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Jets and Vikings GMs In Attendance To Watch Teddy Bridgewater’s First Loss

 

BY ERNIE PADAON - OCT 18TH, 2013 AT 11:47 PM

 

 

Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater is one of the top players that will be available for the draft this offseason and quarterback hungry teams will want to get their chance to scout him out. The New York Jets GM John Idzik and Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman were on hand tonight to see Teddy take his first loss of the season to the University of Central Florida Knights, per Rick Bozich.

 

Bridgewater performed much better than last week, but the game ended with an ‘L’ and the team’s National Championship hopes are now done. Bridgewater’s Heisman hopes are likely over as well.

 

He finished the game going 29-of-38 for 341 yards and a couple of touchdowns with no interceptions.

 

Interesting that the Jets GM was out at the game. I wonder how that makes Geno Smith feel? Do we even care what Mark Sanchez thinks?

 

The Vikings just brought in Josh Freeman, but I could see the team looking into other quarterback options in the draft. Freeman still has to prove himself on Monday Night for the team.

 

Topics: Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, NFL Draft, Teddy Bridgewater

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neckdemon    49,161

geno has been kinda crappy so far. this team needs a qb badly. also a top flight receiver and, inexplicably, still needs help defensively (secondary mostly)

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jorge o8    27

the jags will take him with the #1 pick, we need recivers bad i still say give the browns two 3rds one this year one next year for Gordon and draft a WR with our 1st

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T0mShane    90,861

Bridgewater is a pipe dream. Idzik may have been putting in some due diligence there, but it's more likely that he wanted to see Blake Bortles play against a higher level of competition. Also could have been evaluating Charlie Strong as an interview candidate.

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kelticwizard    9,530

the jags will take him with the #1 pick,

 

Geno was not going to be there when we picked either.

 

I like Geno's progress so far but hey-why not keep the options open.

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jorge o8    27

Geno was not going to be there when we picked either.

 

I like Geno's progress so far but hey-why not keep the options open.

teams like the jags and vikes and now the texans all will be looking for a new QB even if we wanted him it wont happen

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eboozer    56

Bridgewater = Geno. Would that be a fair statement? Never having seen Teddy play, how would you compare them coming out? Arm strength, accuracy, running ability, reading D's and competition level.

If he's about what Geno is then I don't waste the high pick on a QB.... maybe get a 5th rd. developmental player or UDFA Qb. We need receivers, safeties and an OLB. Might be nice to get a back up Center to learn from Mangold.

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JiF    125,351

Bridgewater is a pipe dream. Idzik may have been putting in some due diligence there, but it's more likely that he wanted to see Blake Bortles play against a higher level of competition. Also could have been evaluating Charlie Strong as an interview candidate.

 

Charlie Strong is going back to Florida when Muscramp is fired. 

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slats    96,062

If he's about what Geno is then I don't waste the high pick on a QB.... maybe get a 5th rd. developmental player or UDFA Qb. We need receivers, safeties and an OLB. Might be nice to get a back up Center to learn from Mangold.

The Jets are probably only going to have Geno under contract at the position next year. Matt Simms is an EFA, so they have dibs on him if they want him, but QB should really be something of a priority position for the Jets next year. There were a number of well rated QBs who went in the fourth round this year, and with the potential of an extra third and fourth rounder next year, that middle part of the draft wouldn't be a bad place to look for a quality developmental guy.

If Geno finishes the year with 40 turnovers, you probably start looking a little higher. Lol. This trip by Idzik could be a subtle message to him, too.

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flgreen    23,537

Bridgewater = Geno. Would that be a fair statement? Never having seen Teddy play, how would you compare them coming out? Arm strength, accuracy, running ability, reading D's and competition level.

If he's about what Geno is then I don't waste the high pick on a QB.... maybe get a 5th rd. developmental player or UDFA Qb. We need receivers, safeties and an OLB. Might be nice to get a back up Center to learn from Mangold.

Bridgewater does not = Geno

 

Geno was the 39th pick in the draft.  Played out of an air raid Offense.  Never played under center.  Bridgewater will be the 1st or 2nd pick in the draft.

 

That's about as fair a comparison as it gets

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Jetsfan80    72,348

Bridgewater does not = Geno

 

Geno was the 39th pick in the draft.  Played out of an air raid Offense.  Never played under center.  Bridgewater will be the 1st or 2nd pick in the draft.

 

That's about as fair a comparison as it gets

 

+ 1

 

Bridgewater is pretty much polished.  Great attitude, intelligent, makes all the throws, and has that "can run but doesn't need to" ability.  He's put up huge numbers, even when his team loses.  He's not can't-miss but he's not going to drop like Geno did.  Not even close.

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johnnysd    1,701

+ 1

 

Bridgewater is pretty much polished.  Great attitude, intelligent, makes all the throws, and has that "can run but doesn't need to" ability.  He's put up huge numbers, even when his team loses.  He's not can't-miss but he's not going to drop like Geno did.  Not even close.

 

And last year around this time people were saying the same thing about Geno. He was a clear cut #1 pick in the draft last year at this time. I have watched Bridgewater play, I see someone very similar to Geno

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SenorGato    13,223

I don't buy that Bridgewater is a better prospect than Smith, BUT his advantage in size and playing in a more conventional/traditional system will get him easily viewed as such. 

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aec4    29,344

Louisville was top 10 and UCF is strong. Don't you think there was a possibility he was scouting others?

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eboozer    56

Wh

 

Bridgewater does not = Geno

 

Geno was the 39th pick in the draft.  Played out of an air raid Offense.  Never played under center.  Bridgewater will be the 1st or 2nd pick in the draft.

