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Bradford faces heightened expectations

Coach believes his QB can handle new system, build on record-setting rookie season

Originally Published: September 9, 2011
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The other day, after the business of the preseason was finally over, Steve Spagnuolo pulled out the books that contain his regular-season checklists. It was all there. How to handle the day after a game. What to do on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. How to travel. How to treat a rookie starting quarterback.

Spagnuolo took out the page specifically dedicated to Sam Bradford and read the reminders about not putting Bradford in tough situations, about throwing on first down, about ...

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