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Scouts flock to Louisville for Thursday night game

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The NFL does business on Thursday nights; this week, the Bears host the Giants.  But plenty of NFL types will be paying attention to another game instead.

According to Rick Bozich of WDRB in Louisville, 26 scouts will be at Papa John’s Stadium to watch Rutgers and Louisville play. The main attraction?  Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The scouts, representing 20 different teams, include Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell and Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert, based on the credentials that have been issued for the game.

It doesn’t mean they’ll definitely be there, and it doesn’t mean they’ll be scouting Bridgewater.

OK, Caldwell definitely will be scouting Bridgewater.

The Steelers will at least need to evaluate Bridgewater because they may be in the unlikely position to pick him. The Steelers haven’t had a top-10 selection since 2000 (Plaxico Burress), and they haven’t chosen in the top five since the early 1970s.

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25 Responses to “Scouts flock to Louisville for Thursday night game”
  1. jbl429 says: Oct 9, 2013 8:29 PM

    Here’s to hoping Rutgers spoils the show everyone is heading out to see.

  2. calvincoke says: Oct 9, 2013 8:29 PM

    Jacksonville your on clock!

  3. ukraiders says: Oct 9, 2013 8:31 PM

    Too bad the scouts might not see DeVante Parker. Dude is an awesome WR.

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 9, 2013 8:36 PM

    Well if they don’t dump Ben in a trade now, maybe he can win a few games to screw up their draft position.

  5. bucthat says: Oct 9, 2013 8:45 PM

    Domink better be there

  6. wjmoffatt says: Oct 9, 2013 8:49 PM

    Steelers take him and send Big Ben to Tampa Bay! Would love to have Big Ben, he is elite if he had talent around him, he has nothing but bums surrounding him. Antonio Brown is good but should never be a #1 nor a #2 in my mind, should work the slot mostly.

  7. arctantheta says: Oct 9, 2013 9:13 PM

    i’d like to see bridgewater play another game or two versus an sec defense before mortgaging the future on him.

  8. harrycanyon says: Oct 9, 2013 9:33 PM

    There was nothing wrong with Big Ben before Todd Haley got to town. He is the guy who needs to go.

  9. robigd says: Oct 9, 2013 9:59 PM

    Tampa and Jacksonville remind me of Charlie and Alan Harper waiting each other out in the bathroom to avoid paying the check. Eventually someone will cave, and Tampa will win a game and spoil it.

  10. qdog112 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:01 PM

    So who’ll be first to trash this young man, Nawrocki or Greg Cosell?

  11. kivory82 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:17 PM

    Bridgewater to the Jags!!!!

  12. smokingconch says: Oct 9, 2013 10:33 PM

    “Steelers take him and send Big Ben to Tampa Bay”

    If Big Ben goes anywhere, it’ll be back to Arians in Arizona. That move wouldn’t surprise me at all.

  13. clownsfan says: Oct 9, 2013 10:37 PM

    As much as the Browns need a QB I’m not sure Teddy is the guy. I’m not sold. Not yet anyway.

  14. realitypolice says: Oct 9, 2013 10:40 PM

    I’m sure they will be there.

    Louisville’s schedule this season is an absolute joke. Rutgers, of all teams, probably represents the best competition they will face all year outside their bowl game so they probably will want to see how he fares against them.

  15. pigskinaholic says: Oct 9, 2013 10:57 PM

    Bucs scouts all flock to Rutgers

  16. teeroyb says: Oct 9, 2013 11:00 PM

    As a steelers fan, I say send Big Ben to Houston for Shaub and a 2014 1st rounder. This will free up cap room and give us those all important draft picks. Of course this is easy for me to say since I’m not a real NFL GM.

  17. dgreenfi says: Oct 9, 2013 11:03 PM

    I am Ted “Theodore” Bridgewater, and we are “Wyld Styllynz”

  18. skolvikesskol says: Oct 9, 2013 11:40 PM

    Wow! Hats off to Steelers. No top
    10 for 13 years and have been on top of their division and multiple Super Bowls. This Vikings fan is jelly.

  19. scaredhitless says: Oct 9, 2013 11:52 PM

    Really hope Dave Caldwell doesn’t get him because starting Gabbert is telling the world we’re blowing for Bridgewater.

  20. badoglick says: Oct 10, 2013 1:04 AM

    If I were the Steelers, I’d draft Bridgewater and trade Ben without even thinking twice about it. He’s well past his prime and falling fast. If you can get a first+ for him, you owe it to the future of the team to make the move. The fact of the matter is, Ben’s been hit way too often, and has not been performing at an elite level in a couple of seasons, which makes me think the hits are taking their toll. Sure, he may succeed wherever he goes. But that doesn’t make it the wrong move to trade him. The Steelers are in no position to succeed anytime soon. Scrap it up, start over. And this is coming from a Pittsburgher.

  21. gogatorsjohn says: Oct 10, 2013 1:29 AM

    Bucs better be there..

  22. coachbeck says: Oct 10, 2013 6:02 AM

    If Pitt stays with Haley they may be dealing Ben if they can get Bridgewater.

    Personally I like what Aaron Murray is doing as well.

  23. Joemontanaflacco says: Oct 10, 2013 8:15 AM

    Steelers will no doubt miss out on a No. 1 draft pick by either trading it away mid-season and/or struggling to beat a playoff team that has nothing to gain by winning. As if the Charlie Batch gloating was embarassing enough, you should read about how much fan chest thumping was going on when the Steelers finally beat the Browns last year on week 17, knowing they had nothing to gain but a drop in draft order. Sad.

  24. enoughofthatalready says: Oct 10, 2013 10:24 AM

    If I were the Steelers, I’d draft Bridgewater and trade Ben without even thinking twice about it. He’s well past his prime and falling fast. If you can get a first+ for him, you owe it to the future of the team to make the move. The fact of the matter is, Ben’s been hit way too often, and has not been performing at an elite level in a couple of seasons, which makes me think the hits are taking their toll. Sure, he may succeed wherever he goes. But that doesn’t make it the wrong move to trade him. The Steelers are in no position to succeed anytime soon. Scrap it up, start over. And this is coming from a Pittsburgher.
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    Ben would never ever attract a first round pick. Maybe a 2nd or 3rd+4th. Steelers have not scrapped it up and started over in 45 years. They are not about to begin now. The problem is coaching and not the players. Replace Colbert, Tomlin, LeBeau, Haley and Buckner with Cowher (GM), Dungy or Gruden (HC), Horton or Lovie Smith (DC), Grimm (OLC) and plug in a young OC if not Gruden and this ship turns around fast.

  25. sclobernocker47 says: Oct 10, 2013 4:58 PM

    LOL@ the guy that thinks you could trade Ben for Schaub + a 1st rounder.

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