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Norv Turner: Bridgewater can make every throw

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Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater didn’t win too many admirers with his pro day workout before this year’s draft and questions raised about his ability to drive the ball deep down the field caused some of his previous admirers to back off their warm feelings about the former Louisville quarterback.

The Vikings weren’t dissuaded, though, and they traded back into the first round to take Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner says that the team hasn’t seen anything from Bridgewater to make them question their assessment of his arm strength or ability to make every throw that the team will need him to make.

“One of the things that has been the most impressive to me is, I knew he’d be very accurate, I knew he’d make great decisions, quick decisions, but he’s been outstanding throwing the ball deep, which some people thought that was going to be an issue,” Turner said, via FOX Sports North. “I think in the six or eight weeks we’ve had him on the field, I think he’s been put in a position where he’s had to make most of the throws he would have to make and I think he can make all the throws he needs to make.”

Even when Bridgewater was being picked apart before the draft, there weren’t many questions about his football intelligence or accuracy. If his arm truly is up for anything that Turner’s offense will bring to the table, it probably won’t be too long before he’s running Turner’s offense.

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  1. scoops1 says: Jun 25, 2014 11:22 AM

    Are those throws at least 20+ yards….?

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 11:22 AM

    So could josh freeman. He’s doing well I hear.

    This franchise is the worst in professional sports.

    >

  3. sonofad says: Jun 25, 2014 11:24 AM

    By that he means that he expects Bridgewater to throw up all over himself.

  4. thepftpoet says: Jun 25, 2014 11:25 AM

    Teddy Bridgewater threw 17 TDs to 0 interceptions while in the red zone last year.

    He was the #1 ranked QB in college against the blitz with a passer rating of 130.1 and 16 TDs / 1 interception.

    For everyone questioning his hand size, they are only 1/8 of an inch smaller than Aaron Rodgers, so you can throw that criticism in the garbage.

    He is also the smartest QB on the field and has executed looking off safeties and gets to his 3-4th progression while staying firm in the pocket.

    For people questioning his arm strength, he had the highest velocity of all QB’s in this NFL draft according to a Sports Science test.

    So what’s stopping the Minnesota Vikings from winning a Super Bowl this year?

    Here’s your answer:

    Nothing.

  5. thepftpoet says: Jun 25, 2014 11:26 AM

    Skol Vikings, let’s win this game,
    Skol Vikings, honor your name,
    Go get that first down, then get a touchdown
    Rock em’… Sock em”….
    Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Go Vikings, run up the score,
    You’ll hear us cheer for more…
    V-I-K-I-N-G-S
    Skol Vikings, let’s go!

  6. thepftpoet says: Jun 25, 2014 11:27 AM

    These are undeniable stats that prove the Vikings dominance of the NFL since the Super Bowl Era :

    We are one of only 3 teams in the whole NFL with at least 18 division titles.

    We are one only 5 teams with a Overall Winning Percentage of at least .551.

    We basically created the now current trends of the NFL with the first dominant defense (Purple People Eaters) & the first mobile Quarterback (Fran Tarkenton)

    While the NFL has cheated us out of multiple Super Bowls (The early 1970s, 1998, 2009) We would have easily had the most Super Bowl rings in the NFL.

    All these stats prove how great the historic Minnesota Vikings franchise is.

    Bow down to us, you lowly peasants.

  7. thepftpoet says: Jun 25, 2014 11:28 AM

    The Vikings 2014 Season-

    Coach of the year: Mike Zimmer

    QB: Teddy Bridgewater

    MVP: Cordarelle Patterson

    Super Bowl MVP: Adrian Peterson

    The Vikings Dynasty Starts.

    Now.

  8. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 11:30 AM

    He has to shop for those gloves at Baby Gap.

  9. r8rsfan says: Jun 25, 2014 11:31 AM

    So what’s stopping the Minnesota Vikings from winning a Super Bowl this year?
    ——————
    Location.

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 25, 2014 11:31 AM

    So in other words it’s official that he is the starter?

    Or what similar words or votes of confidence do you have for other QBs on this team?

  11. dethsupport says: Jun 25, 2014 11:31 AM

    The NFC North better hope this isn’t true. QB has been holding the vikings down for years.

  12. steelerben says: Jun 25, 2014 11:32 AM

    It is all a matter of perspective.

    Compared to Christian Ponder, Bridgewater has a cannon. Compared to a 7th grade girl, average.

  13. jetsmmt says: Jun 25, 2014 11:33 AM

    LoL, look at his small hands.

    Geno Smith> Bridgewater.

  14. thepftpoet says: Jun 25, 2014 11:35 AM

    The Biggest Knocks on Teddy Bridgewater:
    1. He had a bad pro day.
    2. He has small hands.
    3. He can’t throw the ball deep.

