That video was from the Rams’ press conference today introducing Josh McDaniels as new offensive coordinator. I’ve heard plenty of the so-called “experts” on ESPN and other places give different opinions on this hire, but most of them seem pretty positive. Of course, the all-knowing Tim Hasselbeck thinks this is terrible hire and that Sam Bradford will be worse next season. Good thing we don’t listen to what anyone with the last name Hasselbeck has to say here at Ramblin’ Fan. Overall, the response has been more than positive. The best thing I head today was from “The Professor” John Clayton of ESPN, who said the Rams hiring McDaniels was the best move of the offseason by any team so far. When I’m looking for knowledgeable NFL information, I go to John Clayton.
My opinion is pretty simple. I think McDaniels is one of the best offensive minds in the league right now, and I think he is going to get the most out of everyone on this offense. I’ve heard some people say that Bradford is going to struggle because he has to learn a new system, but in my opinion that’s not a valid argument. Bradford had one of the best rookie seasons in recent memory in 2010, and that’s while he was learning a new system than was completely different from the one he ran in college. Bradford will be fine, and he could very well be better than fine in McDaniels’ quarterback-friendly offense.
In other news, quarterback coach Dick Curl is reportedly retiring before the 2011 season.