Found May 10, 2014 on Sports-Glory:

Minnesota Vikings new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater plans to use the draft as motivation this season. Bridgewater was once considered for the No. 1 overall pick but slid down to No. 32, where the Vikings grabbed the Louisville QB in the first round on Thursday. ”You can bet that,” Bridgewater said Friday. ”I talked with coach (Mike) Zimmer a while back when I came here and he told me he loves guys that play with a chip on their shoulder. So after having that conversation with him and just experiencing last night, I’m glad to be a Viking. But you can best believe I’ll play with a chip on my shoulder.” Bridgewater made it clear during his introductory press conference that he will be wearing gloves in Minnesota. “You can best believe I’ll continue to wear my gloves,” he said. Bridgewater said he uses the gloves to help him grip the ball better, and plans to wear them to adjust to the Vikings’ temporary move outdoors, as well as yearly road games in Green Bay and Chicago. “I was listening to him [Thursday] doing an interview and he said one thing it taught him was to stay true to yourself,” coach Mike Zimmer said. “He plays all of these times wearing a glove and he comes out on his pro day, supposedly the biggest day, which really isn’t. The 44 games he played in college are the biggest days, this is just one day to show off in front of the NFL Network and everything. He said,’You just learn to stay true to yourself’ And then he came out with us with the glove and threw it all over the place.” The post Teddy Bridgewater: ‘I’m glad to be a Viking’ appeared first on Sports Glory.


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