Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    RamWraith's Avatar
    RamWraith is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    44
    Posts
    8,230
    Rep Power
    61

    Culpepper agrees to terms

    Raiders | Culpepper agrees to terms
    Tue, 31 Jul 2007 17:10:34 -0700

    The NFL Network reports the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with QB Daunte Culpepper (Dolphins) after he passed a physical with the team.


  2. #2
    Keenum's Avatar
    Keenum is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Alabama
    Age
    25
    Posts
    2,865
    Rep Power
    27

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    A few things may have done this.
    1. Is the Raiders, and they always seem to take guys near the end of their carrer or guys who seem to be in trouble a lot.

    2. The JaMarcus Russell situation may be about to get ugly. But saying "we've already got a QB, two of who are former good starters" may force Russell's agent to bring the price a bit... maybe.

    3. Josh McCown may not be looking good in practice, and the Raiders want someone who can start and play well.

  3. #3
    BigGameMN's Avatar
    BigGameMN is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Tupelo, MS
    Age
    31
    Posts
    720
    Rep Power
    10

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Oakland, where QB's go to die. If I'm Culpepper, going into preseason without a team isn't the worst thing in the world. Maybe somebody gets hurt, getting him at least a backup role with a better team.

  4. #4
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    18,907
    Rep Power
    147

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Did Daunte miss the news that Randy Moss was traded to New England?

    Anyways, I'll be interested to see him perform behind that O-line.

  5. #5
    RAMarkable is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,069
    Rep Power
    40

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Is anyone else surprised that the Falcons didn't sign Culpepper? How in the world can they go into this season with Joey Harrington as their QB? Sure, Culpepper is coming off major injury, but if he's at least somewhat healthy he's gotta be an upgrade over Harrington. I'm startin' to think that Bobby Petrino is going to miss coaching at Louisville.

    WHAT SAY YE?

  6. #6
    itsguud's Avatar
    itsguud is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Newfoundland
    Posts
    1,250
    Rep Power
    13

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    I also thought that Culpepper was surely gonna end up in ALT. Oak... thats just weird.

  7. #7
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    18,907
    Rep Power
    147

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMarkable View Post
    Is anyone else surprised that the Falcons didn't sign Culpepper?
    I'm not sure he's the best fit for what Petrino might want to do.

  8. #8
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,294
    Rep Power
    142

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMarkable View Post
    Is anyone else surprised that the Falcons didn't sign Culpepper? How in the world can they go into this season with Joey Harrington as their QB? Sure, Culpepper is coming off major injury, but if he's at least somewhat healthy he's gotta be an upgrade over Harrington. I'm startin' to think that Bobby Petrino is going to miss coaching at Louisville.

    WHAT SAY YE?
    I could be waaaaay off on this one, but I see Petrino positioning to take Brohm next April. Now that wouldn't preclude Culpepper necessarily, but if true, I could see them not investing in the QB position just yet.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  9. #9
    r8rh8rmike's Avatar
    r8rh8rmike is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    29 Palms, Ca.
    Age
    54
    Posts
    11,006
    Rep Power
    124

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    I could be waaaaay off on this one, but I see Petrino positioning to take Brohm next April. Now that wouldn't preclude Culpepper necessarily, but if true, I could see them not investing in the QB position just yet.
    Sounds about right to me HUb. Taking a chance on Culpepper is not going to help get them where they need to be. The Falcons know that Vick will not be coming back so my guess is that they want to cut their losses this year and are looking to start fresh with a new attitude, a new team personality and a new QB in 2008. I'm sure they can't distance themselves from Vick fast enough and I have no doubt that Petrino would love to have Brohm as the new face of the team.

  10. #10
    general counsel's Avatar
    general counsel is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    atlanta, georgia
    Age
    52
    Posts
    5,442
    Rep Power
    77

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    culpepper is not the right guy to run a type of west coast offense. there is no evidence that he has any real mobility at this point. I think harrington is better than people give him credit for. Obviously, he wont be the long term answer, but he got absolutely killed behind a terrible line in detroit.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel


  11. #11
    RAMarkable is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Arkansas
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,069
    Rep Power
    40

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel View Post
    but he got absolutely killed behind a terrible line in detroit.
    I won't argue that The Joey had it tough in Detroit; though he didn't show any improvement in his 5 years there. But what about last year in Miami? He replaced an obviously still-injured Culpepper only to be later replaced by that immortal icon of QBs Cleo Lemon after he flubbed up again. At some point in time The Joey is going to have to be accountable for his own failures as blaming the OL seems to be a bit too convenient.

    WHAT SAY YE?

  12. #12
    HUbison's Avatar
    HUbison is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    40
    Posts
    13,294
    Rep Power
    142

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Granted, Harrington is not as mobile as Vick (like a vegan is not as fat as a doughnutan), but the passing comparison is not much of a drop from Vick to Harrington.

    Vick - 53.8 Comp. %, 155 yards per game, 0.96 TDs per game
    Harrington - 55.2 Comp. %, 178 yards per game, 1.03 TDs per game
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

  13. #13
    RamFan_Til_I_Die's Avatar
    RamFan_Til_I_Die is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    2,126
    Rep Power
    66

    Re: Culpepper agrees to terms

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Granted, Harrington is not as mobile as Vick (like a vegan is not as fat as a doughnutan), but the passing comparison is not much of a drop from Vick to Harrington.

    Vick - 53.8 Comp. %, 155 yards per game, 0.96 TDs per game
    Harrington - 55.2 Comp. %, 178 yards per game, 1.03 TDs per game
    Just looking at those stats Harrington looks like an improvement. I still don't get how a QB can throw for so few yards and still get the props Vick used to get in the media.

    Also I was wondering, wasn't Harrington a backup for Culpepper at Miami? Maybe there is some bad blood there that made a reunion in Atlanta even more unlikely.

Similar Threads

  1. Leonard agrees to terms (some other news-BULGER)
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: -07-25-2007, 06:52 PM
  2. Manumaleuna agrees to terms
    By RamWraith in forum NFL TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -06-22-2007, 05:05 PM
  3. Rams sign many
    By Rambos in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: -05-02-2007, 12:11 AM
  4. Incognito agrees to terms
    By HUbison in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -07-27-2005, 02:28 PM
  5. Salary Cap Request
    By HUbison in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: -12-31-2004, 02:48 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •