Teddy Bridgewater working with Cutler and Marsh for pre-draft training

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  1. Jimmors

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    And no...dont get your hopes up, Bears will not be drafting him.

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    Teddy Bridgewater working with Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler
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    • By Chase Goodbread
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    • Published: April 9, 2014 at 02:51 p.m.
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    NFL veterans and Chicago Bears teammates Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler are working with former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater in his pre-draft training, giving the first-round draft prospect an up-close look at what NFL throws -- and catches -- are supposed to look like.

    The players are working together at FitSpeed Athletic Performance, an athletic training facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., co-founded by Marshall. Cutler is entering his ninth NFL season, and sixth as theBears' quarterback. Marshall will be a nine-year NFL veteran this fall as well, and has enjoyed two of the best seasons of his career since he was traded to the Bears before the 2012 season.

    Bridgewater's agent, Kennard McGuire, confirmed to College Football 24/7 that his client is training with the pair.

    Marshall, who is also represented by McGuire, took to Instagram late last month to welcome Bridgewater to the facility, although Cutler was not mentioned:


    Marshall's photo would seem to indicate that Bridgewater, as he promised after his pro-day workout, would be a gloves-on passer upon his return to training in Florida. The potential top-10 pick wore gloves in passing for 3,970 yards at Louisville last year, but didn't wear them on pro day and struggledas an apparent result.

    NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock draft projects Bridgewater to be chosen No. 26 overall by the Cleveland Browns. Analyst Charles Davis' latest mock has Bridgewater going to theBrowns, too, but he projects Cleveland will use its first overall pick on the QB at No. 4 overall.
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  2. MPbears68

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    Hopes up?

    I have zero interest in drafting Bridgewater.
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    Oh, how disappointing.

    You mean we're trading Cutler, Marshall and Jeffery to Houston for their 1st pick after all then. LOL
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    Cutler: nonono just power the ball in, timing and touch are all jokes
    Bridgewater, gotcha okay good to know

    bridgewater busts out of the league 4 yrs later b/c he doesn't have a Marshal like WR in his back pocket.
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    Most QB's who don't have #1 receivers on their teams end up busts...no?
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    Right there with you!
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    if that's what you got out of that I'm sorry for you.
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    I'm with you on this one MP.
    #1 The Bears don't need him.
    #2 He will most likely be gone before #14
    #3 JMHO but I just don't think he is that good.
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    Really?
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    really really
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    point wasn't that he won't have a #1 wr, Marshal is a top 5-10 WR that literally bails out Cutler from some really poor throws, and that most qb's don't have that and have to learn to throw w/timing and touch b/c of it, ie really bad idea for Teddy B side to be learning from those 2.
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    I understand the logic there Ric and I concur.

    But if he does end up a Cleveland Brown though he will have Josh Gordon to bail him out.
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    From the WR standpoint, Jeffrey training with them last offseason only seemed to help him. IMO, you might be over analyzing it. Cutler is not perfect by any stretch, but I think it can only help him.
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    if teddy b-side was going to be a WR hell ya I'd be on board w/you. But Marsh knows nothing about being a QB.
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    Well we don't know where he's going, so we don't know if he won't have that type of receiver. I think he'll be alright...I wouldn't read too much into it.
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    yeah.. I know what you mean.

    Just not something I'm real worried about. Plus, I'm sure we have no interest in him anyways. Even if Cutler teaches him some bad habits (and I doubt it -- this is basically to help him put on a show - playing catch pretty much), he won't be our problem.
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    I don't know how TB's arm strength compares to Cutler's (it's probably not as good) so I understand the point. Cutler has always gotten by via power over finesse. And brawn over brains so to speak. Jay improved last year thanks to Trestman but there were still a few times he forced the ball when he shouldn't have or threw a duck off his back foot thinking his arm was going to save him.

    On the other hand, and I know anyone can have a bad day, TeddyB was atrociously inaccurate at his pro day when every factor was controlled in his favor to make him look good. He just might need all the help he can get. I'm glad we aren't in the market for a 1st round QB and I want no part of this guy.
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    MP gets it, and honestly it was meant to be a joke.
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    Yeah, no one in their right mind is going to confuse Cutler with a "fine touch" QB. His game is his big arm and the ability to rip it. Sometimes that "arm confidence" gets in the way of better decision making. Trestman was brought in last year in large measure to work with Cutler and soften his edges. I noticed a positive effect last year (although Jay pissed me off big time in the first half of the Cleveland game) but there's more work yet to do.
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    I got it...the point remains...

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