The Vikings’ offense stunk on Monday night. Sam Bradford knows that.
“We’re doing a lot of things that aren’t good football,” Bradford said. “It takes 11 guys every play for an offense to go, and right now there’s just too many plays where we don’t have 11 guys pulling in the same direction.”
Bradford acknowledged that on many plays, he was the one of the 11 who wasn’t pulling his weight. In particular, Stefon Diggs got open past the Bears’ secondary for what should have been a touchdown, but Bradford couldn’t connect.
“I missed some things early that would have changed things for us,” Bradford said. “The deep ball to Diggs . . . if I was able to hit that one I think that could have sparked us. I’ve got to make that play,” he later added. “That’s a throw I’ve got to make.”
The Vikings gave up a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick to acquire Bradford. They need him to start playing some good football, or else that trade is going to come back to haunt them.