 

That's about as fair a comparison as it gets

Where do you all think Johnny Football goes? Think teams are scared off by his size and attitude? If he fell to us in the 1st would you grab him?

Only have seen ESPN highlights of him. Fun to watch.

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flgreen    23,537

Wh

 

Where do you all think Johnny Football goes? Think teams are scared off by his size and attitude? If he fell to us in the 1st would you grab him?

Only have seen ESPN highlights of him. Fun to watch.

 

 

 

 

Kid is an exciting player, but no I would not take him in the first.  Dealing with a head case at WR is one thing, at QB.  No thanks.

 

Somebody will probably take him late 1st.  Hope it's not the Jets

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bitonti    36,751

Geno is a 2nd round pick and the team doesn't have enough invested in him to not draft a QB, if the right one is available. 

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dbatesman    35,758

Geno is a 2nd round pick and the team doesn't have enough invested in him to not draft a QB, if the right one is available.

I like Geno a lot, but this is dead-on.

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eboozer    56

I was watching the S. Carolina Tenn. game. I like the S.C. Qb. Strong arm, good wheels and gritty. Could see him going in the 5th rd.

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kelticwizard    9,530

Geno is a 2nd round pick and the team doesn't have enough invested in him to not draft a QB, if the right one is available. 

 

Geno was consensus top ten, maybe top five pick right up to the draft-hence all the hoopla about him not coming back the second day of the draft.

 

About 10 days before the draft we started hearing weird stories about him, including one ridiculous one where he sat in a room full of potential draftees and didn't circulate and sell himself to the team.  And here I thought that NFL teams interview their first round prospects intensively-not throw them into a room and see who stands out the most.

 

That's when Geno suddenly dropped mysteriously.

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pedro55    62

+ 1

 

Bridgewater is pretty much polished.  Great attitude, intelligent, makes all the throws, and has that "can run but doesn't need to" ability.  He's put up huge numbers, even when his team loses.  He's not can't-miss but he's not going to drop like Geno did.  Not even close.

 

  They are different in many ways, but they are similar because they both put up big numbers against bad defenses.   Even if Louisville went undefeated, they'd be a hard sell for a BCS game because they have such a weak schedule.   So while he is a good QB and he puts up good numbers, playing weaker teams sure helps.  And it's also kind of what Geno did in many ways.  Easy to put up great numbers against bad defenses.    

 

 I doubt Teddy drops so far, but I'm not sold on this kid will be great just because.  He has just as many question marks as Geno.

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SenorGato    13,223

Geno was consensus top ten, maybe top five pick right up to the draft-hence all the hoopla about him not coming back the second day of the draft.

 

About 10 days before the draft we started hearing weird stories about him, including one ridiculous one where he sat in a room full of potential draftees and didn't circulate and sell himself to the team.  And here I thought that NFL teams interview their first round prospects intensively-not throw them into a room and see who stands out the most.

 

That's when Geno suddenly dropped mysteriously.

 

Smith fell because the NFL scriptwriters wrote it to be so.

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Sperm Edwards    338,545

Still doesn't explain what Idzik was doing there.  I heard here that he was accountant Tannenbaum part II, who also knew nothing about scouting football players.  Maybe he just went there for fun.  

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Lupz27    8,657

+ 1

 

Bridgewater is pretty much polished.  Great attitude, intelligent, makes all the throws, and has that "can run but doesn't need to" ability.  He's put up huge numbers, even when his team loses.  He's not can't-miss but he's not going to drop like Geno did.  Not even close.

 

He won't drop, but he might get passed, and be the 2nd QB off the board if Mariota declares for the draft, dude is going to put up combine numbers like Stephen Hill, but with actual production to back it up, and at QB not WR.

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Lupz27    8,657

Wh

 

Where do you all think Johnny Football goes? Think teams are scared off by his size and attitude? If he fell to us in the 1st would you grab him?

Only have seen ESPN highlights of him. Fun to watch.

 

Johnny Football will be Doug Fluttie on steroids, kid has it all, arm strength, vision, leadership, elusive, pocket prescence, and accuracy!  And the most important thing which is getting mistaken IMO for a bad attitude, is his fierce competitive nature like Tom Brady, with a little maturity it will be corralled in to look more like Brady's looks then the immature way it looks now.  He also can run like a RB, and weave like a NBA PG if that makes sense.

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Lupz27    8,657

Geno is a 2nd round pick and the team doesn't have enough invested in him to not draft a QB, if the right one is available. 

 

Exactly, I just hope they don't treat him as the 1st overall pick the media acts like he is, to think K Clemens was picked higher by the Jets than G Smith, and never sniffed the attention this guy has gotten, goes to show you how much the media, and the NFL has evolved over the last 7 years.

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Lupz27    8,657

Geno was consensus top ten, maybe top five pick right up to the draft-hence all the hoopla about him not coming back the second day of the draft.

 

About 10 days before the draft we started hearing weird stories about him, including one ridiculous one where he sat in a room full of potential draftees and didn't circulate and sell himself to the team.  And here I thought that NFL teams interview their first round prospects intensively-not throw them into a room and see who stands out the most.

 

That's when Geno suddenly dropped mysteriously.

 

Incorrect, Geno fell to the 2nd round after his lackluster performances against KState, and OK St.  Then the Syracuse game sealed the deal as a sure fire 2nd round pick, and if he didn't do as well as he did at the combine he might have fell to the 3rd round, and wouldn't get drafted until the 4th if he was in this years draft.

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