By John Sigler | Saintswire
New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is preparing for his first start in black and gold, and no one may have a better appreciation for what he can do than Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. Allen was asked about what he’s seen from practicing against Bridgewater every week and offered a lengthy response:
“I think Teddy’s really smart. A lot of what we do with our pressure package and stuff, we’ll have Teddy really kind of set the protection, so we see what it will look like in a real, live situation, rather than sometimes you get on a card and you kind of want to block it a certain way to make sure that a pressure comes free or whatever. I think Teddy does a good job of giving us a realistic look.”
It’s clear that Allen has valued what Bridgewater showed them when directing pass protections and reacting to the defense’s blitz designs. That simulated what the defense saw in real games and prepared them for running against the league’s starting quarterbacks. ...
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