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Will Stein to Continue Coaching at Texas

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: CardinalSportsZone.com

Congratulations to former Louisville and Trinity quarterback Will Stein, who will be continuing his coaching career at the University of Texas with Coach Charlie Strong as a graduate assistant. Stein tweeted the following message last night.

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DeVante Parker: That Would be Really Good to Reunite With Teddy

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

I started to write a little intro for this, but there is no reason to. Let’s get right to it. The NFL Combine is starting, and we know DeVante Parker should be drafted early. The Minnesota Vikings have the 11th overall pick. Teddy Bridgewater is their quarterback. The buzz with Louisville fans is the thought of the Vikings taking Parker and those two reuniting.

At the combine on Thursday, Parker said “That would be really good to reunite with (Bridgewater). We’ve got a good connection. That would be a good thing.” (according to blog.twincities.com)

More from the article:

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Is Chris Jones Really “Louisville First”?

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Perhaps I should wait until more information comes out. That is probably what a journalist or a professional would do. But since I am nothing more than a fan, I can let these things out whenever.

I am well aware that this could be a huge overreaction post. I know that going into it. After all, we don’t really know the reason (yet) that Chris Jones has been suspended. So if that reason ever does come out and it isn’t a big deal, this could all be for nothing. However, I am not just writing this to pile on Jones since he got suspended. These won’t really be new thoughts from me. He has always walked a fine line to me on a number of things. So this definitely is not a situation where I thought “Oh Chris Jones got suspended. He must now be a bad guy and I am going to write about it.” Not true. These thoughts have always been there in the back of my mind. But now just seems like the appropriate time to let them out. Speaking of that, there are a couple tweets that show that this probably isn’t just no big deal, and it could last more than a game.

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2014 NFL Redraft

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The fine fine people at Optimum scouting.com decided to redraft the 2014 NFL Draft since the season is winding down. A couple of Cardinals make HUGE jumps.

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Teddy Bridgewater 2014 Highlights

I love that they included all (well some) of the negative comments about Teddy in the beginning of this video. To look back and hear it now, it just sounds comical.

Teddy Bridgewater is a Finalist for NFL Rookie of the Year

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

No surprise to Louisville fans, but Teddy Bridgewater had himself an impressive rookie season in the NFL. The quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings completed 259/402 passes (64.4%) for 2,919 yards. He had 14 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. He tied or broke all kinds of Vikings rookie records–91 to be exact. Yes, 91. I won’t list them here.

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Justin Time for the Weekend: 10/3/14

Justin Time

On this week’s edition of “Justin Time,” I talk about two of the most beloved Louisville Cardinals of all time, Teddy Bridgewater and Russ Smith. Both guys are beginning that next chapter in their lives and careers, but they will always be Cards. I also talk a little bit about why this Syracuse football game is so much more exciting than it has ever been before, and a little bonus video at the end of the post.

Teddy Bridgewater: Pondering

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55 (Season 2 Episode 4)

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This week on 55………

We have new uni’s to talk about again for the second straight week, these as hated as last weeks were loved. We have a triumphs and let downs. We will talk about Teddys first start in the NFL. The victory over Wake and the smothering defense. The new Louisville Slugger Gerod Holliman and much more. So sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. These are the 55 most intriguing,ridiculous or down right best or worst things I have heard this week. This…is….55

 

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2) Well there’s an image for you and an overall description for what our defense did on Saturday. We knocked out Wake. giving up -22 yards rushing to go along with 8 sacks and 4 INT’s, our defense kept us in the game and won the game as far as I am concerned. Holliman, Burgess and Rankins recorded Interceptions. Lozo got 3 of the 8 sacks. On offense the rookie QB looked shaky at times but when he started feeding the beast Brandon Radcliff (130 yds 2 TD) , he seemed to run the offense more fluently. Moving forward we have to take care of the ball better. 4 fumbles vs Wake is unacceptable but I think that will improve with reps for Reggie. Also stop the penalties now please….signed all of Football. The Cards take on Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Friday night.

