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I love the guy and I have loved him since his days at Central Florida. However, I feel obligated to pass on to you Culpepper's nickname, "Nubbs".

 
I think you guys will take that back after C-Pepp gets healthy and Brees shows that he is an average at best QB.

 
Im stoked. When healthy, Culpepper is arguably a top 5 PLAYER in the entre league. This is the ultimate buy-low, and its a much more cap-friendly deal than signing Drew Brees.

His knee will heal in time. Whether hes ready in September or November, its still a great deal for the Phins. Culpepper already knows the offense and the terminology - he just needs to continue rehabbing his knee and get back on the field.

Great day to be a Phin fan.

 
Im stoked. When healthy, Culpepper is arguably a top 5 PLAYER in the entre league. This is the ultimate buy-low, and its a much more cap-friendly deal than signing Drew Brees.

His knee will heal in time. Whether hes ready in September or November, its still a great deal for the Phins. Culpepper already knows the offense and the terminology - he just needs to continue rehabbing his knee and get back on the field.

Great day to be a Phin fan.
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Bad reads, Fumbles, INT's.... here we come!! You have no idea...

The only reason people think he's good is because he had Moss to hail mary to....

As the Vikes being my #2 team (because I live here), I was so happy to here he was leaving!!! Now he lands with MIA... :cry:

I would rather have paid a 2nd for Schaub....

 
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i'm very excited about this move. i'm looking for a monster season from chambers. his talent is unreal and i think the peices are finally together for him to really accel.

 
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Im stoked. When healthy, Culpepper is arguably a top 5 PLAYER in the entre league. This is the ultimate buy-low, and its a much more cap-friendly deal than signing Drew Brees.

His knee will heal in time. Whether hes ready in September or November, its still a great deal for the Phins. Culpepper already knows the offense and the terminology - he just needs to continue rehabbing his knee and get back on the field.

Great day to be a Phin fan.
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Glass half full...understandable.Just wait until he lines up against Belicheck's defense and gets that same "Deer in the headlights" look he gets when facing anything other than a base defense. If his first read is covered, get ready for an interception or a fumble.

 
The only reason people think he's good is because he had Moss to hail mary to....
For the last time: Culpepper had his best year when Moss had his worst year.2004: Culpepper had 4700 yards passing, 400 yards rushing, 41 total TD's

2004: Moss had 49 receptions for ~750 yards

 
i'm very excited about this move. i'm looking for a monster season from chambers. his talent is unreal and i think the peices are finally together for him to really accel.
Linehan is gone...but that aside, Saban's O should still rely on the run, not CPep to win games. He has good targets to throw to and should be put in a much better position to succeed. A nice pick-up if I am a fin fan.
 
Let me be the 1st... ok, I'm sure I'm not the 1st, but let me reiterate... when I say "I told you so."

I see it now.... Ronnie Brown open in the flat.... Cpep.... overthrows his man.

Culpepper rolls out of the pocket and what... he fumbles the ball... wait....

Culpepper scrambles... he gets the 1st down.... he's still running, he slides head first to get an extra 2 yards.... wait... his knee... there goes his MCL/ACL/PCL.... but hey... he got those extra 2 yards....

They put the slide rule in for QB's for reason.... he's not a heads up player....

I'm being a little over dramatic here.... but you have no idea how bad he really is....

 
i'm very excited about this move.  i'm looking for a monster season from chambers. his talent is unreal and i think the peices are finally together for him to really accel.
Linehan is gone...but that aside, Saban's O should still rely on the run, not CPep to win games. He has good targets to throw to and should be put in a much better position to succeed. A nice pick-up if I am a fin fan.
The Dolphins are running the same offense with the same terminology. The new OC (Mularkey) will learn the new system and add new wrinkles, but the foundation is the same.
 
If the OL is stronger than it was for the first half in Minnesota, CPep will be fine.

As a CPep owner, I'm very happy here, now Saban has to sign TO.

 
Im stoked. When healthy, Culpepper is arguably a top 5 PLAYER in the entre league. This is the ultimate buy-low, and its a much more cap-friendly deal than signing Drew Brees.

His knee will heal in time. Whether hes ready in September or November, its still a great deal for the Phins. Culpepper already knows the offense and the terminology - he just needs to continue rehabbing his knee and get back on the field.

Great day to be a Phin fan.
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Glass half full...understandable.Just wait until he lines up against Belicheck's defense and gets that same "Deer in the headlights" look he gets when facing anything other than a base defense. If his first read is covered, get ready for an interception or a fumble.
I guess you're looking at last year only?He lost his best WR.

He was sacked 31 times in 7 games last year.

He was learning a new offense.

The Dolphin have had Frerotte & Fiedler the last couple of years. You can't possibly tell me that CPepp isn';t an upgrade from those guys.

 
The only reason people think he's good is because he had Moss to hail mary to....
For the last time: Culpepper had his best year when Moss had his worst year.2004: Culpepper had 4700 yards passing, 400 yards rushing, 41 total TD's

2004: Moss had 49 receptions for ~750 yards
And before that Moss was the main target because there was no one else. D'Wayne Bates? Derrick Alexander?Put a healthy Daunte behind a good O-Line and you've got a Pro Bowl player.

 
Let me be the 1st... ok, I'm sure I'm not the 1st, but let me reiterate... when I say "I told you so."

I see it now.... Ronnie Brown open in the flat.... Cpep.... overthrows his man.

Culpepper rolls out of the pocket and what... he fumbles the ball... wait....

Culpepper scrambles... he gets the 1st down.... he's still running, he slides head first to get an extra 2 yards.... wait... his knee... there goes his MCL/ACL/PCL.... but hey... he got those extra 2 yards....

They put the slide rule in for QB's for reason.... he's not a heads up player....

I'm being a little over dramatic here.... but you have no idea how bad he really is....
He's better than anything you've had in town since Dan.
 
This isn't Fantasy Football. In real NFL terms, Drew Brees was the 1st choice and Pepper the 2nd. No way is Pepper a Top 5 real NFL QB, yes he can sometimes put up huge stats, but the consistency and leadership is very lacking.

 
Some people will find ANYTHING to complain about. The Dolphins could have resurrected the spirit of Jonny Unitas circa 1958 and some people would still be complaining.

Last season, I was hoping the Phins would sign John Kitna as their "big" QB acquisition. Now we sign Daunte Culpepper, who is exactly 18 months removed from being a TOP 5 player in the entire league. Lets support him, root for him to get well and enjoy this time. Im sure Nick Saban - who Dolphin Nation unanimously supports - thought this all the way through. So stop complaining and appreciate just how fortunate we are. Things are looking up for the Phins!

 
I think you guys will take that back after C-Pepp gets healthy and Brees shows that he is an average at best QB.
The guy put up pretty good stats with his RB and TE being his primary receivers by far.
 
I like the deal from a Fin's standpoint.Basically got him on the cheap a couple years removed from a 41 TD season.....It's all about what Saban has done for this team in his short tenure.... :thumbup: :thumbup: for Nick Saban

 
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Its a great deal from the Fins standpoint, last year they drafted Matt Roth w/ the 2nd round pick. Who wouldn't trade a Matt Roth caliber player for Daunte?

 
Fact is that this was a steal for Miami. When c-pep gets healthy teams will have to defend the entire field. He is also going to have a real head coach for once and a Defense!

While I agree that culpepper's head is not the quality of any of the QBs we've had here, his talent is something we haven't seen around here since before Dan blew out his achillies tendon.

 
Let me be the 1st... ok, I'm sure I'm not the 1st, but let me reiterate... when I say "I told you so."

I see it now.... Ronnie Brown open in the flat.... Cpep.... overthrows his man.

Culpepper rolls out of the pocket and what... he fumbles the ball... wait....

Culpepper scrambles... he gets the 1st down.... he's still running, he slides head first to get an extra 2 yards.... wait... his knee... there goes his MCL/ACL/PCL.... but hey... he got those extra 2 yards....

They put the slide rule in for QB's for reason.... he's not a heads up player....

I'm being a little over dramatic here.... but you have no idea how bad he really is....
I will take a CAREER completion percentage of over 64% (NEVER below 60 in his career) and a CAREER QB rating over 90 (and that doesn't take into account his solid running ability). :wall:
 
As a Dolphin fan, I don't know how you can be anything BUT excited. Sure Daunte Culpepper has some limitations. Otherwise the Vikings wouldn't be trading him away at all. However his physical tools make him a huge upgrade for the Dolphins at quaterback. Reasons for optimism include...

1) He will be wanting to make an impact, putting his forgettable 2005 season behind him.

2) The Dolphins offensive line has improved by leaps and bounds over the 2005 season.

3) Chris Chambers, Randy McMichaels and Ronnie Brown represent a very strong skill-set on offense.

4) Culpepper has 29 career rushing touchdowns and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 135 to 86, including last season's debacle.

5) The Dolphins were playing very well with a journeyman (at best) quarterback in Gus Frerotte who would have been 35 years old this season. Culpepper offers not only hope for the present but also for the future...

Props to the Vikings for getting the 2nd round pick they were looking for but Culpepper for a 2nd will ultimately be a huge steal for the Dolphins organization.

Very excited fan here :)

 
This deal is an absolute, no doubt good move. This is not worth :boxing: over this with the naysayers. Culpy has proven to be a very good QB and the Dolphins are only paying him about 7-8 mil a year. C'Mon Isaac Bruce and Adam Archuletta just got 5 mil a year each so how can this be bad? :shrug: Give me that guy who has a career 90 QB rating that doesn't include his solid running ability and a guy who completes 60+% of his passes EVERY year he has played.

Personally I think Saban and company played this out nicely and went the way I would go if I were them. Take the knee instead of the shoulder and the 2 mil less a year. Playoffs here we come! :pickle:

 
As a Dolphin fan, I don't know how you can be anything BUT excited. Sure Daunte Culpepper has some limitations. Otherwise the Vikings wouldn't be trading him away at all. However his physical tools make him a huge upgrade for the Dolphins at quaterback. Reasons for optimism include...

1) He will be wanting to make an impact, putting his forgettable 2005 season behind him.

2) The Dolphins offensive line has improved by leaps and bounds over the 2005 season.

3) Chris Chambers, Randy McMichaels and Ronnie Brown represent a very strong skill-set on offense.

4) Culpepper has 29 career rushing touchdowns and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 135 to 86, including last season's debacle.

5) The Dolphins were playing very well with a journeyman (at best) quarterback in Gus Frerotte who would have been 35 years old this season. Culpepper offers not only hope for the present but also for the future...

Props to the Vikings for getting the 2nd round pick they were looking for but Culpepper for a 2nd will ultimately be a huge steal for the Dolphins organization.

Very excited fan here :)
6) The strippers are of a much higher quality in Florida.
 
As a Dolphin fan, I don't know how you can be anything BUT excited. Sure Daunte Culpepper has some limitations. Otherwise the Vikings wouldn't be trading him away at all. However his physical tools make him a huge upgrade for the Dolphins at quaterback. Reasons for optimism include...

1) He will be wanting to make an impact, putting his forgettable 2005 season behind him.

2) The Dolphins offensive line has improved by leaps and bounds over the 2005 season.

3) Chris Chambers, Randy McMichaels and Ronnie Brown represent a very strong skill-set on offense.

4) Culpepper has 29 career rushing touchdowns and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 135 to 86, including last season's debacle.

5) The Dolphins were playing very well with a journeyman (at best) quarterback in Gus Frerotte who would have been 35 years old this season. Culpepper offers not only hope for the present but also for the future...

Props to the Vikings for getting the 2nd round pick they were looking for but Culpepper for a 2nd will ultimately be a huge steal for the Dolphins organization.

Very excited fan here :)
6) The strippers are of a much higher quality in Florida.
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I can't imagine why any Dolphins fans are #####ing about this deal. Kudos to those who realize what a potential steal their team just got.

 
I can't imagine why any Dolphins fans are #####ing about this deal. Kudos to those who realize what a potential steal their team just got.
i agree with this. it's all about potential...and daunte has a much higher ceiling than any player the dolphins would have selected in the 2nd round
 
i'm very excited about this move.  i'm looking for a monster season from chambers. his talent is unreal and i think the peices are finally together for him to really accel.
Linehan is gone...but that aside, Saban's O should still rely on the run, not CPep to win games. He has good targets to throw to and should be put in a much better position to succeed. A nice pick-up if I am a fin fan.
The Dolphins are running the same offense with the same terminology. The new OC (Mularkey) will learn the new system and add new wrinkles, but the foundation is the same.
I find this suprising because when Linehan came to Minnesota (as a former college offensive coordinator), Tice handed him Denny Green's playbook and said don't change anything.So if I hear you right, are you saying when Linehan went to Miami he simply installed the same 2001 Denny Green playbook that the Vikings were using in 2004?

I would have thought Linehan or Saban would be a little more original and creative.

 
RE: Thread title

I really do like Culpepper, he has a live arm and can make some big plays for the offense. I can honestly say I wish he was still a Viking. However, he wanted to leave so I will not lose a lot of sleep over his departure.

Nubbs - This is the one legit knock on Daunte. The guy was given some gifts, at 6'5, 266 pounds, very athletic and a rocket arm. But apparently God forget to give him a matching set of hands. His hands are terribly way to small for his body and consequently his fingers are extremely short (thus "nubbs").

This was his big knock coming out of college and way Carmen Policy and Andy Reid passed on him; his hands were so small they feared he would struggle to hold on to the ball.

I loved to see the glass half-full as a Viking, but every time a defender tugged on his shoulder, somebody bounced into him or he hit the ground (@Oakland 2 years ago :bag: ), you just feared he would fumble; and half the time you could at least see the bounce moving around in his arms.

 
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As a lifelong Vikings fan I wish Culpepper and the Dolphins the best.

I see only 3 real flaws with CPep

1. The knee injury. Mobility is one of his strengths. If this affects him long term, his production will be reduced. Pretty much a wait-and-see with this.

2. Small hands. He will fumble more than the average QB. Nothing you can really do about this.

3. He is, frankly, not very smart. If left to his own accord he will make bad decisions. However, he is coachable. When he has had a great offensive support staff (re:Linehan) he was outstanding, when he hasn't (re:Loney) he struggled mightily.

If he has good coaching around him, and his knee recovers, Miami fans will love this trade. Especially when he shrugs a blitzing CB to the ground and completes one of the most beautiful deep balls in the league.

 
As a lifelong Vikings fan I wish Culpepper and the Dolphins the best.

I see only 3 real flaws with CPep

1. The knee injury. Mobility is one of his strengths. If this affects him long term, his production will be reduced. Pretty much a wait-and-see with this.

2. Small hands. He will fumble more than the average QB. Nothing you can really do about this.

3. He is, frankly, not very smart. If left to his own accord he will make bad decisions. However, he is coachable. When he has had a great offensive support staff (re:Linehan) he was outstanding, when he hasn't (re:Loney) he struggled mightily.

If he has good coaching around him, and his knee recovers, Miami fans will love this trade. Especially when he shrugs a blitzing CB to the ground and completes one of the most beautiful deep balls in the league.
:goodposting: I think this nails it and as a Dolphin fan I am very pleased this morning
 
Culpepper is completely overrated. He excelled with Moss because Moss would win the jump ball situation. He was average [an overstatement] without him. I would be shocked to see if he had 25+ passing touchdowns this season.

 
Culpepper is completely overrated. He excelled with Moss because Moss would win the jump ball situation. He was average [an overstatement] without him. I would be shocked to see if he had 25+ passing touchdowns this season.
This would certianly explain why Culpepper had his best year when Moss had his worse year and missed a good portion of games in 2004.
 
My first love is the Crimson Tide and the Dolphins come in a very close second. I heard that before this trade Saban was looking at Brodie Croyle in the 3rd or 4th round. I wonder what this does to that idea. It still may be smart to draft Croyle and let him develop behind Cpep. Though I doubt they will spend another pick on a second qb.

I'm happy with the trade. I'm not sold on Brees, especially with the shoulder problem. I was just looking forward to Croyle leading my beloved Dolphins to the superbowl.

 

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