BEEN a crazy couple a days, so I’m in the mood to go out on a limb, and do something crazy. I’m going to play devil’s advocate for a player that most fans love to hate. Again, I’m going out on a limb here, so calling me crazy only means that you stopped understanding what you were reading, before you got to the second sentence.
Sam Bradford in 2016. Can you see him throwing for 3,800 yards, 30 TD’s and 9 interceptions? If he plays 14 games or more, I’d say that it’s a lock for him. In fact, I’m looking at drafting him in fantasy football this year. You may want to know why I seem so sold on Bradford all of a sudden. There are two reasons, and unlike most things in Life, they are absurdly easy to explain.
Reason numero uno: Our ferocious Defense will cause teams to make dumb mistakes and create short fields for our Offense. That means cheap TD’s and field goals. As the game goes on, giving up cheap points only means teams press harder to make up ground they lost early. This means even more dumb mistakes by opponents, and quick TD’s scored over opponents who just want the blowout to be over.
Reason the second: The Eagles seem to have stopped dicking around with the QB situation. Last year the Eagles were saying that Bradford was the guy. However, with his injury history, whenever you looked at Bradford, there were the eyes of Mark Sanchez peeking over his shoulder. And it’s been that way here for years now. Every year “it’s a competition” at the QB position, as opposed to just letting everyone know who the big dog is. But this year they’re acting like an NFL franchise.
So there you go. My first Devil’s Advocate case for 2016. There may be more.