Teddy Bridgewater might have lacked in his tenure in Carolina. But when it comes to pure audacity, Bridgewater has it by the ton.
The Panthers will still pay their former signal caller $17 million while he plays for the Denver Broncos next season, and he has the nerve to take more shots at the Panthers than the ones he took downfield for them.
In a recent interview with Bryant McFadden, Bridgewater said that the Panthers’ coaching staff need to change how they practice and singled out offensive coordinator Joe Brady as the main culprit-claiming that the team didn’t run two minute warning drills or red-zone specific drills.
Carolina finished 28th in the NFL in red zone efficiency. How much of that has to do with Brady, et al. or Bridgewater?
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule responded a day after Bridgewater’s comments, stating that he’s secure in how his coaching staff preps the team.
“We try to address a lot of different situations,” Rhule said recently. “But I feel good about our preparation and the amount of work our coaches put in. You can’t ask everyone to agree with everything. But again, I feel really good about what we do.I’m disappointed that he (Bridgewater) didn’t feel the same way.”
It’s too bad that the Panthers won’t face the Broncos at all next season, but never ‘Rhule’ out the possibility of he and Bridgewater taking jabs at each other regardless.