Tuesday, November 15, 2011
101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show
By Mike Sando
The St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford, the Arizona Cardinals' John Skelton and the Seattle Seahawks' strengths/weaknesses were subjects for discussion Tuesday on the Bernie Miklasz Show.
Our weekly conversation also touched on that other NFC West team, the one with a shot at clinching the division title by Week 13.
On Bradford, we discussed the need for increased production, particularly with Steven Jackson running well and Brandon Lloyd adding another dimension at receiver.
This has been a rough season for Bradford. He hasn't made memorable plays or done much to put his team in position to win. He's obviously hurting physically. Beyond the high-ankle sprain, I suspect we'll learn about additional injuries once the season is finished -- nothing serious enough to threaten his availability or require mention on the injury report, but nagging stuff that affects a quarterback's play.
There's still time for Bradford to get healthier and become more productive. Making that happen has to stand as the Rams' top priority for the final seven games.
The chart shows where Bradford stands compared to other NFC West quarterbacks in Total QBR by week.