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PFT Whiparound: Bridgewater using Madden video game to help train

The ProFootballTalk crew gets you caught up with the latest news and notes from around the league including Teddy Bridgewater’s unique training system that involves the Madden video game.

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9 Responses to “PFT Whiparound: Bridgewater using Madden video game to help train”
  1. stellarperformance says: Jun 28, 2014 7:09 AM

    It is so much easier for him to handle the ball this way. I get it.

  2. scoochpooch says: Jun 28, 2014 9:24 AM

    He needs all the help he can get.

  3. guruvious says: Jun 28, 2014 10:19 AM

    All you haters need to come back here after the kid wins them 10 games.

  4. marttizzle says: Jun 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    I love all the Viking haters because it only means that we are doing something right. Teddy is exactly what you wish your QB is doing or in fact all players should. STUDY STUDY STUDY! This is how you become great at anything you do in life. Practice makes perfect! While another QB that Viking fans wished we should have drafted is out partying and saying it’s his right to do so and enjoying his life, our QB which I am sure goes out and lives his life also but rather put time into studying and practicing and learning ways to become better. I would take that over any other player that rather “enjoy his life” because he thinks he got it already made!

  5. beerbratscheese says: Jun 28, 2014 1:08 PM

    I have an uncle who is a surgeon. Outside of his classes when he was in college, he played Operation incessantly. To this day, he swears that helped him more than his classes did.

  6. norseman69 says: Jun 29, 2014 11:18 AM

    The NCAA ball is slightly smaller and has white stripes inset from either end, running halfway around the ball (on the two panels that join the laces).

    Typical collegiate balls are 11.25 to 11.5 inches long by 6.7 inches max diameter.

    Official NFL footballs are by 6.7 to 6.8 inches in diameter and with a length of 11.9 inches.

    This is defined by:
    Short Circumference: 20 3/4″- 21 1/4″
    Long Circumference 27 3/4 “- 28 1/2′

    THUS SMALLER hands = less grip, more fumbles less zip on long throws…I have been a Vikings fan since 69…too bad we can’t get it right.

    There was a reason teams passed on Bridgewater, passing on Fran the Man II a.k.a. Johny Football was a mistake..

    (The NFL needed a P.C. 1st round pick by a NFL team AKA Vikings got suckered again)

  7. pillowporkers says: Jun 29, 2014 8:48 PM

    @norseman:

    Do you remember one of the biggest compliments to Ponder coming out? He had big hands. Still does I would assume. Those should be useful for holding a clipboard.

  8. norseman69 says: Jul 2, 2014 6:37 PM

    They talked about Ponders intelligence and scrambling ability and were worried about his long ball & huddle presence… nothing about hand size…

  9. channer81 says: Jul 8, 2014 6:42 PM

    I played Tapper a ton to be a better bartender.

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