You're not delusional. Lots of Cowboy fans think Romo is the problem as well.
If you throw out the Spag years, (justifiable imo - more later), Sam Bradford has 1, (ONE, UNO, EIN, UN), player that was on the offense, (there's only 5 others on the whole team) when Fisher took over, and that was Roger Saffold. You can't make this stuff up. And BTW, had a new system to learn. I know - this is nothing new, but people keep forgetting this, and I need to keep reminding them.
SB is not the/an issue. Period. If anything, he deserves a medal. Not one word (hint) of (a) complaint about the dumpster fire he inherited, and was (by some) expected to lead to the playoffs. In fact, in a few years, Kroenke, Snead, Fisher and Demoff are going to held up as examples of how an NFL Franchise should be run.
That said, it's hard to blame the general fan for being relatively ignorant about the Rams' situation - I keep up on our NFC West foes, but am not super conversant about the rest of the NFL - but I CAN (and will;)) go off a bit when someone on this or other Rams' boards, who should know better, keep singing the same tired old song.
I would much rather have richard sherman, or even earl thomas.
ramming speed to all
The Rams would be a lot better with Russel Wilson in this way.
We would've had the cap space to sign FS Jairus Byrd to pair with McDonald and likely center Alex Mack, though the Browns would've been in position to match any offer made to him.
But my point is, the huge difference in their salaries would've allowed us the cap flexability to sign whomever we wanted in Free Agency.
I wanted to laugh when I read the post...the only thing holding back Bradford is the coaching staff. Seriously--the Squawks try and acquire top talented WRs--the Rams don't--the Squawks are run first, and pass second. Their game planning works on the premise if it can't be done on the ground for a first down, then the talent at receivers can pick it up. Its all about attrition and wearing down a defense. Lastly its about field position and make plays--just 1 to 2 forced turn overs can change the course of a game.
At some levels the Rams mirror the 49whinners and Squawks...run and run often, keep down and distance as short as possible, and shut down offenses with an overwhelming defense can be said of all three of the NFC West teams. However the Squawks/49whinners want a "big play option" for a deep thrown ball. Where as to this point on paper the Rams are ahead on the defensive front, they lag on the deep threat.
Put R. Wilson behind a Rams center, he will have the same problems Bradford does. It would only be interesting to see how Bradford does on the Squawks team after getting use to the other players there
I think Bradford is average at best. There are many throws I have seen go before or after the receiver and other plays where I just shake my head and say "what was that?". He is a good guy, but I think he is missing "it". He is BulgerII for the most part and I would have entertained Johnny Football just to get a spark at the QB position. He gets 8 games in my book to complete his 3 year audition, but I'm thinking its time to go shopping for a QB again this year...