By Jack Ryan
Sam Bradford has put together four consecutive good performances and is now 6-2 in the last eight games he started and finished.
So, where are all the Sam-haters in the lame-ass local media now?
Michael Barkann, who has probably come around because that’s what that phony does?
The Eagles got Bradford in a trade with the Rams for the since-benched Nick Foles and a 2016 second-round pick.
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly doesn’t like to talk contracts, but he did make one thing clear on Monday about quarterback Sam Bradford.
“I just think Sam, as a whole, has progressed as the season has gone along,” Kelly said Monday during his gaggle.
“Not I think; I know, it takes a long while to play quarterback in this league. There are so many things that you have to get and when we got Sam, we knew with any quarterback it’s going to take time.
“You look at — name any quarterback plying at a high level now and they have been playing in the same system for years, not for months. And that’s what Sam’s case is; he’s just been playing our system for months. But I’ve said it, and I’ll continue to say it, I just see improvement from Sam on a weekly basis that gets you excited about him. I think Sam has improved in all aspects of his game.”
And he better keep improving because this Sunday night the high-flying Arizona Cardinals come to the Linc with QB Carson Palmer.
“I think the wealth of experience that Carson brings to Bruce’s (Arians) offense, it’s kind of unparalleled,” Kelly said of Palmer. “There are not many guys that are that and really he’s the guy that’s pushing that whole offensive system right there and they are playing extremely well right now.
“Going against Carson will be like going against Tom Brady, like going against Eli (Manning) those veteran quarterbacks that have seen everything. You have got to be able to give them varied looks. You can’t sit in the same things all the time because he’ll pick you apart.”