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July 31, 2010
Quarterback Sam Bradford , the No. 1 overall draft pick of the St. Louis Rams, reportedly agreed to a six-year deal that is worth a record $50 million in guarantees. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bradford's deal is worth a total of $78 million. The guaranteed money is the most ever for a single contract in league history— for rookies or veterans. Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand will be suspended for 30 days and fined $100,000 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy following his guilty plea to driving while impaired.
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February 27, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Barry Switzer isn't too fond of Johnny Manziel as a person. To say the least. The former coach with three national championships and one Super Bowl victory to his credit had this to say about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M on CBS Sports 920 in St. Louis on Wednesday: "I don't like his antics. He's an arrogant little [expletive], I've said that and I'll say it again. You know, he's a privileged kid, he's embarrassed himself, he's embarrassed his teammates, his program, he's embarrassed his coaches and they'll all have to defend him because they've got to coach him. " But that's only half the story.
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January 15, 2009 | Gary Klein
As of Wednesday night, USC quarterback Mark Sanchez appeared headed for the NFL. What he does after talking with Trojans Coach Pete Carroll will be known this morning. Sanchez is scheduled to hold a news conference at USC's Heritage Hall, and unless he changes his plans he is expected to announce that he will enter April's NFL draft.
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October 21, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
It's desperation time in St. Louis, but is it Tebow time? In the wake of Sam Bradford's season-ending knee injury, the Rams have discussed signing free-agent quarterback Tim Tebow, according to a report by NFL Media's Michael Silver, who cited an unnamed team source. Kellen Clemens is the backup in St. Louis, and the Rams have no other quarterbacks on the roster. The team were among the teams that looked into acquiring Tebow in 2012 before the Denver Broncos traded him to the New York Jets.
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August 1, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
— Answering the bell is no problem for Sam Bradford, preparing for Round 2 of his NFL career. Answering to the beeper, though, is a different story. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is looking to build on his spectacular debut, a season that earned him NFL offensive-rookie-of-the-year honors. Now, he's learning a new offense — without the benefit of a structured off-season — and waiting for Coach Steve Spagnuolo to break out the beeper. That's a timer that sits just behind the offense in seven-on-seven drills and gives Bradford precisely 2.7 seconds to get rid of the ball before a loud beep sounds, signaling he's been sacked.
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April 22, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
1. With the first pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams select, as expected, Sam Bradford , quarterback from Oklahoma. Bradford, 6 feet 4, 218 pounds and the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, started all 31 games in which he appeared for the Sooners, setting school records by completing 67.64% of his passes (604-of-893) for 8,403 yards and 88 touchdowns. Considering Blake Griffin is also from Oklahoma, it marks the second time both the NFL and NBA top picks come from the same school.
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September 18, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
Is Flipper Anderson or Lawrence Taylor available? The St. Louis Rams return to New Jersey to face their 0-1 counterpart New York Giants, 21 years after the franchises' classic overtime playoff game in which Anderson caught the winning pass and maintained his sprint toward a Meadowlands tunnel, bumping past a fat man wearing a stocking cap. As the series resumes Monday night at MetLife Stadium, both teams are staggered by injuries and a...
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April 17, 2010 | Sam Farmer
A quarterback will be the first player selected in this week's NFL draft, but this could be remembered as the year of big men, blind-side blockers, and (attempted) bailouts. Whereas the St. Louis Rams already might have stitched the name of Sam Bradford on a No. 1 jersey, there's a decent chance the Oklahoma quarterback is the only skill-position player to go in the top 10. The top of the draft, which begins Thursday, will be dominated by 300-pounders on the defensive and offensive lines, and there could be a run on offensive tackles that rivals the flurry of 2008, when teams grabbed seven of them in the first round.
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December 22, 2011 | By David Wharton
Standing before a crowd of reporters, not to mention a national television audience, Matt Barkley explained that his heart told him to stick around for one more season of college football. But even as the USC quarterback made his big announcement Thursday, he acknowledged putting his future on hold. "I am prepared to play quarterback in the NFL," he said. "It is my dream to play quarterback in the NFL. " Which raises an important question: How might this immediate decision affect his long-term plans?
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September 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Max Hall threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to McKay Jacobson in the back of the end zone with 3 minutes 3 seconds left, giving No. 20-ranked Brigham Young a 14-13 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday night in front of 75,437 at Cowboys Stadium. The Sooners' last hope to recover ended when Tress Way came up short on a 54-yard field goal with 1:23 to play. Sooners quarterback Sam Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner last season, sprained his throwing shoulder when he was tackled by linebacker Coleby Clawson in the closing seconds of the first half.
