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Sunday slant: Bridgewater stating strong case

There will be mistakes along the way, but Teddy Bridgewater has shown a lot in the six weeks since he was drafted. If that progress continues throughout training camp and the preseason, he could be the opening-day starter and the coaching staff doesn't sound afraid to make that decision.

Teddy Bridgewater's two practices missed were quickly washed away over the next two weeks. Bridgewater missed two organized team activities to attend the NFLPA's Rookie Premiere, but as OTAs turned into minicamp, it was becoming increasingly clear that coaches were looking to learn more about Bridgewater's readiness as Christian Ponder was pushed decisively into the background. Matt Cassel might...

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