No Decision Yet On Rams' Starting QB

ST. LOUIS — The day after the St. Louis Rams' final preseason game, coach Steve Spagnuolo was still not ready to name the team's starting quarterback for the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.

"I realize the quarterback position is high profile," he said. "I respect that and at some point in the next two to three days we'll stabilize all 22 positions with regards to starting against Arizona."

Many think Spagnuolo, the Rams' second-year coach, is delaying the obvious and that rookie quarterback Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall draft pick with a contract reportedly worth $50 million guaranteed, should start that game on Sept. 12 at the Edward Jones Dome.

In his second start, on Thursday against Baltimore, Bradford completed six of six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in his one series.

"I thought I had a good performance tonight," Bradford said. "Obviously I understand we weren't going against their first defense tonight, but at the same time to go out there and execute the way we did as an offense, you really can't ask for much more than that."

In four preseason games, the rookie quarterback from the University of Oklahoma completed 60 percent of his passes (33 of 55) for 338 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.

"I felt it was good," Bradford said of his preseason performance. "I felt I learned a lot. I felt like each week I got more comfortable. I felt like each week slowed down a little, so to know that I made progress each week, that's really a good feeling."

Veteran A.J. Feeley, signed in the offseason as a free agent, looked good in the first two preseason games before he suffered a thumb injury and had to miss the final two games.

Feeley completed eight of his 12 pass attempts (66.7 percent) against the Vikings and Browns for 64 yards and one touchdown and a quarterback rating of 107.6.

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