It seems recent actions by St. Louis Rams management is pointed towards signing Sam Bradford. Everywhere I look, analysts and fans are changing their mmock drafts and putting Bradford at No. 1 for the Rams.
This pains me in ways I cannot explain (at least fully). But I will say this, Mathew Stafford is going to be a broken man before the Lions have any success, and the Rams are arguably in a worse spot.
Why draft a QB just to have him die on the field (figuretively)?
Ndamukong Suh will be the next great defender. If recent draft history indicates anything, it's that top defensive picks are less likely to bust than offensive picks. Let's face it, the Rams are a run first team.
For the love of all that is holy, trade for Michael Vick, draft Suh and maybe if you're feeling lucky, you can pick up a decent young QB in the second round, whether it be Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy or someone else. You'll have Vick and Suh. That's what you need.
Having followed this team since 1996, it's very painful to see a franchise grow to the highest of highs and sink down to the lowest of lows. I do not want an 0-16 season, and I don't want a 3-13 season to be called an improvement. I implore management to do the right thing. Yet I know they will not hear me.
It's my soul that cries now. What in bloody hell are you thinking, Bill? Yes, you Devaney, what are you thinking?
Vick is quoted as saying:
"I'm not saying it out of arrogance but out of confidence. I think I can be the difference maker on any team, especially a team like the St. Louis Rams, who need a lot of help and will get it based on their ownership and the general manager they have who is a great guy and I know from Atlanta. I just think bringing the right pieces in, putting the right players in the proper positions and giving them the opportunity to win, I think premier players could turn any team around. Yeah, I'm confident I could do that ".
Poor Steve Jackson will be facing eight man fronts all season; Bradford will probably injure himself more than once, and the season will end by Week 8, again.
But I digress, if Rams management truly wants to draft Bradford, get ready for the next Joey Harrington. Enjoy with fruitful obsession. I and all other fans will have to suffer even longer.