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Stewart Bradley drawing praise


Stewart Bradley finished Sunday's game with a team leading 9 tackles, a sack, and a pass defense. We haven't seen that kind of production out of the middle linebacker spot since Jeremiah Trotter's hey day. If Bradley play like that week in week out he'll have pro bowls in his future.

Bob Brookover named him as one of his three keys to the win after reviewing the game.

He can blitz the quarterback, he can move sideline-to-sideline on running plays, and he can cover tight ends and running backs. That's pretty much everything you want in a middle linebacker.

Jim Johnson sounded very satisfied with the performance of his 2nd year LB

"I thought he did a great job handling the defense," Johnson said the day after his first regular-season experience with the NFL's new defensive-signal helmet-transmitter system. Bradley was connected with Johnson the whole game, until the system stopped working on the Rams' final drive, when it hardly mattered. "He was very productive, you know? He had a good day ... He was very active."

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