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.
It looks like former Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith will get a private workout with the Atlanta Falcons this Wednesday according to this article published on an Atlanta Falcons blog.The article says that CardinalAuthority.com’s Jody Demling confirmed that information while at the pro day on Monday afternoon.
Smith was named the AAC Defensive Player of the Year this past season, which is a great accomplishment considering that he came to UofL as a quarterback. He then played some linebacker before settling in as one of the best defensive linemen in the country.
The following comes from the blog mentioned above:
Smith, who played from Columbus Hardaway High, is projected as a second/third-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com and is the 5th rated defensive end. He was on the North team in the Senior Bowl and played for the Falcons’ coaching staff.