John Rohde: Don't second-guess Sam Bradford's decision

BY JOHN ROHDE Modified: October 18, 2009 at 7:55 am •  Published: October 18, 2009

Don't dare do it.

Don't say, "I told you so" to anyone who'll listen.

"I told you he should have gone pro after last season."

"I told you he shouldn't have tried to come back after getting hurt."

"I told you he should have had surgery."

Don't second-guess Sam Bradford.

Keep it to yourself. Nobody wants to hear it, read it or see it, particularly Bradford.

Besides, he deserves better treatment than that.

When Oklahoma's junior quarterback separated his right shoulder against Brigham Young, everybody suddenly thought they were Bradford's coach, his doctor, his father, or all the above.

Bradford is well-provided for in all these matters, so hands off.

Bradford re-injured the shoulder in Saturday's 16-13 loss to Texas, which already has many of you repeating yourselves.

Please stop before you start.

Instead, pray for two things: 1. A healthy recovery; 2. For people keep their traps shut as to what Bradford should do or should have done.

Bradford lasted just eight plays Saturday morning before being sacked by blitzing nickel back Aaron Williams.

"We're really sorry for Sam that he got hurt," Longhorns coach Mack Brown said. "What a great kid and a great player."

We are now back in a holding pattern with Bradford.

His future is uncertain. He doesn't know when he'll return, or under what circumstance.

He doesn't know, so you couldn't possibly know, so don't bother pretending you know.

Back off and give the kid some space.

We're about to get the exact same answers to the exact same questions from a month ago.

Been there, done that. Asked and answered.

During Saturday's post-game interview, Bradford was asked if this was his last OU-Texas game.



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