Rumors that Sam Bradford would be shut down for the season aside, the St. Louis Rams' erstwhile franchise-saving quarterback continues to make noises about wanting to return from his injury—a high ankle sprain, which he should probably ask Michael Hoomanawanui about—for at least one of the final two games of the Rams' aborted 2011 season.â†µ
This is one of those situations where the right move, in polite society, is to say, "Oh, no, you don't have to," and then very aggressively pay your half of the bill yourself. "Oh, no, you really shouldn't."
I am saying this out of the goodness of my own heart—because selfishly, I don't have much to watch over these last two games of the season besides Sam Bradford turning in a potentially encouraging performance that allows me to float over the offseason on a thin film of inadvisable optimism. That's the best-case scenario!â†µ
But I'd rather suffer through an offseason devoid of any final flourish from Bradford if it means seeing him completely healthy—and in a fully installed offense, whomevers it may be. At least with Kellen Clemens I'll be able to get excited about having a younger, more exciting backup quarterback, I guess...â†µ