    Why these knocks are completely wrong:
    1. Jamarcus Russell had one of the best pro days of all time, which ultimately proves why the “Pro Day” is a horrible evaluation of whether a QB will be good in the NFL.
    2. His hand size is actually in the upper echelon of all the current Quarterbacks in the NFL, and larger than Tony Romo’s, Philip Rivers and only 1/8 of an inch smaller than Aaron Rodgers.
    3. His deep balls in OTA’s have already been completely flawless according to Norv Turner and the coaching staff and the only reason they lacked in college because they weren’t his first read, which all the QB’s who throw the deep ball well, have the same exact or even lower % on accuracy of deep balls.

    Overall proving, none of you have actual arguments against Teddy Bridgewater except lame insults.

  15. tremoluxman says: Jun 25, 2014 11:36 AM

    I’m in a quandary about Bridgewater’s ability. Who should I believe? Should I go with a former NFL Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator known for developing QBs, his passing attack and with 30+ years of experience or a bunch of basement-dwelling, couch-warming internet experts?
    I guess the answer is in the question.

  16. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 25, 2014 11:36 AM

    There are a lot of PFT commenters saying Bridgewater can’t do this, can’t do that, has baby hands, and will be a bust. These opinions are all based on wishful thinking.

    This is going to be a fun ride.

  17. captainmanhattan says: Jun 25, 2014 11:38 AM

    @thepftpoet

    So what’s stopping the Minnesota Vikings from winning a Super Bowl this year?

    3 things:

    Green Bay
    Chicago
    Detriot

    You know, 3 teams in your division that won more then 5 games last year.

  18. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 25, 2014 11:38 AM

    Stop the presses. Is that the sound of hell freezing over? Thepftpoet made a rational argument regarding a member of the Vikings. In honor of this, here is the top 5 WR’s in the league:

    1. Julio Jones
    2. Roddy White
    3. Calvin Johnson
    4. Brandon Marshall
    5. Josh Gordon

  19. joetoronto says: Jun 25, 2014 11:40 AM

    Some things you just have to see to believe, and this is one of them.

  20. rosstuckershair says: Jun 25, 2014 11:41 AM

    LoL, look at his small hands.

    Geno Smith> Bridgewater…………………………

    Vick will be in the lineup by game 4 and injured by game 9…

  21. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 25, 2014 11:43 AM

    Go to the Vikings web site and check out the video of Teddy making a wide variety of passes. If you have any idea what you’re looking at, you can tell that he can do what he needs to do and extremely well. Listen to the media guys who have been at every OTA and minicamp watching him. They all have nothing but positive things to say about him. Of course, these are just practices against his own team, but if you can drop from the first overall pick to #32 because of a bad pro day, how you do in 11-on-11 practice situations should have some meaning too.

  22. stutzr says: Jun 25, 2014 11:47 AM

    Packer fans have nothing better to do than read Vikings articles and then making ridiculous points? Get a life … Better yet get a team!

  23. purpleguy says: Jun 25, 2014 11:50 AM

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Bridgewater will be good,
    and Pack fans have no clue.

  24. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 25, 2014 11:52 AM

    That’s nice from the 3rd string QB.

    The real questions are:

    Will last year’s starter, Ponder, lose his starting job to Cassel?

    Is it possible that a rookie can beat out two veteran QB’s?

    Will the rookie be given as much time as Tarvaris Jackson to be come the starter?
    How many years of chances will Bridgewater get?

    How is it that Cassel was not good enough to start for USC but could start for the vikings?

    Is glove technology so advanced that a guy with small hands can actually play in the NFL?

    Does it matter who the vikings QB is when attempting to compete in a division with Cutler, Stafford, and Rodgers?

    Is there anything said about Bridgewater that has not been said about previous viking QB’s?

  25. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 11:52 AM

    And as far as hand size goes…there is a minimum threshhold for where it is an issue when it comes to gripping the football and 1′/8th of an inch is significant. Bridgewater’s hands are clearly small when you compare them to photos of Rodgers hands, so either Rodgers hands got bigger or Bridgewater’s was inflated just like they do with players heights and weight.

    The Vikings also said that Tavaris Jackson and Christian Ponder could make all the throws, even though it was apparent that Ponder especially had a noodle arm. He could throw the ball deep if he could take a 7 step drop and step into it, but the passes had the trajectory of a punt and very little velocity.

  26. sonofad says: Jun 25, 2014 11:52 AM

    Former Ponder apologists are now Bridewater apologists. And soon they’ll be apologizing for the next stiff they pin their hopeless dreams on.

  27. schmitty2 says: Jun 25, 2014 11:53 AM

    “Thepftpoet” makes me actually miss “Logicalvoicessays”. How sad and scary is that?

