• December 5, 2023

Ron Jaworski On Sam Bradford: “He’s plainly got to play better. He’s favoring the leg”

SamBradfordvsJets4Former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski was on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday and he was talking about current Eagles starting quarterback Sam Bradford.  Unfortunately he didn’t have a lot of good things to say after watching the tape of the Eagles playing the New York Jets.

“This offense is ranked 31st in the NFL.  That is brutal,”, Jaworski said.

“He’s plainly got to play better”, Jaworski said about Bradford with an emphasis. “He’s favoring the left leg.  I can see it when bodies are around him.  He’s not transferring that weight.  The ball is coming out with a lack of energy.  His footwork is bad. I can’t say any more simply than that.”

Jaworski said Brady was at this point a number of years ago after he had a knee injury and surgery.  He said he’s not surprised but Bradford is going to need to master the fear that has him protecting his left leg, by not stepping into his throws and therefore throwing the football without any zip on it.

“After I watched Sam Bradford yesterday, then I put in a tape of  Tom Brady and then Aaron Rodgers and then you see how it’s done the right way,” Jaworski said.

“It’s unacceptable”, Jaworski said about Bradford’s play. “Sam has got to get better.  I think the offensive line has to play better.  The wide receivers need to do a better job of getting open against man to man and press coverage.”

CHERRYHILL_DENTISTRY“There were opportunities to get the ball down the field,” Jaws said.   “Agholor had beaten Darrelle Revis.  He had a step or two on him on a go route, but the ball didn’t come there.  Miles Austin was open for a touchdown but Sam was late with the throw.”


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October 1, 2015 1:40 pm

It seems like the more Sam Bradford Plays, the worse he looks mechanically and more scared he looks.. He has about 2 Weeks to tun things around or
Chip Has to move forward with Sanchez to get this Offense working or at least be more productive for the remainder of the Season .. I read that the Eagles have more 3 & Outs than any other Team in the NFL thru 3 Games..
The Good News is that the Eagles are not tied to Sam Bradford beyond the 2015 Season, The Bad News is that next Year is Chip Kelly’s 4th with the Eagles and he still has no Future QB who you can say is anywhere close to being considered a “Franchise QB”.. It’s like College to him, Another Year, another set of new Players… As Fans, can we even get attached to these Eagles Teams for Players are not even here long enough to grow with…

October 1, 2015 2:09 pm

With the impending landing of “Hurricane Joaquin” for Sunday anywhere
from Cape Hatteras,NC to South Jersey, the NFL is contemplating of moving the Eagles/Redskins Game to Week #8 where both Teams have a Bye meaning both Teams would have their Bye Week this weekend…
Reports is that the NFL will make a Decision by Sat Morning as we all get information around the landing spot and time of this Hurricane Storm which has strengthened to a Category #3 as of today..

October 1, 2015 2:12 pm

Tom Brady goes from a NFL 4-Game Suspension to “Player of the Month” for September 2015.. Roger Goodell & the NFL Office continues to look more and more foolish..

October 1, 2015 2:37 pm
Reply to  paulman

BAFOON!!!! It is a good thing that the NFL owners basically got a US mint printing press handed to them when they bought their teams– As stupid as the NFL is, the employees that would be UNEMPLOYABLE in 99% of the businesses that sponsor them, the commish disciplining his bosses employees

October 1, 2015 2:44 pm

QB’s who will be Free-Agents in 2016

Sam Bradford – Eagles
Drew Stanton – Arizona
Chase Daniel – KC Chiefs
Matt Moore – Dolphins
Chad Henne – Jaguars
Ryan Ftizpatrick – Jets
Kirk Cousins – Redskins
Matt Cassell – Cowboys
Brock Osweiler – Broncos
Kellen Clemens – Chargers
Brandon Weeden – Cowboys

and the usual Mike Vick,Matt Schaub,Matt Hasselback,Charlie Whitehurst,
Tavaris Jackson, Jimmy Clausen, Scott Tolzien, Case Keenum, Thad Lewis

Now I expect some QB who are currently under Contract may find themselves released or bought out by their Current Teams as they look to move forwards
Jay Cutler – Bears
RG3 – Redskins
Geno Smith – Jets
Possibly Drew Brees of the Saints & Johnny Football of the Browns..

Chip Kelly better plan on Drafting a QB for the Future for there’s not much in this Group of QB’s that will make the Eagles a Legitimate Contender in 2016

October 1, 2015 3:13 pm
Reply to  paulman

Not a QB worth a damn….Chip might go for JF though.

