Daunte Culpepper retires from NFL

Daunte Culpepper retires from NFL

There are 107 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 4, 2008, titled Daunte Culpepper retires from NFL. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Quarterback Daunte Culpepper, a former Pro Bowler with the Vikings who has been unable to find a backup job this season, is retiring from the NFL, he told the Pioneer Press in an e-mail this morning.

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Osambama

Forest Lake, MN

#1 Sep 4, 2008
Oh ,yes.....another victim. And all this just because he stood up for his rights?
Bob

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 4, 2008
This is hilarious!!! Culpepper cracks me up. He had offers from Green Bay and Pittsburgh for backup positions and turned them down. Nobody wants him on the team because he is impossible to deal with. Are we supposed to feel bad for you because you messed up your career with your mouth? Remember when he signed the 10 year $100 million contract...man I bet he wishes he could turn back time. The love boat was the start of his downfall...hahahaha
c-man

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Sep 4, 2008
He did "The Roll" right out of the NFL.

He was nothing without Randy Moss.
Mark

United States

#6 Sep 4, 2008
Every QB needs a sizable ego, but too big of an ego and you're not a good team player. It's a balance Daunte had trouble with. So long Daunte. If you had simply taken a better attitude when you had the bad knee injury, and applauded the good effort Brad Johnson made in your relief, you'd probably be a Viking today, and would have had chances to start last year.
Bill

Onalaska, WI

#8 Sep 4, 2008
c-man wrote:
He did "The Roll" right out of the NFL.
He was nothing without Randy Moss.
how true. culpepper needed moss. he was pretty much the only guy who could csatch his passes. made ol daunte look good
the golden eel

United States

#9 Sep 4, 2008
c-man wrote:
He did "The Roll" right out of the NFL.
By far, the funniest thing I've read all day.
Go_Ponies

United States

#11 Sep 4, 2008
His massive ego wouldn't let him sign the contracts offered to him by GB and Pittsburgh for the veterans' minimum. Good riddance.
Brockage

AOL

#13 Sep 4, 2008
Wherever the fault lies - with an injury or with a personality, it's a sad tale of the cruelty of life in the Not For Long league - John Lynch is quite a different person and player, but even he is being tossed around. We all face demands where we do our work, but the NFL is a wholly different deal.
pcc

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Sep 4, 2008
Mrs R wrote:
It's too bad an Afro American man has to retire so early. Sure, it's fine if you want to be a grunt like a lineperson, but of course we can't have a successful Afro American in a leadership role such as quarterback. What is this - 1927?
Mrs R, You're an idiot!!
A Mom

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 4, 2008
He'll be on "Dancing With the Stars" one of these seasons and then will release an album and/or book. We haven't seen the last of him!
darn

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Sep 4, 2008
Look for his money jacket on eBay!
Fool.

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Sep 4, 2008
Not to mention how many QB's are minorities in the NFL now. How many teams have starting QB's who are minorities there Mrs R??

Eagles McNabb
Redskins Campbell
Raiders Russell
Vikings Jackson
Jaguars Garrard
Titans Young

Those are current starters in the NFL, MANY teams also have minority players as backups as well. Its a joke to even try to compare the race of an althlete anyways. Obviously Daunte couldnt hold half of the QB's in the NFL's jock-strap let alone handle the day to day grind of being a QB in the NFL.

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Sep 4, 2008
Yeah Mrs R, his name is John Lynch. 1 of the better safeties for a number of years for Tampa Bay. He was a key part of their Defense THAT WON A SUPER BOWL, something Daunte never did. And guess what he was cut by the Patriots at the last cuts just a week ago. And guess what, he is white.
Fritz

United States

#22 Sep 4, 2008
Mrs R wrote:
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Do you really think if this were a white player that he'd be out of a job so quickly? I don't follow football, but I do know that the quarterback is the team leader and the most visible player on the team. It just a little to "coincidental" that an Afro American man just couldn't get a job as a quarterback.
You're out of your league here. Go to a comment forum that you can contribute to with logic. Thank you.
pcc

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Sep 4, 2008
Mrs R wrote:
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Do you really think if this were a white player that he'd be out of a job so quickly? I don't follow football, but I do know that the quarterback is the team leader and the most visible player on the team. It just a little to "coincidental" that an Afro American man just couldn't get a job as a quarterback.
How can you possibly make this statement when you admittedly know nothing about the game. Daunte had no "sense" as a quarterback. He could not read the defense to save his soul and that was his downfall.
To be a successful quarterback you need talent in addition to an indepth understanding of the game.
Don't open your mouth when you have nothing but crap to say.
Bob

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Sep 4, 2008
Obviously Mrs R is trying to push buttons and get people to react.
Turk

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Sep 4, 2008
Culpepper would not have gotten a QB job if he wasn't black!

He was so pathetic to watch play it was painfull.

Now we have another black QB who is equally as pathetic, a QB because he is black!

There are good black QBs but Cullpepper and the current Viking arn't good.

Affirmative action is active and itself pathetic.
die hard

Overland Park, KS

#26 Sep 4, 2008
I for one always liked Daunte. He was the man when we beat green bay in the playoffs.He could still be a effective qb.When he played us with oakland he was bombing on us.To bad his attitude got him traded.I don't care if you guys hate.
Go_Ponies

United States

#27 Sep 4, 2008
Let's see... Dan Marino (a white QB) wasn't wanted back in Miami towards the end of his career, even though he took them to a Super Bowl in his second season. Brett Favre (a white QB) wasn't wanted back by the Packers after last season, and all he did was take them to 2 Super Bowls, winning one. Joe Montana (a white QB) wasn't wanted back by San Francisco, and all he did for them was help win FOUR Super Bowls. Yep, must be a race thing.
griddy

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Sep 4, 2008
Go_Ponies wrote:
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If that player bad-mouthed his organization, publicly thanked the guy who injured him, chose to fight his team and rehab on his own without their input, was completely stats-driven and not a team player, and was known for crumbling under pressure, then YES, he would still be unemployed, regardless of race. Maybe if you followed football, you'd be able to form a more knowledgeable opinion on this.
As a previous poster has alerted this, so called,'Mrs. R' thing is a troll - DNFTT.

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