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Norv Turner Talks About The Young Teddy Bridgewater

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  1. The way I see it, Teddy HAS to be the one. If he’s not, then who? If not now, when?

  2. Certainly looks like a bright future. My only concern is the lapses with accuracy, but I’m hopeful that is a mechanics issue that will be fixed. I’ve read a lot of posts concerned about arm strength but that is completely a non-issue in my eyes. He doesn’t have an elite arm but he throws with great velocity and I don’t see him having any problems beating defenders to his spot. The other thing about that is Teddy hasn’t come close to maxing out his frame yet. Your going to see some pretty big changes in him physically over the next couple years and there is definitely some potential for that arm strength to increase. The biggest thing is he has the work ethic and the overall understanding of the game to be great. Like Jaws said on the twitter feed, he knows how to play and I think we are going to continue to see steady improvement from him.

  3. Thats what I meant after Falcons game that Vikings football is finally back. After all time lows at QB and WR , then we have Favre, then back to even worse Ponder…Oh man, I’m SOOOO glad both Frazier and Ponder blind side for the next fifteen years is gone. That was awful. How long is Norms contract? Zimmer creates top defense and we get Peterson back, look out.

  4. i read somewhere that norv’s statement was intended to head off criticism for teddy’s two ints at detroit. it also could serve as a well-timed means to further sway fan’s attention away from AD and drum up support towards teddy as the new face of the franchise in case AD isn’t back with the vikings next year. it wouldn’t surprise me if this is already the team’s decision, as zimmer recently said that this is teddy’s team. the vikings never denied that kevin warren, and maybe others, didn’t want AD back, and warren curiously just bought himself some local goodwill by giving the u of m $1 million, which could ultimately come from the team through a bonus or something to warren

    with a billion dollar stadium being built, and a lot of money to be made in the future, companies look at the big picture and plan long term. i just hope zimmer and teddy are the answer for us for a long time. i remember feeling set when we had culpepper and moss, and i remember watching culpepper’s last run when he injured his knee. enjoy these last two games of this year

    1. It’s another layer that I’ve been considering Cal, and it could be the third strike against Adrian’s chances of remaining with the team. You have the incident, a salary that is way out of proportion to what any other back in the league makes, and now the added wrinkle of having the guy that you want to lead your franchise into the future being in place already. I tend to think that if he doesn’t agree to a reduced salary they will move on. I would put it at 50-50 right now, they will likely still be willing to guarantee him more money on a new deal than anyone else will, but both sides are going to sit down and hash some stuff out before we even get to that point…and Adrian may need to sit down with Goodell before that happens. We’ll see what happens with this lawsuit. I don’t know if the Vikings can even talk to him until that is resolved, or if he’ld be willing to talk to them.

  5. Really, he looks to me as if he actually does have small hands. What that means in the long run I don’t know. Favre was able to hide the ball after a play action fake and it usually completely fooled the D. Teddy can’t probably do that. Maybe now and again he’ll get a fumble off of a pass attempt. That’s about all. The mental part of the game is more than 60% — see Blake Bortles or Bernie Kosar: physically gifted QBs but mental question marks.
    But TB has that mental part.