theENGLISHseahawk wrote:I disagree there Hawkwow. This was supposed to be the year the Rams came to the party. It hasn't stopped Arizona being competitive and getting to 9-5.
They made a decision to back Bradford when they passed on RGIII. So they had 'their' quarterback. They'd brought in a former #1 overall pick at left tackle. They drafted an X-factor guy on offense. Had a great pass rush.
All the pieces were there, and still are, for a winning football team.
And because of Bradford's inability to look anything other than average (plus stay healthy) they have another losing record.
We'll never be fighting for our lives against the Rams with this QB situation in STL. And it comes down to this. If they had RGIII right now, instead of Ogletree and let's say Jake Matthews in 2014 -- would they be a much scarier prospect?
Without doubt IMO.
I respect your position, English...it just differs from mine. I don't think Griffin is very good (at this level). In fact, he's something of a bonehead on the playing field, despite his apparent intelligence off of it. When he was drafted, because of this, I said he wouldn't finish the year. He didn't. Unlike RW, he fails to understand his health is more important to the long term success of his team than getting an extra 3 yards on a 3rd and 1. Why would it be unreasonable to think Fish may have felt the same and had no desire in making Griffin his franchise QB?
IMO, too many here are being rather short sighted in regards to the Rams QB situation. As outlined in my previous post, it made perfect sense (at this point in time) to stick with Bradford and fulfill the terms of his contract. Sam had shown flashes of excellence in the past, and knowing they weren't going to the SB with or without him, why upset the apple cart by drafting or signing a QB that won't get you there either?
IF Bradford is on the Ram's roster next year, all of your points will be very valid. I don't think that will happen. Now Fish has the luxury of using a single draft choice to get his QB...this after adding extremely important components to the team, this year, with a bevy of picks to do so again next year (and the year after). The Rams got off to a very rough start but have shown great promise...without a QB, since. If I were a Rams fan, I would be extremely optimistic about the future...near and beyond.
Back to the reality that I am not a Rams fan, I sincerely hope they make a mistake in selecting their QB in this upcoming draft. Johnny Manziel =RG4, IMO.