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Handling the spotlight a focus for Zimmer with Patterson, Bridgewater

By akrammer@1500espn.com

INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Zimmer sent a text message to Teddy Bridgewater after his quarterback was named the NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Year, an annual fan-voted honor, last month.

As anyone who has spent more than five minutes around Zimmer knows — any compliment he graces onto a player is often met with a way to improve, or at least something to continue focusing on. He was no different with Bridgewater when congratulating him.

“I texted him and said something like, ‘Congrats, Teddy. Let’s see if we can win a championship, or unless you want to be a celebrity…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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