Sam Bradford was back at his alma mater on Wednesday in Norman, Oklahoma, where he was being honored at halftime of the Sooners-Longhorns basketball game. Earlier in the day he met with the local media to talk about his first year in the NFL.
In some ways, the NFL’s Rookie of the Year, is going to be like a rookie all over again in his second season. That’s because he’s going to have to learn a new offensive system and get use to a new offensive coordinator.
Gone is Pat Shurmur, who left to coach Cleveland, and so is the West Coast style offense that Bradford grasped quickly. Arriving is Josh McDaniels, the former head coach at Denver who was fired in December in less than two seasons on the job. What McDaniels does bring is his experience as an offensive coordinator and quarterback’s coach, which led to some successful seasons in New England.
Bradford said while he is frustrated, he is also excited and regardless of what happens with the NFL and union’s labor negotiations, he said he’ll have to find a way to get with teammates to start working on the new system.