It has become painfully obvious to me that the Josh McDaniels experiment last year never should have happened. Sam Bradford won the 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year running the West Coast Offense and almost took the Rams to the playoffs. The mess that Josh McDaniels brought with him set Bradford back tremendously. Now with Brian Schottenheimer and Jeff Fisher at the reigns of the offense and the team, our offensive strategy is similar to 2010 and Bradfords steady development is showing.
Just look at the stats and it says it all. Right now Sam Bradford is fourth in the NFL (not just the NFC) with a 112.4 passer rating. Yes you read that right. The only QB's who are ahead of him are Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning and Alex Smith. It's nice to see that pro bowl QB's like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tony Romo, Phillip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Schaub are in his rear view mirror.
He is 5th in the league in completion percentage at 71.7%. He is 43 out of 60 so far running this run heavy offense but at least he is making the most of his passing attempts. Fisher-Ball seems to be a good thing for him. His yards per attempt is 6th in the league with an 8.47 average and he is tied for second in the NFL with 4 touchdowns.
Considering that last week the NFL stated that it was it's highest scoring opening week, you can't say that Bradford being so highly ranked is a case of the other QB's getting off to a slow start. I like what I am seeing so far of Sam the Ram and hopefully our depleted offensive line can continue to keep Sam upright so he can start building confidence in himself. I was really worried that he was going to become a victim of David Carr / Mark Bulger Syndrome.