Rams coach Jeff Fisher continues to insist that Sam Bradford’s disappointing 2011 season should be discounted because he was thrust into a new offense with no offseason, and that Bradford will pick right up where he left off in his promising rookie year under the new Rams coaching staff.
Fisher told Jim Rome on Rome that he has no doubt that the real Bradford is the one who was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2010, and not the one who struggled through an ugly 2011. And Fisher said the coaching staff the Rams have in place will be the right one to get Bradford back on track.
“You have to kind of delete last year, look back to the way he played his rookie year, under Pat Shurmur, who did a great job with him in this offense,” Fisher said. “We’re very excited. Brian Schottenheimer’s an outstanding coach and we’ve got a fabulous quarterbacks coach in Frank Cignetti. They’re off to a real good start. It’s really fun to watch him work and watch him improve.”
Fisher said he gave no consideration to using the second overall pick on Robert Griffin III and always wanted to trade down and build a good team around Bradford.
“The reason I came here is because of Sam,” Fisher said. “We’ve got a franchise quarterback here.”