ST. LOUIS Sam Bradford refuses to let this be about him. He chooses not to hear the chatter. He tunes out comparisons to rookie Robert Griffin III, the unwanted static, because failing to do so would be a distraction.
He says he doesnt pay attention to the media as he faces a scrum after practice. The statement shows his scars. Its Wednesday afternoon in the locker room at Rams Park, four days before the third-year player leads the St. Louis Rams against the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome. Parallels between the quarterbacks are obvious.
Once, Bradford was a coveted Heisman Trophy winner, a sure-thing prospect from Oklahoma who signed a 78 million contract to lead a lost franchise. Now Griffin, a Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor, is the NFLs Next Great Thing. Now RGIII is the charming personality with a cannon right arm who captivated the league by passing for 320 yards with two touchdowns in a stunning victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Years pass. ...