First Overall Pick Rams QB Sam Bradford Earning Early Praise

Glowing quotes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are easier to find in minicamps and OTAs than any other time of the year, but they are great to hear none the less.  The best type of glowing quotes are when the are in the direction of the rookie quarterback.

Rams wide receiver Brooks Foster who lost the entirety of last season due to an injury in training camp had this to say about his work with Bradford:

“I’ve never been around anyone like that. He throws a real good ball, puts a nice touch on it for the receiver. … Everything that you hear about him is true.”

Bradford is working with the 2nd and 3rd teams which is why he is throwing most of his passes to Brooks Foster and not Donnie Avery.  None the less, Bradford is hitting his receivers in the hands and on the numbers right when the ball should be there.

Rarely will a coach have anything but good things to say about his rookie quarterback before even training camp has started and Steve Spagnuolo continues that tradition with Bradford:

“He’s putting the ball in the right places and seems to be catching on with the offense,” Spagnuolo observed. “So, the progress is good.”

So, we can pretty much count Spagnuolo for the quote “the progress is good” from here to Week 1 and that is fine by me.  The Post-Dispatch returns to the quotable Mr. Foster for the last quote:

“He puts the ball on the money, his play-calling is really good, and he carries himself like he’s been there before,” Foster said. “I feel like I’m going to have a good time playing with him.”

That quotes sums up everything you want in a franchise quarterback: accuracy, huddle command and leadership.  As long as the quotes continue like this for the rest of the season, the Rams are going to have a very good idea about what the have with their franchise quarterback.  And that is a very, very good thing.

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3 Responses to “First Overall Pick Rams QB Sam Bradford Earning Early Praise”

  1. Bradford Fan says:

    Living in OKC, I am an OU fan and a big Sam Bradford fan. At the outset, it was obvious that this kid was special. He came out of nowhere to win a three way competition for OU’s starting Quarterback. Even the average football fan like myself could see it. To my eyes, he made Jason White look average, I couldn’t believe my eyes with the way he ran the offense and completed so many touchdown passes. It is true that he had a good surrounding cast. He is such a class kid. I can’t wait to see him play for the Rams. I hope we are able to receive all the games in OKC. Go Slinging Sammy! Go Rams!

  2. Meagan says:

    Yes,Sam is the real deal. My son in law went to school with him and played hockey with him, they golfed together too. Said he has always been a super kid and good at everything which sometimes got old but Sam was always humble about it. Sam had a huge year last year, one of adversity, pain and disapointment which was new to him, it was painful for us Sooners to watch aswell. Sam basically spent the rest of the year isolated, rehabbing and becoming mentally tough for the new career he is about to begin. I am a Rams fan and can’t wait to watch Sammy B. tear it up. Go Rams and Boomer Sooner

  3. Jesse says:

    Sam would be smiling in that picture. Too bad Texas doesn’t play in the NFL.