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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

Ramadune452May 15, 2019 12:53PM

  Revisit that #2 pick - Greg Robinson

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  Re: Revisit that #2 pick - Greg Robinson

SoCalRAMatic109May 16, 2019 02:48AM

  some considerations on the GR pick

zn132May 16, 2019 05:04AM

  i just dont buy it

PHDram47May 17, 2019 06:11AM

  Re: i just dont buy it

zn42May 17, 2019 08:23AM

  again it cant

PHDram30May 17, 2019 08:40AM

  Re: again it cant

zn27May 17, 2019 08:51AM

  slogan?

PHDram24May 17, 2019 09:07AM

  Re: slogan?

zn25May 17, 2019 09:33AM

  Re: slogan?

PHDram18May 17, 2019 10:02AM

  Re: slogan?

zn32May 17, 2019 10:45AM

  Re: slogan?

PHDram25May 17, 2019 11:10AM

  one quick thing--correcting an omission

zn30May 17, 2019 05:27PM

  Sure

PHDram20May 17, 2019 06:04PM

  Demoff

snowman35May 17, 2019 08:25AM

  Re: Demoff

zn32May 17, 2019 08:48AM

  Re: Demoff

snowman20May 17, 2019 09:26AM

  Re: Demoff

zn23May 17, 2019 09:40AM

  well...

PHDram30May 17, 2019 09:21AM

  Re: well...

Rams4336May 17, 2019 09:34AM

  Re: well...

snowman22May 17, 2019 09:36AM

  Re: well...

zn26May 17, 2019 09:43AM

  really?

PHDram21May 17, 2019 10:04AM

  C'mon

snowman25May 17, 2019 10:11AM

  Re: C'mon

PHDram22May 17, 2019 10:16AM

  Re: C'mon

snowman22May 17, 2019 10:18AM

  Re: C'mon

PHDram20May 17, 2019 10:56AM

  maybe co #2

snowman25May 17, 2019 09:35AM

  kroenke

PHDram27May 17, 2019 10:09AM

  power

snowman20May 17, 2019 10:13AM

  Re: power

PHDram26May 17, 2019 10:20AM

  Re: power

snowman23May 17, 2019 10:39AM

  But pretending isn't an option...

jemach13May 21, 2019 03:47AM

  Re: Bradford vs Suh revisted

LMU9363May 16, 2019 04:28AM

  Bradford's last 3 seasons 25 TD 9 Ints

JoeMad60May 17, 2019 06:50AM

  His knee is shot

moklerman39May 17, 2019 05:25PM

  Re: His knee is shot

LMU9326May 20, 2019 05:59AM

  Re I don’t get why so many look back

Speed_Kills66May 17, 2019 10:18AM

  Amen brotha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ferragamo7930May 17, 2019 06:41PM

  Losing Shurmur hurt but

Atlantic Ram30May 19, 2019 04:55PM