Teddy Bridgewater Speaks Out on ‘Unacceptable’ Non-Tackle vs.

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Teddy Bridgewater Speaks Out on ‘Unacceptable’ Non-Tackle vs.

Teddy Bridgewater, the quarterback for the Denver Broncos, took center stage on Sunday and Monday.

His game-day performance–or lack thereof–sparked outrage across the country, not just in Broncos Country.

Bridgewater had the opportunity to tackle end zone-bound cornerback Darius Slay after Denver running back Melvin Gordon fumbled with the Eagles up 20-13, but opted for a business–some might say cowardly–decision.

Here, Darius Slay is channeling his inner DeSean Jackson.

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My Effort Was ‘Unacceptable,’ According to Bridgewater

Surprisingly, the Broncos did not score another touchdown after Slay’s game-winning play.

Bridgewater’s lack of physicality added to the annoyance of the loss.

His unwillingness to make a tackle was evident to the entire world, including his embattled head coach.

“Coach [Vic Fangio] pointed out that my effort there needed to be better,” Bridgewater told reporters in November.

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“I completely agree.

That’s not the kind of tape I’d like to release.

It’s one of those situations where you get irritated after watching it because you know how much you care about the game.

There are a lot of guys out there trying to make a move.

You try to force a cut back because you feel like you have a little help running towards the sideline.

“Everything seems to be moving too fast in real time, so let’s force a reduction.”

When you slow it down, it’s almost as if it’s saying, ‘Man, just put in more effort.’ You watch it and walk away pissed at yourself.

Credit to Slay, who also made a great play.

It’s one of those situations where we had players attempting to make the tackle.

In that moment, all I needed to do was lay it all out for the guys.”

He didn’t, in all probability.

That can’t be taken away, no matter how perplexed and caught off guard Bridgewater was.

Initially, he thought Gordon was down and expected a whistle to be blown, bringing the runback to a halt.

“It caught me off guard, but at the same time, I’m right there with an opportunity to just dive in, sacrifice, and do whatever I can to help the team in that moment….

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