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Teddy Bridgewater Could be Vikings' Starting QB in 2014
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Teddy Bridgewater Could be Vikings' Starting QB in 2014

May 12 2014, 3:38am CDT | by

Teddy Bridgewater, selected 32nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, could be the Minnesota Vikings' starter in 2014, per multiple reports.

Could Teddy Bridgewater be the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback in the 2014 NFL season?  Matt Vensel of The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote more about the possibility in his May 11 article:  "...

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Teddy Bridgewater Could be Vikings' Starting QB in 2014

May 12 2014, 3:38am CDT | by

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Teddy Bridgewater, selected 32nd overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, could be the Minnesota Vikings' starter in 2014, per multiple reports.

Could Teddy Bridgewater be the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback in the 2014 NFL season? 

Matt Vensel of The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote more about the possibility in his May 11 article: 

"The temptation will be to throw them out on the field right away. 

"With a rookie head coach and a general manager who is desparate to reverse the fortunes of the franchise after a last-place season, it might prove difficult for the Vikings to remain patient with their two first-round picks, especially if they get off to another poor start in 2014 and the walls of Winter Park reverberate from the calls of change

"'The objective is to get the players on your board,' general manager Rick Spielman said. 'Everybody has a development stage. Some hit it right off the bat. Some take time. But we feel very strongly that they are part of the foundation of what we are building here.'

"Coach Mike Zimmer and Spielman maintain that nothing will be handed to UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr, the ninth overall pick in the NFL draft, and that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the 32nd pick, will have to wait his turn behind a pair of veteran passers. But it's easy to say that now, here in the middle of May when optimism springs eternal." 

Whatever his role in 2014 might be, Bridgewater told The Associated Press (via Vikings.com) that he has kept an upbeat attitude despite the stinging criticism from several NFL experts. 

"After getting outbid by Cleveland for the 22nd pick, the Vikings lost out on a chance to grab (Johnny) Manziel. They then set their sights on Bridgewater, swinging a deal with the Seattle Seahawks to get back into the first round after taking UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr ninth overall. 

"Bridgewater said he maintained a positive attitude over the last few months while he listened to his game get taken apart by draft analysts and scouts, especially after a poor showing at his pro day. After one practice, Bridgewater saw three years of impressive play at Louisville to start to swirl down the drain. 

"'I would say the comparison to Willie Beamen, that was pretty harsh,' Bridgewater said of one anonymous coach's link between Bridgewater and the fictional quarterback in Oliver Stone's 'Any Given Sunday' movie. 'But everything happens for a reason. Like I said, you can't control what's being said.' 

"Texas (Longhorns) coach Charlie Strong, who recruited and coached Bridgewater at Louisville, said it was difficult to watch a player he thinks so highly of get so unfairly criticized.

"'It was just frustrating to watch it happen,' Strong said. 'You can't take one workout and tell me that one workout is going to judge who Teddy Bridgewater is and what type of player he is. You take his work and his line of work shows that over the three years.'

"'I just know this, that football team at the University of Louisville knew they had a chance to win the game when Teddy Bridgewater had the ball in his hands.'" 

For his part, Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings told ESPN's Ben Goessling on May 9 he thinks Manziel wouldn't be a good fit as Bridgewater will be in new Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer's system. 

"I truly believe that given any player, if they're willing to work and willing to be better, that these two coaches (Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner) -- two, literally, head coaches that have on both sides of the ball -- they can make anybody better. I just didn't think -- which was probably what their thought was -- that Manziel fit what we were trying to get done, personality-wise. 

"When you're making a coaching change, and you're raising the bar of accountability and you look at the past history -- it's tough, because you never want to hold anybody to that. 

"You always want to continue to give somebody the benefit of the doubt. But when you're investing the amount of money these owners and these clubs are investing, that carries a lot of weight. 

"What I know about him (Bridgewater) is, he's a hard worker, he's a smart kid and he wants to get better. Just that alone, it makes you want to work with someone. 

"If I were a quarterback, I would want Matt (Cassel) to be my teacher. I would want to be behind a guy like Matt, because he approaches the game like a true professional. He's not afraid of helping those who are pursuing his position. He's just not. His make up is, 'Look, if we can all be better, our team is going to get better."  

