Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    BerlinThunder is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Germany
    Age
    30
    Posts
    34
    Rep Power
    0

    Sam Bradford's performance in perspective

    Sam Bradford's performance in perspective
    NOV 29; 11:21 AM ET
    By Mike Sando (ESPN)

    Sam Bradford's outstanding performance for the St. Louis Rams during their 36-33 victory at Denver places the rookie in select company.

    According to Elias Sports Bureau, Bradford became the first rookie in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions during a road victory. John Elway was the last rookie to hit 300 yards with three touchdowns and no picks in a game, regardless of location or results (against Baltimore in 1983).

    Bradford also became the 11th quarterback over the past five seasons to pass for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions during a road victory.

    The others? Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Matt Schaub, Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and, uh, Bruce Gradkowski.

    Check out the list from Pro Football Reference and you'll see that Bradford was the youngest to accomplish the feat during that span (since the 2006 season). Brady has done it five times during the period in question, one more than Brees. Rodgers and Manning have done it three times. Favre has done it twice.

    According to ESPN Stats & Information, Bradford joins Kurt Warner and Jim Everett as the only players in Rams history to accomplish the feat.

    Bradford's first 300-yard passing game also marks the first in NFL history by a rookie from Oklahoma. The highest before Bradford, according to Elias Sports Bureau: 144 yards, by Hugh McCullough of the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939.


  2. #2
    TekeRam's Avatar
    TekeRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    Age
    30
    Posts
    3,879
    Rep Power
    71

    Re: Sam Bradford's performance in perspective

    Simply put, Bradford is AMAZING. There's no way that he should look as polished, patient in the pocket, or as accurate as he is at this point. He's played 11 games in the NFL at this point. Eleven. He looks more like he's played one hundred and eleven. The sky is the limit with him if we surround him with weapons and a solid line. Thankfully, we have an owner who wants to win, and an outlook that presents a great landing spot for free agents. Not skill player free agents, but linemen. That is where I think we need to target, two very good guards and a tackle to pair with our pro bowl center and young stud tackles.
    I believe!

  3. #3
    AtlantaRamFan's Avatar
    AtlantaRamFan is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Age
    25
    Posts
    827
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: Sam Bradford's performance in perspective

    Wow..I think we're all out of adjectives at this point. I was watching the first half of the game on STLsport blog because I missed seeing it Sunday, and I counted 2 passes that were misthrown by Bradford. Both came when he was trying to get a touchdown at the end of half. Ever other incompletion was batted at the line, dropped by a WR, or thrown away. The great thing is, he's still gunna get better.

  4. #4
    GROUND DOG 39's Avatar
    GROUND DOG 39 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    MANCHESTER, U.K.
    Posts
    1,483
    Rep Power
    18

    Re: Sam Bradford's performance in perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaRamFan View Post
    Wow..I think we're all out of adjectives at this point. I was watching the first half of the game on STLsport blog because I missed seeing it Sunday, and I counted 2 passes that were misthrown by Bradford. Both came when he was trying to get a touchdown at the end of half. Ever other incompletion was batted at the line, dropped by a WR, or thrown away. The great thing is, he's still gunna get better.
    I noticed the same thing with Bradford. He is almost playing within himself for the most part, yet is still getting good results.
    Give him a reciever that gets open consistently, there is always a completion.
    If Alexander can stay healthy his career is going to take off, trust me. He is getting a lot of good protection, it will be interesting when teams start really bringing the heat. At the moment other teams are sitting back a bit and concentrating on Jackson.

Similar Threads

  1. VIDEO: Sam Bradford's performance
    By STLsport in forum Ram Video's and Radio
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -08-23-2010, 06:39 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: -07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
  3. 2 Rams get performance pay
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: -03-28-2007, 08:08 AM
  4. Salary Cap Request
    By HUbison in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: -12-31-2004, 02:48 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •