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Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t run 40 at combine

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On the days leading up to Sunday, the expectation was that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater would run the 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday as he tries to convince the Texans of his worth as the first overall pick.

When the time came to toe the line and sprint, however, Bridgewater was singing a different tune. Like Jerry Seinfeld did when he was faced with a rematch with Duncan Meyer, Bridgewater chose not to run.

Bridgewater’s decision means that he will neither run nor throw at the combine, leaving both things for a forthcoming workout at Louisville. That doesn’t quite fit with the message Bridgewater sent on Saturday about being a “competitor,” but he is hardly the first player to choose the easily controlled surroundings of his college campus to show off his skills instead of doing it in Indianapolis.

That choice hasn’t hurt other draft prospects and isn’t likely to hurt Bridgewater if he performs well at Louisville’s Pro Day. The other top quarterback prospects all ran on Sunday, although Blake Bortles will be the only one to throw at the event.

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12 Responses to “Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t run 40 at combine”
  1. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 23, 2014 10:28 AM

    Won’t throw, won’t run, but hey I’m the best player in this draft and wanna go #1. Man up & perform. No way I take this guy with the overall #1 pick.

  2. orivar says: Feb 23, 2014 10:35 AM

    Smart move.

  3. dbatrox21 says: Feb 23, 2014 10:37 AM

    I guess he’s saving his legs…in case he’s drafted by Cleveland, or Jacksonville.

  4. koudoes says: Feb 23, 2014 10:43 AM

    He put on 9 lbs. Hard to get faster gaining weight. I bet he’s lighter on his pro day when he runs

  5. thepftpoet says: Feb 23, 2014 10:49 AM

    He wants his draft stock to fall so he will be on the board the when the Vikings are up.

    He knows he will be hoisting multiple Lombardi’s on the Vikings historic franchise – the franchise that basically created what real football is today.

    Our dynasty will be a shock to the world, but don’t see you didn’t hear it here first.

    #Skol

  6. JackedUpSports says: Feb 23, 2014 10:51 AM

    no big deal. the combine is way overrated

  7. open1337 says: Feb 23, 2014 11:20 AM

    Once again the sense of entitlement.

  8. onbucky96 says: Feb 23, 2014 11:25 AM

    Buyer beware. Bridgewater is supposed to be the most pro ready QB? Hmm, so why not throw and run? Remember when Brian Brohm was the most pro ready QB several yrs back…from Louisville. Consider yourself warned.

  9. officialgame says: Feb 23, 2014 12:42 PM

    He won’t run, he won’t throw but he talks. To much. IMO a 2nd round pick.

  10. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 23, 2014 1:18 PM

    Just another “athletic” QB who won’t amount to much in the NFL.
    One read and run types don’t make it.
    Whoever drafts him will try to force him into the starting role, and when it doesn’t work, will sell him off as a back-up and start over.

    You haver to be careful where you put all of your quarterback eggs. Put them all in one basket, by way of a first round draft reach, and you’ll set your franchise back a decade.

    This guy isn’t it. I’m sure someone will reach and prove it.

  11. El Pollo Loco says: Feb 23, 2014 2:39 PM

    the Raiders will draft this guy and set the franchise even further back than they already are.

  12. beastmode5150 says: Feb 23, 2014 5:08 PM

    Complete flop in NFL, just watch.

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