Ok, raise your hand if you have heard enough good reports about Sam Bradford… nobody? Ok, let’s continue then. Sam Bradford from all accounts had a tremendous scrimmage (as did all the offense). It always helps when there is not even threat of the quarterback ever getting hit during the scrimmage, but that’s why it is a scrimmage.
Bradford was approximately eight-of-10 for 96 yards and a touchdown, which is a line I don’t think we have ever seen for a Rams quarterback at any point in any game over the last few years. That line is approximate because it was a practice, as other places have his line at 7-for-9 for 94 yards and a touchdown. But that is neither here nor there because the glowing reporting continue to come early and often.
SI and NBC’s Peter King was at the scrimmage: Just leaving Rams scrimmage at Lindenwood U. Yes, Bradford looked like the genuine item. Superb go-route to Amendola in 2-min offense.
The official Rams twitter: Throw of the night from Bradford in two minute drill. Floats perfect deep corner pattern to Amendola for a gain of 53. Wow.
”His command in the huddle was really good,” Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. ”He’s got a strong voice, which I know sounds like a little thing, but out there in the midst of all this he’s got control.
”He was zipping the ball around pretty good. He was hitting second receivers. There were one or two in there that I thought he might not have gotten away, which I don’t know were whistled as sacks. That’s something he’ll have to learn.”
Other notes from the scrimmage.
- Rookie DE George Selvie had a big game with a lot of the Rams walking wounded held out of the game for precautionary reasons. He had two “sacks” including a safety. Obviously there are no actual sacks, but the coaches blow the play dead when the defensive player is in position for a sack.
- Tackle Jason Smith was deployed at right tackle.