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Zimmer: 'My Decision' To Sit Bridgewater

Well this is weird

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Well, this just got a lot weirder than we all thought it would.

When Shaun Hill trotted out with the first team offense, we heard it was a coaches decision to sit Teddy Bridgewater. But then at halftime, Mike Zimmer gave a quick interview to Vikings sideline reporter Greg Coleman...and was a bit cagey with his answer on why he sat Teddy:

Yeah, this just became weird. If he's hurt, why not say something like 'he's got a minor thing, held him out as a precaution, but if it was the regular season he would play'? And another odd thing I've noticed, is that with a few Vines I've seen of Bridgewater on the sidelines he seems irritated.

But, in a sideline interview with Ben Leber, Bridgewater at least alleviated injury fears:

So he's not injured, but for whatever reason, Mize Zimmer didn't start him.