Bradford's troublesome left ankle continues to give him problems. "Obviously to me it's very frustrating because I thought that by this point this year it would be a non-factor," he said. Still, Bradford hasn't missed any reps at camp and is reportedly moving well. Surgery after the season is on the extreme back burner.
For someone that hasn't missed a single rep during training camp, Bradford's "injury" sure is getting a lot of attention. The bottom line is that he's still feeling some slight soreness stemming from last year's severe high-ankle sprain, but his mobility hasn't been compromised at all. Bradford considers the story a "non-issue.
Oh yeah, and he's still antsy in the pocket.
Bradford won NFL Rookie of the Year in Pat Shurmur's quick-hitting West Coast offense in 2010. In Josh McDaniels' vertical scheme last season, Bradford began anticipating the pass rush as his protection struggled and receivers didn't win one-on-one matchups outside. Schottenheimer has taken Bradford back to the drawing board. "There are a lot of quick completions, getting the ball out of my hand," Bradford explained. "I don't think there's gonna be a lot of dropping back, sitting there in the pocket, patting it and waiting for guys to come open 20 yards down the field. It's gonna be about being efficient."
Approaching DND status for me.