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Panthers HC Matt Rhule claps back at Teddy Bridgewater’s practice comments

Panthers, Matt Rhule, Teddy Bridgewater

Former Carolina Panthers quarterback and now Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made some interesting comments that came to the light on Wednesday.

Bridgewater appeared on the “All Things Covered” podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden and talked about his one year with the Panthers. During the discussion, Bridgewater mentioned that the Panthers hardly practiced the two-minute drill which seemed to shock Peterson and McFadden. Teddy went on to say they walked through it for just a little stretch of time each week. On Thursday, Matt Rhule responded.

According to the Charlotte Observer, Rhule is more than fine with how the ship is steered in Carolina and believes in the methods that the Panthers lay out.

“We try to address a lot of different situations,” Rhule said about his practices. But I feel good about our preparation and the amount of work our coaches put in…You can’t ask everyone to agree with everything. But again, I feel really good about what we do. I’m disappointed to hear he didn’t feel the same way.” – Matt Rhule.

Bridgewater struggled in his one year with the Panthers, as did the team as a whole. Carolina was never able to get their feet underneath them as they tumbled to the finish line in 2020. Now, the Panthers are putting all their eggs in the basket of Sam Darnold after acquiring the former first round pick from the New York Jets in the offseason.

Bridgewater is off to Denver to compete with Drew Lock for the starting gig with the Broncos will Matt Rhule will try to help lift up a Panthers franchise that is starving for stability and a consistent product. Let’s hope the practices satisfy QB1 this year in Carolina.