The Minnesota Vikings came into the 2015 NFL season full of hope that this was the year they could kick on.
With Offensive Rookie of the Year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater under center, Mike Wallace leading the receiving corps after his trade from Miami, and Adrian Peterson back in action after a year spent on the sidelines, the Vikings had every right to be optimistic.
However, that all came crashing down last night as the Vikings left Levi's Stadium with their tails between their legs after being on the receiving end of a heavy defeat against the San Francisco 49ers. In the aftermath, Teddy Bridgewater has spoken out about the loss.
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Bridgewater revealed that he was “in a hurry” on Monday Night Football and that he allowed himself to get too caught up in playing in their nationally televised season opener.
“You have to be prepared to play in prime time,” Bridgewater said, according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Teddy Too Excited
“I think I was too excited to play, and it showed. Put it in the past and learn from it. … I tell myself, ‘Hey, I can’t do the same thing that I did last week or we’re going to be sitting at home 0-2.'”
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer didn't take it easy on Bridgewater, saying that his rising star of a quarterback played an absolute "clunker."
It would help if Bridgewater had an offensive line in front of him that could pass block, but the sophomore QB is going to have to put up with getting hit this year, it seems. And he needs to stop getting too excited.