Sam Bradford’s rookie season was successful just about any way you measure it. The Rams went from 1 to 7 wins with Bradford under center, and the 2010 No. 1 overall pick threw for over 3,500 yards and 18 TDs. Bradford will be the first to tell you that the main improvement he’s looking for in 2011 is in the win column not the fantasy rankings. But the hiring of Josh McDaniels as the Rams’ new offensive coordinator, you can probably expect Bradford to increase both his yards and TD totals this season.
How far along are you in the Josh McDaniels offense?:
"Yeah, I think everything we did this summer, getting together as a team, throwing routes, talking about some of the plays … I think it was all great. It gave me a little bit of a head start, but by no means does it mean that I have a full grasp of this offense going into practice number four. But I think everything we did this summer was a good way to form the base."
Are you and the team heading into the preseason in shape?:
"Yeah, I felt like this is the best shape I’ve been in in a while. I feel great, I feel lean. My body feels 100 percent right now. … For the most part, from everything I’ve seen, the heat’s been pretty brutal the first couple days, but besides some minor cramps from some guys, I feel like everyone’s been able to handle the heat great. … I think, for the most part, everyone came back to camp in shape."
How’s your relationship with McDaniels?:
"It’s been great so far. Josh has been awesome, he’s been very positive. I’m sure it’s not easy for him coming in and having to install the offense again. He’s done a great job with everyone. I felt like he’s a very good teacher. When we have meetings together, I feel like everyone in the room really learns a lot. … I look forward to seeing how this offense progresses and where we go from here."