Former Carolina quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made waves on Wednesday when he openly questioned how the Panthers practiced in two critical areas that played a part in the organization moving on from him after one season.
“I’ll just say this, for Joe Brady’s growth they’ll have to practice different things in different ways,” Bridgewater said of Carolina’s offensive coordinator on the “All Things Covered” CBS Sports podcast.
“One of the things we didn’t do much of when I was there, we didn’t practice two-minute drills, we didn’t practice red zone. … We didn’t practice on Fridays, but you walked through the red zone stuff and then Saturday you came out and practiced red zone but you got only 15 live reps.”
Matt Rhule had his own response on Monday night. The Carolina Panthers head coach did not speak ill of Teddy B, but did defend himself even though he was “disappointed” that Bridgewater didn’t feel good about the club’s practice methods.
“We have a process. We have a practice schedule,” he said. “I think we’re pretty organized. We try to address all the situations. I’m not going to delve into specifics about our process. … I feel really good about the way we practice.”
“New beginning, new opportunities and just an opportunity just to come in,” Bridgewater said, via the Broncos’ official website. “It’s a great football team, some great pieces here. And I think I have the opportunity to come in and fit right in with those guys.”
Bridgewater ranked 26th in two-minute offense with a QBR of 62.6. He completed only 58.5% of his passes in the red zone compared with 69.1% overall.
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