I dont have time or the patients to go search and post every vid i can find. I dont know what games you watch. But on my tv i see (been seeing this since last year before the injury) a qb that needs clean pocket to be successful. He isnt the type of qb to extend a play, if its not designed to be extended (like a boot, waggle, or rollout). AGAIN, not saying he cant do this. He simply rarely does. The tape doesnt lie. Im begining to think your delisional... Being blinded by the blue and gold. Take the glasses off. If Sam played for another team you would see the light.
If you think this is the first time Sam has been questioned about this read the Bernie bytes thread, listen to espn 101. John Jorawski said it at the end of his ranking of the top 20 qb rankings when he was talking about Bradford. Its not just about this past game. Its becoming a consistant problem.
The best QB's in the NFL elevate the talent around them. So far, Bradford has failed to do that, though understandebly. Next year in round 1 we take G Barrett Jones and WR Robert Woods. Our offense should definitely be on the right track with 2 more cornerstones filling big holes.
Lmao birds of a feather flock together. And im thinking not negatively, im stating a fact. Do you not see it? If the pocket isnt clean he gets antsy in the pocket? Rushing throws not stepping into passes or taking the sack. But if the pocket is clean he is dynamite... You dont see none of this? Geez, i was delusional about Donnie Avery for a few years so i understand where and why you dont see it.
And the only thing i agree with u is its a team game. TD help Elway but Elway also helped himself in extending plays. I just want Sam to help himself sometimes and extended a play.. even if it means just throwing the ball away. Just dont stand there and take an unnecessary sack or bit hit. He's gonna get hurt again doing thaat.
You want him to sometimes extend plays. Well I showed you a few videos of him sometimes extending the play. I never said I don't see any of it. I just don't see it as much as you apparantly, remember my glasses are blinding me. I never said he does everything perfect but I have seen him extend plays and move in the pocket and talk to people on the sideline. You made it sound as if he walks off the field whimpering and sits by himself moping. Sounded to me like you just generally have issues with Bradford.
By the way you are not stating a fact until you have proven said fact until then it is just an opinion.
I like Sam, I really do. I think he has what it takes to be successful in the NFL. He also needs to step it up this season, and show why he's worthy of the #1 overall pick.
But you can't argue the level of talent of the guys he's been throwing to since we drafted him. Three years later, and again, the guys Sam is throwing to guys that wouldn't start on most teams. And his O-line has been weak at best since his rookie year.
I can't think of another successful QB in this league that throws to Brandon Gibson-level talent behind guys that can't pass block. It just doesn't happen.
Until one of our WR's steps up and starts showing playmaking ability, and our O-line stops giving up 5 sacks a game, Sam will continue to 'struggle'.
So you think it's ok that he has not elevated the talent. Again how can you say that when he took a 1-15 team to the door step of a division title and the playoffs in his first year? He has IMO elevated the talent.Quote:
The best QB's in the NFL elevate the talent around them. So far, Bradford has failed to do that, though understandebly.
Wait... I think I get it.
A good QB should be expected to elevate the players around him, but only if they are already playing at a high level.
So when Bradford struggles it's because of the team, but when we went 7-9 after the 1-15 season, it's because Bradford singlehandedly brought us out of the craphole with his gleaming sword and shining armor?
Enough with the double standards.
I am a huge Bradford fan but I will admit that he is far from perfect. He has some very questionable moments.
I wonder what it's like to be the fan of a team that doesn't question its QB every year...
If he has problems after this season we can talk, anything before that I think is premature.