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Rookies bunk with Bradford, who runs the show at Rams practice

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The Rams joined the growing number of teams to hold large scale player-only workouts Monday, with 30 players showing up at Lindenwood University. According to Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, it’s clear who was running the show.

“[Sam Bradford] walks around like a man in charge, running things the way a rising superstar is supposed to do,” Burwell writes. “He knows this offense already. He knows where people belong, where people should be, where the football needs to be.”

Bradford was able to get a playbook from new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, and has studied it non-stop since.  Monday was a chance to work on the playbook with rookies for the first time.

“We’ve gone over some things,” Bradford said. “I’ve tried to explain to them in as much detail as possible the formations, routes, alignments, things like that.

Bradford is housing a number of players who have nowhere else to stay in St. Louis, including second round tight end Lance Kendricks and fourth-round pick Greg Salas.

The Rams have worked together some previously in the offseason, although Bradford wouldn’t say how much. He also wouldn’t say what former players from  McDaniels’ offense have helped him learn the scheme.

Yep, it sounds like he’s getting this franchise quarterback thing down.

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16 Responses to “Rookies bunk with Bradford, who runs the show at Rams practice”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: May 24, 2011 10:32 AM

    He’ll return this team to respectability as long as they protect him.

  2. Land Snark says: May 24, 2011 10:49 AM

    So far they’re putting the correct emphasis on his security by getting guys like Saffold and Smith to anchor the line and use a short passing game.

    With the more recent additions to the receiver corps he could have a breakout year in a Mc Daniels system.

  3. jmphinsfan says: May 24, 2011 10:50 AM

    as a dolphin fan, i WISH we had a QB with this much leadership/initiative…

    instead, we have Henne I Shrunk the Kids..

  4. phinfan says: May 24, 2011 10:54 AM

    “Rookies bunk with Bradford…” ?!?!?!

    This article headline sounds perverted. lol

  5. ottograham says: May 24, 2011 11:02 AM

    Good for him. Go hard Sam get yourself a championship. New generation of NFL and Bradford may just be the name the crowd is chanting…

  6. schmitty2 says: May 24, 2011 11:06 AM

    They have a BRUTAL first half schedule but being in the NFC West helps. I’m excited to watch this team play

  7. Land Snark says: May 24, 2011 11:15 AM

    “Henne I Shrunk the Kids” That’s a good one.

    I could see Rick Moranis starring as Chad in a movie about his NFL career.

  8. waxthat says: May 24, 2011 11:19 AM

    As a 49ers fan, not looking forward to facing this guy twice a year for the next 10-12 years.

    Kaepernick, take notes.

  9. klunge says: May 24, 2011 11:32 AM

    He’s gives them all a glass of “Jesus Juice” right before bed…

  10. tombradyhonorsociety says: May 24, 2011 11:35 AM

    Bradford is a great leader at such a young age.

    It’s a shame that the Rams’ D is so lacklustre…Could be wasted years for him.

  11. whatswiththehate says: May 24, 2011 11:46 AM

    I’m sure Sam is a really cool kid and have a good future in front of him as a QB but this article is so damn sweet my sugar level went up a few notches after reading it.

    Let me guess, Sam Bradford is a Tom Condon boy and a media darling who was painted in a very positive light by these sports media folks during the draft last year.

    I wonder what Tim Tebow is doing with the Broncos??? SMDH…

    Our sports media have become so transparent.

  12. winkeroni says: May 24, 2011 11:48 AM

    tombradyhonorsociety says:
    May 24, 2011 11:35 AM
    Bradford is a great leader at such a young age.

    It’s a shame that the Rams’ D is so lacklustre…Could be wasted years for him.
    __________________________

    The Rams’ D has two young leaders, James Laurenitis and Chris Long. The D is not all that bad what killed the Rams were their lack of Red Zone TD’s. The D did a good job at getting to the qb and preventing 3rd down conversions.

  13. grot14 says: May 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    For all the work previous first picks have done to help with the argument for a rookie pay scale…Bradford is definitely making that argument just a little harder to make.

  14. schmitty2 says: May 24, 2011 12:36 PM

    whatswiththehate says:
    May 24, 2011 11:46 AM
    I’m sure Sam is a really cool kid and have a good future in front of him as a QB but this article is so damn sweet my sugar level went up a few notches after reading it.

    Let me guess, Sam Bradford is a Tom Condon boy and a media darling who was painted in a very positive light by these sports media folks during the draft last year.

    I wonder what Tim Tebow is doing with the Broncos??? SMDH…

    Our sports media have become so transparent.

    Thumbs up if you wish Whatswiththehate would disappear from this site and go whine somwhere else!

  15. jebdamone says: May 24, 2011 1:04 PM

    and thats why sammie is gonna be a superstar

  16. 2mannings1cup says: May 24, 2011 1:34 PM

    PILLOW FIGHT!!!!

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