October 1, 2015 3:57 pm
Reply to  Xevious

If QB Tyrod Taylor continues to play well for the Bills then he would likely end up signing an Extension which is a very strong possibility which means QB EJ Manuel may want out to get a chance to Play..

Theses are the Top Rated QB’s in this Upcoming Draft which have 1st-2nd Round Grades as of now

Jared Goff (Cal 6-4 210lbs)
Connor Cook (Mich State 6-4 220lbs)
Cardale Jones (Ohio State 6-5 250lbs)
Christian Hackenburg (Penn State 6-4 235lbs)
Joshua Dobbs (Tennessee 6-3 215lbs)
Dak Prescott t(Miss State 6-2 230lbs)
Cody Kessler (USC 6-1 215lbs)

A few QB’s under the Radar who I like their Potential 2-3 Years down the Road are..
Gunner Kiel – (Cincinnati 6-4 210lbs)
Nate Sudfeld – (Indiana 6-6 240lbs)
Carson Wentz – (North Dakota St 6-5 235lbs)
Jacoby Brisset – (North Carolina St 6-3 235lbs)
Brandon Doughty- (Western Kentucky 6-3 216lbs)

October 1, 2015 4:15 pm
Reply to  paulman

Forget Cardale. Dude is not going to be an NFL passer.

October 1, 2015 5:06 pm
Reply to  bugsyhawk

I agree with you Bugsy, These are the National Rankings of QB’s I believer the same with Dak Prescott in terms of not adjusting to the NFL very well…
and how Christian Hackenberg from Penn State continues to be Rated as high as he is is inexplicable to me..
The kid has started 45 + Games at a Power Conference and still looks lost when playing decent defenses.. He should be much more advanced

October 1, 2015 5:06 pm
Reply to  paulman

Goff or we tank next year to get the UCLA kid…Olsen I believe?

October 1, 2015 4:18 pm

Its understandable that he Bradford would be thinking too much….after 2 serious knee injuries in back to back seasons, its definitely understandable. But when you play scared of getting hurt, is when you usually get hurt. Chip just has to do somethings to throughout the game to ease him in there, so he is comfortable.

October 1, 2015 4:41 pm
Reply to  RealTalk777

Agreed. Get the running game going and get the TEs involved.

October 1, 2015 5:16 pm

Week 1: 36 of 52 (69.23%) 336yrds Y/A 6.45 1td 2int
Week 2: 23 of 37 (62.16%) 224yrds Y/A 6.05 1td 2int
Week 3: 14 of 28 (50%) 114 yrds Y/A 4.21 1td 0int

comp % dropping,
Y/A dropping,
straight up yrds dropping,
1td/week holding
….oh wait…are ints improving? (lol)

Good to see he’s getting better and better with each passing week!

I am excited!

Hey, he hasn’t been sacked yet – so that’s a plus!

October 1, 2015 5:27 pm


COmp %: 22nd (and that will only short passes!)
Total tds: 25th
TD %: 28th
Total ints: 7th
Int %: 24th (yuck!!! And that with only short passes)
Longest pass: 35th (Thirty Fifth?!? There are only 32 teams!!!)
Yrds/Att: 31st
Yrds/Completion: 32nd
Yrds/Game 26th
QB rating 29th
QBR 32nd

I mean….seriously? Mike Vick never approached levels of ineptitude like this!! These are the worst combination of numbers I have ever seen.

However….there is a silver lining!!!

2 sacks. 2nd best
Sack % of 1.7 2nd best

Proving to one and all that the guy is a complete puss….tossing nothing but tiny tiny short passes to avoid getting hurt, and doing a terrible job at that.

And with their 1st pick of the second round, acquired from Philadelphia, the St Louis Rams select…..

October 1, 2015 7:45 pm

wow, I didn’t realize the stats were that bad

October 1, 2015 7:54 pm

Mike Vick tonight —
last week Brandon Boykin only played 2 snaps for the Steelers. I guess the birds aren’t getting the higher 4th round draft pick if he plays 60% of the plays but the lower 5th rounder in the conditional pick trade . Matt Barkley has to remain on Arizona’s roster for 3 more games for the birds to receive a 6th rounder.

October 1, 2015 8:03 pm

Almost 13 million …boy it sure doesn’t buy you what it used to..plus a non conditional second rounder to boot..Jeff fisher ..has milk squirting out of his nostrils..

October 1, 2015 8:06 pm

Do note Boynkin was out for about 3 Weeks with a Hamstring issue and last week was his first week being Activated.. He’ll see more snaps as the Steelers Secondary is not that good..

