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What they said about Sam Bradford after his pro day

BY RYAN ABER, MIKE BALDWIN, JOHN ROHDE AND JAKE TROTTER Modified: March 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm •  Published: March 30, 2010

→Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren: "I don’t think he made a mistake. He threw the ball very accurately. He showed good strength, good movement. I think most guys get a little tired who throw 40 or more passes in something like this, but it didn’t affect his accuracy. He moved very well. He had a lot of juice left. You couldn’t ask anything more of a young man.”

→Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: "He hit every ball. He was dead on. He looked great. This is what you hoped would happen. He did a beautiful job. He lived up to what he needed to do today. This was a big day for Sam after all the time. He came through in the manner you would expect a big-timer to come through.”

→St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney: "Obviously he’s worked hard to get to this point. He’s done a great job. He deserves a tremendous amount of credit.”

→OU coach Bob Stoops: "People want to know if they’re missing anything, if he is really the whole package that everyone says that he is. I say ‘absolutely.’ What you see is his ability out there, what you don’t see is all the intelligence tests they give him. I promise you he is off-the-charts on those, and in fact I have heard that. The way he learns and processes, he is just an incredibly sharp young man outside of talent. His competitiveness, how he understands and learns all of that together makes him the special player that he is.”

→Terry Shea, Bradford’s personal QB coach: "His accuracy is as sharp as it’s ever been. He had a couple balls where receivers made some nice catches. That’s the exception. For most quarterbacks, that’s a completion. For Sam, that’s almost like an incompletion. He has that tremendous accuracy that allows a receiver to stay in stride on a catch. He has such a touch on the ball. That ball just drops right into the catcher’s cradle. If the teams were interested in that, they got a chance to see a very strong arm today."

→OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel: "I’ve seen him a little bit in preparation for this so I knew he was going to come out here and put on a good performance. The big thing is with the questions out there about his shoulder, is his motion going to come back, his arm strength, he answered all those things today. Besides that, you saw he has great accuracy, great feet. He answered all the questions.”

→OU director of football operations Merv Johnson: "You have to give him an A-plus on every single intangible, his work ethic to character to personality to being squared away and not thinking too much of himself.


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