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: December 06, 2013, 05:34:01 PM

When people say Teddy Bridgewater is overrated it is because he is being advertised a 'can't miss franchise QB'. But he is not. He is far from it, actually. Even though many mock drafts around the internet have Bridgewater going #1 or #2 overall, there are many flaws in anointing him a 'can't miss franchise QB'. Any team who does select Bridgewater that high should only do so after careful consideration and absolute scrutiny.



Look no further than Louisville's strength of schedule to find the first flaw to the 'can't miss franchise QB' argument.

9/1    Ohio                                 1-11

9/7    Eastern Kentucky         6-6

9/14    @Kentucky                  2-10 

9/21   Florida International           1-11

10/5    @Temple                         2-10
      
10/10  Rutgers                           5-6
   
10/18  UCF                              10-1       [#16]
      
10/26  @South Florida          2-9

11/8     @Connecticut                  2-9

11/16   Houston                          8-4

11/23   Memphis                  3-8

12/5     @Cincinnati                   9-3

Of the twelve teams Bridgewater faced this year only one team, UCF, is ranked [Bridgewater lost to UCF]. Of the other eleven teams only two teams, Houston and Cincinnati, had records above .500 [Bridgewater beat all eleven teams].

The next flaw in the 'can't miss franchise QB' argument is Teddy Bridgewater's size, which is lacking for the pro-game. It has been reported by some in NFL circles that Bridgewater's size has some teams concerned with spending a first round draft choice on a guy who is only 6'3 196lbs. Those concerns are centered around wether or not Bridgewater can take the pounding NFL size linemen and linebackers will dish out week after week.

Another flaw in the 'can't miss franchise QB' argument lies in Bridgewater's mechanics. One NFL scout was quoted saying......
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He'll get into some points where it looks like he's trying to force a couple balls into coverage, throwing in the deep middle of the field with the safety high. Long ball accuracy and trajectory he's got to clean that up a little bit.

He's got plenty of arm strength. The release is good it's not a great release, but he can adjust it and get it out quick if he needs to.

The final, but most important, flaw in the 'can't miss franchise QB' argument is Bridgewater's performance. Although he's has some stellar games, Bridgewater has had bad outings far too many times to suggest he is a slam dunk franchise QB. Here are some stat lines from a few games where Bridgewater has underperformed.

Opponent                       Comp          Att          Yds        Comp %    TD     Int 
                         
Kentucky      (2-10)           16            28         250         57.1         1          0

Rutgers         (5-6)             21            31         310         67.7         2          1

Connecticut   (2-9)             21            37          288         56.8          1       1

Houston         (8-4)            19            29          203         65.5          0   0

Even against such sub-par competition Bridgewater stat-line was left wanting in over 33% of his games this year. Yes, the Louisville Cardinals won all those games. But the wins came from reasons other than the QB play.



When a team uses a 1st overall draft choice on a QB, he should be a stud. An absolute playmaker. A player that has proven in college that he can consistently put away games, no matter who the opponent. Cam Newton that kind of player. Andrew Luck was that kind of player. Teddy Bridgewater..... not so much








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#1 : December 06, 2013, 05:37:37 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBuBzYyseTg

Teddy B's potential summed up in one play.

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#2 : December 06, 2013, 05:41:14 PM

Stats and win/loss ftw!!!!!


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#3 : December 06, 2013, 05:45:35 PM

The receiver Copeland made a terrific catch on that play. Great sideline awareness.

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#4 : December 06, 2013, 05:49:19 PM

That was one of only a few plays he made at cincy...

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#5 : December 06, 2013, 05:54:45 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBuBzYyseTg

Teddy B's potential summed up in one play.

Yeah, that was a good play. Here is my impression of him......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZzmXxB64ec


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#6 : December 06, 2013, 06:00:17 PM

Still is a can't miss IMO. Passes the eye test and thats all I need.

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#7 : December 06, 2013, 06:24:34 PM

Spot on.

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#8 : December 06, 2013, 06:27:22 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBuBzYyseTg

Teddy B's potential summed up in one play.


Yeah. Guys should be taken #1 overall because of one play. One crazy ass Johnny Manziel type throw that he got lucky on and should have just thrown away. Seems legit.


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#9 : December 06, 2013, 07:05:01 PM

When people say Teddy Bridgewater is overrated it is because he is being advertised a 'can't miss franchise QB'. But he is not. He is far from it, actually. Even though many mock drafts around the internet have Bridgewater going #1 or #2 overall, there are many flaws in anointing him a 'can't miss franchise QB'. Any team who does select Bridgewater that high should only do so after careful consideration and absolute scrutiny.



