Expectations were high for Colts QB Andrew Luck’s preseason debut against the Rams. As the No. 1 pick, that would be the case, anyway. But having to fill the giant shoes left by franchise icon Peyton Manning? That ramped it up a bit. “You have high expectations for the guy,” Colts TE Coby Fleener told me, “and he manages to exceed them every time.” Yup. He did. And then some. Luck sparkled in his first game in an NFL uniform, going 10 of 16 for 188 yards with two TD passes and a 142.7 passer rating on 24 snaps. He led his team to a 38-3 win over the Rams, helping them score more points than they did during any game […]
Posts Tagged ‘Sam Bradford’
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is familiar with pressure.
No, not the stress stemming from rumors of dating a supermodel.
But the 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick knows the expectations of being a franchise quarterback.
This offseason is alive with rumors of potential movement high in the draft, and it’s no coincidence. Trades in the first round no longer come with the outrageous financial risks of yesterday.
Center Scott Wells has agreed to terms on a contract with the St. Louis Rams, according to a league source.
It has been the NFL’s worst-kept secret that the Rams have been shopping the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. If there was ever any doubt about the team’s motives, it should be long gone.
The Rams undoubtedly hold the key to the 2012 NFL Draft.
Posted: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Alex Smith, Brandon Lloyd, Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniels, Josh Morgan, Kevin Demoff, Kyle Williams, Michael Crabtree, New England Patriots, Sam Bradford, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tim Tebow, Vernon Davis, Wes Welker
Tim Tebow is working to improve his oft-criticized throwing motion. It could have a significant impact on his fantasy value for 2012.
If Peyton Manning leaves the Colts, where will he end up? More importantly, how will it affect his fantasy value?
Some of the credit for the Rams landing head coach Jeff Fisher might inevitably go to QB Sam Bradford.
Fred Jackson was one of the top backs in fantasy football last season. But with the emergence of C.J. Spiller, it looks like a backfield-by-committee looms in Buffalo.
Posted: Saturday, December 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Michael Lombardi, Christian Ponder, Front Office View, Indianapolis Colts, Michael Lombardi, Minnesota Vikings, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
As strange as it seemed about a month ago, a team other than the Colts has a very real chance of ending up with the No. 1 pick in 2012′s draft. Just what do the Rams or Vikings do in regard to their quarterback situations if they stumble into the top pick? Michael Lombardi has an answer.
Congratulations to those of you who lived to fight another day in fantasy football, thanks to some strong performances from Marshawn Lynch, Steven Jackson, and even Brandon Lloyd, who had a decent outing. But for some of you, it just wasn’t enough.
Posted: Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 | Adam Rank Tags: Three and out, Ben Roethlisberger, Calvin Johnson, Carson Palmer, frank gore, Jim Harbaugh, John Skelton, Kendall Hunter, Matt Cassel, Matt Schaub, Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford
It’s time to talk quarterback blues on a Tuesday. Let’s get it going.
The Rams are hopeful Sam Bradford can play Sunday vs. the Cardinals. With such a favorable matchup, fantasy owners should be optimistic as well.
Andre Johnson, Sam Bradford and Fred Davis were either limited or missing from practice Wednesday, but all hold out hope of playing Sunday. Fantasy owners, however, might want to consider contingency plans.