After Teddy Bridgewater sent a farewell blow to his former team’s training regime, Matt Rule had a chance to respond.
He is “disappointed.”
Carolina Panthers’ coach turned to reporters for a second year on Wednesday night after his former quarterback criticized the “All Things Covered” podcast.
“When you have 140 boys in the locker room, the boys sometimes won’t understand some things,” Ruhl said. “You can’t ask everyone to agree with everything. …
“But I feel really good in what we do, I want to remember that I feel really good in the way we practice and in our process. I̵7;m disappointed to hear that he doesn’t feel the same way. “
Bridgewater did not feel prepared with the Panthers
What exactly did Bridgewater say to disappoint his former coach? He was not happy with the way the team prepared for matches under the leadership of first-class offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
“I’m just going to say this, about the growth of Joe Brady, this organization, they’re going to have to practice different things in different ways,” Bridgewater told the Associated Press. “One of the things we didn’t do much when I was there, we really didn’t train for two minutes. We did not practice the red zone. “
According to the AP, the Panthers ranked 28th in the red zone last season, where Bridgewater had five of its 11 interceptions this season.
Rule was a rookie in the NFL last season
The Panthers hired Brady for the final season from LSU, making him the youngest NFL coordinator in 30 years. He was the architect of LSU’s record-breaking attack by Joe Burrow during the Tigers’ undefeated run to the 2019 national championship.
Rule was also a new NFL player out of college last season after leading a successful turnaround at Baylor. The routine he and Brady installed didn’t go well with Bridgewater, whom the Panthers traded with the Denver Broncos last month after acquiring Sam Darnold of the New York Jets.
“I guess the game is about science and trying to keep the boys healthy,” Bridgewater continued. “You didn’t train there on Friday, but you walk around the red zone and then go out and practice the red zone on Saturday.
“But you will only get 15 repetitions live. The boys’ repetitions will be limited.
Rule spoke brilliantly for Bridgewater after the Panthers signed him for a three-year deal worth $ 63 million last season. Bridgewater earned $ 24 million in his only season in Carolina after earning roughly $ 20 million combined in the first six seasons of his injury-stricken career.
“I believe with all my heart who is like a quarterback,” Rule told the NFL last May. “I believe in his abilities. I believe in the strength of his hand. I believe in his accuracy. I believe in decision-making. But I also know that he will make everyone else so much better.”
This relationship seems to have deteriorated since the disappointing 2020 season. Now Bridgewater is the Bronco. And Rule left to defend his coaching style in public.
“I feel really good about our training, as well as the amount of work that our coaches do and the amount of our players,” Rule continued. “The scale of the practice works, I think we press them in a really smart way.”
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