Rams Tell Sam Bradford They Just Want to Be Friends

Despite months of courtship, the St. Louis Rams informed Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford today that they only want to be friends.
“We’re moving in a different direction,” Rams GM Billy Devaney told Bradford in a brief, but tearful call today. “It’s not you. Really, it’s not. You’re a great quarterback. You’ll make some lucky team very happy.”
The Rams stress that they are very early in their rebuilding process and don’t want to commit to just one player – especially with the draft still weeks away.
“We’ve got the money and we’ve got the No. 1 pick,” said head coach Steve Spagnuolo. “Why settle down when we don’t have to? We don’t want to look back on this time 10 years from now when Sam's put on a few pounds and wish we had gotten with Ndamukong Suh or Eric Berry.”
Devaney echoed his coach.
"Suh and Berry are amazing. I wish we could have them all at once, but that’s just not possible,” he said. “And let’s not forget Colt McCoy or Jimmy Clausen. They both have great bodies. And Colt has the prettiest eyes you could ever want to see.”
Bradford admits to being upset by St. Louis' decision.
“I thought we had something, I really did,” he said. “I thought I was their No. 1. I know they still have feelings for me. I know they still want me. It’s just … I don’t know what. I think maybe they’re scared of the strong feelings they have.”
But Devaney says there were some issues with Bradford and the Rams being physically compatible.
“I know this sounds petty,” said Devaney. “But Sam simply wasn’t big enough for us. And we don't think he can handle punishment. I’m sorry, but size does matter – no matter the position.”
Bradford plans to swallow his heartbreak and move on as best he can.
“I just came out of a three-year relationship in Oklahoma,” he said. “I don’t like being alone. I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’ll probably just go to the first team that will take me. But my heart will always be with the Rams. I know that. We had something special. Maybe one day we can be together again – through a trade or maybe free agency. That hope is what will get me through each day.”