Give the guy a little credit.
Yeah. And he is good
Shoulder separations are not uncommon.. Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers off the top of my head, have all had shoulder separations. It appears they have all healed and gone on to have fruitful NFL careers.
Do you guys really want to be the team that passes on the next great QB? Can our collective self-esteem (already at an all-time low) as Rams fans handle this? We could have had Matt Ryan. Mark Sanchez.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the QB position IS the most important position in the game of football. They receive 99% of the snaps on offence and this fact is reflected in their wages, endorsements. They are leaders on the field and in the locker room.
I don't know about any of you, but I don't want to pass on this special talent.
Peoria i honestly think there isn't a guy in the world that could come out and convince you that he's a franchise quarterback barring walking up the field with the ball in his hands and smacking down linebackers. But you entitled to your opinion all the same.
As far as the "we're not in position" idea. Not a good argument at all imo. Its debatable whether our line is competent or not because quite frankly we don't know who will improve, what another year as a cohesive unit will do for us, and what additions to be made and that have already been made to this line will produce for us. I for one am horrified of the idea of passing on a piece of gold because i'm missing a few silver pieces. But you don't think Bradford is gold. I do. Not because every GM and scout who studies Qbs for a a living have, but because I see everything I want in a QB, in Bradford.
And lets stop with "We've been passing on franchise qb" mess already. We were in no position to take either because we had even more holes then than we do now. In 2008 Long was widely considered to be our pick and it was considered the best pick for us. I don't regret it at all. Last year the Jets at five reached for Sanchez. I like Sanchez but im also glad we didn't pick him. We needed a tackle in the worst way. We're in better position to take a QB this year, especially when he's a Sam Bradford.
This team has an improving O-Line, a great RB, developing Wide Outs. So when will the time be right? I say the time is right now. Let him do what Eli did and learn the game and speed for half the season and then if he's ready let him go.
(Also, did Dallas and Indy suffer 4 QB injuries in the season prior to drafting Aikman and Manning? Improving line my *****.)