Sam has looked more like a seasoned vet than he has a rookie
Sam Bradford by all accounts did not have a very good game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His usually super accurate passes were missing the mark, his usually successful audible quick passes were not completed and he looked even harried on the field. So far in his rookie season, Sam Bradford has had some rookie moments, but never a full game.
Sam Bradford spoiled us as Rams fans because he really hasn’t looked like a rookie. He has been tough, bouncing up from illegal hits. He has been as accurate as we expected and more. Once we saw 5+ games where Sam Bradford looked like a seasoned veteran, it was surprising when he went back to playing like a rookie. He was pressing in the 2nd half when the Rams had trouble moving the ball. You could see that he knew that the Rams offense was not holding up their part of the bargain. He started getting desperate to move the ball and it was not helping the Rams offense.
Sam Bradford is still a rookie and over the first part of the NFL season, he has made that easy for us to forget. He’s been even better than we have expected so far, but there still will be rookie QB growing pains especially away from the friendly confines of the Dome. We should not be surprised when a rookie quarterback plays like a rookie, but we are because of how Sam Bradford has played so far.