1) I don't like Bradford. He is uber-productive, but everything about him SCREAMS Alex Smith to me.
Originally posted by FnkyPhantom:
Bradford doesn't fit that mold. That spread offense that they run at OK doesn't hunt in the NFL. He is atrocious under center and is not all that elusive. Also not an accurate passer on the run. Has a cannon for an arm and good efficiency....when he is standing upright in the pocket with time. Always a challenge to convert shotgun QB's to taking direct snaps.
Wow. I'm not sure I've ever seen two opinions that I could disagree with more. First, how exactly does Bradford scream Alex Smith? Smith was in a one read passing attack with a heavy emphasis on running. Smith was asked to make option reads running and used his legs to make plays. Bradford couldn't be any more of the opposite. Bradford has a better arm, is WAY more accurate, and is a pass first pocket QB.
Secondly, Phantom where are you getting your information? I would say OK runs a VERY similar offense to that of the Patriots. Seemed to work okay for them. Now where are you getting info that Bradford is "atrocious" under center? Almost laughable really. Bradford may not be asked to play under center but that by no means makes him atrocious. Actually, if you could back up that statement I would love to see it. Do you have a breakdown of snaps taken from under center. Being that I've watched every game since he has taken the starting job at OU (If my bias hasn't shown, I'm a huge OU fan) Bradford has excelled when under center especially using Play Action. Again, where are you getting your info? Where do you find that Bradford is not accurate on the run?
What is with the blind hatred for OU players recently. Bradford is not in the same mold as past OU quarterbacks. It is amazing to see how little respect he is getting this year after a Heisman campaign. I guess that's what losing bowl games will do to a team.
[ Edited by alwaysa49erfan on Aug 26, 2009 at 6:18 AM ]