Monday, April 25, 2011

Lockout Lifted: Back to the Chalkboard for Bradford and McDaniels

The Rams' players can finally have a glance at McDaniels' playbook.
Rams Nation can unleash a collective sigh of relief as Judge Nelson sided with the NFL players, and the the lockout has been lifted... for now.  
This doesn't mean that a new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) has been done, and this is certainly not a permanent solution to anything, as the owners will be filing an appeal to Judge Susan Richard Nelson's decision. But what this does mean is that players and coaches can talk again. 
The Rams were especially hurting from the lockout. Their former offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was offered a head coaching gig by the Cleveland Browns, so the Rams signed former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to fill the void. 
The players already knew that they would have a new playbook to learn, but the real concern was giving Sam Bradford a brand new offense for the second consecutive year. That is never an easy thing to do for a young quarterback, so the fact that he couldn't even talk to his coaches made fans very uneasy.
Hopefully the players on the Rams' offense will get to look over some of the basics of the playbook within the next week or two, because no one knows when that right could be revoked during this crazy off-season. 

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