We all appreciate Lamar Jackson from week to week. It’s cool when we all cheer for him to succeed. When we see the pro athletes acknowledge him it’s a little cooler.
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.
There is ALWAYS a story with Johnny Manziel. On draft night, you thought the story was that he slid down the first round so much. Or maybe it was that he still did his “money team” sign after being picked 22nd.
Or how about this one: he sent a text to the quarterbacks coach for the Browns, Dowell Loggains, that said “I wish you guys would come get me. Hurry up and draft me because I want to wreck this league together.” Um, WHAT?!
According to this ESPN post, Loggains said “When I got that text, I forwarded it to the owner (Jimmy Haslam) and to the head coach (Mike Pettine). I’m like, ‘This guy wants to be here. He wants to be part of it.’ As soon as that happened, Mr. Haslam said, ‘Pull the trigger. We’re trading up to go get this guy.'”
So there it is. Manziel texted them, and they picked him; sounds about right. Now I am just waiting for the moment where every quarterbacks coach in the NFL comes out and shows that they got the same exact text from Manziel that night. Enjoy that guy, Cleveland. There will never be a dull moment.
Have I mentioned how much I miss Vance Bedford? He was clearly a fan-favorite while here at Louisville because of his personality. He certainly took that with him to Texas, and has also taken it to twitter. He kind of takes a little jab at Johnny Manziel, and then as you would expect, people start flexing their twitter muscles at Coach Bedford. The best is when they say something nasty to him and he hits them with the “lol”. This is just a small sample of all of his mentions. There are plenty more if you want to check them out. Miss ya Vance!
Photo from sportingnews.com
Some of the “experts” at CBSSports.com have updated their 2014 NFL Mock Drafts. Of these four guys, three of them have UCF’s Blake Bortles going #1 overall. They don’t have Teddy Bridgewater going to very ideal situations for a quarterback. Of course these are just their opinions and don’t mean much, but I found it interesting that none of them had Teddy going 1st or 2nd, and that 3 of them had Bortles going first. However, they all get points for having Calvin Pryor in the first round.
Here are the Bowl projections from around the country for the Cards as of this week:
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL
Russell Athletic Bowl: Louisville vs Miami, FL
|BOWL (MATCHUP)||Mark Schlabach||Brad Edwards|
|Russell Athletic (ACC vs. American)||Miami (FL) vs. Louisville||Georgia Tech vs. Louisville|
Russell Athletic Bowl
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ACC No. 3 vs. AAC No. 2
Projected Matchup: Georgia Tech vs. Louisville
Now that we have reached the halfway point of our football season, I feel like it is a good time to write this. I have been wanting to do it for a couple of weeks now, but this seems like the right time. As is the case with most of my opinionated posts, I have a general idea of where I want to go with this. But for the most part I am just going to say what comes to mind, and we will see what happens. Hopefully by the end of it, I have gotten some kind of point across. So let’s go…
Teddy talks about Johnny Manziel, what his focus is this season, the Sugar Bowl, and more!
Teddy Bridgewater has a great chance to take home the Heisman Trophy this year and his biggest competition just keeps making things easier on him. Johnny Manziel has been the talk of the College Football Summer but it hasn’t been for anything he has done good. Manziel has been living the rock star life style to the fullest and expressing his feelings on Twitter about everything from other players to College Station. Just recently Manziel was “Dismissed” from the Manning Camp which isn’t something you typically should be hearing from a Heisman Trophy Winner. All of this has made Manziel anything but a fan favorite and this weekend when he attempted to attend a University of Texas Frat party (See Pic Above) they made sure to let him know he wasn’t welcomed. According to ESPN.COM Article Manziel was “Quickly and Harshly” removed from the party. This is just another example of why I believe Teddy Bridgewater is superior to Manziel on and off the field and these antics make you appreciate a Class Act kid just as Bridgewater. So in the mean time Manziel you just keep doing this: