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Bridgewater: Coach’s criticism ‘just put a chip on my shoulder’

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer didn’t shovel the blame onto his offensive line for five sacks on quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, he pointed the finger at his young cadence caller.

That “tough coaching,” Bridgewater said, put a chip on his shoulder after he completed 72 percent of his passes in the 20-3 loss on Monday night in San Francisco, which was about the only positive taken away from what Zimmer called a “clunker” of a season opener for Bridgewater.

It’s the first time in Bridgewater’s 13 career starts, since being drafted 32nd overall in 2014, that his…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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