With Teddy Bridgewater at the helm for who knows how long, the offense will look different.
Teddy Bridgewater came into a tough spot. Not only did his teammate get wheeled out on a stretcher, but he had to come in and man the ship. A ship he probably didn’t get to many reps with on the short week.
He looked average. He looked alright but nothing that made me feel great. The deep ball to Tyreek Hill was solid because it was a throw Tua can’t make but other than that he looked like a guy that was looking to check it down whenever he could.
With Tua at quarterback, he runs the play-action passes so much more smooth and silky and is able to feather throws over linebackers in small windows effortlessly. Bridgewater, when he does play-actions, looks like a guy who isn’t that comfortable. It even looked like he ran into the back when he had to turn his back to the defense a few times.
Also, Teddy isn’t that good at making those throws over the linebackers between the safeties. Mike McDaniel is going to have adjust and build game plans that highlight what Teddy does well. That’s obvious and it’s something he knew was a possibility when he brought him in.
I’m sure McDaniel has a whole Teddy playbook already streaming in his brain.
With the defense playing stout enough, the offense is going to need to their part. The Dolphin’s schedule gets a bit easier for the next few weeks but that doesn’t mean that the offense should be looking to get to 17 points and think that’s a great accomplishment. This offense is built to score points and I’ll be damned if Teddy holds it back.
Don’t forget, Skylar is lurking.