  28. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 11:53 AM

    This was a very weak QB class by NFL standards with none of the prospects being NFL ready. Standing out in a week QB class doesn’t really mean much.

  29. purp1eone says: Jun 25, 2014 11:53 AM

    For all of you guys who don’t have a clue yet the poet is a packer fan.

    He likes the over the top Viking posts to belittle real Vikings fans.

    But as a packer fan it really doesn’t take much for amusement.

  30. obamareallysucks says: Jun 25, 2014 11:55 AM

    qb’s like him just don’t have what it takes to succeed.

  31. ctiggs says: Jun 25, 2014 11:56 AM

    #Nobodyhasitbetter

  32. bhinrichs9 says: Jun 25, 2014 11:59 AM

    I feel like PFT has a new article about Bridgewater every day. Just slightly re-worded. Anyways, I hope Bridgewater works out.

  33. bordner says: Jun 25, 2014 11:59 AM

    Wow. Imagine how small his hands would be in that picture if he wasn’t wearing gloves. He’s holding that ball near the end and his thumb barely comes up to the seam.

  34. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 12:00 PM

    Bridgewater will end up being tremendously entertaining.

    For Packer fans.

  35. thegreatjimmyk says: Jun 25, 2014 12:01 PM

    I want to see Teddy do well. Give me a QB that makes quick (and hopefully good) decisions and has accuracy anytime. Eventually, I see him being smart enough and if he gains Norv’s trust, confident enough to start calling meaningful audibles…something I have felt our QB’s have sadly lacked since Lord Favre.

  36. trolltoll11 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:01 PM

    PACKERS dominance shall continue.

  37. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:01 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Jun 25, 2014 11:25 AM
    Teddy Bridgewater threw 17 TDs to 0 interceptions while in the red zone last year.

    He was the #1 ranked QB in college against the blitz with a passer rating of 130.1 and 16 TDs / 1 interception.

    For everyone questioning his hand size, they are only 1/8 of an inch smaller than Aaron Rodgers, so you can throw that criticism in the garbage.

    He is also the smartest QB on the field and has executed looking off safeties and gets to his 3-4th progression while staying firm in the pocket.

    For people questioning his arm strength, he had the highest velocity of all QB’s in this NFL draft according to a Sports Science test.

    So what’s stopping the Minnesota Vikings from winning a Super Bowl this year?

    Here’s your answer:

    Nothing.
    ___________________________________
    He played in the American Athletic Conference, that is all you need to know. Oh wow you beat some great teams! Give us all a break and find a new team logicalvoice. You jumped from the Skins to the Vikings after RG3 went down and this is why you still hate Seattle and created a new name

  38. sonofad says: Jun 25, 2014 12:02 PM

    Sometimes I think that Viking fans don’t realize that their team exists solely for the amusement of Packer fans.

    And do they ever deliver on the amusement.

  39. chunkala says: Jun 25, 2014 12:02 PM

    Norv Turner: Bridgewater can make every throw

    Except that he’s proven that he can’t.

  40. omniscientmoi says: Jun 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    Man, there are a lot of fearful Packers fans here wishing and praying that Bridgewater fails, because they know that, if he develops into a good QB in the NFL (which, by all indications, he will be), the Vikings will soon relegate the Packers to another quarter-century of irrelevance.

  41. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:06 PM

    Anyone who actually tries to imply that poet is a Packers fan is clearly delusional and should seek help. He spews way too many details that only Vikings fans would ever know. Sorry, but she’s your embarrassment. Just like your team and it’s 4 SB losses.

  42. tokyosandblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 12:07 PM

    purp1eone says:
    Jun 25, 2014 11:53 AM
    For all of you guys who don’t have a clue yet the poet is a packer fan.

    He likes the over the top Viking posts to belittle real Vikings fans.

    But as a packer fan it really doesn’t take much for amusement.

    ———

    We don’t need much to laugh at? The Vikings aren’t much, so I guess you’re right!

  43. summitmech says: Jun 25, 2014 12:07 PM

    captainmanhattan says:
    Jun 25, 2014 11:38 AM
    @thepftpoet

    So what’s stopping the Minnesota Vikings from winning a Super Bowl this year?

    3 things:

    Green Bay
    Chicago
    Detriot

    You know, 3 teams in your division that won more then 5 games last year.

    ———————————————-

    Who brags about teams who none of which had a winning record? Lol! The Vikings were 3 wins behind 1st place. I’m not too worried.

  44. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:08 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    Jun 25, 2014 11:53 AM
    “Thepftpoet” makes me actually miss “Logicalvoicessays”. How sad and scary is that
    ____________________________
    It is the same person.

    He spits out the same best players “in this order”. Praises a coach that he later hates, bogus claims about a WR who had 1 good year, DBs who wouldnt start on other teams, and doesnt know a single thing about the oline or dline.
    Notice the only logicalvoice you see now spells it

    The skins were cheated out of SBs bc goodell is corrupt blah blah, now the Vikings were apparently cheated. He regurgitates stats he looks up online bc he doesnt now the team

  45. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:08 PM

    *Know

  46. Marshawn Lunch says: Jun 25, 2014 12:11 PM

    The Season hasn’t even started. This guy hasn’t even played an NFL game. Yet that doesn’t stop all the purple fans out there from claiming he will be dominant. At least wait for ONE win.

    And I just want to add that it is hilarious how Vikings fans love to hate on Rodgers in every other article but when it comes to Bridgewater’s hand size, suddenly Aaron Rodgers is the size to match (which is why it is okay if Teddy’s hands are “only” an 1/8th of an inch smaller than Rodgers’).

  47. bengalguy says: Jun 25, 2014 12:11 PM

    Yeah……except the catchable ones!!!!

  48. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 12:15 PM

    The Vikings are a perennial last place team, finishing in the basement in 3 of the past 4 years.

    So what are they supposed to say?

  49. realfootballfan says: Jun 25, 2014 12:15 PM

    Said it the day after that draft, the other 31 teams, and I’m including the ones with franchise starters because they are all well over 30, will regret passing on him, never mind the bottom dwelling teams like Houston, Jacksonville, Oakland, Cleveland, etc. He will be the best QB in this draft, and it won’t even be close.

  50. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:16 PM

    At least when Ponder was the sure fire next awesome franchise QB coming in the draft he actually played college football in a real conference and against actual talent.

  51. wallydippins says: Jun 25, 2014 12:17 PM

    It looks like the ball is squirting out of his tiny hands in every pic they post on this site.

  52. summitmech says: Jun 25, 2014 12:21 PM

    Crap talking fans of either team should really never be taken seriously. They say what they will with little-to-no football knowledge. “Oh my team is the best because I say so.” Bridgewaters hands are too small? Russel Wilson was too short.

    The Vikings could win the next 5 Super Bowls in a row and Packers fans would still talk smack. It’s really just a matter of recognizing the ignorance, which is abundant on these forums!

    The only thing ANY of us REALLY know is that you have ZERO idea how a rookie will turn out until he actually plays. And even then it could take a few seasons to know how good he will really be.

    What was Aaron Rodgers’ record in his first season? Was it wise of anyone to base his career and talent on that? Don’t tell me he wasn’t given a good team either, considering the Packers’ record the year before. And this was a first rounder who sat behind a Hall of Fame quarterback for three seasons. Rodgers said it himself, he benefited IMMENSELY from that, and STILL he came out with a losing record in his first season.

    So, I mean talk all you like people, but watch out, your ignorance is showing.

  53. purp1eone says: Jun 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    The packers for all of their greatness with the two greatest QBs(in their minds) for the past 20+ years have as many lombardis as dilfer and rypien.

    Now I know you can do the usual the Vikes have none thing, but that really doesn’t seem to me the great TT, MM, ARod or Favre have really lived up to their potential does it?

    Or maybe they just aren’t as good as you think they are.

  54. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    It does look that way in every photo I’ve seen as well. The only question I have is who will be the bigger bust between him and Manziel. Both will probably be out of the league in 4 years.

  55. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    I wonder if Matt Cassel is having second thoughts about his decision to re-sign with the Viks….

  56. lnfinite says: Jun 25, 2014 12:23 PM

    Vikngs finish 10-6 in 2014 while packer s struggle to 8-8…. Packer fans are like clowns. They can’t fight their way out of a paper bag unless they can talk about the past…

  57. jaxbeachjagfan says: Jun 25, 2014 12:24 PM

    Did Jamarcus Russell have a great Pro Day?

    Sure he did. Even the extreme busts have decent to great Pro Days. These Pro Days are supposed to go well. It’s when they have horrible Pro Days that the red flag pops up.

    Everyone knows it was the gloves and when the weather gets on those gloves, Bridgewater’s game is gonna go right back to that Pro Day level.

  58. fwippel says: Jun 25, 2014 12:25 PM

    sonofad says:
    Jun 25, 2014 12:02 PM
    Sometimes I think that Viking fans don’t realize that their team exists solely for the amusement of Packer fans.

    And do they ever deliver on the amusement.

    ———————————————-
    Yeah, I was pretty amused when the Packers couldn’t beat the Vikings last season at Lambeau with Christian Ponder at QB. Of course, Ponder also beat them in the season finale in 2012 and likely kept the Pack out of the Super Bowl by killing their chance at a first round bye.

    I found that pretty amusing.

  59. grayone77 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:25 PM

    What was he supposed to say? Yeah, the guy we just drafted sucks? At this time of year, all players are pro bowlers in someone’s opinion. (ps. to Ponder, I do think you should become a pro bowler. rolling a ball seems more like your thing, and actually would have a chance to see something in the 200 range in your statistics)

  60. purp1eone says: Jun 25, 2014 12:26 PM

    whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:06 PM

    Anyone who actually tries to imply that poet is a Packers fan

    —–

    I knew it would be a little hard for you cheese heads to comprehend

  61. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:26 PM

    Why would Cassel have second thoughts about re-signing? He knows that no other team would want him as a starter and that he has no competition from anyone on the Vikings roster to take the job away from him. Perfect situation.

  62. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 12:27 PM

    Viking fans remind me of the “cool” kids in high school who used to brag about their exploits at band camp.

  63. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:29 PM

    Only a fool would believe that the Vikings and Ponder killed any chance at a SB without a 1st round bye considering they beat the Vikings easily the following week in the playoffs. That’s a special kind of intelligence.

  64. sonofad says: Jun 25, 2014 12:33 PM

    Those hands.

    When it gets cold outside, the ball is tougher to grip.

    When it rains, the ball is tougher to grip.

    Those hands.

    Those tiny little hands.

  65. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 25, 2014 12:34 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Jun 25, 2014 11:35 AM

    The Biggest Knocks on Teddy Bridgewater:
    1. He had a bad pro day.
    2. He has small hands.
    3. He can’t throw the ball deep.

    Why these knocks are completely wrong:
    1. Jamarcus Russell had one of the best pro days of all time, which ultimately proves why the “Pro Day” is a horrible evaluation of whether a QB will be good in the NFL.
    2. His hand size is actually in the upper echelon of all the current Quarterbacks in the NFL, and larger than Tony Romo’s, Philip Rivers and only 1/8 of an inch smaller than Aaron Rodgers.
    3. His deep balls in OTA’s have already been completely flawless according to Norv Turner and the coaching staff and the only reason they lacked in college because they weren’t his first read, which all the QB’s who throw the deep ball well, have the same exact or even lower % on accuracy of deep balls.

    Overall proving, none of you have actual arguments against Teddy Bridgewater except lame insults

    Facts
    1. Fact-He totally cracked under the pressure of a pro day and that’s why teams took him off the board. Wait until he gets in live action.

    2. His hands are tiny just look at the picture. His whole body looks frail. He has the arms of a 16yr old. Rodgers hands by the way are over an 1″ bigger so why do you lie?

    Since you offer no proof here it is for you:

    State Journal
    Tom Oates

    Tom Oates has been a staff member of the Wisconsin State Journal sports department for 30 years.

    GREEN BAY — The crisis in the seats has been averted.

    Green Bay Packers fans, as always, will fill Lambeau Field despite the bitter cold predicted for today’s NFC wild card playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers.

    The anticipated sub-zero temperatures and Arctic Circle wind chills have been the topic of discussion all week.

    That’s why the up-and-down Packers probably should be favored to beat the talent-rich 49ers today, though by the slimmest of margins.

    Like, say, an inch.

    Yes, an inch, — Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers — as measured at the NFL scouting combine when they entered the draft. Rodgers’ hands (10 1/8 inches) are large for a quarterback;

    3.Fact Deep balls in practice? Really? If he was actually doing well he would be ranked ahead of Ponder but he is not.

    Overall proving what you said has no factual basis whatsoever.

  66. purp1eone says: Jun 25, 2014 12:34 PM

    tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 12:27 PM

    Viking fans remind me of the “cool” kids in high school who used to brag about their exploits at band camp.

    —–

    looking at the crowd in lambut stadium is the visualization of “cool”

  67. abninf says: Jun 25, 2014 12:35 PM

    thepftpoet says:

    Teddy Bridgewater threw 17 TDs to 0 interceptions while in the red zone last year.
    ===================================

    And Tim Tebow won the Heisman. Your point?

  68. mvp43 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:38 PM

    Wow…….. I didn’t realize until this post how the purple kool aid is being consumed. I do think the Vikings will improve over the next few years, but so will the Packers, Bears & maybe the Lions.

    The let down will be bad this year. Viking will not be that good.

  69. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 25, 2014 12:39 PM

    So now we’re ripping him because of the competition he played against in college. Okay, let’s see how he did against good competition.

    In last year’s Florida Citrus Bowl, Bridgewater beat Miami (FL) 36-9. He completed 35 of 45 for 447 yards, 3 touchdowns, no interceptions, and added a rushing touchdown.

    In the Sugar Bowl the year before, he beat Florida 33-23. He completed 20 of 32 for 266 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception.

    Huh. Another myth busted.

  70. starcatcher56 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:40 PM

    Norv Turner has developed some very good QB’s – Aikman, Phillips, and now Bridgewater…..

  71. logdog22 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:40 PM

    Norv Turner: I’m excited about what Brandon Weeden has been able to do.

