• July 4, 2022

Giants Steve Spagnuolo: “Sam Bradford Is A Great Competitor”

SamBradford&SteveSpagnuolo1The rave reviews continue to come in for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford.  Current New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was on 97.5  The Fanatic yesterday with Anthony Gargano and the former Eagles coach was going on and on about Bradford’s “competitiveness”.  Spags says Bradford is a “great competitor” and good things are in the Eagles future because of it.

“Trust me when I tell you he’s got all the skills, and I keep going back to the fierce competitor because I believe elite quarterbacks in this league have that,” said Spagnuolo. “You think of them all, the Aaron Rodgers, the Tom Bradys, the Peyton Mannings, Eli Mannings, they’re all very fierce competitors.”

I’m not all that worked up about what Spags had to say because you know he’s going to have good things to say about a quarterback, whom he drafted with the first pick in the draft in 2010 when he was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams.  Spags is a loyal guy and he’s never going to trash one his guys in public.

“I still remember the workout at Oklahoma when we went to watch him, it was outstanding,” Spagnuolo said. “I remember talking to Mike Holmgren after that. Mike was at Cleveland at the time, and I want to say they had the fifth or the sixth pick, and he was trying to find any way and every way to get Sam Bradford. He felt that—and coach Holmgren has seen a lot of quarterbacks—he said it was the best workout he’d ever seen.”

This may be true but I’m going to wait to see if Bradford can inspire and lead his teammates, while making plays on the field.  I’ve heard of players putting in great workouts, but that means nothing if you can’t do it between the lines on Sundays.  Unfortunately, I didn’t see much when he was healthy in St. Louis to get me excited.

“I’m glad we took him, I think the world of him,” Spagnuolo said. “I know he’s going to do great things there in Philadelphia.”

Spags is loyal to a fault.  Bradford didn’t have a lot of help in St. Louis, but the fact that he kept getting hurt, took away any chance of the team being successful and that inevitably cost Spags his job.

I know Bradford is more on the quiet side from what I’ve heard about him in the locker room.  I’ve heard he can go a while without saying a word.  He’s not the kind of quarterback, who is be the great leader in the locker room or out there on the field screaming at the top of his lungs.  The former number one pick in the draft has a leadership style that is more “lead by example”.

I’m not sold on him yet.

It’s all going to come down to two things.  Will he stay healthy?  Will Bradford make the Eagles a championship team?

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15 Comments

  • im so tired of people talking about this guy as great because of what he was 5 years ago…

    fact is he has done shit in this league and what he did 5-6-7 years ago in college or workouts is irrelevant at this point.

    its sink or swim time

  • I am always leery when Coach’s use the Term “Great Competitiors” which usually mean they are lacking in Talent or simply Production whether it’s due to injury or playing with a poor supporting cast..
    No one is sure about Bradford and how he will work out.. We canall hope for the Best but the reality is, until he proves it on the Field when it counts
    all the platitudes, well wishes, potential, smarts, etc,etc don’t mean a damn thing.. I still believe Mark Sanchez will play QB in more Games in 2015 than Sam Bradford does…

  • yeah ‘great competitor’… stupid statement…the guy played major college football, is a qb and was the number 1 draft choice… most guys like that are competitors…

  • Stupid comment who has he competed against in the last two years?

    • He has probably played pool or throw darts…. or maybe horseshoes…. always competing!

      • Hahaha

  • Hey all we can do at this point is hope Bradford stays healthy and he performs well in Kelly’s O. People can say what they want about him, but at this point he’s the best we got. Sanchez and Tebow are not going to take us to the promise land. Not saying Bradford will either, but if Bradford stays healthy and clicks with this O anything is possible.

  • 5 Things that I am pretty certain about the 2015 NFL Season

    1) Pats QB Tom Brady won’t start the Season for the Pats
    2) Eagles QB Sam Bradford won’t finish the Season for the Eagles as Starter
    3) Eagles RB DeMarco Murray will not lead the NFL in Rushing
    4) Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not finish the Season as a Viking
    5) Colts QB A Luck & Packers QB A Rodgers will Battle for League MVP
    6) Rams QB N Foles will have more Passing Yards,TD’s and Wins than will QB Sam Bradford

  • The Top 5 Sayings, that I believe Eagles Fans will be saying the most in 2015

    1) “How can D/C Billy Davis still remain with the Eagles”
    2) “The Eagles Future QB is still not on the Roster”
    3) “What Happened to our Offensive Line”
    4) “Chip Kelly got Snookered in that Bradford Deal”
    5) “Nelson Agholor was a great Pick”

  • Chimp…when you do a top 5 list .you don’t put the best and only best of 5 last,it deflates me…ha

  • If he can stay healthy and that’s a big if, he will put up numbers. Everybody in Chip system put up numbers. Even butt fumble put up decent numbers in this system.

  • Sam Bradford is soft really soft

    He’s especially soft from the money he’s made

    He’s a big downgrade from foles

    And this acquisition will be the downfall of the eagles and ultimately kelly

    • That’s the book on the guy. Soft and bad body language. Which is interesting seeing his backup is completely soft and has terrible body language.

      Maybe he acquired Tebow to counteract the slumping shoulders, because even though he’s a terrible QB, you can’t accuse that guy of being soft.

  • I’d rather see Tebow running this offense

    • Word is that Tebow will be playing for the Pats during Brady’s Suspension
      Belicheck likes Tebow and they will switch to a Power Running Team while
      Brady is out the early part of the Season…

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