Teddy Bridgewater might be a rookie quarterback but he’s the type of quarterback that has confused and exposed the Miami Dolphins defense this season. That’s mainly because he’s not afraid to run with the ball and with the Dolphins defensive line always looking to sack the quarterback, it can open up some holes for Bridgewater to run through.
With that said, Cameron Wake feels that they match up well against him and will be looking to make him uncomfortable throughout the entire game.
“He’s a competitor, a competitive guy who wants to do everything he can to make plays. He’s obviously a guy who has a lot of heart and athletic ability on the field doing everything he can, whether it is with his legs or his arms to make the play. As a defense, that’s a challenge to go out there and do whatever we can, make him uncomfortable back there and keep him from making plays. He’s a guy who we feel like we match up well with the guys we have in the front. We want to do everything we can to make sure we get that W on Sunday.”
Brent Grimes said Bridgewater can make some throws from the outside and while he’s a threat to run, he’s not afraid to sit in the pocket and take a hit while making a throw. However, he’s preparing for him like he does with any other quarterback – whether it’s Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, or a rookie like he will face on Sunday.
“For me, no. I approach the game the same regardless if it’s Aaron Rodgers or if it’s a rookie. They still all can still throw the ball and his receivers can run. You have to be ready and approach every game like you would a veteran quarterback who’s made a lot of plays. I approach it the same way, he said. “They’re still running routes. They’re doing a good job, they seem like they’re on the same page with their guy. The quarterback and receivers are on the same page. They’re doing alright.”
We’ll see who gets the upper edge on Sunday and everything should favor the Dolphins but we’ve seen lapses in the unit over the past several weeks so at this point, anything is possible.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs