Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Losing Teddy Bridgewater

In devastating news yesterday, Teddy Bridgewater was lost to the Minnesota Vikings to a catastrophic knee injury.  He'll be out the entire year.

In all of my years as a Vikings fan, this was the one season in which I looked forward to our chances the most.  Even in the Culpepper/Moss/Carter heyday, I never got this excited.  The reasons are many: 

  1. Zimmerman is the best coach the Vikes have had since Bud Grant, hands down 
  2. The offensive line has been substantially upgraded
  3. AP appears in fantastic shape, yet again
  4. Our defense is among the best in the league, and is championship caliber
  5. A brand new stadium, and with it, a brand new attitude
  6. Teddy Bridgewater had another year under his belt in his progression to become a great quarterback
Now, with just two weeks to figure out what they're going to do at quarterback, the Vikings are left scrambling.  

I love Teddy Ballgame.  Smart, talented, nimble, and just didn't make mistakes.  He was getting better and better right before our eyes.  Last Sunday he was a masterful 12 for 16 for 161 yards and a touchdown.  He ripped apart San Diego's #1 defensive unit.  He was poised for a big year - much bigger than most would give him credit for accomplishing.

Now it's over.

I just feel we lost before the season has even started.

Looks like another tough year for the Purple Faithful...

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