Some of the credit for the Rams landing coach Jeff Fisher might go to QB Sam Bradford.
It turns out that Bradford spent some substantial getting-to-know-you time with his future coach during the courtship. Considering that having a quarterback in place was one of Fisher’s two must-haves for his new team, well, that Bradford time likely helped seal the deal.
“Well, everybody that has crossed paths with Sam knows what a great young man he is and how competitive and how talented he is,” Fisher told “NFL Total Access” on Tuesday about meeting Bradford. “That was not a concern of mine. I knew we’d get along great. But it was some of the other things — trying to get a pulse for the team and what he thought it needed — and as a leader of this team, you want to talk to him. It was a very valuable conversation.”
Bradford claims he didn’t do a sales job on Fisher.
“I really just tried to be myself,” Bradford told the team’s official website. “I wasn’t going to be anything but who I am. It was just a time for us to meet and get to know each other. If that helped along the process and helped get him here, then I am very happy about it.”
Whatever Bradford did or didn’t do — intentionally or not — it was enough to help sell his new coach.