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He has played for two offensive coordinators in two years, endured a lockout that stunted his growth, and he has the worst set of receivers in the NFL.
Oh yeah, and the offensive line is pretty terrible.
That is a recipe for "How to Ruin a Young QB" right there. Just mix all that up, and you end up with a second-year player that looks shell shocked.
Seriously, should the Rams start considering putting Bradford on the shelf to keep him from developing bad habits? I mean, you've all seen the deer-in-the-headlights QB that I see every third down, when you know a blitz is coming.
It's almost like you can hear Bradford saying, "I know Jason Smith isn't going to block, I know Jason Smith isn't going to block..."
If the Rams can protect Bradford, and get him another receiver to go beside Brandon Lloyd, then I think he can still be an elite player.
If the Rams don't do that, they are going to ruin one hell of a young prospect.
It's time for Sam Bradford to step up, and it's time for the Rams to step up the effort to support him.