October 1, 2015 10:54 pm

Talk about “Checkdown Charlie’
Vick is throwing 3-4 Yard Passes all night for the Steelers.. Good Grief…

October 2, 2015 12:05 am
Reply to  paulman

That’s all they wanted him to do.

He only had 2 days to learn the offense.

Played better than I expected. Was expecting epic disaster.

October 2, 2015 10:23 am
Reply to  tsjohnson5

Vick signed with the Steelers 8/25/2015 which was 20 + Days ago..
Yes he only got 2-3 Days to prepare as the Starter you have to be prepared as quickly as possible when your a Back-Up QB for that’s your Job..
Vick played pretty well and well enough for the Steelers to Win but the stupid-ass Play calls by OC Todd Haley/HC Mike Tomlin lost that game for the Steelers who played not too lose the entire 4th Quarter on..
1st 4th Down Call – You run L Bell who was getting 5-6-7 Years on every Run to the left and not M Vick who hasn’t played competitive Football in a long time..

October 1, 2015 11:22 pm

Talk about the weak Eagles Receiver Corps, Flacco has no one to pass to outside Steve Smith..
WR Marlon Brown , Kevin Waller are big targets but don’t know how to run many routes yet
Rookie Draft Pick TE Maxx Williams has disappointed so far his 1st Season…
Maybe when Top Draft Pick B Perriman starts Playing, Flacco may have someone to rely on…
Steelers playing not lose has allowed the Ravens to go down to Tie..

October 1, 2015 11:52 pm

Mike Tomlin has to be one of the most Overrated Coach’s in the NFL
He flat out blew that game versus to the Ravens which may come back to haunt them..

October 2, 2015 12:06 am
Reply to  paulman

I have NO idea what Tomlin was thinking.

You have Bell dude.

If you lose, at least lose going to your best player.

October 2, 2015 6:14 am
Reply to  tsjohnson5

I expect Scobee to be released today, that was horrible kicking and bad play calling, with his kicker choking had no problems with going for the 4th downs, the actual play calls? Ehhh.

October 2, 2015 9:37 am
Reply to  Biglion821

Steelers are being fitted with Jester caps for next week. Worst play calling ever. Wasn’t one call, the entire OT was buffoonery. Vick looked like Vick. Better than Jets Vick, Not a prime Vick but it was Vick lol. He does get props for blocking lol….might not be the smartest thing considering they have no other backup and he is made of China…but was dun to watch.

October 2, 2015 10:53 am

Ron Jaworski is right. This Eagles team has no shot right now with this Bradford led offense to make noise in the post season, because they won’t make the post season with this offense as is. Shame too, because the defense looks improved. We are seeing all the red flags with Bradford that many fans confused by the trade at the time were cautious of; not mobile, average arm strength, refuses to throw deep, losing pro resume). Even if the knee is healed physically, Bradford clearly has mental hurdles he must jump before he can perform at his pre-injury level. Problem is, his pre-injury level wasn’t very good either.

October 2, 2015 1:39 pm

former Eagle CB Brandon Boykin zero snaps yesterday –
week one 0snaps, week two 11 snaps, week three 2 snaps, week four 0 snaps.
He is just a special team player in Pittsburgh.

October 2, 2015 2:37 pm

What will the Eagles end up with for Trading him .. A 5th or a 6th Round Pick?

October 2, 2015 3:58 pm
Reply to  paulman

trade was for a 5th rounder that could turn into a 4th rounder if Boykin played 60% of the snaps. I am shocked that he isn’t a starter. I thought that was the most likely outcome. Never did i think he would be on the pay no mind list just a special team player

October 2, 2015 7:31 pm

1/4 thru the Season and Boykin has hardly plays makes that 60% total play time very unlikely he’ll reach that .. Obviously he must be struggling to pick up their playbook for they are not very talented or deep at CB not to get Playing Time

October 2, 2015 8:43 pm
Reply to  paulman

Apparently Boykin is not as good as you and other posters thought when you declared the sky is falling

October 2, 2015 3:51 pm

Paulman’s Picks for Week #4 (Straight Up Winners)

Jets over Dolphins
Jaguars over Colts
Bills over Giants
Panthers over TB Bucs
Raiders over Bears
Falcons over Texans
Bengals over Chiefs
Chargers over Browns
Packers over 49ers
Rams over Cardinals
Broncos over Vikings
Saints over Cowboys
Seahawks over Lions

Eagles 24 – Redskins 23