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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: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:51 am

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

It's comments like this that make me scratch my head.
Couldn't agree more, SoonerAlum. I've heard the "injury prone" talk before, as well and I don't get it either. Forget college... in two years as a pro, he's had one injury that caused him to miss any significant time. And even then, he was right back in the game shortly afterwards. Whether or not that was advisable, is a whole different story, as he never got another full week's practice again the rest of the year. Rushed back from an injury, no practice time with the only WR (Brandon Lloyd) on the roster, or any of the other "practice squad rejects" we called WRs... of course you're going to see a decline in stats! What did you expect??? 

But, you know what makes me scratch my head even more? Some of the fans in St. Louis. I can't believe that after years of struggling without a viable option at QB (the last one was Marc Bulger, circa 2007), we finally get one young, with a truly legitimate skillset, and they just turn on him after one sub-par season? A sub-par season in which the TEAM'S problems were abundant and there was plenty of blame to go around. I actually even saw one fan post that Bradford is looking more "Jamarcus Russell-like" every day. SERIOUSLY??? JAMARCUS RUSSELL??? I understand the trauma of going through a 2-14 season, but some of these people really need to get a grip.

I know it's not nearly as valuable as it once was, but some of you really need to turn in you Rams "fan card" Lol. I can actually come around and collect them for you, if you'd like. Lol.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:51 am

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

Well typed, caynine.  Bravo!

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 11:50 am

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

might as well stick with bradford, since they are paying him all that money. it is not like he did not have a history of getting hurt. not having that big offensive line of oklahoma, and very good running backs does not hurt either. besides who will be better. somebody alreadyhas all the good ones.
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It's comments like this that make me scratch my head.  Sam was hurt once in his career at OU.  That was the shoulder.  One incident is not a "history of getting hurt".  And he went from projected #1 before the injury to projected late first after the injury back to #1 because of his work ethic during and after rehab.

Add to that the fact that the O-Line at OU is set up for pass blocking which makes them smaller than many lines out there.  Good, yes.  Big, not so much. 

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:34 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

Have you lost your fucking mind?

Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:18 pm

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone with half a brain. Bradford is one of the few bright spots in St. Louis. You don't dump him after 2 seasons, just because some fans (who clearly don't understand how a football team works) don't like him.

Like previous posts have stated... The guy didn't forget how to play football in a year. There were several factors that led to a sub-par season out of Bradford. Of course, this isn't to say he shouldn't shoulder at least SOME of the blame for a bad season. But, the lion's share should be distributed across the rest of the team.

In short... Bradford isn't the problem. And, as if there was any question... "sticking with him" is absolutely the right move.

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:03 am

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

Stick with Bradford???  Good lord people are freaking crazy...Sam Bradford was the 2011 OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE all of a sudden the kid can't play?   I also remember all you Lions fans saying to get rid of Stafford because he can't stay healthy??  That he's a fans truly are freaking idiots...

If you watch can see the talent that Sam Bradford has.    He had no receivers, a stupid system (Thank you Patriots for taking Josh McDaniels back), had no time to learn the stupid season, and a terrible offensive line.

Yeah, real smart,.....lets dump Bradford and draft RG3???    Sam will be fine...but you need to get him some receiver help NOW!!!!!   Draft Justin Blackmon...don't waste the #2 pick....on more draft picks...he's a great player...and you need playmakers.

Jeff Fisher...welcome to St. Louis

Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:43 am
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Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:08 am

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

Lions fanes are so thinkful that Bradford did not come a year early because he did not want the Lions to draft him.   Bradford would have been another in a long line of busts at QB for Detroit.   Instead we got Matt Stafford who had the best year in Lion history this season and looks to be a top 3 QB for many years to come.

I feel the Rams fans pain after suffering through horrible QB play for decades.  The Rams should draft Griffin and cut bait, do not waste another 3-4 season then start over again.

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:06 am

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

with injuries it took mathew stafford 3 years to get going so why not bradford

Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:54 am

Casserly: Rams 'going to stick with Sam Bradford'

You have made some very good points as to why the Rams stumbled to a 2-14 finish this season. Sam Bradford wasn't the reason and I'm glad to see that someone out there besides myself see's the big picture. It looks like Jeff Fisher will be coming to town and that should settle things down so the kid can get some stability around him.  

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