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Bradford vs Suh revisted

May 15, 2019 12:53PM
Oh what fun we had discussing the choice of Suh versus Bradford with number one overall pick! I wonder how many posters got suspended on that topic alone?

The Rams were coming off a 1-15 season with the bottom-ranked O and the 29th ranked D, so there was clearly an opportunity for either to help.

I wanted Suh, but in the end I guess there was no choice but to take the potential franchise QB. Couldn't trade out due to the rookie wages at the time, so Devaney really was hamstrung, despite Bradford's injury history. My guess is the defense-minded Spags would have preferred the once-in-a-decade Suh.
Personally, I blame Luck for deciding to return to Stanford for his senior year. That would have made the decision much easier.

Funny how it played out. We ended up with both (at different times). Made it to the Super Bowl with Suh, but I think Bradford had a bigger impact on the Rams' fortunes while he was here than Suh did.

In looking back, I don't think Spags ever recovered from losing Shurmur and that loss contributed to Bradford's struggles. We'll never know if the Rams would have had a better record with Suh, or whether Bradford would have had more success in a better system with a different coach, like McVay for example. (Although McVay would have been 23 at the time and that might not have gone well either.)

Lots of other what ifs. Had the Rams taken Suh, they probably wouldn't have traded away the #2 to pick to the Redskins for a draft haul and instead used it on a QB. Fisher might not have taken the Rams job, given the potential franchise QB Bradford was a big reason Fisher signed on.

After thinking about this a bit, I do think that we would have been better off with Suh and rolling the dice on another QB, whoever that would have been. But my sad realization is that we were just so bad overall, it didn't matter who we took!
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  Bradford vs Suh revisted

Ramadune367May 15, 2019 12:53PM

  Revisit that #2 pick - Greg Robinson

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  Re: Revisit that #2 pick - Greg Robinson

SoCalRAMatic90May 16, 2019 02:48AM

  some considerations on the GR pick

zn107May 16, 2019 05:04AM

  i just dont buy it

PHDram32May 17, 2019 06:11AM

  Re: i just dont buy it

zn22May 17, 2019 08:23AM

  again it cant

PHDram12May 17, 2019 08:40AM

  Re: again it cant

zn14May 17, 2019 08:51AM

  slogan?

PHDram9May 17, 2019 09:07AM

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zn11May 17, 2019 09:33AM

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PHDram5May 17, 2019 10:02AM

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zn15May 17, 2019 10:45AM

  Re: slogan?

PHDram8May 17, 2019 11:10AM

  one quick thing--correcting an omission

zn14May 17, 2019 05:27PM

  Sure

PHDram4May 17, 2019 06:04PM

  Demoff

snowman19May 17, 2019 08:25AM

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zn13May 17, 2019 08:48AM

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snowman8May 17, 2019 09:26AM

  Re: Demoff

zn9May 17, 2019 09:40AM

  well...

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snowman10May 17, 2019 09:36AM

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zn13May 17, 2019 09:43AM

  really?

PHDram9May 17, 2019 10:04AM

  C'mon

snowman12May 17, 2019 10:11AM

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PHDram10May 17, 2019 10:16AM

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snowman12May 17, 2019 10:18AM

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PHDram6May 17, 2019 10:56AM

  maybe co #2

snowman12May 17, 2019 09:35AM

  kroenke

PHDram9May 17, 2019 10:09AM

  power

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snowman12May 17, 2019 10:39AM

  Re: Bradford vs Suh revisted

LMU9353May 16, 2019 04:28AM

  Bradford's last 3 seasons 25 TD 9 Ints

JoeMad33May 17, 2019 06:50AM

  His knee is shot

moklerman17May 17, 2019 05:25PM

  Re I don’t get why so many look back

Speed_Kills39May 17, 2019 10:18AM

  Amen brotha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ferragamo7912May 17, 2019 06:41PM

  Losing Shurmur hurt but

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