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    Re: Culpepper's progress impresses Dolphins

    fellas im kinda scared to say i think hes gonna be fine and i also think that, its gonna make our trade look even worse, but we will still be fine
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    F Daunte

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    We'll see how he does with pocket pressure and taking hits because it is a far different feeling than running a 7 on 7 passing drill.
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    "dolphan117" wrote:
    From Saban's PC today
    (On if Daunte Culpepper’s size gives him more of an advantage playing quarterback) – “I don’t know that large makes better. I like him because he’s a good player and he has been a good leader, he’s a tremendous leader and he’s had a very positive influence on our offensive team with his presence and his leadership. You don’t have to be big to be that. I think the fact that he is big creates some advantage for him. He’s very strong, he’s hard to sack because of his size and he’s also very athletic and has some ability to scramble and keep plays alive. That’s one of the things that we’ve had to preach to our players on offense; because the quarterbacks are better athletes than what we’ve had, the plays are going to last longer. You’ve got to finish the play – receivers down the field, offensive linemen. Don’t stop. A guy’s not going to sack the guy with one hand. He’s going to move in the pocket and keep the play alive. Last year we were so oriented to get the ball out quick, which was successful for the guys that we had last year. I think that’s a process that our players are going to have to grow more accustomed to. I’m pleased with the progress that we’re making in that area, but I think it’s important.”
    Intresting how many times he is being complimented as being a great leader on offense. At one point he was even geting the offense together on off days so he could work with the receivers and the TE's. Leadership ablitiy was suposedly one of his question marks but it sure hasnt been a problem so far.

    Dolphan.........Here's the deal. No one here will question the physical abitlity of Daunte Culpepper. He is big, fast, and can chuck the ball as far as you need. The big downfall for Culpepper, as I am sure others have stated, is his ability (or lack thereof) to handle pressure game situations and the mental side of the game. He is simply not a good leader under pressure.....and I would have told you that BEFORE we traded him. I will never forget the last playoff debacle, when during the pregame they showed a shot of DC and he looked scared. I knew then that we were doomed.
    So replace the knee, have saban marvel at his ability in shorts and shells, but trust me when I say....dont count on him to deliver under pressure.
    Sorry Daunte, the dolphan made me do it.

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    "vikinginvirginia" wrote:
    "dolphan117" wrote:
    From Saban's PC today
    (On if Daunte Culpepper’s size gives him more of an advantage playing quarterback) – “I don’t know that large makes better. I like him because he’s a good player and he has been a good leader, he’s a tremendous leader and he’s had a very positive influence on our offensive team with his presence and his leadership. You don’t have to be big to be that. I think the fact that he is big creates some advantage for him. He’s very strong, he’s hard to sack because of his size and he’s also very athletic and has some ability to scramble and keep plays alive. That’s one of the things that we’ve had to preach to our players on offense; because the quarterbacks are better athletes than what we’ve had, the plays are going to last longer. You’ve got to finish the play – receivers down the field, offensive linemen. Don’t stop. A guy’s not going to sack the guy with one hand. He’s going to move in the pocket and keep the play alive. Last year we were so oriented to get the ball out quick, which was successful for the guys that we had last year. I think that’s a process that our players are going to have to grow more accustomed to. I’m pleased with the progress that we’re making in that area, but I think it’s important.”
    Intresting how many times he is being complimented as being a great leader on offense. At one point he was even geting the offense together on off days so he could work with the receivers and the TE's. Leadership ablitiy was suposedly one of his question marks but it sure hasnt been a problem so far.

    Dolphan.........Here's the deal. No one here will question the physical abitlity of Daunte Culpepper. He is big, fast, and can chuck the ball as far as you need. The big downfall for Culpepper, as I am sure others have stated, is his ability (or lack thereof) to handle pressure game situations and the mental side of the game. He is simply not a good leader under pressure.....and I would have told you that BEFORE we traded him. I will never forget the last playoff debacle, when during the pregame they showed a shot of DC and he looked scared. I knew then that we were doomed.
    So replace the knee, have saban marvel at his ability in shorts and shells, but trust me when I say....dont count on him to deliver under pressure.
    Sorry Daunte, the dolphan made me do it.
    Very well stated VIV and Daunte never seems to do well on the road as well as big games. It will be very interesting to see how he deals with a Bellichek defense twice in a season because he never played against NE with the Vikings.

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    We'll see how he does with pocket pressure and taking hits because it is a far different feeling than running a 7 on 7 passing drill. Because without his mobility his game will be affected greatly.
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    The local news (Twin Cities) aired an interview with Daunte. He said that he's surprised that people have questioned his ability to come back from injury, "considering his commitment and work ethic". Funny, he wouldn't even come to Minny to rehab. I'm done with Daunte, but wish him well.

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    The local news (Twin Cities) aired an interview with Daunte. He said that he's surprised that people have questioned his ability to come back from injury, "considering his commitment and work ethic". Funny, he wouldn't even come to Minny to rehab. I'm done with Daunte, but wish him well.

    June 11, 2006

    [size=18px]Culpepper interview[/size]

    Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper spoke publicly Saturday for only the second time since April, and he touched upon a variety of subjects.

    Before we get started, I just want to say one thing. This is really
    like a de'ja vu to me. When I came to the NFL in 1999, there was a lot
    of speculation about me. In 2000, when I became the starter, there was
    a lot of speculation because everyone wanted to know how I was going to
    do. And now since I've been here, I feel the same. There's a lot of
    questions, a lot of speculation. People want to know what I'm made of
    and how I'm going to do. I feel like it's a de'ja vu situation for me. I
    just wanted to let you all know that. I'm very excited and glad for the
    opportunity.

