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Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Posted on: September 5, 2009 9:20 pm
 
Hopefully Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford's shoulder isn't injured too badly. It doesn't look overly serious. That's the good news.

Bradford, however, remains yet another illustration of why college players with his kind of ability should take the cash and run.

Returning was a tremendous risk. There was a good chance had Bradford departed last year he might've gone first to the Detroit Lions. Might have. The player who did, Matthew Stafford, signed a $41 million deal.

That's what Bradford gave up and even if the shoulder injury isn't significant it still gives something to NFL teams to obsess. They love obsessing. When contract negotiations begin, those same teams will use the injury against Bradford to try and lower his contract demands, no matter how minor it might end up being.

If you don't believe that, you don't know the NFL. It happens all the time.

So even if Bradford comes back next week (and a sprained shoulder joint many times takes weeks to heal) his draft status for 2010 has already been slightly injured.

If he does miss a few weeks his draft stock takes an even bigger hit.

Take the cash and run. Run fast. And don't look back. That's what Bradford should've done.

And it's likely that's what he's thinking right now.










Category: NCAAF
Tags: Sooners
 
Comments

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2010 10:09 am
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Once again Mike Freeman shares his expert analysis.



" his draft status for 2010 has already been slightly injured.

If he does miss a few weeks his draft stock takes an even bigger hit."


Oh really ?




Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2009 11:28 am
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Maybe Bradford wanted to finish his degree so he wouldn't have to lie on his resume like Mike Freeman:

Oh look, TAXMANDAN attempts to display his/her rapier wit with yet another reference to the author's resume issues. What a keen sense of observation and analytical thinking you are blessed with!  [snark off].

Someday, TAXMANDAN, you might have something interesting to say that has not been pointed out by others on this forum. I doubt it but miracles do occur.

Take care , "Windy"    



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2009 1:28 pm
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Maybe Bradford wanted to finish his degree so he wouldn't have to lie on his resume like Mike Freeman:




Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 2:11 am
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Yeah great advice. Jeez this is what got us into this mess in the first place ... people taking the money and running with NO thought to the consequences. Bradford will be fine. As far as Mr. Freeman ??? Well let's just say he makes Jemele Hill look like Emily Post. Figure that one out ........




Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 2:10 am
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Bradford didn't come back to school for an education, he came back to win a national championship and to avoid being drafted by the Detroit Lions. He turned his back on $50 million now will setlle for a much less money. When will people learn to take the money. If he really wants his degree he could've still taken classes in the off-season. He learned nothing from Matt Leinart. Nice job Howdie Doody.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2009 9:41 pm
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

should've taken dat money.

you think he's gonna be making $30-50 mill on that degree? lol









Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2009 6:25 pm
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

I do not think this injury shoul affect his draft status next year.  Only if it does not heal properly and affects his game would it be a problem.  I'm sure money is not everything in this kids mind and he wanted  the full college experience as well as the possible shot at winning a national championship.  i'm sure this will hurt his Heisman chances but as seen in the past, the Heisman does not equal success in the NFL.  This kid will adjust well to the speed of the NFL and has great football IQ.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2009 2:22 pm
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Freeman  It must be a cold day in hell. I agree with you. Bradford should have left for the pros. He can have great love for the game and be paid for it too. He may be ok and the injury may not be more than a slight sprain but the NFL uses that kind of crap in negotiations to keep money in their pockets and out of the player's. I hope he bounces back but its a lot to ask the player to sacrifice.



Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2009 2:09 pm
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

I think you go pro if you are projected to go high in the first round (maybe anywhere in the first round).  I used to subscribe to the arguement that you stay in school to finish your education and get a degree.  Well, a player can easily go back to school later and finish a degree, if he chooses.  If he can get a great payday, the education that he will need the most is how to manage the money to make it work for him the rest of his life.  If you look at this as a business decision, it is a no brainer - financial security for one's life.



Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2009 1:26 pm
 

Sam Bradford: this is why you go pro

Sam bradford reminds me of Ken Dorsey.  Wins the heisman trophy and will not make it in the NFL.  He will come back and have an OK season.  Why, you might ask.  None of these sports writers or fans have recognized that Oklahoma had the best offensive line in college football last year (4 are gone) and two wide receivers in the NFL.  If any other team had that kind of talent, they would be great.  Sorry, but Bradford is not that great.

I am not a byu or texas fan, but I think Max Hall and Colt McCoy are the two best quarterbacks in college.  And those two will make the best NFL quarterbacks.


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