Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh made it clear before the 2018 NFL season started that he was looking forward to hitting Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford. It appears Bradford got the message loud and clear.
Suh will finally get his chance when the Rams host the Cardinals in Week 2. According to Darren Urban of the team website, Bradford was rather nonchalant about his comments:
“Great,” he said, adding, “I mean, I get it. I think everyone wants to hit me. That’s kind of how it goes.”
Suh's desire to sack Bradford likely stems from the fact that he was taken second overall behind the Cardinals' quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft. It seems he has tried to make it a point of emphasis to rough him up every chance he gets. However, that is not the only storyline in this matchup.
Bradford will also be squaring off against his old team. He acknowledged how the game might trigger some old memories, however, there does not seem to be any love lost for his former organization. It seems that he is doing his best not to get too caught up in all the buzz surrounding this NFC West showdown.
Perhaps that is for the best considering Arizona will have their work cut out for themselves this week. The Cardinals' offense was nothing short of abysmal in the season opener versus the Washington Redskins.
Unfortunately, things will not get any easier considering the Rams boast a far superior defense. That said, it will be on Bradford to help get things going outside of running back David Johnson.