Mike Wallace says he never meant to rip Teddy Bridgewater and still considers Bridgewater a friend.
It’s now possible to officially close the Mike Wallace-ripped-on-Teddy-Bridgewater saga. In a series of text messages to USA Today, Wallace clarified his position on whether Bridgewater is or is not a “good quarterback” and made sure to say nice things about his relationship with Teddy and the Vikings (via USA Today):
"“I loved my coaches and teammates in Minnesota. I would never say anything negative about Teddy – that’s my guy beyond football…I already talked to Teddy. We are A1.”"
"“I love Teddy like a brother and I will still hang out with him. Just because we (are) not on the same team doesn’t mean the love isn’t there. It’s bigger than the game of football.”"
Had Wallace said all those things in his press conference instead of trying to suck up to his new quarterback Joe Flacco…well, never mind.
The important thing is that, at last, Wallace said the right things and brought a nice, upbeat end to his time in Minnesota. See Mike? It wasn’t that hard.
Meanwhile in Minnesota, the Vikings face the prospect of going into the season with a receiver corps of Stefon Diggs, Jarius Wright, Charles Johnson, Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Looking at that list of names, it’s probably no shock that yesterday Rick Spielman and George Stewart took a hard look at receiver Corey Coleman during Baylor pro day.
After Thursday’s Andre Smith signing, wide receiver has to be considered the top need for Minnesota and you have to assume the Vikings will go receiver with the #23 overall pick.