I know a lot of you guys are upset, but I'm really pissed too. You guys got a really good one in Sam Bradford. Most of the national pundits who are saying Bradford has never done anything and is mediocre don't know as much about the Rams as I do. I've watched every single game since 2000 or so.
Bradford was drafted by a team with a terrible defense, a terrible offense, no weapons, no O-linemen, and he still managed to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was throwing to absolute trash. Do you know who Laurent Robinson is? Or the post-surgery, non-Jaguars version of Mike Sims-Walker? He would often hit players in both hands, only to have them drop it or tip it into the air for an easy interception.
Now, some people say that Hill and Davis and Clemens (our backup QBs) are so much better at throwing the long ball than Bradford. Why couldn't Bradford do the same thing with the same team? Well, in Bradford's 7 games in 2013, he was 14 TDs to 4 INTs, with a couple of long bomb TDs called back for unrelated calls like tripping by our LT Jake Long. On the other hand, all four INTs were the result of tipped passes, one on the line, and three by the WRs/TEs. The point is, we would have been in the playoffs if Bradford had played.
Our 3rd down conversion rates would have been much higher if WRs didn't round off their routes, fall down, know that they were the hot read, etc. The national media only knows about some of the exploits of our defense, but they don't want to watch Rams games, as I'm sure you didn't over the past seven years.
I watched every game. Bradford's only drawback is injury history, and it's very concerning. However, when he's healthy and on a decent to good team, which I think Philly is, he will look like Andrew Luck.
I'm really pissed that we traded him, and I hope he does really, really well for you guys. Our coaches want to ignore the recent rules changes that make it nearly impossible to defend passes and continue to run the ball. So, Bradford is a wasted asset with the Rams. I wouldn't even mind if you guys won a Super Bowl, because I want that for Bradford. He's a damn good player who never had a fair shake with the Rams.
Now, with a team like Philly, which is talked about in the national media constantly, people will finally see how good Bradford is. When you guys see how good he is, you'll forget all about being mad about this trade.
I'll be happy to answer any questions you guys have about specific aspects of Bradford's play.