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Rams Could Trade Sam Bradford, Draft Matt Barkley?

NFL analyst Hub Arkush, on The Boers and Bernstein Show (Chicago’s 670 The Score), said Wednesday that he has heard that the Rams could be interested in drafting USC phenom QB Matt Barkley in the first round and trading Sam Bradford.

This is only a rumor, but it would be an interesting, cost-effective way to get a quarterback that maybe Devaney and McDaniels feel better suits their system and get an extra player, pick or both in the process.

The teams that might be interested include the Browns and Redskins as their GM’s – Tom Heckert and Bruce Allen – were both high on Bradford coming out of college.

Don’t forget the Browns have a collage of picks from the Julio Jones trade with the Falcons in last year’s draft.

Barkley has not declared for the draft yet, yet he comes from the same conference where three QB’s did no help to their draft stock by playing as seniors: Jake Locker, Matt Leinart and Andrew Luck.

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5 Responses to “Rams Could Trade Sam Bradford, Draft Matt Barkley?”

  1. Will Smith says:

    I can’t disagree with this proposal…
    Look up the numbers…
    The Rams rank dead last in scoring putting up a whopping 11.7 points per game. Bradford has thrown 6 whole touchdown passes which is tied for dead last with a guy named Curtis Painter who’s the poor guy trying to fill in for Peyton Manning on a soon to be 0 and 16 team.
    This year Sam Bradford has put up numbers you would expect from a frightened, unqualified third string quarterback forced by completely unforseen circumstance onto the field of play…
    He’s not even close to putting up middle of the pack, journeymen type stats…What to speak of “franchise quarterback” numbers.
    Carson Palmer who spent a good part of the season sitting on his couch has better numbers than our guy…
    I don’t know if he’s a bust or if the offensive system simply doesn’t fit his talent or style of play…
    But I do know this, if I performed at my job in terms of statistical success as Sam has this year, I be drawing unemployment checks not paychecks…

  2. Calvin says:

    Another bad post.The back quarterback and the starting is injured.Get a grip!!The problem is in the offensive Line.It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out.

  3. MJLinc says:

    Sam’s not the problem. If you’ve been watching this year, you should now have a clue as to why McDaniels is no longer coaching in Denver. Tom Brady made the guy look good in New England, but he has not shown to have any feel for game day play calling. It has been maddening watching the Rams offense try to move the chains and score touchdowns with the plays this guy calls. Between his playcalling and the joke of an offensive line we have because of injuries and no depth (good work Devaney), there is no wonder we have been a miserable failure on offense this year.

  4. AL says:

    Sam is the problem! He has bad throwing mechanics…too many batted down passes at line of scrimage. He isn’t very accurate on his passes over 10 yards. He has basically no touch on his deep passes. He can’t read defenses. Panics and takes the sack instead of throwing the ball away. Day dreams on the side lines and stays away from the rest of his team. Has no command in the huddle and always has that deer in the headlights look when going 3 and out most of the game. He has bad timing on his throws….his receivers are always getting hit right after they catch the ball because he telegraphs his throws by not looking off his primary receiver. Has butter fingers and fumbles more than any other QB. Don’t blame the wide receivers for dropping his bad throws because they are about to get clobbered. Good quarterbacks are able to get the ball to the receivers in stride to gain extra yards….. Bradford on the hand makes his receivers dive for the ball or get down on their knees to catch the ball. He has problem seeing the open receivers because his head is stuck in one position.

  5. Calvin says:

    To Al:
    Read your own post closely.What you are describing is a quarterback who doesn’t trust his offensive line.

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