    Posted by Josh Alper on August 19, 2013, 9:01 AM EDT

    mkay

  72. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    Only a fool would believe that the Vikings and Ponder killed any chance at a SB without a 1st round bye considering they beat the Vikings easily the following week in the playoffs.
    ______

    You would have to be a fool to think the Packers could have won the Super Bowl that season.

    Congratulations on beating Joe Webb in the playoffs. Whatever will you do now that Joe Webb and Christian Ponder are out of the picture?

  73. starcatcher56 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    Philip Rivers I meant

  74. summitmech says: Jun 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:
    Jun 25, 2014 12:29 PM
    Only a fool would believe that the Vikings and Ponder killed any chance at a SB
    ————————————————–

    No, you’re right, the Packers did that on their own.

  75. trollhammer20 says: Jun 25, 2014 12:42 PM

    “Why the hell did we draft this stiff in the first round? Dude has an al dente arm, the mental capacity of a lobotomized chimpanzee, and the athletic ability of a tree sloth.”

    - No coach, ever.

  76. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 25, 2014 12:45 PM

    I wonder if Matt Cassel is having second thoughts about his decision to re-sign with the Viks….
    _____

    He probably has mixed emotions. He knows he won’t be starting for long, but at least he’ll be on a winning team in a great city.

  77. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:46 PM

    “Teddy Bridgewater threw 17 TDs to 0 interceptions while in the red zone last year” against football juggernauts like Ohio University, Eastern Kentucky, Florida International, Temple, Connecticut, South Florida, Houston.

    He was also a special High School player!

  78. bcgreg says: Jun 25, 2014 12:48 PM

    I should hope so. You drafted him in the first round.

  79. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    Packer fans were so let down that the Vikings cost them a first round bye somehow costing them from winning the Super Bowl twice in 3 years.

    The only thing I could think of that could be worse is costing a SB championship in 50+ years and making it 4 times and losing every one. I don’t think I could ever get over that kind of ineptitude.

  80. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:50 PM

    “Whatever will you do now that Joe Webb and Christian Ponder are out of the picture?”

    Beat up on stiffs like Cassel and Bridgewater for starters. If Bridgewater every even cracks the starting lineup before he washes out of the NFL.

  81. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 25, 2014 12:52 PM

    omniscientmoi says:
    Jun 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    Man, there are a lot of fearful Packers fans here wishing and praying that Bridgewater fails, because they know that, if he develops into a good QB in the NFL (which, by all indications, he will be), the Vikings will soon relegate the Packers to another quarter-century of irrelevance.

    As opposed to the queens half century of irrelevance?

    Remember you are talking about the 13x World Champions, the most successful in NFL history. If our history is somehow bad in your eyes the Vikings is tragic.

  82. conormacleod says: Jun 25, 2014 12:54 PM

    I can smell the Packers fans fear.

  83. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 12:59 PM

    There is no fear from Packer fans when you have the best QB in the business. It’s more laughs than fear because the same nonsense was coming from Vikings fans after T-Jack, John David Booty, Ponder…..it’s all the same rhetoric but with a different player. Ponder wasn’t a reach..can make every throw…yadda…yadda.

    This time of year is when Vikings fans do the most yapping, purple koolaid drinking, and make the big guarantees because conveniently the games aren’t being played. Once the season starts and reality hits…the gig is up. Like always… Same song, different verse.

  84. t500000t says: Jun 25, 2014 1:01 PM

    Norv Turner knows offense. Its a shame he isn’t a better HC. The Chargers would have been better suited had they used him as an OC instead of wasting six years with him as an HC. If anybody can get the most out of Bridgewater, its probably him.

  85. conormacleod says: Jun 25, 2014 1:02 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I am fearful of Aaron Rodgers. He is amazing. But, the other 52 guys on the roster do not scare me one bit. Slow down the one guy, the Packers lose. It’s that simple. Now, if the Vikings have actually acquired a very good QB? Well, it looks like a very long, cold, and meaningless winter for Packer fans. That’s also known as the 1980′s.

  86. ariani1985 says: Jun 25, 2014 1:07 PM

    And our little sisters to the east are skipping practice for yoga!

  87. Matt dog from C-town says: Jun 25, 2014 1:09 PM

    Bustwater!!!!!

  88. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 25, 2014 1:17 PM

    Gotta love the ingenuity with the annual offseason chest beating by the purple posters with the ever witty girl names and fat comments. It would be interesting to see the collective age of the posters because the only time I witness this personally is when I hear kids on the playground when I pick up my children. I guess when your team continually gets beat down once the season starts after a summer of boasting it gets pretty tough to find anything positive regarding your own team so you have to resort to insults, very petty

  89. qdog112 says: Jun 25, 2014 1:21 PM

    Everyone of you predicting Bridgewater’s failure also said Gabbert was better than Cam.

