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Shaun Hill--starting QB

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Posted: 8/24/2014 3:44 PM

Shaun Hill--starting QB 


Sam Bradford is now confirmed to have torn his ACL according to Mort.

This opens up a fantastic storyline for us Detroit fans: what if Hill outplays Stafford? Going to be a fun year.

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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:04 PM

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So when can we call Bradford a bust?
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:11 PM

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Probably the best thing that could've happened for st louis.
I (personally) have a hard time calling injury prone players busts. Russel, Leaf... Those guys just couldn't (wouldn't) play the game.
In the annuals of football, I'm sure Bradford will go down as a bust. But I'd rank him way behind some others.
Maybe a bust with an * next to it. Like Best.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:13 PM

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Good for Hill, we would have made the playoffs if he was our starting QB last year.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:17 PM

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The dude went 3-7 as a starter for Detroit (and all 3 wins against losing teams, apparently Drew Stanton is the one that got away, went 2-0 against teams above .500)
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:17 PM

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I actually Bradford would have been an above average QB had it not been for all the injuries.  Hill made a good decision on signing with the Rams because no matter how awful Stafford plays he will still be the starter (just look at last year).
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:18 PM

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I always liked Hill. It will be interesting to see what he can do if he does end up in a starting position this year. He definitely deserved some playing time here during Stafford's meltdowns.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:41 PM

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The Lambs have a good squad, they are going to be tough to play. They have some game breakers on O in Austin, Britt and Chris Givens. They can lean on their workhorse Zac Stacy as well as their D which should be stout. They are my dark horse team this year and I wouldn't be surprised if they get in as a wildcard.

Sucks for Bradford but I am happy that Hill is going to play, guy is a quality pro.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:43 PM

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Injuries and lack of weapons is what has side-tracked Bradford.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 4:54 PM

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SportyCliche wrote: So when can we call Bradford a bust?

I never felt Bradford would be a good NFL QB.   He was the dictionary defintion of a "System QB" at Oklahoma and was never ask to read defenses.   They did the thing where Oklahoma came to the line and the whole team looked back to the sideline for a play change signaled in based on what the coaches in the booth saw from the defensive aligment.

I think the offense they played at Oklahoma was crippling to his development as a QB.  If I remember correctly he was either not even a football player or never played QB (one or the other) until late in High School and was just a great athelete and smart kid.

Oh well...like Matt he can laugh all the way to the bank and will never have to work  day in his life.
#NONEpride

Last edited 8/24/2014 5:19 PM by Jadedandnolongerdissappointed

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Posted: 8/24/2014 5:42 PM

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Good thing the Lions changed defensive schemes. eek
 
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Posted: 8/24/2014 6:19 PM

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scottallen222 wrote: Injuries and lack of weapons is what has side-tracked Bradford.
Agree... Circumstances do not, IMO, make a player a bust. Attitude, or incompetence makes a player a bust.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 6:33 PM

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LyingFan wrote: Good for Hill, we would have made the playoffs if he was our starting QB last year.
is that because the starting QB catches balls and kicks FGs too? Or plays defense in the last 5 min of regulation?

 

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Posted: 8/24/2014 7:31 PM

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Me4LionsPresident wrote:
LyingFan wrote: Good for Hill, we would have made the playoffs if he was our starting QB last year.
is that because the starting QB catches balls and kicks FGs too? Or plays defense in the last 5 min of regulation?
No because the starting QB shouldn't throw 2 or 3 INTs a game down the stretch.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 7:56 PM

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I never wish an injury on anyone.  I read this article on ESPN this morning: http://espn.go.com/blog/st-louis-rams/post/_/id/10833/rams-optimistic-about-bradfords-knee?ex_cid=espnapi_public  ESPN had stated his injury didn't appear all that serious.  That's when I knew his year would be done.. kiss of death!

