Props to Ray Farmer of the Cleveland Browns for bringing a little sanity to the discussion regarding Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, who for my money looked like the most pro-ready QB in the country last season but has been the subject of much debate in what has been the silliest draft season I can remember.
Part of the narrative has included Bridgewater’s draft day, which was described as only average (with the understanding that such things are set up to be outstanding almost by default because of ideal circumstances) by the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, whose opinions I respect more than just about anybody in the business.
Here is what Farmer had to say today:
“The analogy that I keep throwing out is if we went outside and shot basketball and I can’t hit a shot – I just can’t buy a bucket; I can’t make a lay-up; I can’t really dribble; I dribbled off my foot twice; and it’s gone out of bounds – but then every time we play, I score 30, have 10 boards and five steals, do you want me on your team or are you going to pass me because I couldn’t warm up right? That’s the way I look at it. It really comes down to how does a guy play football.”