    Bigotry clouds your ability to make sound judgments. It’s amazing how people who have never met him can discuss his intelligence and how much bigger the NFL football is than the NCAA one.

    Interesting how Tavaris Jackson, Josh Freeman and Geno Smith get into a discussion about Bridgewater, but I’m sure race has nothing to do with it.

    Brdigewater may not turnout to match his college success, but it won’t be from lack of him doing all the RIGHT THINGS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

  90. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jun 25, 2014 1:24 PM

    It’s hard to be the little sister when you have won more championships than the rest of the division combined. Or are compared to a 4x SB losing franchise that hasn’t won a think in their 50+ year existence.

    Yoga? Really? You don’t think being flexible is a good thing for a pro athlete? Not one player is skipping practice for yoga.

  91. justatrophy says: Jun 25, 2014 1:29 PM

    All of you couch warmers can say what you want but it’s beginning to look like the Vikings got the steal of the draft in Teddy Bridgewater.

    I bet Cleveland has buyers remorse and the Texans are kicking themselves in the butt right about now.

  92. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 25, 2014 1:36 PM

    The packers for all of their greatness with the two greatest QBs(in their minds) for the past 20+ years have as many lombardis as dilfer and rypien.

    Now I know you can do the usual the Vikes have none thing, but that really doesn’t seem to me the great TT, MM, ARod or Favre have really lived up to their potential does it?

    Or maybe they just aren’t as good as you think they are

    4 NFL MVP’s, 2 Super Bowl wins, highest qb rating in history of NFL, most wins, most yards, etc. would tend to disagree that it is in just our minds. Its in your mind as well that’s the reason for the post. Jealousy breeds contempt.

  93. stellarperformance says: Jun 25, 2014 1:40 PM

    He’s done it! He has perfected the two-handed overhead spiral. Good for him, I knew he could do it.

  94. ariani1985 says: Jun 25, 2014 1:43 PM

    If Teddy turns out to be 1/2 as good as Little Erin Rodgers without all of the playoff choking will he be considered a success?? One has to wonder? And of course, we must minus the toto and dress they wear at yoga!!!!!

  95. Norseman says: Jun 25, 2014 1:43 PM

    The fact that Bridgewater can throw the deep ball comes as a surprise to nobody who knows him.

    Norv knows him, didn’t get fooled by a bad pro day, and knows how to develop young QBs. Norv has worked with a number of QBs over the years- Aikman, Brees, Rivers, et. al.

    Norv and Scott both worked Bridgewater out extensively after his pro day, and he did very well. They were the ones pounding the table to draft him as well. Due diligence pays off.

  96. stellarperformance says: Jun 25, 2014 1:58 PM

    Like Turner would admit to any concerns. Uh huh. This is a coach that needs to make an impression and needs the fans on his side.

    What in the heck else is he going to say!!!!!

  97. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 25, 2014 2:20 PM

    Bridgewater is going to be the most prolific draft pic to fall since Randy Moss, also another Viking. Superbowl homeboys.

  98. godofwine330 says: Jun 25, 2014 2:24 PM

    I wanted him (Bridgewater) in Cleveland, but everybody wanted the flashy Johnny bum. Time will tell, but I got my “I told you so” on deck and I’m gonna have a dance for it, too like Sarah Chalke on Scrubs. Flash sells tickets, and I am more concerned about winning games. I’m stuck with Johnny, so I have to cheer for him, but good luck Minnesota. You got the guy I wanted.

  99. tokyofilthblaster says: Jun 25, 2014 2:28 PM

    Even Randy Moss couldn’t get you losers a Superbowl.

  100. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jun 25, 2014 2:30 PM

    I hate to admit it, but I think the Vikes are onto something with this kid. We have been blessed with great QBs in Green Bay for as long as I’ve been a fan. It’s a lot of fun, I can’t imagine how tough the roller coaster has been for the Vikes. They deserve some stability at the QB position at this point. Just don’t beat MY GUYS!

  101. sonofad says: Jun 25, 2014 2:33 PM

    From PFT in April:

    “Last season, Phillip Rivers completed a career-high 69.5 percent of his passes and matched a career-high with a 105.5 passer rating. It was just the third time in his career Rivers has thrown for at least 4,400 yards and at least 30 touchdowns.

    Rivers saw his passer rating dip below 90 in each of the final two seasons under prior head coach Norv Turner. Touchdowns decreased. Interceptions increased and the Chargers missed the playoffs in each of the final three seasons under Turner.

    Hardwick says the new staff provided a different approach for the offense that allowed them to thrive last year. That success has him envisioning the Chargers taking another step forward this season.”

