I really don’t care what you have to say about anyone else in this year’s draft, this guy is absolutely the best player available. He is unquestionably the best player in this draft. He’s the most athletic, has the most potential to be great and he can literally change a defense. He could play either the nose or the end in a 3-4 defense and could play nose, DT or end in a 4-3. Most impressively, he would be an impact player at all of those positions. Players like him don’t come around often. Anyone that does not draft him will regret it for years to come. And for anyone who has Gerald McCoy rated above him, slap yourself. Seriously. Slap yourself.
As much as I love the combine, I judge a player based on what he does on the field, not how well he does in the gym. This kid owned games this year. He single-handedly made the Florida and Alabama games – games. No player for any team has had a presence like he had against those two teams. He’s got the speed and the strength to translate to the next level too.
Not only is he the smartest man alive, but he’s still got everything going for him that he had going last year when he would have been the first overall pick. He’s still twice as good as Matt Stafford and he’s still twice as good as Jimmy Clausen. Remember I said that. By the way, it was a shoulder injury. Have you ever heard about a career-ending shoulder injury? No, no you haven’t.
If he goes where he’s projected to go (late first round-early second) it will be one of those all-time selections. He’s undersized, but he’s an amazing athlete and his football IQ is off the charts. He’s intense and he’s smart and that’s exactly what you need from a linebacker.
Unlike Sam Bradford, I think Gresham will get screwed over by his injury. He may even drop into the second round. I think he’ll use it as motivation the way Randy Moss did. I expect big things.
I watched him in the Senior Bowl. He was epic. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: great players turn it on when it matters. He played for a crappy team and never really got the national media attention he deserved. When the spotlight was on, he brought it and he brought it better than anyone else. I watched his 40 at the combine and I heard his pro day was fantastic. He’s hungry and as long as he stays hungry, he will be great.
He reminds me a lot of Ray Lewis. I mean, a lot of Ray Lewis. He reminds me so much of Ray Lewis that I think he could kill someone and only be convicted of obstruction of justice…I mean…I’m so glad no one will ever quote this article in public or show it to Ray Lewis.
Of course this prediction is based on the idea that being screwed by the NC-Double-Assholes made him angry as opposed to lazy.
Only player other than Suh and Berry that completely changes a team’s gameplan. I don’t know how draft “experts” have managed to overlook him, but he can be an impact player at the next level. He’s obscenely athletic for his size. Obscenely.
I know, I know. I couldn’t help myself. I love him. Please God, do not let the Oakland Raiders pick him. Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please.
Note: I do not rate offensive lineman. Anyone who has not played or coached offensive lineman should not do so either.
Look at yourselves. You all screamed and hissed when young Samuel Jacob Bradford made the decision to return to the University of Oklahoma for his junior year in college.
“He’s flushing money down the toilet,” you said.
“He just cost himself millions,” you said.
Now look at you. There are three reasons staying in school turned out to be the best thing that could ever have happened to Sam Bradford.
First there’s the money.
In addition to the fact that rookie number one picks have made more money each successive season, the NFL is going into an uncapped year this season. This means that teams can sign as many free agents as they want and pay whatever they like without worrying about going over the cap. This also means teams can offer stupefying amounts of money as signing bonuses and front load, instead of back load, contracts. Sam Bradford’s agent knows this.
Sam Bradford’s agent – Tom Condon, in case you were wondering – also knows that the St. Louis Rams have already released their one-time franchise quarterback Marc Bulger. My guess, is that the Rams already had a deal in place with Bradford, but have yet to lay down the ink.
Second, let’s look at the situation he now finds himself in. Let’s not even talk about the debacle that is the Detroit Lions organization. Yes, they’ve fired Matt Millen, but given the front office’s pedigree for finding, hiring and then sticking with morons, there’s a good chance they hired another idiot who will do his damndest to continue running the franchise into the ground. There’s also the debacle that is the city of Detroit right now. The city has the highest unemployment rate in the country and in December it reached a surreal 50 percent. They also can’t seem to find a mayor who isn’t taken out of office and directly to jail.
At least the Jacksonville Jaguars can dream about moving to LA in two or three years. I can’t imagine a worse job than franchise quarterback for the Detroit Lions. In three years when Matt Stafford is still stinking up the joint and Detroit is picking in the top five for the fifth consecutive season, he’ll ponder this every night before he goes to bed. “Garbage man,” “angel of death,” “rock counter,” “repo man”…
The icing on the cake for Bradford is that he got to spend another year in Norman. There is nothing on earth like being the starting, Heisman-winning, soon-to-be-number-one-draft-pick quarterback of the Oklahoma Sooners. Sure, he had to wait a year for his millions. But when do you think the last time Sam Bradford paid for anything was? Do you think there’s a single girl in the state who will tell him no? He’s already got everything a man could ask for. And he didn’t even have to play football last season.
Let this be a lesson to the all kids out there: Stay in school.
It’s a light week in college football with only one game between ranked opponents. Thankfully it’s a good one, as # 8 TCU visits #16 BYU in Provo, UT. Also, Bradford is out again and the first BCS poll of the season has Boise State at #4.
What a great Saturday of College Football! The Red River Shootout (sorry, I hate calling the Red River Rivalry) was close and could have gone either way… possibly Oklahoma’s way if Bradford hadn’t re-injured his right shoulder. Poor kid needs to learn how to get tackled. Florida had a close call against Arkansas… probably closer than anyone in Florida thought it would be. And once again, the nation’s 4th ranked team gets beat.
Unfortunately I had a brain freeze and forgot to link Week 7′s video up last week, so here it is now. Better late than never, I guess. But worry not for Week 8 will be posted in a few days!
That is if I don’t forget!
I may have missed the big upset of USC a couple weeks ago, but I sure didn’t miss this week’s upsets! Ole Miss, Penn State and Cal… not to mention Miami! Wow, what a weekend of college football!
The opening weekend of the 2009 College Football season, like most opening weekends, was filled with many surprises… a knockout right cross in Boise, a game saving interception in Columbus and a Syracuse loss in overtime. Okay, so that last one wasn’t very surprising. But the biggest surprise of all Saturday came in Dallas where #3 Oklahoma was stunned by #20 BYU, 14-13. Some will say the Cougs only prevailed due to the loss of defending Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.
Bradford was lost for the 2nd half when BYU linebacker Coleby Clawson hit him and drove him to the turf, with both players landing on Bradford’s right side. Backup Quarterback Landry Jones (do you think he was named after Tom Landry) took over for the remainder of the game while Bradford stood on the sidelines, his shoulder wrapped in ice, cheering the Sooners on.
Though Sam did his best to inspire his teammates by screaming at them Tim Tebow style, it just didn’t work. In the end, Max Hall stole the show and delivered a touchdown pass with three minutes remaining to add further fuel to the fire that the Mountain West is the real deal.