Thursday, March 16, 2006
Comment: This draft is an "A" if Vikings don't reach for Michigan State DE Dimitrius Underwood in the first round -- 29th overall. Before that, Denny Green used the 11th pick on his QB of the future: Central Florida's Daunte Culpepper. Trading up with Pittsburgh in the second round (59th to 44th), Green snagged North Dakota TE Jim Kleinsasser. But the best part of this draft is Culpepper-to-Randy Moss, a passing combination for the next decade.
...Or at least for the next 4 years [Dave's edit]
And need I remind you that Culpepper does not have an agent. Quoth he: "A lot of people tell me, 'Man, you're stupid, you need an agent.' But I know anybody takes their time and looks at a situation and just prays and uses clear thoughts, you can accomplish anything."
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Daunte joins the Phins with what some might call questionable morals. He was, after all, implicated in the love boat scandal.
But here's the thing: what he did was considered wrong by people in the midwest because he had a hooker on a boat. Here it would be considered wrong because he only had one hooker.
Daunte, I'm sure there a number of young women who are looking forward to seeing you on South Beach.
Thanks to Curt at Phins.com for producing this photo.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
The Phins really wanted Drew Brees. So much so that they flew to Alabama to meet with him before he went to New Orleans.
He met with the Saints and then came here. Miami wined and dined him. And in all likelihood had him checked out by the various doctors they have on the payroll.
And in the end, Drew said he wanted to think it over for a while, because this decision was for the rest of his football career. And as he thought, the Phins traded for disgruntled Daunte Culpepper.
It was a bit surprising, because they gave up a 2nd round draft pick. I mean, that's what the previous management gave up for a 3rd team QB (Feeley) a few years ago. So, I guess we could assume that Culpepper is no better than a 3rd team QB, then?
If I were to guess, I would expect the shoulder injury Brees suffered was more of a risk than the knee injury Culpepper suffered. A knee injury doesn't affect the way you play QB. A shoulder injury does. Just ask Chad Pennington. And Brees' quote that worst case he couldn't play this year certainly made me do a double take. I can only imagine how the team felt.
So, Miami has a new QB. And an old QB. And they both wear #11. Who gets to wear it? Maybe they'll share it?
Photo from NFL.com