 
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Vikings on Teddy: ‘Guy doesn’t get nervous’

Sep 22 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Scout.com

Teddy Bridgewater isn’t acting like a rookie on the field and that surprises no one that kn ...
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Saints' Defensive Effort Against Vikings Doesn't Indicate Long-Term Improvement

Sep 22 2014 3:18pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton was literally screaming for an improved defensive effort after the first two weeks of play. The Saints responded with a strong showing during the team's 20-9 victory Sunday in the Superdome over the Minnesota Vikings. A flawed Vikings offense deserved more credit for the Saints' improvement on defense, though, than any type of legitimate progress made by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.  Whi ...
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The Real Reason The Vikings Don’t ‘Foresee’ Adrian Peterson ‘In Their Future

Sep 22 2014 2:07pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

Over the weekend, Chris Mortenson reported that Adrian Peterson’s 2014 season has “all but officially ended” and that the Vikings “don’t foresee Peterson in their future.” The report also says that Peterson is in denial about his prospects for playing this year and going forward. Via ESPN: Even if Peterson reaches a plea deal on a child abuse charge with Texas prosecutors, the NFL will severely discipline the Minnesota ...
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Kyle Rudolph could miss 6 weeks with injury; backups offer no fantasy value

Sep 22 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Kyle Rudolph is set to miss some time and his backups don't inspire much confidence. We break down the fantasy implications. Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will require surgery for his groin injury and will be sidelined for "about six weeks," according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. Rudolph had to leave Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints due to the injury and did not return. He's the team's starting tight end. Rudolph was of ...
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15 hours ago

Report: Kyle Rudolph needs sports hernia surgery

Sep 22 2014 1:14pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

It doesn’t look like Teddy Bridgewater will have tight end Kyle Rudolph to lean on when he makes his first start at quarterback for the Vikings. Rudolph left Sunday’s loss to the Saints with a groin injury and was expected to have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of ...
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Fantasy Football Week 4: Rankings, Projections and Waiver-Wire Tips

Sep 22 2014 11:57am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

As a fantasy analyst/owner, you acknowledge there are going to be good and bad weeks. Not everything can pay off the way you wanted. If it did, we'd be millionaires living off our Sunday Las Vegas winnings, not toiling for hours in front of a computer screen.    Bad weeks are just part of the experience. But for this analyst, it wasn't just a bad week—there was nothing but an abyss of sadness and despair that started at 1 p.m. ET an ...
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20 hours ago

Fantasy football aftermath: The injuries of Week 3

Sep 22 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: SBNation

Two of the Week 3 injuries might have ended seasons. We'll take a look at those and the other injuries of note. "We'll see." It's one of the most frustrating sets of words in the English language, as it means someone involved in the conversation doesn't know enough, and maybe everyone in the conversation doesn't know enough. And that generally sucks. No one likes not knowing as much ...
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20 hours ago

Fantasy football stats: The worst of Week 3

Sep 22 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: SBNation

Man, were there some bad games this week. I guess we gotta run 'em back, even if it's depressing. Despite some really big fantasy days in Week 3, there were some huge disappointments. Case in point: Montee Ball, Eddie Lacy, Frank Gore, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Shane Vereen, Joique Bell COMBINED for 14 fantasy points today. — Daniel Kelley (@danieltkelley) September 22, 2014 That's just a start. C.J. Spiller's five-point fantasy day wasn't e ...
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Blake Bortles is Jaguars' starting QB

Sep 22 2014 12:21am CDT | Source: Fantasy Football Toolbox

Unlike with Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota, the Jaguars didn't wait for an injury to get their first-round quarterback on the field; they had just seen enough of Chad Henne. After a 33-yard first half, Henne was benched in favor of No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles. Bortles entered the game against the Colts with the Jags trailing, 30-0. He played the entire second half and completed 14 of 24 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed a couple of ti ...
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Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints: Full Report Card Grades for New Orleans

Sep 21 2014 9:17pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The New Orleans Saints broke into the “win” column for the first time this season Sunday, as they pounded out a 20-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The contest was the Saints’ first home game of 2014, and they provided the raucous crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with plenty to get excited about. New Orleans shot out of the gates with an 80-yard touchdown march on the game’s opening drive, and coach Sean Payton’s ...
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