This article just appeared in the Canadian Press online. I found that the way Sam answers questions shows just how much of a competitor he really is.
Spags said, "The energy Bradford brought to the practice field Wednesday reinforced the decision to draft him. Bradford arrived with plenty of motivation after reviewing the Detroit debacle, which was more reminiscent of last season's no-chance Rams that went 1-15.
"I love the way he played out here in practice," Spagnuolo said, "And I would expect him to play good on Sunday."
It would appear that part of Sam's motivation is having been embarrassed not only by the loss, but by having Suh intercept his pass. This article says a lot about how the more you try to suppress Sam, the more intense he becomes.
"St. Louis absorbed plenty of ugly losses during a 6-42 run over three years before this season. Can't change the culture overnight, right?
Bradford rejects that line of thinking. He never expected such a spanking at the hands of the Lions, and refuses to believe it's OK and just part of the learning curve.
He expects to win."
With all the new weapons being brought to bear this Sunday against the Chargers, I really expect to see a win unless some kind of voodoo magic curse appears. So far this season it looks like the Rams play better against teams they are supposed to lose to, and vice versa.
Having watched Sam play through his years at Oklahoma, I know he will be turning that loss into motivation for this week’s game. I hope that is enthusiasm will filter over to the rest of the team.
It ought to be exciting!
Even if we lose this one I want to see maximum effort from the whole team, that would at least make another loss easier to deal with.
Can you deal with a loss to the Bolts if the team plays their hearts out?
The full article is here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jdDb1vA0F1lODrTKFTpcWfGmGMLA?docId=4837742