FIU coach Ron Turner says that U of L quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has all the NFL tools.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Ron Turner has a bad football team
at Florida International. A very bad team.
But Ron Turner knows good quarterback play. He coached Illinois
to the Sugar Bowl. He directed an NFL offense
when Erik Kramer threw 29 touchdown passes for the Chicago Bears.
Turner brings his awful FIU team to Papa John's Cardinal
Stadium when the Panthers play Louisville at noon Saturday.
On Tuesday, Turner was asked for his thoughts on Louisville
quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on a conference call of coaches from Conference
USA. This is what Turner said:
makes Teddy Bridgewater such a productive quarterback?
He is a football player. He is smart, instinctive, accurate. He leads. When you
throw on the film and watch somebody play, you know that quarterback is in
charge. Sometimes you see that and sometimes you don't see that.
Bridgewater's film on and you see that quarterback is in charge. There's
nothing he can't do. He can throw. He can run. He can get them out of bad
plays. He can get them into good plays. He's a hell of a football player. He's
very instinctive, very natural. You can tell he is a leader. He's as good as
I've seen in a long time. He's a good player."
Q: Do you
see anything from Bridgewater that is NFL quality?
yeah. All the things I said. He's talented. He's a leader. He's smart. He's a
good football player. There is no question he has NFL abilities in my mind."