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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleblood32 View Post
    well i dont have the link but he is expected to start ..he is expected to win the starting qb job...read and do a little research
    "read and do a little research" says the guy who can't find the link. ROFL!!!

    Starting Bridgewater immediately could turn into a horrible mistake. And while pundits may deem that Teddy NEEDS to start immediately, history would tend to tell a different tale.

    Cassell isn't going to be "THE MAN", but they just paid him 10 million to be the Babysitter...and that's what he should do...for up to TWO YEARS. Meanwhile, let Teddy settle into the Offense, get comfortable with the speed of the NFL, and maximize his potential.

    Here's the quote that seems to be spawning this positon:

    "Teddy will play when we feel like he's ready, if he's the best guy, which we hope that he will be," Zimmer said, via StarTribune.com. "We always want to have competition."

    Here are your links (You're welcome).

    Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater could start in 2014 - NFL.com

    NFL draft: Teddy Bridgewater could start for Minnesota Vikings at some point in 2014 | Audibles - SI.com

    Could Teddy Bridgewater Start Right Away? - Daily Norseman

    But, again, that doesn't mean that will be the BEST plan. No, Ponder and cassell aren't familiar with Norv's system either. But a few years NFL experience and their complete EXPENDABILITY makes them the odds on favorite - imho - to start.

    I'm in NO rush to repeat the too-early entrance of Jackson or Ponder with Bridgewater.

    But, again, this speculation seems to come from a single quote...a standard, generic, head coaching quote that means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING...except what you want it to. He'll play when we feel he's ready to....

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    If he can translate what he did at Louisville to the NFL. He will be a great NFL qb. Forget all the knocks like arm strength, small frame, etc. This dude is a baller. he had one bad day throwing against air and all of a sudden he's a bust. Give me a break. the tape doesn't lie. This dude was doing things at Louisville that Ponder could only dream of. such as reading defenses, scanning the entire field, moving safeties with his eyes, making audibles, knowing where to go with the ball, throwing receivers open, back shoulder throws, and making the correct decisions. Dude is the entire package and a student of the game...

    We finally got our QUARTERBACK!!!!!!

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    bridgewater will be expected to start

    Y not play him ain't like tha vikings was a playoffs team or something sometimes rookies QB bring something different to tha table, who would had thought RG3 would had won his division his rookie year

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    bridgewater will be expected to start

    New coach, all positions, except running back (Peterson), are up for grabs. Journalists, whereas they are doing their job, piss me off.

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    I have no problem with him starting or not starting. But it is important for Zimmer to be right whichever way he goes.

    I remember when Carroll came out and said that Russell Wilson would be his starter over the newly acquired and highly paid Matt Flynn ... people thought it was CRAZY. But he was right. That is what is important. If he starts, you have to be right ... or he is done from the get go.

    I think Ponder got put out there too early because of his unfortunate draft position. It hurts alot of QBs when that happens. I think Gabbert and Locker were both hurt by it as well.

    Not everyone is Luck, Manning, Wilson, Griffen or Newton. If he is the RIGHT guy ... then by all means start him right away ... but Zimmer can't be wrong on this with a veteran like Cassel around.

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    I think some are underestimating how much Matt Cassel sucks. And overestimating the learning curve Bridgewater requires to be better than Cassel.

    It might take a few weeks, but Bridgewater will take over and be better than Cassel. Where he goes after that is the big question mark for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flair Hay View Post
    I think some are underestimating how much Matt Cassel sucks. And overestimating the learning curve Bridgewater requires to be better than Cassel.

    It might take a few weeks, but Bridgewater will take over and be better than Cassel. Where he goes after that is the big question mark for me.
    well, his TB's college offensive coordinator said he has damn near a photographic memory, is a gym rat and is in the film room more than anyone he has been around. Although it may take some time for him to get acclimated, i think he will be more than prepared whenever he gets out there... I could care less if they start him right away (would be nice to see though).

    I am confident they will put him in the best position to succeed. I have a lot of confidence in Norv as an OC. we're in good hands...

    We should be a lot better than we were last year... and if not, so what... we are on our way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedpurple View Post
    well, his TB's college offensive coordinator said he has damn near a photographic memory, is a gym rat and is in the film room more than anyone he has been around. Although it may take some time for him to get acclimated, i think he will be more than prepared whenever he gets out there... I could care less if they start him right away (would be nice to see though).

    I am confident they will put him in the best position to succeed. I have a lot of confidence in Norv as an OC. we're in good hands...

    We should be a lot better than we were last year... and if not, so what... we are on our way...
    I agree with this. I feel like we are on our way to better things.

    I think it is quite possible that Teddy starts Day 1. And I don't think that makes or breaks him. If he is not ready ... he needs to sit. But if the coaches think that he is equal to or better than Cassel ... then he needs to get on the field. We simply need to start evaluating if he is the guy sooner rather than later.

    If he is not the guy and we get him out there ... we will know in time to draft someone else in 2017.

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    I am just excited that we actually drafted a QB with a pro-skill set, who sounds like more than anything, he wanted to be a Viking.

    I am excited to see it unfold.....

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    I prefer that he gets some starting time this season. I don't care what anyone says, there is only so much you can learn holding a clipboard. Just like there is only so much you can learn shooting at the range. When the bullets start flying for real, you realize that it is a different event than shooting standing paper targets. You can't get acclimated to the speed of the league and to getting hit without reps. Young Qbs are suppose to make mistakes. Let them take their lumps and make mistakes. I want to see how he responds from an INT or fumble. Does he sulk, does he rally the troops. Will guys respect him and improve his their play. These are things that being a starter shows you about your QB. Sitting holding a clipboard doesnt.

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