In the middle of last month when the Rams had a two-day veteran minicamp, Jeff Fisher talked about the simple things that coaches look for in first practices, like just getting in and out of the huddle correctly.
After the first workout, Fisher was asked if the team had mastered the huddle. He smiled and said, "They got it down, yeah. And by the way, 8 looks pretty good in there too."
Eight, of course, is quarterback Sam Bradford, who enters his third season in the NFL, and is learning his third offensive system. There were also rumors early in the offseason that the Rams might trade Bradford and select a quarterback with the second selection in the draft.
Fisher and general manager Les Snead insisted all along that Bradford would be the team's quarterback, but persistent talk can have an impact on players. For Bradford, though, he was assured privately of what was being said publicly.
Earlier this week, Bradford told NFL Network that "pretty much from the beginning, they told m...