ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Receiver Torrey Smith #82 of the Baltimore Ravens dives for a pass in the end zone as Justin King #21 of the St. Louis Rams defends during the 1st quarter of the game on September 25, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
It's fair to say that there is no love lost between former . After the and current Colts corner and the St. Louis fanbaseColts walkthrough today, it's possible that certain Rams players might have an issue or two with King as well.
Yep, I can just feel the warm, fuzzy goodness that is sure to come from Rams fans after they read that tweet.
Look, it's no secret that Sam Bradford looked awful last year. He showed some promise his rookie season, nearly guiding the Rams to a post-season birth, but the wheels came off in 2011. Plus, the one thing that people questioned about Bradford coming out of Oklahoma was his durability. Bradford started all sixteen games in 2010, but in 2011 he missed six with an injured ankle.
When he did play last year, Bradford tossed just six TDs to go with six picks and completed only 53% of his passes. Oh, and he had 10 fumbles. Those stats are on par with Curtis Painter's last year, and for a former No. 1 overall pick to be putting up Painter-esque numbers while getting paid $78 million is inexcusable. 2012 is a big year for Sam Bradford. If he doesn't improve, he could end up being one of the league's all-time busts at QB.
Thus, knowing what Bradford did last season, King's statement today really isn't anything revealing. It just seems that way because the comment is so candid. Though, knowing how fans can sometimes lose their minds over stupid stuff (and I am, by no means, immune from this), I'm sure someone will get pissed that Justin King effectively said that Andrew Luck is better than Sam Bradford.
Justin King was signed by the Colts this offseason after his career fizzled out in St. Louis. Since being signed, he's worked his way up the depth chart, working now almost exclusively as the starting corner opposite Jerraud Powers. King has always had talent. He just had issues translating that talent into productivity in St. Louis. The hope in Indianapolis is he can.