Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford was a guest on The Fast Lane radio show in St. Louis this afternoon, and he discussed many different issues with the guys. The main focus of the interview was on Bradford’s preparation for training camp and how he plans to handle himself in the time leading up to the beginning of camp. At the bottom of the post is a link to the audio of the interview, so check it out if you have some time. I will hit some of the highlights for you here and discuss some of the things he said from my point of view.
Before I get into the interview itself, I just want to address something that I have noticed in several Bradford interviews. I love the guy, and I think he is going to be a great player for our team. With that being said, he just doesn’t give a good interview. He is a smart guy and very well spoken, but his tone never changes and he always seems like he has something better to do. Maybe he should use some of this off time to get an interview coach. I’m just sayin…
Now, to the interview. Bradford discusses his prep for training camp, and he says that he is excited for it to begin and that he can’t wait to play football every day. Next, Bradford mentions that he will be studying the playbook and other things over the next month during his time off, and that he doesn’t want to step away from the game at all. I love to hear this, because it truly sounds like he loves playing the game and also that he understands how important it is for him to be ready. He then talks about making the transition to the real world from college, and he knows that it will be an adjustment. Bradford says that his agent doesn’t update him on contract talks, and he doesn’t want to know what is going on. He just wants to play. (Love that!) My favorite part of the interview is when Bradford says that he has never had a job in his life. That’s awesome. He played sports year-round his entire life, and it has obviously paid off for him. All I have to say is, it must be nice.
Those are the major talking points of the interview, but check out the link to hear the rest.