CLEVELAND -- Walking into the St. Louis Rams locker room on Oct. 20, 2013, had the unmistakable feeling of walking into a wake. That was the day Rams quarterback Sam Bradford tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The Rams' playoff hopes, for whatever they still were at that point in the season, died that day.
Walking into the Rams' locker room Saturday night at FirstEnergy Stadium had the unmistakable feeling of something different: optimism. Although Bradford still has a battery of tests to go through when the team returns to St. Louis, early returns seem to be favorable for a relatively quick Bradford recovery.

After the game and some goading, Rams coach Jeff Fisher indicated that the injury could be little more than a hyperextension. He added that Bradford was walking around fine and in good spirits in the locker room.

"We’ll go back and do tests tomorrow and we’re optimistic for his quick return," Fisher said.

That's a major departure from that 2013 Week 7 game against Carolina, when the Rams not only lost the game, but also their quarterback. That day, Bradford writhed in pain for about 10 minutes before the cart arrived to take him to the locker room. In that postgame news conference, Fisher didn't offer anything remotely resembling an optimistic outlook, let alone a possible diagnosis. In fact, Fisher made it a point to say he didn't want to deal in hypotheticals and mentioned Bradford was in "significant" pain on the sideline.

Upon entering that locker room after Carolina, pins could be heard dropping as the Rams slowly trudged to the bus to head to the airport.

The scene in Cleveland on Saturday was far different. By no means was the mood jubilant, but it was one that was certainly more upbeat than one would expect considering the injuries to Bradford and fellow starters Kendall Langford, Trumaine Johnson, Michael Brockers and Rodger Saffold. Johnson's injury appeared the most serious, as he was the only one to leave on a cart, but Fisher even expressed a dose of optimism on that.

Bradford was unavailable to the media after the game. But wide receiver Brian Quick, perhaps the player with the most to lose to a possible Bradford injury, did speak to his quarterback.

"I was a little nervous about it but everything is all right," Quick said. "Sam told me that he is OK."

Although backup Shaun Hill represents a solid veteran option, the Rams are like every other team in the league in that they can't afford to lose their starter. Before he was hurt Saturday, Bradford was off to another strong start in his second preseason appearance.

Despite shoddy pass protection, Bradford was 4-of-9 for 77 yards and had showed a continued willingness to press the ball down the field and into tight windows.

Also, unlike that Carolina game, without Bradford and the other four starters, the Rams went on to an impressive (at least by preseason standards) 33-14 victory.

"We'll wait until tomorrow and see what happens," end Chris Long said. "We did a lot of positive things for our third preseason game and there were a lot of bumps and bruises but we'll see tomorrow. We'll just take in the victory and look at the positives because there were a lot of positives."

But there would be no bigger positive than a clean bill of health for the starting quarterback.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 10:31 PM

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I still think Bradford stayed in school for one more year to avoid the Lions selecting him.  And for that I am very thankful.  

I wish the best for Hill.  Great guy and a very capable backup.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 10:38 PM

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SportyCliche wrote: The dude went 3-7 as a starter for Detroit (and all 3 wins against losing teams, apparently Drew Stanton is the one that got away, went 2-0 against teams above .500)
I just turned on the Zona game, and see Stanton dropping in a sick touch pass over the shoulder of his WR for a TD.  9 out of 12, I think.  

I always enjoyed watching Stanton play.  Still do.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 10:50 PM

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Hmmm, we all remember the last time the Rams starting QB went down in preseason and the journeyman backup stepped in. LOL. They can mourn the loss of Bradford all they want, the fact is Hill is the better QB.  No matter what Hill does, Bradford would have done less.  I could never understand the hype around Bradford.  I never saw it.

 

I'm happy for Hill.

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Posted: 8/24/2014 10:56 PM

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gkelly wrote:
Me4LionsPresident wrote:
LyingFan wrote: Good for Hill, we would have made the playoffs if he was our starting QB last year.
is that because the starting QB catches balls and kicks FGs too? Or plays defense in the last 5 min of regulation?
No because the starting QB shouldn't throw 2 or 3 INTs a game down the stretch.
In between fumbles.
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Posted: 8/24/2014 11:38 PM

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well hate it for him....pretty much means to me that the best he might be in this legue is a quality back up the least is he prolly is done.
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