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Rams have to take Bradford

Posted on: March 29, 2010 6:02 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2010 6:04 pm


Best pro-day workout ever.

That's what some NFL scouts were saying after Sam Bradford threw Monday. The University of Oklahoma quarterback proved that he's over his shoulder troubles and should be the No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft.

But the pro-day workout shouldn't be the reason the St. Louis Rams take him first overall.

What should be is that he's an accurate, big, strong passer who understands the passing game.

Watch his tape.

He's precision-sharp and reads the field.

If Tim Tebow could read the field half as well as Bradford does, he'd be a sure-fire first-round pick -- even in my book.

One personnel director told me Bradford is the most-accurate passer to come into the draft in the past 10 years. At the scouting combine in February, some were debating whether he should be the top pick.

I never did. There was no debate. Quarterbacks win Super Bowls. Not defensive tackles.

What Bradford did Monday was prove that his surgically repaired shoulder isn't an issue.

What he proved on the playing field is that he will be a great NFL passer. Yes, I said great.



Category: NFL
Tags: Sam Bradford

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2010 6:17 pm

Rams have to take Bradford

guess the best proday ever has just been beaten , hahaha . go mccoy

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2010 6:15 pm

Rams have to take Bradford

30 of 32 teams showed up for mccoys proday wednesday , the only teams who didnt show up was rams and lions . this is what they missed .
Of the 58 passes that McCoy threw at Texas’ pro day Wednesday, none hit the ground. McCoy connected on every pass to his four receivers — Texas’ Jordan Shipley , ex-Longhorns WR Brian Carter , Bengals WR Quan Cosby and former Rams WR Nate Jones — none of whom dropped a single pass.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2010 1:58 pm

Rams have to take Bradford

Agreed. Nothing more need be said other than I sure wish the Redskins could move up.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2010 12:38 pm

Rams have to take Bradford

U say they do, I'd take suh

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2010 12:24 pm

Rams have to take Bradford

Prisco is a fool yes i said fool.And yet you continue to read his stories. Sounds foolish to me.

BTW...QBs are indeed one of the most important reasons teams win Super Bowls. Tampa and Baltimore earlier were the exceptions. Brees, Manning, Brady, Manning are all solid QBs.

Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2010 11:44 am

Rams have to take Bradford

While I agree with your point to an degree comparing Leaf to Tebow and Bradford in terms of leadership and work ethic is not fair. There were questions abotu Leaf's attitude and maturity prior to the draft and he proved everyone who questioned him right. Some of the biggest pluses for Tebow and Bradford are there leadership and maturity and work ethic. Could Bradford be a bust, sure almost every draft pick is a risk, however I wouldnt only compare him to Leaf in that degree not in his leadship, maturity, and work ethic.

Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2010 11:33 am

Rams have to take Bradford

While I dont agree with the stradegy the Rams appear to have other QBs to start before Bradford, Currently on Roster: Bulger, Boller, Null, and Feely, Bulger and Boller will most like be gone around draft day leaving Feely, bradford, and Null. I suspect once Feely and rams start say 0-5 or 1-6 fans will be clamoring for Bradford and will indeed be thrown to the wolves, scrambling behind this average O line. However remember St. Louis teams have a mystique and have won when they weren;t supposed to, 1999 Rams behind untested Kurt Warner and 2006 St. Louis Cardinal Baseball with piece mail pitching and the weakest record of all playoff teams. So never count them out, but logic says he is for a long haul (or short run if he gets hurt) in St. Louis.

Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2010 11:18 am

Rams have to take Bradford

I'll give other examples then.  '85 Bears.  Lets face it, Jim McMahon was a good QB, but by no means great.  He had extremely talented wide recivers, but the defense is what made that team.  The following year, the Giants, same thing.  Giants had a superb defense, and I love Phil Simms, but he was not really known as an elite QB, and the best receiver on that team was who, Lionel Manuel?  Granted, Sims did pass lights out in that game, but when they won again 4 years later, with virtually the same style team, they were able to do it with their backup QB, so Simms was not missed. 

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2010 11:04 am

Rams have to take Bradford

You make a good argument however what about these teams and QB's?

Troy Aikman and the Dallas Cowboys
Peyton Manning and the Indy Colts
John Elway and the Denver Broncos
Dree Brees and the San Diego Chargers

Those QB's played on some really bad teams and took some serious lumps in year 1.  The Rams are in no hurry to have a championship team.  They seem to be determined to build this team the right way and last years draft was the foundation.  This is a very young team and speculation on Spags job security is only rumor and I would be very surprise to find it to be anything more.

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2010 8:54 am

Rams have to take Bradford

People sometimes wonder why the NFL Draft, and the scouting combine, and the money these kids ask for before they even step onto the field with the real men are so over the top.

Exhibit A.  Pete Prisco.  Plug in your talking head sports writer and anywhere else along the line of stupidity you are going to find a fan or someone who is paid to do this for a living shoving his head up his backside.  Sportswriters are like weathermen nowadays.  Everyone can do it, no one can do it perfectly.  Most of them just piggyback off other people and make the occasionaly off spot comment or pick then sit there and say "ahem!"  "I said that"  Also, they spend a small amount of time recalling a dumb comment.

We all knew Bradford could throw.  We all knew that he was talented.  Thanks to the media coverage of most normal NCAA football t.v. spots and to people like CBS we have to know.  We get to know the kid they want us to know, and thats fine. 

The Rams should take him #1 overall because he is a QB with a chance of a bright future.  EVeryone knows you would rather hit it a Manning than a Leaf.  Most should be aware that it just doesn't happen.  Most of the greatest Qb's ever were great Qb's once they were in the league a while.  I can't think of too many that were right out of college.  I can think of some...just not too many.  Matt Ryan had a great rooki season, so-so second year.  Stafford we have to wait on.  At time he looked good but he also looked like a rookie on one of the worst teams in the NFL.  Check out a guy like Rodgers though.  Sat on the bench for what 4 years?  Now the people in Cheese Country who are my friends and fans of the green and gold, don't really care about old #4.  That's the beauty of the NFL.  You can reach greatness a lot of different ways.

I guess I wonder what happens when he gets destroyed week in and week out, has to face losing more than winning.  Has to struggle on a bad team instead of a good one.  If Bradford is really your "it" boy, then he shouldn't go to the Rams.  He should go to a team that trades the Rams for that spot so he can mature on a team of good players.  Thanks to people like Prisco, and Mel "the Dome" Jr.  (How do you get that job right?  The guy gets paid to work the draft, he is like Santa Clause)  the NFL draft is no longer about the concept of seeing the whole draft.  Just the early two rounds and usually nothing but hype about the first overall pick.  Personally, I hope he is signed and ready when the day comes to pass.  Makes things go smoother for everyone. 

I wish Bradford all the luck in the world in the future, I just hope people realize he can look a lot worse than in a non contact showing, like when he is scrambling to make sure someone doesn't tear off his arm and beat him to death with it. 

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