Charley Walters: Rich Gannon predicts big year for Teddy Bridgewater - Press

Teddy Bridgewater had a fine rookie season as the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback. This season, Rich Gannon said, having Adrian Peterson in the backfield will make a "world of difference" for Bridgewater. "In terms of the play-action game and getting more single coverage on the outside," Gannon said. Gannon, the former Vikings QB who became the National Football League's Most Valuable Player for the Oakland Raiders in 2002, is in his 11th season as an astute NFL analyst for CBS-TV. Of Bridgewater, Gannon added, "I think he's been in the weight room and is a little bit stronger and gotten bigger physically. Having a year in the system and having a better understanding, he can play faster from under center. "I think the big thing with him is throwing the ball down the field a little bit better as his arm gets stronger to give his receivers a chance to make some bigger plays. Gannon played for Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner in Oakland. "He's one of the better play-callers in the business," Gannon said. "With quarterbacks, there are those who feel pressure and those who apply it. (Bridgewater) has to get into that group that applies it. The Aaron Rodgerses , the ( Tom ). Source: