After Culpepper's 20 yard dart (which featured no lateral display of movement), several members of the coaching staff breathed a collective sigh of relief. Culpepper's leg didn't fall off at the knee, and for many that fact alone was worthy of loud cheers and whistles. Culpepper demonstrated his ability to move on at least two other plays, including a poor snap by center Rex Hadnot that shot past Culpepper, forcing him to chase the ball and dive on top of it. Viking fans shouldn't have any problems visualizing that scenario.
Training camp opens in a month, and the first Dolphin's preseason game is in 47 days, if Culpepper is still limited from going "all out" now, then I don't see any way that he will be prepared to get flattened by 350lb lineman in 47 days. No, despite the myriad of expert opinions from the 200 Dolphin fans that turned out to watch Culpepper's first public practice, there was no identifiable proof that Culpepper is ahead of schedule in any way right now.