Sam Bradford 'frustrated' having to learn new offense

Sam Bradford admits he’s a “little bit frustrated” having to switch offenses now that Josh McDaniels is on board as the new coordinator for the St. Louis Rams with Pat Shurmur departed for the Cleveland Browns.

The NFL offensive rookie of the year said he was hoping to spend more time in the West Coast offense that he flourished in last season. Now, he’ll have to learn a second offense in as many years and if there is a work stoppage, he won’t be able to put in the offseason time that’s critical to picking up a new playbook.

“But part of me’s extremely excited to be working with Josh McDaniels,” Bradford told Jenni Carlson of the Oklahoman. “If you look at what he’s done with some of his offenses and some of his quarterbacks in the past, as a quarterback you can’t not be excited to be in one of those offenses.”

The quarterback has yet to meet McDaniels, which Carlson classifies as a little odd. It’s going to be more awkward, though, if Bradford is trying to digest a playbook without the chance to spend time with the coaches in the event of a work stoppage.

“I think it hampers me and my teammates as much as we let it,” Bradford said. “Even though there could be a lockout, there could be a strike, we’re gonna have to get together. I think we all understand the importance of the offseason.

“It’s definitely way too important to let it go by without us being together.”

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