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Bridgewater putting glove back on for future workouts

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After a so-so Pro Day workout, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater explained to Shaun King of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that he didn’t wear a glove on his throwing hand because he hadn’t been wearing a glove while working out in the Florida heat.

In the aftermath of a scripted, rehearsed workout that didn’t go nearly as well as a scripted, rehearsed workout should, Bridgewater told Gil Brandt of NFL.com that Bridgewater will put the glove back on for private workouts with teams.

“He’s going to do a number of workouts. He’ll probably have 10-12 workouts for clubs,” Brandt said, via NFL.com.  “I don’t believe the decision-makers at the club level thought his workout was as bad as some of the media people did.  He was in great spirits.  He didn’t feel like it was a disaster or anything, and I think he’ll come back and do well.”

Pro Day workouts should be nearly perfect.  Anything less than that fairly can be described as a disaster, since few are anything but perfect.  While that alone won’t result in a player plunging, it’s a piece of the puzzle.  And it necessarily places more pressure on Bridgewater to have far better showings when throwing for scouts.

Besides, even if the decision-makers with the various teams weren’t troubled by Bridgewater’s Pro Day workout, the media reaction makes the pick harder to justify if Bridgewater goes bust at the next level.  And if ultimately bad picks can’t be justified, men with jobs become men without jobs.  Or hats.

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19 Responses to “Bridgewater putting glove back on for future workouts”
  1. douglasgreenbriar says: Mar 19, 2014 8:31 PM

    He should fire his agent and hire Jay Z.

  2. FlashPatterson says: Mar 19, 2014 8:33 PM

    I’m sure that’ll make a huge difference

  3. ottawabrave91 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:36 PM

    So this whole glove ordeal for Bridgewater is now water under the bridge?

  4. bcajun says: Mar 19, 2014 8:45 PM

    Someones slipping in the draft

  5. meatcarroll says: Mar 19, 2014 8:46 PM

    Okay Michael Jackson.

  6. chapmanb2014 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:48 PM

    Yeah that is what the problem was……There is no QB worthy of a top 10 pick this year but at least two will be selected.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 19, 2014 8:51 PM

    There’s still not much pressure of failing as a DM in the NFL because when an Owner cleans out the Front Office they don’t ask for the money back or initiate an order to “take the amigos’ clothes”. They just politely thank you for your hard effort in wasting tens of millions of dollars, that is if you haven’t had enough time to get into the hundreds.

  8. justafan2014 says: Mar 19, 2014 8:51 PM

    If the glove doesn’t fit… You must acquit.

  9. kayakattack says: Mar 19, 2014 8:53 PM

    If it’s that much of an issue, I want nothing to do with him

  10. mychode says: Mar 19, 2014 8:53 PM

    Ya know, Sam Bradford had a “flawless” pro day. That pretty much sums it up.

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 19, 2014 8:55 PM

    You know how first impressions work…
    He might slide in the draft and fire his agent.

  12. garyman1 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:05 PM

    I watched some of his throws… his throws looked like he was wearing a mitten instead of a glove.

  13. Grinds My Gear says: Mar 19, 2014 9:06 PM

    I think Bridgewater suffers from a lack of grip much like Kurt Warner in his later days. He has naturally smaller hands, and a lot of the passes seem to come off like someone who had trouble getting good grip on the football before release. I don’t see what the big deal is between a gloved passer and a non-glove passer. Gloves compensate for grip plain and simple, if you lack grip use it.

  14. jaygruntboston says: Mar 19, 2014 9:06 PM

    he was way off on all his targets, for anyone who saw it. still this one workout doesn’t change the fact he can be good. he does look a little small though, thin framed.

  15. jwhitejagsquad says: Mar 19, 2014 9:11 PM

    Don’t think the glove is the problem…

  16. beerbratscheese says: Mar 19, 2014 10:22 PM

    If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.

  17. hawkstradamus says: Mar 19, 2014 10:24 PM

    Because gloves make all the difference, just ask Peyton Manning.

  18. lerch77 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:57 PM

    Hopefully he drops to my Vikes. We need a QB so bad!

  19. nite2al says: Mar 20, 2014 3:51 AM

    No glove, no love.

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