teh overall #2 on another "top prospect". Take a solid D or O lineman. They're D stinks. 

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:40 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

They can have all HOF'ers for Bad Arm Bradford to throw to.. it won't help the team win.  Bad decision by the Rams.. at least we'll have the #1 overall in 2013 by keeping him & starting him, but now Rams fans have to sit through another year of 1-15 or 2-14 & no coach can help that.

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