St. Louis Rams: Projecting Sam Bradford’s Sophomore Season in the NFL

January 20, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sam Bradford had a solid rookie season, there is no questioning that. Where there will be debate, however, is whether Bradford will deliver an encore or suffer a sophomore slump.
There are several variables that will play a role in whether 2011 will be a big one for Mr. Bradford: 
Josh McDaniels
The addition of Josh McDaniels appears to be, on paper, just about the greatest fit the Rams could have found for Bradford.  
Kyle Orton was considered a below-average quarterback before McDaniels got his hands on him.  The result?  Orton set career highs in almost every category and led the Broncos seventh-ranked passing attack.
McDaniels runs a spread offense that bears several similarities to the offense Bradford mastered at Oklahoma, featuring plenty of quick, effective passes and a galore of vertical attacks.
This familiarity will be critical, as Bradford will not have the burden of having to learn an entirely new offense (such...

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