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    ......that Sam Bradford is the real deal and the Rams are set at quarterback for some time to come. He still has a lot to learn, but under the circumstances, I thought he was very impressive, despite numerous drops by his receivers, spotty protection, and questionable play calling. With little help from the running game and asked to throw the ball over 50 times, he continued to keep his cool and execute. He did throw 3 interceptions but IMO, 2 of those were more a factor of the situation than of bad execution. No deer in the headlights moments, no running scared, no panic. He took the team, put it on his shoulders and nearly got a win. I'm a believer and very encouraged by what I saw today. I see good things coming.

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    I agree. A couple of times, like his second pick, I thought he looked like a rookie but overall I thought he was impressive.

    Not worried about his future.

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    • #3
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      Wait, you mean someone on this board that's not complaining?!

      I totally agree, we SHOULD have won this game, and thats pretty impressive considering the Cardinals are two time NFC West Champs and we haven't won the division since when? 2003?

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        Originally posted by Rambunctious View Post
        I agree. A couple of times, like his second pick, I thought he looked like a rookie but overall I thought he was impressive.

        Not worried about his future.
        I'd say more the first one. The second one was less of a rookie mistake and more of a "It's 4th down and literally no one is open and the game is on the line and the one thing I can't do is just hold the ball until I get sacked" interception. It's better in that case to just throw the ball at whoever you think has the best chance to get it, and hope for the best. He didn't have a lot of choice there. Wait and take the hit and it is a turnover anyway, not really a rookie mistake, more of a desperation play to keep the drive alive.

        3rd one, you almost can't count hail mary ones.

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          Originally posted by C-Mob 71 View Post
          Wait, you mean someone on this board that's not complaining?!

          I totally agree, we SHOULD have won this game, and thats pretty impressive considering the Cardinals are two time NFC West Champs and we haven't won the division since when? 2003?
          Yeah, Derrick Anderson, Pretty Impressive! :|
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            This is going to surprise some folks, but I too think Bradford probably could be decent....with one proviso.

            If we don't get it done protecting him in the next couple of years, he'll turn into Bulger 2.0. Bulger started out just as well as Bradford has, but had the skill and accuracy beat out of him.

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              I definitely take a lot of positives out of today's game. We are definitely a young team needing experience (along with the coaching staff), BUT I do enjoy seeing us getting after the quarterback early and often. Long was being double and triple teamed on many occasions and still was fighting in there. Clayton came in after only one week and showed his potential. Bradford was as to be expected in my opinion, flashes of brilliance and some rookie mistakes. We definitely COULD have won this game and it was competitive to the end. Overall, I enjoyed the game aside from the final score and I am feeling positive about where this team is headed.
              Steve

              What you see is what you get, but what you see depends on where you stand.

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                Bradford had some good moments and some bad, as one would expect from a rookie quarterback. One game is too early to declare him the real deal IMO, but he certainly showed flashes to make one believe he can get there if the pieces all come together. Hopefully he stays healthy and continues to grow, and just as importantly, the Rams put some more talent around him!

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                  Originally posted by PeoriaRam View Post
                  This is going to surprise some folks, but I too think Bradford probably could be decent....with one proviso.

                  If we don't get it done protecting him in the next couple of years, he'll turn into Bulger 2.0. Bulger started out just as well as Bradford has, but had the skill and accuracy beat out of him.
                  Powerful words ... and true. Our OL MUST get stronger in both passing as well as running games. :ram:

                  This game showed me Big Brad was composed. Hey, 1st game for a young NFL rookie. // WR corps needs to grow also and I believe it will.

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                  • #10
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                    I think its safe to say he's gonna be better than Jamarcus Russell

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                    • #11
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                      Bradford is gonna be good. Now we need AJ Green to grow with him......

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                      • #12
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                        all we needed today was someone in the secondary to cover Breaston out there.

                        the clayton trade is paying dividens already, give him and sam a few more weeks together and give jackson a few more carries and we'll be well on our way to a respectable record.

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                          I have nothing but high marks for Bradford. He didn't look like a rookie too often out there and he's everything as advertised.

                          He's going to need some help when your new #1 WR has killer drops and the #1 TE puts the ball on the ground twice. Better play-calling from Shurmur down the road could help too.

                          Bradford is here and in the near future the Rams can get the tools around him(WR's). It remains to be seen if that might include upgrading the OL where there has already been very considerable money and high picks used. That unit had better develop this year or the Rams have a huge problem.

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                          • #14
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                            I was watching the games with my friends. Everybody agreed he has that "it" quality for a QB. I am now believing so too. My friend who is an eagles fan and the other panthers. So they had rough QB days yesterday haha. However they said they can see Bradford could be the real deal

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                              So far, I really like what Bradford has done. This game made clear to me we need receivers with hands though. Bradford throws the ball with heat, and we need to get receivers who won't have a problem with that.

                              I didn't see the protection failures that some of you saw. There was that one really bad outside blitz, and one that got through untouched up the middle, but other than that I thought our O-line did really good against a really good d-line.

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                                4. Chris Long is a MONSTER. He was TRIPLE teamed numerous times during the game. He doesn't show up in the stat line, but he had Derek Anderson thinking about him all day. When is the last time we putting a hurting on the QB like that? Well-timed blitz schemes and solid pressure. Just need to keep it up the whole game. We looked winded at the end.

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                                10. Need better coaching in critical situations, particularly time management. Why could they not adjust to the damn counter trey runs. LB responsibility here. Seriously, only 4 WR's active? Gibson NEEDS TO PLAY!

                                11. Ah You and Selvie looked pretty decent coming off the edge.

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