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Cry Me A River Culpepper

Last year the Miami Dolphins coaching staff were a lot of things.  1-15?  Yep.  Bad clock managers?  Yep.  Bad Drafters?  Yep.  The list can go on and on and on.  Then, when you reached the end of that list, it will go on some more I am sure.  One thing however that I believe the staff, including GM Randy Mueller did get right, was releasing Daunte Culpepper and the fashion in which they did it still to this day doesn’t bother me one bit.

Today, the “Whoa is me” QB has decided to retire.  Citing the fact that no one would give him a “fair” chance to compete for a starting job…because frankly he is no longer a starting QB…he has decided that it will be in other arena’s of life that he will win in.  What areas those are are, well unknown.

Daunte made his announcement today through an Email sent to all of the media.  Perhaps a cry for some team to give him a chance.  Perhaps so that the media may offer him a job, or maybe just because he hasn’t been the focus of any talk lately.  Where is that “roll” these days?  It seems to me that considering the Baltimore Ravens wouldn’t look at him…oh wait, Cam Cameron is there now, that he was really left without any options except the back up role that he so does not want to do.

Daunte Culpepper was once one of the best QB’s in the league.  Whether that talent was the result of a stellar athleticism or the result of having Randy Moss as his WR will forever be debatable.  One thing is for certain.  We are likely not at the end of the Daunte Culpepper saga.  Mainly because we have yet to hear from his agent who likes to talk publicly as well.

Daunte of course is represented by himself.

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  • danzinski

    I feel no sympathy for him either.  The Vikes were more-than-willing to give him a chance after his injury but he forced himself out.  Then he decided to represent himself which was stupid.  He was never a hard worker and that showed in his struggles to catch on in both Miami and Oakland.  He wanted to be treated like he was some great commodity when he should’ve been glad just to be offered a job.  His ass wasn’t kissed enough and now he wants us to be sad that he’s leaving.  Well screw him.  He can’t get lost fast enough.