I can see why a lot of Rams fans would say to be patient with Bradford. I still can't come to say he's a bust yet. Guy has crap skill guys around him and a different system to learn every year.
I liken the Rams situation a little bit like the Panthers'. I think both teams need to unload one of their key guys in order to move forward. With Carolina, I think it's time they trade Smith to make themselves better. With them getting a new GM/head coach, it isn't that far fetched. Plus, I've always felt that part of Cam's problem is that he's never truly felt like he was 'the guy' there with Smith being the leader that he is.
And with the Rams: Jackson is not the same player he once was. Not even close, really. Yet he'd still bring some value to a team like Green Bay. Trade him for a 2nd rounder or whatever, and move on.
Never understood why Campbell had so many supporters here. It was easy to tell early on that he just wasn't cut out to be a starter.
Yeah the Panthers should have traded Smith years ago...
The Rams have to trade Jackson though. They can get a pretty good pick for him
Mind you, of course, this was before 2009 broke my football patience when it comes to QBs. :ols:
I knew Campbell wasnt the guy when Todd Collins stepped in and lead a sort of explosive offense to the playoffs when Campbell was floundering before.
From that point forward, I never wanted Campbell and was glad we got rid of him. He seemed like a nice kid and his wife is beautiful, but I couldnt stand seeing another checkdown or dude taking a sack.
Oddly enough, I felt he got wronged in Oakland because Carson Palmer hasnt been a good NFL starting QB for 4 years and somehow sauntered in and took Campbell's spot with no questions asked even though Campbell did nothing to lose his spot. I get that they wanted someone who could be a gamebreaker and franchise QB, but Carson Palmer has not been that QB since he refused to get Tommy John surgery in '08 (the common myth about Palmer is that the knee injury messed his career up, when the truth is he had a great year the very next season but he had shoulder issues in 2008 and was never the same QB since then).
In saying that, the defense of Campbell was always bizarre to me because he was not the guy who was going to win you a game. He never showed that in college and I cringed when Gibbs traded up to pick him.
I'm a bad fan. There's no way in hell I'm staying up tonight to watch Eagles-Panthers. I will tivo it so that I can watch it another time, solely for the sake of seeing if Foles is even halfway decent.