Teddy Bridgewater needs to let it loose a little more next season, says Vikings GM Rick Spielman.
Is quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a little too careful with the ball? Would Bridgewater be better off throwing caution to the wind and taking more deep shots?
Interesting question, and one Vikings GM Rick Spielman sort of addressed in his pre-combine press conference earlier this week.
"I think just the biggest thing that you want to see is maybe him letting it loose a little more. I don’t want to call him cautious, but he took very good care of the ball because we don’t want to turn the ball over. I don’t want to speak out of turn for the coaches, just letting it loose a little more, giving some guys a chance to make plays even though it may not look like it’s open. I think that comes with time, the more and more the quarterbacks are in the league."
Kind of a loaded remark from Spielman. He doesn’t want to call Bridgewater cautious, but he wants Bridgewater to turn it loose a little more.
Also interesting that Spielman is very careful to say he doesn’t want to talk out of turn for the coaches. Let the coaches coddle Teddy (good cop) while Spielman gently suggests that Teddy needs to work on some things (bad cop).
Spielman and Mike Zimmer have this whole motivation thing down to a science.