The haters have had a good time banging on former Louisville quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, for his pre draft decline. Bridgewater was being hailed as possibly the number one overall pick for 2014. But he has done a bad job of keeping that possibility a reality. Deciding not to throw at the NFL combine was a sign that something could be wrong with the guy. Or it is possible he and his people thought that too much emphasis was placed on being able to pass the ball effectively. I mean, how important could a quarterback’s throwing ability be when it comes to evaluating a guy. For good measure, Teddy decided the night before the combine, that displaying any running talent would not be appropriate either. I’m not really sure why he bothered showing up to the combine.
Bridgewater then took it down even a notch further when he displayed his skills at Louisville’s pro day. I saw some lowlights of that performance and either they used soccer players as the receivers or Bridgewater is not very good. In a pristine environment with no pass rush or defenders at all, a QB should not have that many balls hitting the turf.
Luckily for Bridgewater, he has some sharp people around him to get his draft status back toward the top of the order. Yesterday his representatives released a highlight video to get things back on track. They hope the video will erase all the doubts that have popped up with the “non-combine” and amateur-like pro day that Bridgewater embarrassed himself with. We watched the video ourselves, but were left a bit befuddled, as it was only 1.5 seconds long. We thought there was a glitch with the online video service, but over and over we watched, and it was just 1.5 seconds of Teddy holding a football while smiling. He looked fit, well groomed, and had a perfect smile, but there was no talent or skills on display. We inquired about the point of this short clip with the QB’s reps and they simply said, “the video speaks for itself”. After I thought about it, I had to agree. One and a half seconds was plenty of time to show off Bridgewater’s talents.