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Teddy Bridgewater draft rumblings

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10:05 AM ET 01.19 | The presumptive top pick for nearly a year now, Teddy Bridgewater hasn't been on the field since his team's romp over Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28. But in the three weeks since the 36-9 victory, in which Bridgewater threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns (while running for another score), he's certainly been the subject of a lot of talk. There are rumblings that Bridgewater might be too slightly built for the rigors of the pro game, that his arm isn't strong enough, or that he played against mediocre competition in a bad conference. Of course, the talk isn't emanating from the Texans, who theoretically want teams to covet Bridgewater enough to be interested in exploring a trade. All the talk that guys like Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles might be superior to Bridgewater could help the Texans in the long run, if the consensus becomes that they are better, but the Houston brass is not about to knock Bridgewater, except maybe in its most internal pre-draft deliberations.

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January 19, 2014  10:28 AM ET

Young Mr. Bridgewater will go early. No later than 8th (Minn). The question remains if GMs have drank enough of the Manziel koolaid to take him before Teddy. Manziel was more fun to watch, but from what I've seen this past season, Bridgewater has a better touch on the short and out throws.

January 19, 2014  10:42 AM ET
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Young Mr. Bridgewater will go early. No later than 8th (Minn). The question remains if GMs have drank enough of the Manziel koolaid to take him before Teddy. Manziel was more fun to watch, but from what I've seen this past season, Bridgewater has a better touch on the short and out throws.

Manziel is a showman and can sell season tickets. Bridgewater may even be a better QB, but his name isn't "Teddy Football" and money's the name of the game. BTW, Manziel *has* talent.

January 19, 2014  10:46 AM ET
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Manziel is a showman and can sell season tickets. Bridgewater may even be a better QB, but his name isn't "Teddy Football" and money's the name of the game. BTW, Manziel *has* talent.

You're right, but please don't construe my comment as saying that JFF doesn't have talent. I believe quite the opposite. I just think Bridgewater has better throwing talent.

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January 19, 2014  10:49 AM ET
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Manziel to Houston...almost a given. The bigger question, to me, is what does Cleveland do? Trade up to get either Manziel or Bridgewater? Or, keep treading water with guys like Weeden?

Trade up. The best the Browns can get with Weeden is mediocrity.

January 19, 2014  11:11 AM ET
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Manziel to Houston...almost a given. The bigger question, to me, is what does Cleveland do? Trade up to get either Manziel or Bridgewater? Or, keep treading water with guys like Weeden?

I think the answer to this question depends on what they think about Brian Hoyer.

January 19, 2014  11:13 AM ET

Ahhhh, you can hear the propaganda and misinformation machines already starting to crank up. Once we get this pesky Super Bowl out of the way we can really get into the swing of off season draft politicking.

January 19, 2014  11:17 AM ET
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The bigger question, to me, is what does Cleveland do? Trade up to get either Manziel or Bridgewater? Or, keep treading water with guys like Weeden?

Unfortunately for Cleveland, the internal questions moving through their front office is Moe wondering if he can sneak up and poke Larry in the eyes, Larry is trying to line up a hammer shot on Curly's head and all three of them have lost track of the fact that Schemp sneaked out of the building and is hanging out with Devon Bess down in Miami.

January 19, 2014  11:30 AM ET
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I think the answer to this question depends on what they think about Brian Hoyer.

And we won't know that until they have a head coach on board.

With the Browns luck, they'll let Hoyer go because of injury concerns and he lights it up somewhere else. Drew Brees, anyone?

January 19, 2014  12:25 PM ET

My prediction. Boomer calls him Teddy Bridge "Over Troubled" waters before the draft is completed.

January 19, 2014  01:36 PM ET
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I think the answer to this question depends on what they think about Brian Hoyer.

Plus Weeden is close to retiring soon....so they need to draft a qb

January 19, 2014  02:10 PM ET

Bridgewater vs Manziel: 4 full yrs of experience vs 2 yrs of big game experience.

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January 19, 2014  02:57 PM ET

For frail guys in the NFL it is about the heart and the ability avoid 300 lb. nightmares...

January 19, 2014  04:37 PM ET
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Bridgewater vs Manziel: 4 full yrs of experience vs 2 yrs of big game experience.

That puts things well in perspective.

January 21, 2014  12:02 AM ET

there will be all kinds od rumblings between now and the draft

January 21, 2014  12:03 AM ET

#OF

 
January 21, 2014  12:03 AM ET
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#OF

SORRY, MY BAD

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