Fisher expects fourth year QB Sam Bradford to fully take over the leadership of the team.
After coming in as the number one overall pick in 2010, Sam Bradford’s career has been marred by injury, poor receiving talent and inconsistency in his own game.
With the offence set to be made up primarily of first and second year players at the skill positions, Bradford is being called upon to take on more leadership on the field.
Jeff Fisher spoke to StLouistoday.com, and highlighted how the 25 year-old’s maturity grew at the end of last season.
“You know we saw it was coming (last season),” Fisher said.
“Sam really took things over the second half of the season. We’ve got guys who can stand up and take charge and carry the torch. I’m not concerned about that. Sam, I was very impressed with how he handled things.”
Having lost long-time leader of the offence in Stephen Jackson this year, Bradford must fully commit time in leading the team by example on the field. Whilst injuries have been a problem, the former Oklahoma Sooner must learn to play through certain niggles in order to show his desire for the team.
It is not uncommon for players, especially Quarterbacks, to play through severe injury in order to lead the team to victories. In 2009, Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford threw a game winning touchdown with a separated shoulder on his throwing arm, and in that moment, he became the leader of the entire organisation.
Bradford could be the franchise Quarterback that the Rams have needed since Kurt Warner. If he can become more vocal and more decisive on the field, then it won’t be long before success starts to come St. Louis’ way