Sam Bradford hooked up with Brandon Gibson for a 23-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Rams' almost-win over Detroit. Bradford's go-to target in the game, Danny Amendola, had five catches for 70 yards.
It has to be be painful for Bradford to look across the field and see his counterpart—Matthew Stafford, another QB that is a former No. 1 overall pick—throw Hail Mary's to Calvin Johnson, the receiver they call "Megatron."
Stafford throws to a cyborg, while Bradford's best receivers are undrafted free agents.
The Rams knew this last year. It's part of the reason Steve Spagnuolo and Billy Devaney, the former coach and GM, respectively, both got fired. Spags and Billy D tried drafting receivers like Mardy Gilyard, Austin Pettis and Greg Salas. They thought those guys would make good targets for Bradford to grow old with.
That's why they don't work here anymore.
So today I want to ask the question, "Did the Rams draft the right guys last April?" Armed with so many picks, and with such a glaring need at receiver, how is it even possible to run out the same group of receivers to start the 2012 season?