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October 21, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Sunday night was about celebrating a quarterback, but Sunday afternoon was about celebrating over a quarterback. That's what Carolina safety Mike Mitchell did at least, after dragging down Sam Bradford from behind as the St. Louis quarterback ran out of bounds. As Bradford lay in a crumpled heap, rolling back and forth with a knee injury, a seemingly oblivious Mitchell threw his head back and arms out and yelled in celebration. The Bradford injury was an ugly scene on an ugly day for quarterbacks.
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October 21, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL hasn't lost a star or two, it has lost a constellation. A slew of injuries Sunday either ended the seasons or severely hampered a host of prominent players, among them St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, Houston linebacker Brian Cushing and Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne, all of whom will sit out the rest of the season because of knee injuries. Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least a month because of a torn groin muscle. Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley remained in the hospital Monday because of a neck injury, and his football future is uncertain.
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September 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Sam Farmer's team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. WEST SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 2012 | 11-5, 2nd in West Last year in playoffs | 2012 They're going all the way: This team won seven of its final eight regular-season games - including a 42-13 pounding of San Francisco - before beating Washington in a road playoff game, then nearly winning at Atlanta. The Russell Wilson-led Seahawks are loaded. They're doomed: Losing receiver Percy Harvin to injury hurts.
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March 31, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Three quarterbacks in the first four picks of next month's draft? Four first-round choices from Alabama, and three each from Stanford and Louisiana State? And the rarity of as many first-round guards (two) as tackles? That's the way Times' NFL writer Sam Farmer sees it. Here's how he thinks the opening round could go: 1. Indianapolis: QB Andrew Luck, Stanford — The Colts have made some noise recently about considering Robert Griffin III, but this pass has been telegraphed for months.
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March 10, 2012 | Sam Farmer
From Tampa, Fla. The professor sits alone in his darkened office, hunkered over the glowing screen of his laptop. His granny glasses, the only sign that the onetime boy wonder has truly aged, hang precariously on the tip of his nose. It's Sunday morning at 7 a.m., and former NFL coach Jon Gruden is waiting in his makeshift office for his star student of the day, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Every wall is lined floor to ceiling with videotapes, a Library of Congress-worthy collection of blitzes, protections, routes, goal-line plays, Hail Marys - everything, spanning at least five decades.
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February 25, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, this town is big enough for both of them. For the moment. But come April 26, the first day of the NFL draft, Stanford's Luck and Baylor's Griffin — the top two quarterbacks at the scouting combine this week — will head in different directions to begin their pro careers. In a league so focused on passing, they are the shiny superstars in the making, players likely to be inexorably linked as the first quarterbacks to go 1-2 in the draft in more than a decade.
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October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
norman, okla. -- Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford wasn't sure how his injured shoulder would hold up to a full day's work. After 49 throws in No. 19 Oklahoma's 33-7 win against Baylor on Saturday, Bradford is ready for next week's rivalry game against No. 2 Texas in Dallas. "I think that's something that we were all curious around here is how I would react to 3 1/2 -4 hours in my pads, on and off, not throwing the whole time, kind of sitting on the bench, coming back and making some throws," Bradford said.
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September 20, 2009 | Mike Hiserman
Hey Sam, on second thought, Oklahoma Sooners fans want to make sure you don't rush back. Landry Jones , in his second full game replacing Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford , completed 25 of 37 passes for 336 yards and a school-record six touchdowns as Oklahoma routed Tulsa, 45-0. The Sooners' next game is against Miami on Oct. 3 -- the game Bradford has marked as his hopeful return from a sprained shoulder. Bradford was injured in a 14-13 season-opening loss to Brigham Young, and Jones was shaky as the replacement in that game.
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December 22, 2011 | By David Wharton
Standing before a crowd of reporters, not to mention a national television audience, Matt Barkley explained that his heart told him to stick around for one more season of college football. But even as the USC quarterback made his big announcement Thursday, he acknowledged putting his future on hold. "I am prepared to play quarterback in the NFL," he said. "It is my dream to play quarterback in the NFL. " Which raises an important question: How might this immediate decision affect his long-term plans?
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December 11, 2011 | By David Wharton
The moment that Robert Griffin III stepped to the podium Saturday night to receive the Heisman Trophy, greeted by a contingent of past winners, the Baylor quarterback automatically became eligible for membership in another sort of club. Not that he wants to join it. No player does. It is the society of Heisman flops. Scroll down the long and prominent list — Pat Sullivan, Jason White, Eric Crouch, et al. — of men who stood on college football's highest pedestal only to crash and burn as pros.
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