ST. LOUIS This is a moment Lance Kendricks will work to forget.
Its early in a drill Wednesday at Rams Park. The second-year St. Louis Rams tight end jogs toward the middle of a practice field, churning and grinding and laboring with his 6-foot-3, 247-pound tank of a frame while trying to leave a positive impression on new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Quarterback Sam Bradford ***** back his 78 million right arm, looking calm and composed with a routine throw on the way. The ball floats in the cool evening air, then it approaches the Wisconsin product with no defenders close by, then it glides into Kendricks palms for the simple catch no, wait hold on cant be yes, this is happening it dribbles off his chest like a BB pellet shot against a steel door.
The dreaded drop.
The necessary evaluation.
Oh, baby! Schottenheimer says, crouched near Kendricks as the player runs past.
Oh, Slippery Hands Syndrome. Its a stigma that has followed Kendricks even before...