Of course, a lot of Rams fans will disagree, and probably get irritated by this post, considering the amount of respect us Rams fans have for Danny Amendola and Steven Jackson, but hear me out. We've all seen this before, Sam Bradford himself has been in this situation once before. Sam Bradford came to the Sooners while Thompson was the starting quarterback and took them to a bowl game and they lost to the Boise State Bronco's in the Fiesta Bowl.. (Which I may add, was very gratifying for me considering I'm a Boise State fan.) Sam Bradford was a freshman and witnessed the heart break. He couldn't do anything about it because he was on the bench and Thompson was playing, which in result made him hungry for winning.
Now the reason I bring this up is to compare this to now.. Sam Bradford came to the St. Louis Rams WHILE we were a, lets face it, an awful team, with a leader in Steven Jackson. Now I know this isn't a way to compare this really, but I kind of see Steven Jackson as the Thompson. Sam Bradford came here and as we all did, he respected Steven Jackson and his role on the team, as he did with Thompson in 2006. So the way I see it, now that Steven Jackson has left town, Sam Bradford now will feel that this is HIS team, not Steven Jacksons team. So I'm hoping as we all should, that this is the truth because if it is, Sam Bradford will benefit from Steven Jackson leaving St. Louis and take over this team.
Now onto Danny Amendola's departure... Now I know everyone's all like.. "Oh no Amendola's gone, we're screwed, Bradford has no one to throw to now.." HOLD ON! This is a ridiculous assumption.. Now I don't know what games you guys were watching, but when Amendola was gone this year, Bradford turned it on and threw to the likes of Givens, Pettis, Kendricks, sometimes Quick, and Gibson. Now I thought this was great for Bradfords maturation as an NFL quarterback and he learned to look for players OTHER than Amendola. Yeah Amendola did this and that, but hell, whens the last time he wasn't injured in a full year? NOW Amendola is gone, so there will be no security blanket for Bradford which will force him to grow with younger receivers while HE'S the new leader of our offense. Plus we picked up Long and Cook and we're still not even to the draft yet.. So I'm very optimistic for this Rams offense, I personally believe we'll get better, because of the departure of two well respected players. Go Rams!