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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

Ramadune540May 15, 2019 12:53PM

  Revisit that #2 pick - Greg Robinson

Rams_81208May 15, 2019 03:02PM

  Re: Revisit that #2 pick - Greg Robinson

SoCalRAMatic157May 16, 2019 02:48AM

  some considerations on the GR pick

zn191May 16, 2019 05:04AM

  i just dont buy it

PHDram93May 17, 2019 06:11AM

  Re: i just dont buy it

zn93May 17, 2019 08:23AM

  again it cant

PHDram78May 17, 2019 08:40AM

  Re: again it cant

zn80May 17, 2019 08:51AM

  slogan?

PHDram71May 17, 2019 09:07AM

  Re: slogan?

zn90May 17, 2019 09:33AM

  Re: slogan?

PHDram65May 17, 2019 10:02AM

  Re: slogan?

zn80May 17, 2019 10:45AM

  Re: slogan?

PHDram89May 17, 2019 11:10AM

  one quick thing--correcting an omission

zn78May 17, 2019 05:27PM

  Sure

PHDram70May 17, 2019 06:04PM

  Demoff

snowman101May 17, 2019 08:25AM

  Re: Demoff

zn88May 17, 2019 08:48AM

  Re: Demoff

snowman67May 17, 2019 09:26AM

  Re: Demoff

zn81May 17, 2019 09:40AM

  well...

PHDram80May 17, 2019 09:21AM

  Re: well...

Rams43116May 17, 2019 09:34AM

  Re: well...

snowman73May 17, 2019 09:36AM

  Re: well...

zn86May 17, 2019 09:43AM

  really?

PHDram72May 17, 2019 10:04AM

  C'mon

snowman71May 17, 2019 10:11AM

  Re: C'mon

PHDram76May 17, 2019 10:16AM

  Re: C'mon

snowman72May 17, 2019 10:18AM

  Re: C'mon

PHDram73May 17, 2019 10:56AM

  maybe co #2

snowman66May 17, 2019 09:35AM

  kroenke

PHDram83May 17, 2019 10:09AM

  power

snowman62May 17, 2019 10:13AM

  Re: power

PHDram89May 17, 2019 10:20AM

  Re: power

snowman64May 17, 2019 10:39AM

  But pretending isn't an option...

jemach42May 21, 2019 03:47AM

  Re: Bradford vs Suh revisted

LMU93108May 16, 2019 04:28AM

  Bradford's last 3 seasons 25 TD 9 Ints

JoeMad109May 17, 2019 06:50AM

  His knee is shot

moklerman91May 17, 2019 05:25PM

  Re: His knee is shot

LMU9381May 20, 2019 05:59AM

  Re I don’t get why so many look back

Speed_Kills117May 17, 2019 10:18AM

  Amen brotha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ferragamo7975May 17, 2019 06:41PM

  Losing Shurmur hurt but

Atlantic Ram76May 19, 2019 04:55PM