Bradford ready for another "make or break" season with Rams
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford watches as teammates run plays during the first day of organizaed team activities at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on June 5, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford watches as teammates run plays during the first day of organized team activities at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on June 5, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 22: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams throws against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) By Ronald Martinez
(FootballStL) - As a former number one overall pick, Rams QB Sam Bradford is used to the expectations. He gets it. A lot is expected of him to perform on the field.
So going into year five - and knowing he is yet to really reach his full potential as a quarterback - it's understandable people out there view this as a make or break season. Just don't tell that to Bradford.
"I think that question's been asked every year since I've been here," the Rams QB said after Day 1 of training camp today. "I mean every year is a make it or break it year according to someone. But everyone in our locker room feels really good about where we're at right now."
It's not a stretch to say the Rams will go as far as Bradford takes them this season. He was on pace to set career highs in virtually every major statistical category in 2013 before tearing the ACL in his left knee against the Carolina Panthers on October 20th.
But the head coach has full confidence in #8.
"He's feeling good and throwing the ball well," Jeff Fisher said. "He had a great summer. (Bradford) even had someone of the guys in (to Oklahoma) over the break and threw to them."
Those guys were Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Lance Kendricks, Brian Quick and Corey Harkey. They all visited Bradford in Norman, Oklahoma for workouts.
Did Bradford - as a former top pick - pick up the tab?