 

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4) They started calling Calvin Pryor that this pre season, maybe it will catch on for Gerod. Once only known for his earth shattering hit, Holliman has come full circle. With his 6th INT of the season Saturday he is currently #1 in the country and just 4 away from tying UofL’s single season record. Anthony Floyd had 10 in one season and 18 overall which is also a record.

 

5) Teddy Bridgewater got his first NFL start yesterday…..

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Teddy Bridgewater Shines in First NFL Start

ESPN.com

ESPN.com

Small hands, skinny knees, small body frame, a bad pro day. None of those things would stop Teddy Bridgewater from having a remarkable game on Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings in his first start against the Atlanta Falcons. After all of the criticism that Teddy took in the off-season about those goofy things that I mentioned, I think Louisville fans were waiting for him to get his chance and prove the doubters wrong. We knew how good he would be, and he was just that.

So with the high powered offense of the Falcons coming to town, and Teddy not having Adrian Peterson or tight end Kyle Rudolph as safety nets, how would Bridgewater keep up and give the Vikings a chance to win? Just by throwing for 317 yards on 19/30 passing and not turning the ball over. He also ran 5 times for 27 yards and had a rushing touchdown and led the Vikings to a 41-28 win.

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Teddy Bridgewater will start for the Vikings

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Teddy Bridgewater didn’t have to wait long to become the starter for the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, it comes at the expense of Matt Cassel breaking bones in his foot. You wish it wouldn’t happen like that, but injuries happen in the NFL, and now it is Teddy’s time. Filling in for Cassel on Sunday against the Saints, Bridgewater went 12-20 for 150 yards and rushed for 27 yards.

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The Stemmys (My Midweek Awards)

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This is the first installment of The Stemmys. Every Wednesday I will put out my list of weekly awards given to those that have earned them. The amount and names of awards may differ each week but they are sure to be entertaining!

Mr. Truthful Award: Josh Shaw (USC CB)

Shaw is an on the field leader for the Trojans but his actions this week went even further. Shaw sprained both ankles while jumping in a pool to save his drowning nephew…..Wait what is that..

….Well this is awkward.

The “You have got to be kidding me?!” Award: The Miami Hurricanes

The Cards open up with the Miami Hurricanes this week and both teams are ready to play! The Cards look to start off in the ACC the right way and the Canes want revenge because they feel……………Disrespected? Miami claims that the Cards talked to much trash and tried to “run the score up”. Cry me a flipping river!!

So lets get this straight THE U, the team that has a 30 for 30 about how much they run their mouth is upset about big bad Louisville talking too much? This should tell you all you need to know haha. Looking forward to that blowout Monday.

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Miami Cornerback: “I remember them trying to run the score up.”

Photo: MiamiHerald.com

Photo: MiamiHerald.com

Brace yourself for this. A Charlie Strong-coached team has been accused of running the score up. Apparently, that is what the Cards were doing to Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl last season, according to cornerback Corn Elder. The following comes from the rest of the article on CanesWatch.com.

“Honestly, I remember them trying to run the score up,” he said. “Just disrespecting us, pretty much.”

After Deon Bush sacked Teddy Bridgewater for a safety on the opening drive, it was all Cardinals. They went up 22-2 at halftime and were still carving up UM’s defense in the final minutes.

“I feel like they were out there talking a lot of trash,” Elder said. “They have a lot of players from here. It was a confidence thing.”

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Teddy Bridgewater Thanks UofL Fans

Teddy is just the man, not much else to say! He took out an ad in “The Louisville Cardinal”, which is the student newspaper at UofL, to thank the fans of the Louisville Cardinals.

 

 

Teddy Bridgewater to Play With Starters in Friday’s Preseason Opener

AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

The Minnesota Vikings will take on the Oakland Raiders on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. Matt Cassel will start the game at QB for the Vikings, but Teddy Bridgewater won’t have to wait long to make his NFL Debut. Head coach Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner have both said that they intend to leave the rest of the starters in when Bridgewater gets in the game.

