Sam Bradford's dinner with Daniel Snyder
As with most NFL games, Redskins-Rams has plenty of those story lines about that one guy on that one team who used to play for the other team, or who grew up rooting for the other team, or who went to school with the star from the other team, or who once played against his father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Jim Haslett used to coach the Rams. Brian Orakpo faced Sam Bradford in the Red River Shootout. Steve Spagnuolo interviewed for the Redskins coaching job. Adam Carriker used to play for the Rams. Sam Bradford used to play with Trent Williams. Chris Long went to Virginia. And so on.
But one of the best is the fact that the Redskins openly flirted with Bradford through the spring, and were the only team besides St. Louis to host the quarterback on a visit. Fredericksburg's Rich Campbell wisely asked Bradford this week about meeting Daniel Snyder back in the spring.
"I did have a chance, when I came to Washington for my pre-draft visit, he came to dinner with us that night," Bradford said in a conference call with D.C. reporters. "I remember at first I was a little bit nervous when I found out that he was gonna be there, knowing that he was the owner. That was my first visit, and I really wasn't sure what to expect."
And his impressions?
"I thought he might come in and just grill me about football and about everything," Bradford said. "But I actually remember that dinner being a lot of fun, just sitting there and getting to listen to him and Coach Shanahan talk just about different things and talk about stories. I definitely had a lot more fun at that dinner than I originally anticipated."
Bradford did not mention what he ordered, or who picked up the tab. He was also asked what it was like playing with Williams at Oklahoma.
"He was very dominant," Bradford said. "Trent's one of those guys that has all the athletic ability in the world, and when he decides to turn it loose, there's really no stopping him. He can do whatever he wants to do on the field."
| September 23, 2010; 8:49 AM ET
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