    People wonder what you're made of or if you're all right?

    I think it's all part of it. I don't know many people that have come
    back from an injury like this. For the most part, physically I feel
    great. I'm coming along, moving along, but it's a day-by-day process.
    It's a lot of work. I'm just glad to go through practice and not have
    any setbacks so far. So I feel pretty good.

    Are you surprised?

    Not really because I'm a guy that thrives off determination, and I'm
    determined to be successful in anything I do. This is another
    roadblock. It's a tough roadblock, but I'm glad for the opportunity. I
    just have to keep doing the things I've been doing.

    What do you attribute your progress to?

    When I chose my surgeon down in Alabama, Dr. Andrews, I did my homework on a couple of guys, and I found out he was one of the best. When I woke up out of surgery, he told me we did some double knotting, some double tying and reinforced some of those ligaments in there for you. I said that's all I needed to here because the rest is on me to get in
    the weight room to get back to walking.

    Once I got to running and jogging, I knew I was going to continue to strengthen. I got a lot of help from my trainers here and even my training staff in Orlando, who I was working with at HealthSouth. They did a tremendous job with me.

    Coach Brad Childress and Minnesota situation add to determination?

    Absolutely. Absolutely. That goes to show you ... that was a new regime
    up there. Those guys, I don't think they really knew me. If they did,
    they wouldn't question my attitude and my determination to come back
    and be ready. It happened that way, and things always seem to work out
    the way they should work out. I'm glad for the opportunity I have here.

    Voice in head telling you not to do certain things?

    That voice is there. But at the same time, I know how to push it and
    where to go. I know my limits. Before you guys got here, for the last
    two and a half months I was out here working, running around, cutting
    to see where I'm at before we got to this point. I've done a lot of
    preparation to get here, so I know where my limits are and how far to
    push it.

    Voice diminishing at all?

    It's like you have that good angel and bad angel on your shoulder. I
    just have to use good decision making. If that ball would have been
    around a bunch of people, no, I definitely wouldn't have done that. Me,
    knowing my job and the situation we were in, in two minute, I have to
    get on that ball.

    How do you rehabilitate your mind?

    I was at a low point. When you get hurt and you're up in the bed and
    can't walk, you start back at your foundation. I had a great
    foundation. I had my family with me, my wife with me every day. I had
    certain people to help lift me up, and everybody needs that. I'm glad
    for them. Once I'm able to get back on my feet and get going, then it's
    all on me to continue to push myself. Mentally, I was always there to
    keep it going, but at the same time, I had a great supporting cast
    around me. I still have that today, and I thank them for it.

    What is it like being in a new system?

    I think it's great that coach [Scott] Linehan, he's been one of my best coaches and I love him. He's not here now, but he put his system in here.
    Making the transition wasn't as tough as a lot of people might think
    because a lot of the plays and a lot of the terminology is almost the
    same. I knew a lot of the audibles and packages. I'm more excited about
    just getting out and doing it. The playbook wasn't a problem. It was
    just about getting out and doing it.

    Will you be ready for the exhibition opener?

    That's the perfect world. I would love that. But at the same time, we
    just have to take it day-by-day. I'm not making any predictions. I
    would love to be ready. That's my goal. There are limitations with an
    injury like this, and I have to continue to work on it.

    What are your limitations?

    I'm just going to be smart about it. I'm not going to go out and make a
    crazy cut if I don't have to or do something crazy. I'm just going to
    go through the motions and get a feel for how I'm feeling. So far I
    haven't had any setbacks, and I'm glad for it.

    Why does it feel like de'ja vu?

    When you think about 2000, a lot of people were questioning where this
    guy from Central Florida was coming from. Now I feel a lot of the same
    things. A lot of great players around me, good coaching staff, great
    system. Now it's just me doing my role, doing my part and not being
    Superman. Just doing my part and helping us be successful.

    What was the lowest low?

    The day I was injured. To be carried off the field. I've never been
    carried off the field at any point in my life in any sport. Not to walk
    off on my own power was my lowest point. Just having someone to help me go to the bathroom. People don't see all that. That's what really makes
    you happy and continue to push hard and to be the best you can be for
    those times like that when you're at your lowest point.

    When did you start to feel comfortable?

    I have to give a lot of credit to the whole trade. Me getting down
    here, having a new start, coming back home. That kind of solidified a
    huge change for me. I'm glad for it.

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    If you have had a serious knee injury you know that a set back will happen!

    With mine I was feeling great I could run without pain and make cuts, and then I woke up one morning and my knee was swollen and very painful. I had to have fluid drained off my knee the doctor said I slightly tore it again, and this was 8 months after the surgery.

    I think Daunte is pushing it and that he could pay the price down the road.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    "whackthepack" wrote:
    If you have had a serious knee injury you know that a set back will happen!

    With mine I was feeling great I could run without pain and make cuts, and then I woke up one morning and my knee was swollen and very painful. I had to have fluid drained off my knee the doctor said I slightly tore it again, and this was 8 months after the surgery.

    I think Daunte is pushing it and that he could pay the price down the road.
    The one thing he has going for him is that he had a better surgeon than you did, plus there have been many medical advances.

    Things people like you & I can't afford.

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    Absolutely. Absolutely. That goes to show you ... that was a new regime
    up there. Those guys, I don't think they really knew me. If they did,
    they wouldn't question my attitude and my determination to come back
    and be ready. It happened that way, and things always seem to work out
    the way they should work out. I'm glad for the opportunity I have here.
    Yeah Daunte, they really got the wrong idea about you. That whole asking for more money thing 4 months after a serious knee injury, 1 month after a new coach was hired and one year after you got a raise in the first place gave them a great first impression. :roll:

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