    Norv Turner – Former Alleged QB Guru

  102. qdog112 says: Jun 25, 2014 4:52 PM

    Whether Turner has the Midas touch can be questioned, but if you’re basing an assessment on the career of Philip Rivers – good luck to you.

    Rivers numbers last year may be more about the talent around him. The Allen kid is going to be great. Philip may revert to being Eli, any given moment.

    I particularly like his Super Bowl stats … oh wait, wrong NC State QB.

  103. mackstrong2013 says: Jun 25, 2014 8:59 PM

    The times, they are a changing

  104. therillest says: Jun 25, 2014 9:32 PM

    and all we seem to hear in Jacksonville is excuses as to why Bortles isn’t making ALL THE THROWS…..

  105. mutantman87 says: Jun 25, 2014 9:32 PM

    I don’t get the tiny hands comments or the weak build comments. 9 1/4″ is probably about or slightly above average for a 6’2″ man, and 210-215 will be enough. Not everybody is going to have huge Russell Wilson hands (whose absurd 10 1/4″ hands are the average hands of someone who is 6’6″). Of course you want big hands on a QB to grip and spin the ball really well; I won’t argue that. Just don’t confuse “average” with “tiny,” as most of the such trolls’ tiny keyboard mitts probably measure in at under 9″ from thumb to delicate little pinky.

    My measurables: 6’1 1/2″, 192 lbs, 9 5/8″ hands. People tell me my hands are huge and that I’m really well built. And I can’t throw a football worth a damn. People should put Bridgewater into perspective- you would think he is a big dude if you met him in person.

  106. stew48 says: Jun 25, 2014 9:53 PM

    I have long been a fan of Tarkenton and Jim Kelly, and wish they had won at least one SB; just not at the expense of my Steelers. Might I remind a few of you that only two teams play in the SB, and getting there demands respect. (If you know anything about the NFL) While the Packer bunch seems to dwell on ancient history, I hope they remember, with all their wonderful talent, that they still do not own six SB wins. Oh, that’s right, no one else does either; just the Steelers!

  107. thepftpoetisadelusional13yearoldgirl says: Jun 25, 2014 10:22 PM

    Teddy bridgewater was a stud in college. It’s just too bad he got drafted by the Vikings. In three years people will be begging to get ride of him like they are now with ponder.

  108. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jun 25, 2014 11:24 PM

    He will never get a ring like flacco

  109. jedyknyt says: Jun 26, 2014 12:40 AM

    As long as he doesn’t have a noodle arm like Ponder, then I am a happy man.

    Sincerely, Greg Jennings

  110. revren10 says: Jun 26, 2014 5:33 AM

    The Minnesota Vikings plan on starting Akili Smith 2.0 hahahHaha this team could barely compete in the lingerie bowl. Once again real teams will spank this none wining zero SuperBowl team.

  111. mortwannabe says: Jun 26, 2014 3:16 PM

    In a perfect world the US sells Minnesota to Canada. The Vikings join the CFL and never win the Grey Cup but of course all we hear is how many Div. Titles they have won. 🍼🍼🍼🍼

  112. pappavike says: Jun 27, 2014 6:15 AM

    Say, just for curiosity sake how many Division titles did Greenbay have in the seventies or eighties??? Oh and how many Qb’s started for the Packers in the 70′s & 80′s I quess what I am getting at is everyone knows Bart starr Farve, and Rodgers, But so what. How players turn out is some what of a crapp shoot. Some have talent, Others have heart some have both!! Some are in the right place at the right time. Time will tell if Bridgewater is an elite Qb

  113. sbmichel says: Jun 29, 2014 8:12 PM

    The Vikings have a surprising amount of depth on their offense to make Bridgewater’s transition much easier than Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel. We have a very solid offensive line, especially if David Yankey lives up to his potential and replaces Charlie Johnson. Greg Jennings is one of the best possession receivers in the NFL. Jarius Wright gives you the speed out of the slot to hold safeties back. Patterson is a great weapon in space or out of the backfield. Norv Turner has a history of making tight ends great and Kyle Rudolph is a top-7 tight end as of today and could get significantly better. And of course you have Adrian Peterson. Throw in a Darren Sproles-type weapon like Jerick McKinnon and we could be a top-10 offense.

  114. jollyjoker2 says: Jun 29, 2014 10:39 PM

    lot of dirty water is all I see. So he can throw 20 yards…, now its “he’s learning”, and “getting better”. .by year 3.5, the vikes will be ready to cut him.

  115. tangotwo22 says: Jun 30, 2014 7:25 AM

    Correct me if I am wrong, But wasn’t Norv Turner, alias QB guru, the same guy who drafted Heath Shuler number #1 in the entire NFL draft only to find out he couldn’t throw the ball 30 yards. This is after he worked him out extensively. It is amazing to me he is still highly regarded. In my profession a mistake like that would put me in the bread line.

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