As we wait for tonight’s 9:20 CT kickoff in San Francisco, here are some leftovers from today’s story on Teddy Bridgewater …
Bridgewater was talking about his first game alongside Adrian Peterson when it was mentioned that even with Brett Favre playing at his best in 2009, opposing defenses would open games looking more worried about stopping Peterson first.
“That makes me feel good,” Bridgewater said. “And I would be worried about Adrian, too. He spent a year off from football, so I'm pretty sure he's a mad man right now.”
Asked if he could sense Peterson’s level of excitement this close to his return, Bridgewater said, "Adrian is a pro. He approaches every day with the mindset of getting better. He sets a good example for us young guys. I'll ask him, 'What motivates you to be great each day?' He's been so great for us and he's definitely ready to go."
So what does he say when you ask him what motivates him to be great each day?
"The biggest thing he says is when you're a young guy, you tend to think too much," Bridgewater said. "He just tells me to not focus on things I can't control."
Bridgewater also was asked what he thinks he’s improved on most since his rookie year.
"I'm still working on it, but starting fast,” he said. “Last year, we kind of waited until the third series of the second quarter to get going. We tried to feel our way around teams. We have to start fast. That’s something we’ve been working extremely hard on and it's been showing in the preseason. We hope it continues over to the regular season."