The Detroit Lions and the St. Louis Rams are looking to develop opposing goals for two highly touted 2010 rookies who've fallen on hard times. In Sam Bradford, the Rams have a quarterback prospect who's struggled to develop while overwhelmed by the pressure opposing defenses have been able to put on his weak offensive line. In Ndamukong Suh, the No. 2 overall pick, the Lions have a defensive tackle who looked like an epochal quarterback-bruiser in 2010, and a pretty okay defensive tackle in 2011.
It could be that neither of them answers the lingering questions that surround them in Week 1. But if one of them does, the other's likely to have a lot of bad press to answer to in time for Week 2.Turf Show Times did a great job Tuesday of making the case for Sam Bradford, pointing to his outstanding throw inside the end zone and behind a collapsing line against the Baltimore Ravens last week without downplaying his two awful preseason performances.
Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh are going to always be connected by their positions in the 2010 NFL Draft, no matter how their careers turn out. Week 1, both men will get a chance to prove their team made the right decision.