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The future of Sam Bradford

Posted on: October 21, 2009 10:24 am

The rumors are flying ...

Sam Bradford is done with college. Sam Bradford will have surgery. Sam Bradford will return next year.

All we know for now is that Oklahoma's injured quarterback will adress the media at approximately 7 pm ET after practice on Wednesday. There has been speculation since he re-injured his shoulder on Saturday that Bradford might have played his last college game. He expressed his extreme frustration at being injured again.

A call to Bradford's father Kent was not immediately returned.

"I'm flying as blind as you into this thing," said one Oklahoma source when asked about the subject of tonight's media availability.

If this is it for Bradford it would be a tragedy. He was a deserving Heisman Trophy winner and a great kid. Make that "is" a deserving Heisman Trophy winner and a great kid. Bradford is still expected to be a first-round draft choice despite the injuries.

Bradford's latest injury came Saturday on Oklahoma's ninth play against Texas. He was sacked by Texas defensive back Aaron Williams. Bradford landed on the same shoulder he sprained September 5 against BYU.

It has already been announced that Bradford will miss Saturday's game at Kansas. Landry Jones will start for the fourth time in seven games. Going forward, Oklahoma has gotten a commitment Blake Bell, a highly sought after prospect from Wichita, Kan. Bell, 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, recently reaffirmed his commitment after Jones, a redshirt freshman, took over for Bradford.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Jun 17, 2010
Posted on: July 17, 2010 1:52 am

The future of Sam Bradford

The Rams franchise has never been the same since Carroll Rosenbloom owned them when he had the likes of Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy, Merlin Olsen and Rosey Grier (The Fearsome Foursome). I miss the good old days!

You would think this guy (Sam Bradford) is the second coming of Roman Gabriel! Offensive line or not, he can't hold Joe Montana's Jock Strap! What is this ownership team thinking?

As a life-long 49er Fan I hope this guy becomes the biggest bust since Ryan Leaf! How you can give this pseudo-star of Heisman Trophy winning accolades 45-50 MM is beyond me. He has NO offensive line and not a very stellar collection of WR's to chuck the rock to. I understand he may not start right away, but the temptation will be there after throwing this amount of "bad" money his way.

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees and their respective agents will be loaded for bear after this signing. And we thought basketball salaries were out of control! This borders on insanity...Excuse me I just threw up in my mouth a bit! Outrageous!!!!!

Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2009 9:46 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

You are a moron.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 11:50 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

I hate to break it to someone that thinks the world views Detroit as a "destination"city..but there are more than a couple of people that put their Higher Power and Service to Mankind BEFORE money.First of all, I live in Windsor Ontario just across the border from Detroit Michigan... like 15 minutes from the border so I don't live in the city like you probably assumed I did.  But you and others on these boards are proving to be very very stupid people. Every country has smart and patriotic people and every country has idiots that only care about the city and state they live in. The fact that you people honestly rip a city that is in bad shape and suffering makes you the biggest idiots around.  You should be embarassed to call yourselves americans.  The auto industry crashed and Detroit has suffered. Kids that were in middle class homes are now either in shelters or the streets in some cases. And all you people do is trash them? Shame on you.  Not like you care, but I'll say it again. Shame on you and you are an embarassment to your own country and your own people.  You people are stupid enough to think that the state of Michigan and even the city of Detroit doesn't affect you. Furthermore a lot of you have trashed and wished harm on people that don't deserve to suffer like this along with children that did nothing wrong.  Don't deny it either because anybody that sarcastically calls Detroit a destination city is a loser.  You my friend, are a loser and an embarassment... I'll keep saying it until you understand....

 Your reference to a Higher Power and Service to Mankind is a joke as well.  I believe in God and always have. I've attended church probably more then most on these boards. But I don't see how making a choice to turn down 40 million dollars to stay in school helps my higher power or affects my service to mankind.  Of course God is more important then money is along with service to mankind.  But you don't hurt those things by taking the money like Bradford should have.  You actually have more to offer and more time to do those things with money then you do without money and lying in hospital beds.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 11:39 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

he oculd just  as easily been hurt in pros. but by staying he is getiing an education which is the right call so u have something to fall back on Why?? I don't get it dude ! I'm not going to call you names or anything like that but please answer a question for me. Why in God's name does anybody need something to "fall back on" when they are guaranteed 40 million dollars in the NFL??  Unless somebody is illiterate which Bradford is obviously not, then why is the final year of school an issue at all????

