Sam Bradford, master of the hard count? (1 Viewer)


Hung out to dry
Dec 28, 2006
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Cordova, TN
One of the biggest St. Louis Rams fans I know raised the possibility nearly a month ago.

The San Francisco 49ers had held on for a 23-20 overtime victory over the Rams despite having five players commit six penalties for offside or encroachment. Were the 49ers really that undisciplined? Or was Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford really that persuasive with his cadence? Yes, and yes..........

Turns out Bradford was the starting quarterback in games when opponents committed 27 such penalties. The number was no higher than 19 for any other quarterback in the league.
That doesn't take into consideration that all D linemen are thinking Rookie QB,, a mid game snack. Of course they will jump. They probably even have wagers on who will get the first bite, most bites, biggest bite on rookie QBs.
Has he gotten the D to jump on 4th down with the game on the line, when nobody in the entire stadium expected the O to even run a play?
Just saying.
Brees has consistently been doing this for 5 years going.
Haven't seen Bradford win a game with under 2 minutes left on a 4th and 2 by drawing the opponent offside in an obvious "draw them offside on 4th down" attempt.

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