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Sam Bradford will play Saturday, Jake Long’s a week away

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The Rams have watched and waited all offseason for their injured offensive stars to get well.

And now there’s a clear timetable for quarterback Sam Bradford and left tackle Jake Long.

“We’re going to play him a quarter, maybe more,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said of Bradford, via Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

That means Saturday’s game against the Packers will be his first game action since tearing his ACL last October against the Panthers.

Fisher also said that Long (coming off his late December ACL/MCL tear) wouldn’t play until next week’s preseason game against the Browns.

All reports are that Bradford has looked good throughout training camp, but getting him back to being comfortable in the pocket will be essential if the Rams are going to keep up in the NFC West arms race.

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8 Responses to “Sam Bradford will play Saturday, Jake Long’s a week away”
  1. chris1cat says: Aug 15, 2014 9:14 AM

    Good Luck Sam, as a Vikings fan I want my team to play against the best that the Rams have to offer on opening day!

  2. ctiggs says: Aug 15, 2014 9:16 AM

    Bustford and the Hurt Locker get a pass, but Kaep, Geno, Teddy and RG3 get deystroyed in the media. #Iwonderwhy #Nobodyhasitbetter

  3. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 15, 2014 9:28 AM

    “Bustford and the Hurt Locker get a pass, but Kaep, Geno, Teddy and RG3 get deystroyed in the media.”

    I know, right! When Bradford got hurt, everyone was all “I hope you feel better my brave soldier!” But when RG3 got hurt everyone was all “OMG LOL BUST OUT OF THE LEAGUE IN TWO YEARS!!!!”

  4. atthemurph says: Aug 15, 2014 9:42 AM

    Good Luck Sam, as a Vikings fan I want my team to play against the best that the Rams have to offer on opening day!
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    Even if MN get’s the first pick in the draft, they’ll screw it up somehow.

  5. randomcommenter says: Aug 15, 2014 10:43 AM

    Mark Sanchez has had a better career so far than Bradford and he was relentlessly mocked by the media and run out of town. For some reason Bradford never gets called out for underperforming.

    People always make the excuse that he has no weapons. That’s bull. If he was a real franchise QB, he’d turn those guys into weapons. Aside from Randy Moss for a few years, what great weapons has Brady had?

  6. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:43 AM

    As a Rams fan, no more excuses for Sam. He has a potentially decent O-line (provided they can finally stay healthy), a great rb, and a decent group of wr’s. He was on pace for 3800 yards and 30 td’s last year when he got hurt. He still needs to better adapt when the pass protection breaks down but I think the biggest obstacle to overcome is the never ending uncreative playcalling of Brian Schottenheimer.

  7. RegisHawk says: Aug 15, 2014 12:18 PM

    The rest of the NFC West has been calling Bradford out for years. Maybe you should stop living and dying by what the media tells you to think.

  8. demiurgex says: Aug 15, 2014 8:52 PM

    What great weapons has Brady had?

    Let see – Gronk, All-Pro Tight End
    Moss, All-Pro WR
    Welker – lead the NFL in catches for 4 years

    Last team that won the Super Bowl with the league’s leading rusher? Pats, with Corey Dillion.

    And of course they’ve always had a solid O-line – Logan Mankins is a 6 time Pro Bowler, and 3 other guys made the pro bowl on the line at various times. And for the first 5 years at least had one of the best defenses in the league.

    Brady’s great without a doubt, but the ‘he didn’t have any weapons’ meme is played out as all hell. Yes, he did – he had the best TE in the game one year, the best WR in the game one year, the best runner in the game one year… and one of the greatest possession receivers of all time.

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