Culpepper continues to feel soreness

Culpepper continues to feel soreness

There are 50 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 30, 2006, titled Culpepper continues to feel soreness. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

DAVIE Monday was an anniversary of sorts for quarterback Daunte Culpepper, but not one to celebrate.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#44 Nov 1, 2006
Hateful, no. Anger management could have come in handy after they chose to pass on Brees, take Culpepper, and cut Frerotte with no good reason all on the same day.
It's very clear that Daunte is not the answer. If you see it today or in two years is up to you.
I'd just hate to see another two years go down the toilet, and am hoping by exposing the true player he is, we could speed up the day that is certainly coming. The day when we cut Daunte.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#45 Nov 1, 2006
Here you go!

To Kuechenberg, the 1-6 record is reaping the fruits of offseason personnel decisions, the worst being the jettisoning of quarterback Gus Frerotte after the veteran led the Dolphins to six consecutive wins to finish 2005.

Coach Nick Saban not only failed to build on that momentum, Kuechenberg said, but also has failed to put the "W in `We' and the `T' in Team" and capped it off by "bringing in a scrambling quarterback [Daunte Culpepper] with his leg shot off." ...
woody hayes

San Antonio, TX

#46 Nov 1, 2006
man. and i thought the cowboys had it bad.
Vikes Fan

United States

#47 Nov 1, 2006
Vikings gave up on Culpepper.
Hmmm... Let's go back to last spring. Culpepper did everything he could do to tick the Vikes off. Ignoring the new coach, demanding a RAISE? What - Are You kidding?

United States

#48 Nov 2, 2006
Truth wrote:
I would consider Brees the Corvette and Culpepper the Gremlin.
This was clearly a case where you had a guy on the rise vs a guy on the decline. We chose poorly.
One took his team to the playoffs last year and one went 2-7.
Culpepper is more like an Edsel

Denver, CO

#49 Nov 2, 2006
Humpty Dumpty wrote:
Brad Johnson has a ring because of the Tampa Bay defense. He has done nothing in Minnesota.
I've noticed Randy Moss is really lighting it up in Oakland.
So all you Daunte bashers are going by his 2005 season and this year knowing that his knee still isn't right. We'll see in 2007.
last year, Duante led the vikings to a 2-5 record before being hurt. Johnson replaces him and they go on a 6 game win streak.
Wise Guy

United States

#50 Nov 2, 2006
Public School Teacher wrote:
Wait a minute...didn't the Fins first pursue Brees? Wasn't it Brees that chose N.O. over Miami? Didn't that force Saban to go after the next best choice?
How does any of this make him a bad 'evaluator' of talent when it comes to the QB position?
Now the draft is another story!!!
Actually Brees did not like the environment in Miami and he did not like the way the contract was structured.... Miami could have him had they TREID..... but this team has not tried in a few yrs now

Madison, CT

#51 Nov 2, 2006
We need to bench Harrington and see if Lemon or (Vick?) can click with Chambers... Look at Bledsoe and Romo with TO. Bledsoe was unable to make TO the man, while Romo is finding him everywhere. As much as I admire Welker and Hagan, if these are Harrington's 'weapons' we might not win another game. Our playmaking receivers are Chambers and McMichael. We need a QB who can hit them (like Frerote and Sage). Harrington is not on the same page and while he isn't terrible, he's not back next year anyway.
I agree with Kutch. I think Saban took winning for granted and underestimated the connect Frerote had with the receivers. I do think Frerote needed to be replaced, but perhaps waiting a year and building up other areas (like the Vikes) and letting Frerote steer the ship for this season would not have been a bad thing.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#52 Nov 2, 2006
Daunte could miss season Dolphins coach Nick Saban is considering whether to put Daunte Culpepper on the injured reserve list, ending the quarterback's year.

DOWN AND OUT: Daunte Culpepper absorbed many sacks early this season, several because he has not regained the mobility he had before his knee injury.Daunte Culpepper's continued soreness in his patellar tendon is increasingly worrisome to the Dolphins, so much so that the team is considering placing the quarterback on the injured reserve list.

Putting Culpepper on the injured reserve list would end his season.''I don't have a date, but that's something you may consider at some point in time,'' coach Nick Saban said Thursday.``I don't want to shut that door until we feel like it's going to take the season to get it back.''

That time is not yet. But it is approaching.

Culpepper's status apparently has regressed from the time he rejoined a rehabilitation program for his surgically repaired right knee in early October. Saban has said the quarterback has battled ''adhesions'' in the knee and recently has been slowed by soreness in the patellar tendon.

Culpepper's game status has reflected the hurdles he has had trouble clearing. He served as the third quarterback against New England and New York the first two weeks in October, but was inactive for the Oct. 22 Green Bay game.

Culpepper has been all but excluded from doing football-related drills during practices the past two weeks, and missed at least a portion of practice the past two days. He is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Chicago, suggesting he will be inactive again.''I actually thought last week when he did some stuff during the bye week he showed improvement and got better,'' Saban said.``Now is he 100 percent? No, I don't think so. Is he where he needs to be to go out and play? He's certainly trying to make progress toward that.''

Culpepper has declined a handful of interview requests the past two weeks, refusing to give any insight about his rehabilitation or his state of mind. But it is clear he is frustrated by his current status and desperately wants to play again before this season is over.''It's a difficult process for anybody,'' Saban said.``The guy really wants to play. He's worked a long time in trying to get back, and he's continuing to do that. It's frustrating when you do have soreness that holds you up a little bit sometimes. But he's working through it and he's had a good attitude about it, and we're pleased with it so far.''

Regardless of Culpepper's desire to play, the Dolphins will not risk their long-term investment in their quarterback in exchange for playing a game or two in December.''I think he and I both agree when he's healthy and 100 percent, we want him to play,'' Saban said.``The only issue we have is when is that going to be? Nobody knows for sure,'cause it's a process that is going to occur over time.``He can't predict. I can't predict. I don't think a medical person can predict when can he move and go do the things that allow him to play like Daunte Culpepper plays so he can go back on the field and contribute. We're going to keep evaluating that on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis."

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#53 Nov 2, 2006
The above article is from

This just might be the sign that Daunte will be gone by next year.
I think he is healthy or he would not be able to take direct hits to his knee. The way they sidelined him was a lie as well. They initially blamed the sidelining on a shoulder injury that did not happen the last week he played but 2 weeks previous. Since then, they have thrown many different excuses at us. This could be it. They even said on the news that this would free up a 3rd QB spot in which we could bring another QB in. From this point we can only hope that this is the case and their TOP PRIORITY is Drafting a QB or even 2.

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