If you’re wondering how it’s possible that Sam Bradford could look like a promising young quarterback ready to turn the Rams around last year, and then look like a lousy quarterback on a lousy team this year, you’re not alone.
Bradford himself is wondering what went wrong.
After going 20-for-40 for 181 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s 24-7 loss to the Seahawks, Bradford said he’s stunned at how badly the 2011 season has gone.
“I’m beyond frustrated right now,” Bradford said, via the News-Democrat. “I’ve never been a part of a team that has been in this situation. I don’t like it. I hope it’s the only time in my career that I’m ever in a situation like this. I do know this: I know with six games left I am going to continue to work as hard as I can and do everything I can to help this team win. I’m not going to quit.”
Bradford’s numbers have declined across the board: His completion percentage and passer rating are down, and he’s on pace to throw for far fewer yards and far fewer touchdowns than he did last season. And if not for the midseason acquisition of receiver Brandon Lloyd, the Rams’ passing game would be in even worse shape. Lloyd led the way with five catches for 67 yards on Sunday, and he scored the Rams’ only touchdown.
Still, Bradford thinks the Rams have the pieces in place.
“We have enough talent to score,” Bradford said. “It’s just a matter of executing our stuff.”
Bradford and the Rams’ offense haven’t executed much stuff this year.