Kent Taylor of Wave 3 News is reporting that senior quarterback Will Stein will start tonight against Rutgers. Teddy Bridgewater is expected to play, but will have his 21-game starting streak snapped.
This isn’t too surprising, considering we knew Stein would get snaps with Bridgewater not being about to get under center. Coach Strong said on Monday at his news conference that Bridgewater would play, but take the majority of the snaps in the shotgun formation.
There has been some talk since the team arrived in New Jersey that Bridgewater might not get as many snaps as initially thought. From what I’m being told, we will see Stein a lot more than we’ll see Bridgewater tonight. Although he is already battling a fractured wrist, there are rumors that he also has an injured ankle as well. He’s been spotted in a walking boot.
Winning on the road without a healthy Bridgewater is a very tall task. If the play-calling fits what Stein is comfortable doing, I think the offense can play better...