Look no further than Louisville's strength of schedule to find the first flaw to the 'can't miss franchise QB' argument.

9/1    Ohio                                 1-11

9/7    Eastern Kentucky         6-6

9/14    @Kentucky                  2-10 

9/21   Florida International           1-11

10/5    @Temple                         2-10
      
10/10  Rutgers                           5-6
   
10/18  UCF                              10-1       [#16]
      
10/26  @South Florida          2-9

11/8     @Connecticut                  2-9

11/16   Houston                          8-4

11/23   Memphis                  3-8

12/5     @Cincinnati                   9-3



Looks tougher than the schedule Rapeus Winston played this year ...  :P

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#10 : December 06, 2013, 07:27:19 PM

I'm not saying that TB is a slam dunk pro bowl QB, but I don't put too much stock into the strength of schedule argument.  Does that mean that anyone not playing in the SEC or PAC 12 suck?  It's not like Teddy picks the schedule himself.  He plays who is in front of him.  FWIW, he picked apart a very highly rated Rutgers D last season, as well as put up 33 on a very good Florida team last year.

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#11 : December 06, 2013, 07:30:34 PM

FWIW Bridgewater floundered against bad teams such as Connecticut, Houston, Kentucky, and Rutgers this year.



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#12 : December 06, 2013, 07:34:56 PM




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#13 : December 06, 2013, 07:41:35 PM

When people say Teddy Bridgewater is overrated it is because he is being advertised a 'can't miss franchise QB'. But he is not. He is far from it, actually. Even though many mock drafts around the internet have Bridgewater going #1 or #2 overall, there are many flaws in anointing him a 'can't miss franchise QB'. Any team who does select Bridgewater that high should only do so after careful consideration and absolute scrutiny.



Look no further than Louisville's strength of schedule to find the first flaw to the 'can't miss franchise QB' argument.

9/1    Ohio                                 1-11

9/7    Eastern Kentucky         6-6

9/14    @Kentucky                  2-10 

9/21   Florida International           1-11

10/5    @Temple                         2-10
      
10/10  Rutgers                           5-6
   
10/18  UCF                              10-1       [#16]
      
10/26  @South Florida          2-9

11/8     @Connecticut                  2-9

11/16   Houston                          8-4

11/23   Memphis                  3-8

12/5     @Cincinnati                   9-3



Looks tougher than the schedule Rapeus Winston played this year ...  :P

Not by a long shot. Winston faced 4 ranked teams this year, with two of those four being in the top ten.


Bridgewater's opponents have combined for a lousy 51-88 this season.
Winston's opponents combined for an 81-58 this season.


Oh yea, Winston is a freshman and hasn't lost a game. He is the main reason FSU wins games. He is a playmaker. He puts games away. He deserves to be a #1 overall draft pick (at this rate). I wouldn't attempt to compare the two again.



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#14 : December 06, 2013, 07:45:40 PM

When people say Teddy Bridgewater is overrated it is because he is being advertised a 'can't miss franchise QB'. But he is not. He is far from it, actually. Even though many mock drafts around the internet have Bridgewater going #1 or #2 overall, there are many flaws in anointing him a 'can't miss franchise QB'. Any team who does select Bridgewater that high should only do so after careful consideration and absolute scrutiny.



Look no further than Louisville's strength of schedule to find the first flaw to the 'can't miss franchise QB' argument.

9/1    Ohio                                 1-11

9/7    Eastern Kentucky         6-6

9/14    @Kentucky                  2-10 

9/21   Florida International           1-11

10/5    @Temple                         2-10
      
10/10  Rutgers                           5-6
   
10/18  UCF                              10-1       [#16]
      
10/26  @South Florida          2-9

11/8     @Connecticut                  2-9

11/16   Houston                          8-4

11/23   Memphis                  3-8

12/5     @Cincinnati                   9-3



Looks tougher than the schedule Rapeus Winston played this year ...  :P

Not by a long shot. Winston faced 4 ranked teams this year, with two of those four being in the top ten.


Bridgewater's opponents have combined for a lousy 51-88 this season.
Winston's opponents combined for an 81-58 this season.


Oh yea, Winston is a freshman and hasn't lost a game. He is the main reason FSU wins games. He is a playmaker. He puts games away. He deserves to be a #1 overall draft pick (at this rate). I wouldn't attempt to compare the two again.



http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/_/id/52/
http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/_/id/97/louisville-cardinals

I was joking , dude.  ::)

Although Bridgewater is a great player in his own right.

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