What's not to like about Bradley? He was a productive player at Oklahoma, a powerhouse college football program throughout his Sooner career. He is physically gifted at 6'1" and an even 200 pounds. He has the speed to get behind any cornerback in the league and the strength to make that tough catch over the middle. And before an ACL injury in Week 7 last year in Detroit, Bradley was really coming into his own and starting to emerge as a legitimate threat on the outside.
So what happened?
Granted, the knee injury he suffered was devastating. Medical technology has come a long way the last generation or so, and sometimes it takes a player two seasons to get back to where he was before. However, Javon Walker of the Broncos suffered a similar knee tear in 2005, and he lit up the Patriots for two long touchdown catches a little more than a week ago.
Moreover, Bradley has been inactive for two of the four games the Bears have played, but neither has been because of said knee injury. He took a shot on his hip in the preseason finale against Cleveland that kept him out of the season-opener at Green Bay, and a curious ankle problem put him in street clothes against Seattle. Berrian takes some heat from time to time for being susceptible to ticky-tack track-star injuries, but he's currently scorching the stat sheet with 316 receiving yards and three long touchdowns in four games.
Bears fans are still foaming at the mouth to see what a full-speed Bradley can do considering how well Grossman is throwing the ball this season, but for his disappearing act, he earns the dubious Bear Report Dud of the Week.