Lots of things will have to go right for the St. Louis Rams to be good in 2012, but for them to be watchable in 2012 one piece of news is more important than the others—Sam Bradford needs to get into a rapport with second-round draft pick Brian Quick, and the sooner the better. If this long, funny article from Kathleen Nelson is any indication, early returns (and we do have an entire summer to go) are pretty good, so long as Quick remembers to take his headphones off early next time he has a flight to catch.
Having spent most of his time with receivers who were either known for nothing in particular or for their dynamism, incredible potential, and chronic knee injuries—sorry, Danario Alexander—Bradford seems excited about Quick's size and fluidity and fourth-round pick Chris Givens's speed. They're rookies, and neither was a first-rounder; it could be a while before they make this wide receiving corps bearable, if they ever do. But having tools to salivate about at all is a nice change of pace from where we were this time last year.
More St. Louis Rams news and analysis handpicked from SB Nation St. Louis:
- Of course, if you like dynamic wide receivers and passing, the news that the Rams' new offense is Pat Shurmur-like should frighten you at least a little.
- Rumors about another St. Louis Rams rookie's Madden 13 ratings have set the Rams internet abuzz.
- Sam Bradford will need time in the pocket to target Brian Quick and Chris Givens. Unfortunately, Jason Smith has the worst timing ever, according to SB Nation St. Louis's Aaron Hooks.