ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 2: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams throws against the Washington Redskins October 2, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
Even though when Sam Bradford throws the ball he has a big grin on his face, you shouldn't think he's happy. This quarterback has had to suffer the most drops in the NFL by his receivers, and is currently competing with Jay Cutler for the most sacks. Yeah, it doesn't sound like a cushion job to me either.
No one has stood out for the Rams. Maybe if Danny Amendola didn't get hurt against the Eagles, the Rams offense would look impressive; however, the Rams don't have him, and there's no reason to think about it now. So the Rams are stuck with the receivers they started with this season, minus their most consistent threat of course.
So I posed this question to the Turf Show Times staff -- which receiver will become the Rams number 1 this season. There wasn't much diversity to this question, and it shouldn't be, because none of the wide receivers have shown much this season.
Mark Clayton. I believe he will come back well from his injury and he will play decent, but not at a number one level but the best on the Rams at least. The rest of the Rams WRs are too inconsistent to be a number one this season.
Mark Clayton, if he returns healthy. He and Sam showed they had a great rapport in those couple of weeks last season. If healthy, look for them to pick up where they left off.
Brandon Gibson with less than 700 yards and 4 TDs
Mark Clayton. I truly believe he's going to come back strong, and he is the only receiver other than Amendola who Bradford had a special connection with. Granted, I don't feel he is a true number 1, but he is the best the Rams will have.
Mark Clayton. He's the only guy on the team that hasn't dropped a pass all year, and that is just plain sad. He should hopefully give Sam Bradford some stability so he can get out of his current funk.
I'll go with DX. He's got the athleticism and frame to make plays deep along the sideline and in the red zone. He's got to stay healthy though, but that's not breaking news.
Mark Clayton should be the top guy, if he stays healthy. I think without a reliable threat underneath, this is going to be a rough season for Sam Bradford and the offense. If they're smart, Steven Jackson will get more work catching the ball.
I am going to guess stat wise, it will be DX, but the numbers will be pedestrian
I'm going to go with Brandon Gibson. He has been the most consistent when playing this season.
I don't really think we'll have a number one receiver. DX will likely get hurt and no one else on the team has enough talent to be a number one option. It looks like Bradford will be stuck with a bunch of number three type options for the rest of the season. We really need to draft at least one receiver because otherwise we're screwed for next season too.