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Sam Bradford could be getting help from Ben McDaniels

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After the lockout started, some (including us) speculated that Rams quarterback Sam Bradford could learn new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ offense with the help of unemployed (for now) Ben McDaniels, who also happens to be Josh’s brother.

With Bradford, the 2010 AP offensive rookie of the year, being coy about the persons with whom he’s working to learn the Josh McDaniels offense, Rams guru Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch hinted during a recent online chat that there may be some merit to such ruminations.

“This is one rare occasion where I wouldn’t necessarily dispute the conspiracy theorists,” Thomas wrote in response to the question of whether Ben McDaniels is quietly working with Bradford.

Though the lockout rules prevent Bradford from working with Josh McDaniels, nothing prevents Bradford from working with Ben McDaniels.  Even if, as Thomas believes, Ben McDaniels will eventually be hired by the Rams to work as an assistant coach.

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21 Responses to “Sam Bradford could be getting help from Ben McDaniels”
  1. eaglesfan290 says: May 25, 2011 6:21 PM

    Ben and Josh could prepare for 3 years and still suck!

  2. blmonroe12 says: May 25, 2011 6:22 PM

    If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying.

  3. ttommytom says: May 25, 2011 6:25 PM

    The owners should be policing themselves, not okay-ing the gray area for the coaches to take advantage of.

  4. hobartbaker says: May 25, 2011 6:40 PM

    I suppose if teams were smart, they would just lay off all the coaches, have them become private contractors, then rehire them when the lockout ends. All’s fair in love and labor practice, apparently.

  5. geniusesq says: May 25, 2011 6:41 PM

    COACHES FILED A BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PLAYERS. WANT LOCKOUT LIFTED. STORY??

  6. time2speakup says: May 25, 2011 6:54 PM

    Big money. Jobs and careers on the line. If he (Bradford) can do this – and it sounds legal – why not? Wish my Niners had such a loophole.

  7. p4hbiz says: May 25, 2011 6:57 PM

    That particular face mask Sucks on QB’s

  8. p4hbiz says: May 25, 2011 6:58 PM

    He looks like a punter trying to get rid of the football.

  9. bigjd says: May 25, 2011 7:37 PM

    Why can’t teams give 10 playbooks to players under contract? Then if the player hands them out to the rookies, it’s not really the team doing it.

  10. andrejohnsonforpresident says: May 25, 2011 7:59 PM

    Anyone else think bradfords career just got a huge helping hand? I mean he looked great his rookie season and idc what you think of mcdonalds as a head coach but the man can coach a qb. It should be very exciting!

  11. nineroutsider says: May 25, 2011 8:32 PM

    Hope McDaniels convinces the Rams’ brass to trade Bradford for Tebow…

  12. bmac1015 says: May 25, 2011 8:49 PM

    If Bradford wants to continue to be a successful NFL QB…he needs to stay far, far away from the McKnucklehead brothers….

    It will be years before the Broncos recover from the mess McDaniels left in Denver….

  13. purpmaster says: May 25, 2011 9:41 PM

    Truth be told..the Bronks sucked before..

  14. prosb4hos says: May 25, 2011 11:01 PM

    Bradford could probably teach Ben McDaniels more than Ben could teach Sam.

  15. ninerdynasty says: May 25, 2011 11:20 PM

    I wonder if he brought josh’s camara with him?

  16. firstroyal says: May 26, 2011 12:13 AM

    COACHES FILED A BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PLAYERS. WANT LOCKOUT LIFTED. STORY??

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    You mean “future ex” coaches sfiled a brief in support of players. Want lockout lifted story?

  17. titsburgfeelers says: May 26, 2011 1:54 AM

    If there’s a way to cheat mcDaniels will figure it out.

  18. stanklepoot says: May 26, 2011 4:46 AM

    time2speakup says: May 25, 2011 6:54 PM

    Big money. Jobs and careers on the line. If he (Bradford) can do this – and it sounds legal – why not? Wish my Niners had such a loophole.
    ________________________
    They do, it’s called Andrew Luck. Story was that their rookie QB was going to be spending time with Luck to learn Harbaugh’s system.

  19. stanklepoot says: May 26, 2011 4:48 AM

    bigjd says: May 25, 2011 7:37 PM

    Why can’t teams give 10 playbooks to players under contract? Then if the player hands them out to the rookies, it’s not really the team doing it.
    ________________________
    They did during the brief period the lockout was lifted, although it’s not as simple as it seems. There’s isn’t one playbook, but a series of positional playbooks.

  20. mvlonergan says: May 26, 2011 7:29 AM

    Please, dear Lord, let this be a precursor to all sorts of stories about coaches’ lesser-known family members. I want to know all about the Frank Stallones of the NFL.

  21. sj39 says: May 26, 2011 8:15 AM

    eaglesfan290, I’ll bet the Rams win a Super Bowl with Sam before your team even sniffs one.

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