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John Clayton on Sam

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Outside the pocket: The challenge facing Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is keeping Rams quarterback Sam Bradford in the pocket. Though Bradford has the tall look of a great pocket passer, he has receivers without speed who take some time to get into routes. It has forced him to be a little like Roethlisberger. Bradford has to move to buy some time to complete passes. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Bradford has a league-high seven touchdown passes and no interceptions on throws in which he's outside the pocket. From the pocket, Bradford with 10 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions and a 76.2 quarterback rating. Don't minimize Bradford's success inside the pocket, though. He has completed 61.8 percent of his passes from inside the pocket.

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