Bradford Discusses Offseason Prep

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.

Bradford On The Fast Lane

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  • sooner4eva

    I listened to the interview and my take…… Sam doesn’t like interviews much. I am impresssed with how focused and disciplined he is. And his take on the money and contract is amazing as I’m sure most millionaire QB’s would have bought a BMW, Rolex or something. Not Sam, he knows it won’t help his football so he just doesn’t care about the money. As for not having to work, I’m a parent of an athlete who gets very good grades, and competes year round, that is a job. Sam sounds like a humble guy but I sensed you got under his skin a little with the BYU question, not sure why that question came up, how many times does he have to talk about that hit. As a fan, I would rather hear about the present and what he is doing than the past, who cares? I heard Sam on a couple radio interviews, he is funny and has a great sense of humor, too bad that didn’t come out.Also the stuff about Mizzou and getting their butts kicked by OU, thats old news too and Sam is a Ram now, was all that necessary?? The person interviewing holds some accountability to how the interviewer is responding and the overall tone that is set. Some of the questions were just lame. On another note, Sam sounds a little homesick or tired, someone needs to hook him up and help him out a little. Poor guy obviously doesn’t like going home to an empty house. Those would be great questions…… makin a love connection for Sam!!! Just my thoughts….. Go Rams!

  • SoonerAnnie

    Let me begin by saying that I love Sam Bradford, so I might not be quite as objective as some. :) I have never gotten the impression that he would rather be doing something else instead of an interview, although, as Sooner4eva pointed out, it isn’t his favorite passtime. I’m sure he genuinely appreciates the interest in the team and in him as a member of the team, and he knows it comes with the territory. He does sound tired in this one, and I’m sure the break and getting to be home for a little while will do wonders for him even though, as he said, he’ll never be far from his playbook. Just wait till the season starts and we win some games…he’ll definitely be excited…along with the rest of us (grin)! Go Rams…go Sammy B!