Rams wide receiver and former Mizzou star Danario Alexander was a guest on The Fast Lane radio show today at 101 ESPN in St. Louis, and he dropped a bombshell on us. The whole interview was very good, and I’ll provide a link at the end of this post, but DX provided the biggest news we have heard in awhile regarding the 2011 version of the Rams. According to Alexander, the receivers and quarterback Sam Bradford worked out recently, and they lined up and ran plays from the Josh McDaniels playbook that they received during the short stay in the lockout. That, however, is not the bombshell. Alexander relayed that Bradford got the entire playbook from McD and he already knows “the whole thing like the back of his hand.”
Wow. For everyone, me included, who said this lockout was going to hurt the offense because of the new system, this statement has to make us rethink that theory. I’m not saying that this means the offense will be in midseason form from Day 1, but you have to feel good that our quarterback not only has the playbook, but already knows it. Alexander said he was surprised at how well Sam knew the plays, and for someone on the inside to be surprised, it must have been impressive. This just goes to show you how lucky we are to have this man as our signal-caller. Not only is he supremely talented, but he is one of the hardest workers on the team and a consummate professional. I have to admit that, although there is no end to the lockout in sight, I have never been more excited for the upcoming season than I am right now.
Here is the link to the interview, so give it a listen.