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Norv: Bridgewater already playing at high level

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by 65fastback2plus2, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Not surprising for an OC or any other coach to say nice things about their rookie QB.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    And, sorry to hijack. I like Bridgewater, too. Though I'd give him 8 weeks on the bench to start the season. Playing time late in games.
  5. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Bridgewater went into the best situation of those guys, too. He has a few legit receiving threats, and AD
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I would have considered trading down, picking up an extra pick and getting him if he was still there very late in the 1st...which he was. Then you could still address your needs with plenty of picks....have cake and it it too thing.
    Definitely preferred him over Manziel, but I would not have used the 16th pick on him
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah, that's about how I felt. We were backed into a corner and needed to use the pick on defense, I thought. But then we went RG, anyway.

    It'd be nice to have a QB to develop, though. I liked Bridgewater best of the top guys this year, but there will be others I like as much down the road. I do like what Minny's doing overall, though. I think they're a really underrated team if they get anything at all out of the QB position.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The QB classes look good in 2015 for sure and possibly 2016 too, so that works.

    Yeah, Minny has done some good things. That division looks pretty good.
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  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Fwiw, Matt Cassell greatly outplayed Bridgewater in the preseason opener.
    Again, fwiw.
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I like Bridgewater. I agree he was probably the best QB of this years draft class. It is all relative. I don't think any of the QBs in this class will be great.

    Norv had positive things to say about Brandon Weeden while in Cleveland. http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2013/08/cleveland_browns_oc_norv_turne_2.html

    The thing I noticed while watching the Vikings play is that Bridgewater appears to be smaller than he did in college. He really has some toothpick legs. We really won't know how good he will be until at least his 3rd season when the Vikes move into their new dome. I think he will struggle the first two seasons(like most rookies) especially playing outdoors in Minnesota and that will get tougher when the cold weather hits.
  11. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    I really liked this one coming out of college but I didn't see any flash from him the other day...
  12. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    Blake Bortles looked a lot better than Bridgewater in their first games.
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Now that they're throwing more at him--as in pre-season games and scrimmages--Teddy has come down back to earth.
    He played poorly in his first game and followed it up with 3 ints in a practice scrimmage today.
    Rookie QBs tend to do that.

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