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Casserly: Sam Bradford done for 2011 season

Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:57 am
Edited on: December 18, 2011 1:12 pm
By Will Brinson

Sam Bradford won't play in Week 15 against the Bengals and is inactive for the Rams (per our Rams Rapid Reporter Ron Clements), meaning recently-claimed quarterback Kellen Clemens will get the start when St. Louis plays Cincinnati during the early set of games. More importantly though, Bradford is probably done for the year.

And Charley Casserly of CBS Sports reports Sunday that Bradford is going to miss the remainder of the 2011 season.

Bradford missed two games in October, as well as Week 14 against the 49ers, but returned against the Seahawks on Monday night last week -- he went 12 of 29 for 193 yards and an interception in the blowout loss.

"I feel like we've just lacked consistency all year," Bradford said at the time. "It's just really hard to get a rhythm going when you don't establish the path on a run."

The only thing consistent for the Rams in 2011 has been mediocrity -- at 2-11, they're in a dogfight for the second-worst record in the NFL.

There are ample rumors about Steve Spagnuolo's job being in jeopardy, and missing Bradford for the final three games probably won't help his case.

Of course, playing Bradford was a decision likely out of Spags hands. The front office knows that the season is all but over at this point and there's little chance they're willing to risk the future of the franchise to a long-term injury by forcing Bradford out on the field with a bum ankle for the final three games of the season.

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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:36 am

Casserly: Sam Bradford done for 2011 season

interesting, looking back @ 2009 bcs nc game. . . how folks were saying Bradford was going to be great in the NFL and how Tebow was never gonna make it. . . 

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:34 am

Casserly: Sam Bradford done for 2011 season

I am so glad they are not giving these college quarterbacks so much money now. It was rediculous, a person that had never played a fown intheNfl getting 50 million dollars. It was not fair to the players in the NFL for say like 5 yrs. All the work sweat and yes tears they gave up to be there. Bradford is a good kid, but playing that bid offensive line at Oklahoma with all those good running back and large fast wide receivers. It was inevitable that he would struggle and then get hurt in the Nfl. General managers should realize by now it is not the college hotshots that will win for them, but the good backups that have started games and done fairly well. Like Orton today with the Cheifs

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2011 8:56 pm


the whole team stunk, but this guy is no long term nfl qb. not even close.

Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 5:42 pm

Casserly: Sam Bradford done for 2011 season

Wow it just can't get any worse for the Rams. I normally cheer against them and I still feel bad for them. They need to evaluate their training and conditioning staff or something because this season is beyond ridiculous. Also Josh McDaniels. He was bad in Denver, now worse in St. Louis.

I feel worse for Steven Jackson. He is one of the most talented runners in the NFL and has put up good numbers despite his terrible teams. He's running out of time though. If he wants to win he needs to get out of St. Louis. I don't see them getting that much better in the near future.  

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:37 pm
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