Rams quarterback Sam Bradford took another step toward recovery on Thursday as he participated in 7-on-7 drills and took more “mental reps” with the offense. The recovery is slowly moving forward, but although the news has been much better this week, I still doubt we are going to see him on the field this Sunday. Bradford has been talking like he expects to play, but this organization is not going to rush him back. Again, there’s still a chance he could go, but expect to see AJ Feeley under center looking for his second-straight win.
Speaking of quarterback injuries, it looks like Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb will be out as well on Sunday. If Kolb can’t go, backup John Skelton will likely take the snaps. I really liked Skelton coming out of college, but he has a long way to go before he is ready to be a solid NFL quarterback. This will certainly be a benefit to the Rams defense, so if Skelton is in there, expect a heavy dose of pressure from Spags. We will probably see plenty of Beanie Wells no matter what as long as he plays, but prepare yourselves for the possibility of a Feeley vs. Skelton battle. Bet you didn’t expect that heading into the season.