September 19, 2014

Bradford’s ankle feels better

The St. Louis Rams opened a veteran’s mini camp this week and the focus was on quarterback Sam Bradford as he returns from an ankle injury that forced him to rest until March 1. The quarterback says he’s feeling better.

“I went to a doctor literally two days after the season ended and he told me not to do anything really until March 1,” Bradford said. “That’s when I got back here, so I kind of shut it down for six or more weeks after the season and then got back in the training room with (Head Athletic Trainer) Reggie (Scott), and I would say it felt 10 times better then and it’s only gotten stronger since I’ve been here.”

Now that Bradford is healthy, he’ll have to get up to speed quickly on trying to learn another offensive system put in place after the coaching staff underwent another overhaul. This is his third offense in his third NFL season, but without a work stoppage, the learning curve should improve greatly this year under Brian Schottenheimer. Head coach Jeff Fisher is happy with what he has seen so far.

“It’s his vision, release, accuracy – it’s all those things that we expected to see,” Fisher said. “He’s picking things up very, very quickly. The accuracy, I think, if you have to pick one thing, it would be that. The ball’s just in the right place every time.”