For a job maybe? What kind of job? If he got hurt in the NFL in his first year he would have had 10 million before taxes, and probably I don't know maybe 6 in the bank? Say he gives half of that to family and he has 3 million left.  You don't think a bank will guarantee somebody making a 3 million dollar deposit a little more then you or I would get? Heck, at 5 percent he's grossing 150 grand a year after interest on 3 million. And  then he was guaranteed, hurt or not another 30 million gross after that over the next few years if he never played again...... so "fall back on" what????

I'm missing something here.... so somebody has to help me out. Smash me all you want but I stick to my opinion whether people in this thread like it or not.  At least when somebody says that a player promised his family he would graduate it has some sense to it. I disagree 100000000000 percent but whatever,, it is what it is. I'd laugh at my family, sign a check over to them and tell them to enjoy. But at least that is an argument.  When people using the falling back on something theory it makes my head hurt.

Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 11:33 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again,
because there is no effort without error or shortcoming,
but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,
who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best,
knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who,
at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who knew neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

This is why Sam Bradford loves college football.

Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 8:30 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

Also, on the Kiper comment...he had Mario Williams ahead of VY and behind Reggie Bush...and (get this) they were the TOP 3 PLAYERS TAKEN!!!  Some of the other guys have commented that he would be a 3rd or 4th rounder, this is ABSURD.  Where is it that you are actually project Colt to go?  Bradford is a LOCK for top 10.  I doubt that Kiper has EVER been off on a top rating by 65-128 spots.(3rd or 4th rd)

Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 8:14 pm

The future of Sam Bradford presume that Sam Bradford cannot take "NFL caliber" hits and bounce up is ludicrous.  Are we to presume that McCoy, Tebow, or any other College QB would just shrug off a third degree shoulder seperation and "tough it out?"  I seem to remember Colt taking an "NFL caliber" hit from an Aggie a couple of years ago that shook him up. Maybe you were suggesting that he had some sort of genetic disposition to injury when having 500 combined pounds fall upon his elbow and into his shoulder. Either way, a ridiculous argument.  What Bradford has shown, is that he can make "NFL caliber" throws and reads.  Take down my screen name and get back with me after the draft, if Colt McCoy is drafted ahead of Bradford(if he declares), I will send you a couple of Omaha Steaks.

Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2009 5:56 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

Your either very young or an older guy that is broke as hell if you make statements like that.  Here's the order of importance.

1) Your health and the health of your children, wife, family, etc.

2) MONEY......

I hate to break it to someone that thinks the world views Detroit as a "destination"city..but there are more than a couple of people that put their Higher Power and Service to Mankind BEFORE money.

Personally I like the never ever Detroit theory, but I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt as soon as you quit your current job and go to work for the worst company in your industry becuase you want to be a part of making that company respeectable.

Quick question.......did you used to work for Yugo?

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2009 5:27 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

I would not put him ahead of McCoy.  McCoy still has the rest of the year to get it right.  Bradford is done.  McCoy has shown he can take NFL caliber hits and bounce up.  Bradford has not.  Bradford has all of the phyical talent in the world; however the knock on him was he had never been hit his previous two years.  Now he has.  He failed that test miserably.  Also, he had not shown his scrambling abilities until this year.  On both the BYU and Texas sacks, he showed how much of a statue he is.  Mel Kiper also had Young and Bush ahead of Williams four years ago.  Kiper is not the all-knowing.  Bradford is such a great kid I hate to see this happen to him.  I wanted to see he and Colt come out and give a great show, but both got hurt in the first quarter.  At the end of the day, he messed up coming back.  I wish him all the best.

Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 5:19 pm

The future of Sam Bradford

Yea that would make sense if money was the only thing that mattered. Good thing he has a good head on his shoulders and no matter what happens he is enjoying life. I guess ur confused bout what is important.

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