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There is no need to hide the fact that Bradford is having an awful season in St. Louis. There is no doubt that the departure of Pat Shurmur to Cleveland has had a significant effect on Bradford this season, and new offensive guru Josh McDaniels is obviously not helping.
In 2010, Bradford went 354-of-590 (60 percent completion), for 3,512 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
This season it's been a complete reversal of fortune. He's gone 103-of-195 (52 percent completion), for 1,170 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions so far this year.
Now, I don't blame this serious drop in production solely on Bradford. His favorite target, Danny Amendola, has been sidelined all year, and the offensive line is putrid, surrendering 22 sacks so far this year.
However, that doesn't excuse Bradford completely. He has made several poor decisions, he's learning a new system, and the Rams are just overall a pathetic team. He's missed open receivers, and is barely completing half of his passes.
Bradford was a No.1 pick a year ago. Maybe when he sat down with Jon Gruden, Coach Gruden should have given him the same speech he gave Jimmy Clausen: "No bad decisions. None."
So far, however, that message hasn't gotten through.