Starters don’t usually play a whole lot in the first preseason game, so look for Teddy to get in the game pretty early. I would anticipate both quarterbacks getting a series or two. If Teddy plays well and continues to practice like he has, the Vikings could very well name him the starter by the third preseason game. I have no inside information when I say that. That is just going off the notion that the third preseason game is where the starters play the most. So if, in fact, Bridgewater can win the job, they will want him to get as much work in as possible with the first team.

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Lindy’s Top 40 Countdown has Louisville at 31

Garry Jones/AP

Garry Jones/AP

It’s getting to be that time where the national publications release their preseason college football polls. There will be many different ones of course. This one is from Lindy’s, who have the Cards at #31 on their countdown. I would expect this to be about where most magazines and other media outlets have the Cards, somewhere around that #25 mark. Many factors will contribute to that. Yes there is a lot of talent back, but the uncertainty of a new QB, replacing 3 first round NFL Draft picks, and everything you already know about.

Here is what Lindy’s says about the Cards in 2014…(They mention Robert Clark, but of course he has transferred to Samford.)

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Teddy Bridgewater throws first pitch at Twins game

Photo: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Our beloved Theodore Bridgewater threw out the first pitch at Wednesday afternoon’s Minnesota Twins game. It wasn’t a perfect pitch, but he shouldn’t be showing up on the Not Top 10.

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Teddy Bridgewater Highlights from Vikings Camp

Well Teddy dominated the first Camps session for the Minnesota Vikings like we all expected. I’d say there will be a few GM’s that wont be listening to Mike Mayok’s advice next season.

Latest Louisville Football Hype Video

Louisville Football

Well this video just has everything. Great job by “tatville.” The football Cardinal logo moving his legs, Teddy Bridgewater, Ralph Dawkins, HENRY MILLER, Brian Brohm, and more. Pretty much most of the best plays in the history of Louisville football. Not much else to say about this one, but enjoy!

ESPN article says Bridgewater destined for more success than Bortles and Manziel

bigstory.ap.org

bigstory.ap.org

If you have been on ESPN.com today, you may have seen Teddy Bridegwater right there on the front page and the main story. Jeffri Chadiha wrote about how although he was picked after Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel, Teddy may actually be set up for more success in the NFL. He doesn’t have the pressure of being the 3rd overall pick or the hype that comes from….well I am not sure where the Manziel hype comes from. But anyway, here is some of what Chadiha wrote.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater may not know the elation of being a top-five draft pick like Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. Bridgewater also can’t generate the same buzz that emanates from Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who sometimes seems like a one-man walking reality show. About the only thing Bridgewater can claim for himself — at least when it comes to the signal-callers selected in this year’s NFL draft — is impossibly good fortune. A few years from now, when we look back at this rookie class, he’ll ultimately be the best quarterback of the bunch.

Bridgewater is the safest bet primarily because he has the right combination of exquisite talent and exceptional timing. As wretched as the Vikings have been at quarterback since Brett Favrefinally retired following the 2010 season, they do have one obvious positive working for them when it comes to that spot. New offensive coordinator Norv Turner has spent decades teaching young quarterbacks how to play this position at the highest possible level. He’ll likely do the same for a young man as gifted as Bridgewater.

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Teddy officially signs with the Vikings

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The Minnesota Viking announced they have officially signed our guy Teddy Bridgewater. Some (not all) of the terms of Teddy’s deal was released earlier today on Twincities.com:

“Bridgewater, taken with the No. 32 selection overall from Louisville, is in line to receive a signing bonus of $3.3 million and his four-year deal would be worth $6.85 million. Bridgewater, like all first-round picks, also gets a fifth-year option.”

The next chapter in the story of Teddy Bridgewater has officially begun. Teddy! Teddy! Teddy!

 

 

 

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