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Much rather go after Bradford than cousins.  I feel Vikes are going to stick with Keenum for the long run.

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Just now, matter2003 said:

Because he is always hurt and he isn't that good when he isn't hurt.

Didn't he play pretty well, and play the entire season last year?

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Seeing he is delicate as an expensive champagne glass that gets broken to pieces when it is looked at wrong, no way...

 

This guy will get injured quicker than Kevin Kolb walking throw a car wash...

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Bradford is attached to Shurmur at the hip.  He might leave for a payday.  Are we going to give Bradford a payday?

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the knock is he has a glass jaw...

 

He is an average QB when healthy though. And an upgrade over TT regarding passing. Gets sacked about 36 times in a full season of work..

 

Pure pocket passer is not going to extend plays like TT has

 

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8 minutes ago, bills6969 said:

Much rather go after Bradford than cousins.  I feel Vikes are going to stick with Keenum for the long run.

 

I'd rather go after neither and draft a new QB. If you have to bring a QB in as a FA/trade I'd rather Smith or Keenum.

 

Cousins price tag scares me for very moderate to below moderate results and Bradford is so injured he can't be depended on.

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5 minutes ago, SWATeam said:

Didn't he play pretty well, and play the entire season last year?

 

No he played 2 games for the Vikings before hurting his knee and being placed on IR

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2 minutes ago, matter2003 said:

Because he is always hurt and he isn't that good when he isn't hurt.

 

All the Bills would be asking for is to get a quality free agent QB who can hold the fort down for 4-5 weeks till the 1st round rookie QB pick would be comfortable in taking over. Because in general, 1st round QBs just don't sit their whole rookie season. This is why Bradford on a one year contract would probably be one of the best options for the Bills.

 

 

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Injuries.  He is a pretty good Qb he just cant stay healthy.  This is what happened when they drafted Ej.  They took a Qb who wasnt polished and signed Keven Kolb.  kolb got eaten by the mat monster and all was left was for Ej to rush into starting.  That could happen with Bradford.  Worst thing to happen would be for a Qb to lose a Qb battle than for you to go back to him.

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9 minutes ago, bills6969 said:

Much rather go after Bradford than cousins.  I feel Vikes are going to stick with Keenum for the long run.

 

As a bridge definitely, hope he can stay healthy while our rookie learns.

 

 

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Just now, ddaryl said:

 

No he played 2 games for the Vikings before hurting his knee and being placed on IR

Yes, that's what he did this year.  Looks like he played 15 games last year with 20 td's vs. 5 picks and a completion percentage of 71.6%.  They also had a horrid oline last year.

 

I think Sam is a great option as a bridge.

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12 minutes ago, matter2003 said:

Because he is always hurt and he isn't that good when he isn't hurt.

Disagree. "WHEN" Bradford is healthy he is an above average QB with very good accuracy.

Unfortunately the best ability is availability and Sam is about as fragile as peanut brittle. Wouldn't mind it but got to have a competent back up and a promising draft pick in the wings.

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15 minutes ago, bills6969 said:

Much rather go after Bradford than cousins.  I feel Vikes are going to stick with Keenum for the long run.

 

Please stop.  Please, please stop. 

 

Mods, can the next person who proposes we go after Bradford lose posting privileges until they can correctly recite Bradford's injury history?

The man's been injured 4 out of his 7 NFL seasons.  He's been injured on, like, the first dropback in a preseason game.  He doesn't have a knee left.

Yes, he can play QB in the NFL successfully.  Yes, when he's healthy he's a better QB than Taylor.  Than many.  But that's a huge conditional.

 

No, you can't count on him for 2 games, much less 4 or 5.  That disqualifies him as a backup.

 

Cousins can play QB at least as well as Bradford and he's durable.

 

Please stop.

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15 minutes ago, bills6969 said:

Much rather go after Bradford than cousins.  I feel Vikes are going to stick with Keenum for the long run.

Former Sabre Tim Connelly would be much cheaper and achieve identical results.

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2 minutes ago, SWATeam said:

Yes, that's what he did this year.  Looks like he played 15 games last year with 20 td's vs. 5 picks and a completion percentage of 71.6%.  They also had a horrid oline last year.

 

I think Sam is a great option as a bridge.

 

 

technically that was 2017 and last year.. But yeah if you go back to 2016 he had a decent season.

 

In seven seasons he has 3 seasons of 10 games or less.. So that is the concern...

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6 minutes ago, Maine-iac said:

Bradford is attached to Shurmur at the hip.  He might leave for a payday.  Are we going to give Bradford a payday?

A payday? Hasn't he made a large pile of money already in his career?  Not to say he doesn't want more, but if I recall, he was one of the last big rookie contract QB's. Pretty sure he's already made over $100 million in his career, which certainly does not match his production.

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13 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

No he played 2 games for the Vikings before hurting his knee and being placed on IR

That was this year. I think he meant 2016. 

 

Bradford played 15 games for Minnesota and had a pretty damn good season. 

 

71% completion percentage, almost 3800yds, 20 TDs to 5 INT. 

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Did you really even ask "why not Sam Bradford?"

There's one OBVIOUS reason, and nobody has to explain it to you at all.

Injuries. That's it. Without discussing a single other aspect of his career, INJURIES are the #1 answer to "why not?"

 

- 2011: INJURED Missed 6 games

- 2013: INJURED Missed 9 games

- 2015: INJURED Missed 2 games

- 2017: INJURED Missed 14 games

 

He's only played a full season twice in 7 years. Not a good track record.

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5 minutes ago, SWATeam said:

Yes, that's what he did this year.  Looks like he played 15 games last year with 20 td's vs. 5 picks and a completion percentage of 71.6%.  They also had a horrid oline last year.

 

I think Sam is a great option as a bridge.

Not so much of a bridge, more like a rickety old plank across the water, that may or may not snap in half as you make your way across.  COULD get you safely to the other side or could drown your season half way through...

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6 minutes ago, ddaryl said:

 

No he played 2 games for the Vikings before hurting his knee and being placed on IR

 

In 2016, he played very well for the Vikes.  In fact, he had a career year - in his 2nd full season since 2012. 

Then he went out for good after injuring his knee after 2 games in 2017 - the same injury that cost him half a season in 2013, then reinjured in preseason and out for all of 2014.

 

It's not like it was a fluke and unlikely to happen again.  One time is an occurrence, twice is a concern, and three times is a pattern spelling out "can't count on this guy at QB"

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