Sam Bradford “feeling better,” but doesn’t practice

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The Vikings’ decision to turn back to quarterback Sam Bradford for Monday night’s game against the Bears turned out to be a short-lived one as Bradford’s knee left him unable to play at the level needed to survive an NFL game.

While that would seem to suggest Bradford needs more time off, coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t willing to make any call about who will start in Week Six on Wednesday.

“He’s feeling better again, so we’ll just see how it goes and if it comes to a time where he can’t go, then I’ll declare him out,” Zimmer said, via the Pioneer Press. “But we’re just going to keep seeing how he can do and how he can go.”

Bradford couldn’t go on Monday and he didn’t go at practice on Wednesday, which makes it hard to believe that he’s going to be ready and raring to go when it comes time to face the Packers on Sunday.

23 responses to “Sam Bradford “feeling better,” but doesn’t practice

  1. I am happy to hear he is feeling better — but he is like a pillar of salt out there — can’t move and drops as soon as he is bumped.

    It is frightening to see him on the field.

  2. Packer fan but geez come on… Putting him out there is just asking to get him seriously hurt. And I don’t care what team you route for nobody wants to see that happen.

  3. There is zero possibility of him playing. This is just Zim trying to play his cards against Pack. I honestly think this is Case Keenum’s team until he gets injured or has just a down right awful game. But until that happens he is numero uno. Skol Vikes.

  4. As long as the Packers can guard receivers and RBs within 7 yards of the line of scrimmage, it should be a blowout victory for them. Then again, they will have to overcome coaching.
    Here is a tip for any team. On 3rd down against the Packers, the middle of the field is always wide open for a first down. Maybe not always, but over 99% of the time.

  5. Absolutely no way Bradford plays, and absolutely no way Zimmer is fooling anyone. Packers aren’t spending one second on preparation for Bradford. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to roll with Keenum for at least the next 3 weeks, and probably longer.

  6. I could see this if Keenum were playing poorly but that’s clearly not the case. As long as Keenum is playing well, roll with him.

  7. It doesn’t matter anymore how he feels, he’s going to have to dance on his head before Zimmer plays him again. It’ll be Keenum through week 9 and Teddy Bridgewater after the bye.

  8. I don’t care who starts as long as it’s who Vikes fans want. No excuses. I don’t want to hear “we lost by 24 because Bradford didn’t start”.

  9. I have no doubt Zimmer will force him to start on Sunday just to make him feel bad for being weak.

  10. Zimmer is trying his best at the Belichick “questionable” injury status, but nobody’s buying it. He needs to learn from the master in the offseason.

  11. Hate to say it, but Bradford could be done for the year.

    If Bridgewater comes back strong at practice, then Bradford will be given time to fully heal but he’ll remain as the backup for the rest of the season.

  12. Stella I agree he has played well in a couple of games already. He is not turning the ball over at all. This game will be decided with the packers offense and the Vikings defense. It should be a good match up.

  13. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    October 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    Bring it Zimmer, put him out there. Put McKinnon in the wildcat again too you sly dog.


    Mmm,Sorry to disappoint you but putting McKinnon in the wildcat wouldn’t be Zimmer,it would be Pat Shurmur, the OC.

  14. Ask yourselves this question:

    If the packers had to play their Backup QB against a healthy Bradford (week 1 style) would the Packers even be a single digit underdog or would the vikes be a full two td favorite?

    If the packers had to play their Backup QB against our Backup QB (Keenum) would the packers be underdogs by 4 or 8?

    Consider that before posting about how good your team is, cheesers.

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