In the last week Sam Bradford has admitted he’s not 100% recovered from his 2011 high ankle sprain. Jeff Fisher told the media he’s not concerned and that Bradford is moving around fine in practice. As I ponder this scenario 2 things come to mind: 1 Fisher is lying through his teeth or 2 he is implementing an offensive playbook that any 2nd or 3rd string QB (even Kellen Clemens) could easily manage. Unfortunately, I think I have to go with the latter. First we are going to run the ball…
“We’re gonna go inside, we’re gonna go outside, inside and outside. We’re gonna get ‘em on the run boys and once we get ‘em on the run we’re gonna keep ‘em on the run. And then we’re gonna go go go go go go and we’re not gonna stop til we get across that goalline. This is a team they say is… is good, well I think we’re better than them. They can’t lick us, so what do you say men?” (From the movie “Rudy”.)
Then we have a couple of great slot receivers in Amendola and Kendricks. A couple of great running backs (I’ll throw Isaish Pead in there for the moment) with a couple of great outlet receivers could cause a lot of teams some trouble. If for some reason Bradford is not able to start, then at least Clemens is very familiar with the Brian Schottenheimer offensive system. Plus, Clemens is liked and respected by his teammates.
All this is wild speculation. If there is no reason for concern and if the Rams can protect Bradford in the pocket, then Fisher/Schottenheimer can expand the playbook and start looking deeper down the field. Bottom line we need Bradford healthy for the team to move in the right direction.
Say your prayers, knock on wood, and throw some salt over your shoulder… but Go Rams!!!