PFT's Mike Florio on Bridgewater,DeForest Buckner Jersey Boone and Vikings-Packers Rivarly
ProFootballTalk.com founder Mike Florio visited U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday and said that leadership during games will be crucial to Bridgewateros third year in the league.Ameer Abdullah Jersey While some have argued that Bridgewateros ability to throw the deep ball is the top priority, Florio doesnot necessarily agree. Rather, Florio said the most important skill for Bridgewater is the ability to ptake the game overq when the Vikings need him to.James Harrison Jersey
pWhether thatos a deep ball, a short pass, an intermediate pass, running instead of throwing,Brandon Marshall Jersey throwing the ball away,q Florio told Vikings.com. pWhatever it takes to keep drives going ? having that awareness,Lamar Miller Jersey that clock in your head.q
Florio said the time for running back Adrian Peterson to pass the torch to Bridgewater could be approaching, and Vikings teammates have noticed Bridgewater taking that step.
pEverything that Iove heard,Derek Carr Jersey [all the players] Iove interviewed today,q Florio said, p nGrowtho is the one word they all use. They can see the growth in Teddy Bridgewater.Danny Amendola Jerseyq
A number of facets on the team will play a role in Bridgewateros production, including the wide receiver corps and a new-look offensive line. When the Vikings signed guard Alex Boone as a free agent in March, Florio liked the move.Nelson Agholor Jersey
pHe brings a team attitude that [Vikings Head Coach] Zimmer is looking for,q Florio said of Boone. p[Zimmer] explained to me back at the scouting combine that their offensive line was [very] cerebral. He wants an edge,Eddie Lacy Jersey he wants a nastiness, and thatos what Alex Boone has.
pYou want guys who will go out there and do the dirty work,q Florio added.Alshon Jeffery Jersey pGuys who will hit hard and guys who will do what they have to do to open the blocking lanes and protect the quarterback.q
Florio said Bridgewater will have a number of options in the passing game, from wide receiver Jarius Wright in the slot to rookie Laquon Treadwell or tight end Kyle Rudolph. One receiver who really stands out to Florio is Stefon Diggs