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  • Trial by Fire: If he's ready, let him start from Opening Day.

    65 51.59%
  • Gradual Introduction: Play him a bit in early weeks with goal of having him start by mid-season.

    51 40.48%
  • Redshirt: Let him sit and learn for a year.

    10 7.94%
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    How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    What do you think is the best approach?


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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    I was torn between the first two options but, in the end, went with "trial by fire."

    If he's the best QB on the roster, play him. He'll take his lumps, but he'll be that much more ready in 2011.

    For me, the deciding factor was the fact that the Rams are a running team now. Hopefully, with a healthy O line and a productive running game, the Rams won't have to put Bradford in too many difficult spots.

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    I say play him as soon as he is ready. If that be opening day, so be it. I wouldn't advocate having him play just a little bit here and there before he takes over, though. At some point, whether it's week one or week twelve, he should get his debut and have a chance to run the offense long enough to make up for mistakes and develop a rhythm with his offense. I don't think he'd get that if we just brought him in for a few series or a quarter early on. Plus, Bradford's official debut might save the team from a t.v. blackout for at least one week of the season if they wanted to market it.

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Trial by fire, we cannot sit our $50 million dollar man.
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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Ideally, I would want our O-line to gel for a few weeks before putting him in. I just don't know that we have that luxury. I think it all depends on how well Feely performs in camp.

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Ideal scenario....sit him till next season. However, we aren't in the ideal scenario. Gradually bring him in by mid season

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    IF he is ready then get him in there. He will be better than ANYTHING we had last year, and with the O line coming together (new additions and thru training camp) he needs to gel with them.

    He called all the new rookies from the 2010 draft to welcome them to the Rams and talked about the chance they have to help rebuild this team.

    Hes a leader already, man I like this kid.

    GO RAMS!!!

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    If he is ready, that is IF he is head and shoulders above the others by opening day, play him. If there's any doubt that by week 1 he is not the top QB, go ahead and work him in gradually.
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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    If he looks good in pre-season and has a grasp of the offense, then start him day 1.

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Throw him in there. Rams are on the clock again anyway.

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    I said he should sit a year. Mel Kiper thinks that he should sit a year. I would rather he learn how to read an NFL defense, work on his footwork, and learn the playbook. Bradford is less NFL prepared and walking into a tougher situation than guys like Sanchez. He will be great as long as we are patient. That said, I would be 10x more excited about opening day if Bradford is taking snaps.

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigGameTH View Post
    I said he should sit a year. Mel Kiper thinks that he should sit a year.
    If that's your opinion, so be it. But why quote Mel Kiper? Last time I checked, he never coached a team at any level.

    Bradford is less NFL prepared and walking into a tougher situation than guys like Sanchez.
    Tougher situation? I'll buy that. Less prepared? No way. Sanchez played one year at USC. He was pretty raw (as his TD/Int. ratio would indicate).

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Sit him until the last 4 weeks of the season. That way he doesn't get knocked around too badly. Let Feely take the brunt of the punishment this season, nothing is invested in him. The Rams won't be winning anything anyway this season.

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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    If that's your opinion, so be it. But why quote Mel Kiper? Last time I checked, he never coached a team at any level.
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    Tougher situation? I'll buy that. Less prepared? No way. Sanchez played one year at USC. He was pretty raw (as his TD/Int. ratio would indicate).
    Don't make it like Sanchez is some great QB. If he doesn't have that defense, he would have looked like a knucklehead out there. And he is also limited in his roll. Kinda like Dilfer when he was with the Ravens . Just don't do anything stupid approach is much easier then , we need you do something to win every game. Put Sanchez with a bad team and he would not even be in this conversation. Commenting on the quote above . not at you AV.
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    Re: How do you hope the Rams handle Bradford's rookie year?

    Quote Originally Posted by theodus69 View Post
    Don't make it like Sanchez is some great QB. If he doesn't have that defense, he would have looked like a knucklehead out there. And he is also limited in his roll. Kinda like Dilfer when he was with the Ravens . Just don't do anything stupid approach is much easier then , we need you do something to win every game. Put Sanchez with a bad team and he would not even be in this conversation
    I agree with that completely. I don't think Sanchez is a great QB. In fact, I think Bradford will prove to be a much better QB.

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