Adam Schefter is one of the most well-connected, accurate and resourceful reporters in the NFL. The guy constantly breaks scoops and provides insightful information. Sometimes breaking that news and sharing information doesn’t go over well with the club it affects.
After Sam Bradford left Saturday’s preseason game with a left knee injury, Schefter provided an update on the quarterback’s status:
Initial tests on Rams QB Sam Bradford's knee did not show damage to ACL. Team "dodged a bullet." Still, more tests on knee scheduled Sunday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2014
Schefter having that information clearly bothered Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who was asked about his QB’s status during his postgame news conference.
“I cannot give you details on anybody’s situation right now until we do testing and get MRIs,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said of his injured players.
When told there was a report (Schefter’s) saying there was no damage to Bradford’s ACL, Fisher got defensive.
“Ummm … who’s saying that?” Fisher asked.
“Schefter,” the reporter replied.
“Oh. Oh, you know, I didn’t see Adam in the locker room or the training room today. That’s funny. If you see [Schefter] tell him I say hi.
“Really? Yeah, he knows everything,” Fisher said sarcastically.
Fisher did offer some detail on Bradford, saying it appeared to be a hyperextension of Bradford’s knee and that the QB was walking around normally after the game.
It seemed pretty clear to me that Schefter was dead-on with his info. Why else did Fisher get so defensive?