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    Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    Looks are deceiving
    By Chris Landry, Yahoo! Sports
    September 12, 2006
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AhHmvMEU6RkPlPHiFYWCiPpDubYF?slug=cl-askthescout091206&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
    Editor's note: Chris Landry, a veteran NFL scout, will break down the action from the previous week every Tuesday. This is his debut column for Yahoo! Sports.

    Many observers question Miami Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper's ability to read defenses. What are your thoughts on his skills?
    He can read defenses but he is often late and lacks timing with his reads. He is definitely a quarterback who can be schemed up by teams with multiple-front looks and movements as well as different coverage looks. Often he will be quick to go to his check down options, failing to let route progressions develop enough. Other times, he will be late delivering the ball on his downfield routes. This is consistent with a quarterback who lacks timing in his reads.

    His best success as a quarterback – under current Rams head coach Scott Linehan when he was offensive coordinator with the Vikings – was when he was given half-field reads and worked heavily off play action, which by design gives a quarterback a simple two-option read.

    He will gradually develop nicely under offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and coach Nick Saban, who will drill this home to him. Against a team like the Steelers who mix their fronts nicely and disguise their coverages well, it's a difficult task to run the ball and set up play action when you are struggling to block their front seven, which was certainly the case in the Dolphins’ season opener.

    You may want to read the rest of the column. Some good stuff on Carolina, too.
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    Re: Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Looks are deceiving
    By Chris Landry, Yahoo! Sports
    September 12, 2006
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AhHmvMEU6RkPlPHiFYWCiPpDubYF?slug=cl-askthescout091206&prov=yhoo&type=lgns
    Editor's note: Chris Landry, a veteran NFL scout, will break down the action from the previous week every Tuesday. This is his debut column for Yahoo! Sports.

    Many observers question Miami Dolphins quarterback Daunte Culpepper's ability to read defenses. What are your thoughts on his skills?
    He can read defenses but he is often late and lacks timing with his reads. He is definitely a quarterback who can be schemed up by teams with multiple-front looks and movements as well as different coverage looks. Often he will be quick to go to his check down options, failing to let route progressions develop enough. Other times, he will be late delivering the ball on his downfield routes. This is consistent with a quarterback who lacks timing in his reads.

    His best success as a quarterback – under current Rams head coach Scott Linehan when he was offensive coordinator with the Vikings – was when he was given half-field reads and worked heavily off play action, which by design gives a quarterback a simple two-option read.

    He will gradually develop nicely under offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and coach Nick Saban, who will drill this home to him. Against a team like the Steelers who mix their fronts nicely and disguise their coverages well, it's a difficult task to run the ball and set up play action when you are struggling to block their front seven, which was certainly the case in the Dolphins’ season opener.

    You may want to read the rest of the column. Some good stuff on Carolina, too.
    Good read Cojo.
    This is what most of us has already stated already.
    At least someone else other than a VIking fan recognizes it.

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    Re: Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    I think this was the most telling line in the article...
    His best success as a quarterback – under current Rams head coach Scott Linehan when he was offensive coordinator with the Vikings – was when he was given half-field reads and worked heavily off play action, which by design gives a quarterback a simple two-option read.
    Which goes to prove, he is not the smartest QB in the country and will fail in any system which need him to read defenses quickly -- LIKE THE VIKINGS!
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    Re: Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    I'm not going to say I thought he was a horrible quarterback, but I definitely think he would have failed in our current system.
    Not enough football smarts to run it efficiently IMO.
    He should find more success in Miami.
    (Although he's certainly going to need to step it up a notch.)

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    Re: Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    Before he worries about defenses he needs to heal some more before he plays.
    He was way to gimpy against the steelers,

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    Re: Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    he never had to read defnsise when he wa sin Minnie.

    It was chuck the ball to carter or moss
    or run
    and every once and awhile ahnd ift off.
    Not that he
    cant run and dosnt have
    deep threat he showes in in ablities as
    a qb

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    Re: Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    This is what we knew all along.
    He is often late with his delivery and therefore throws a lot of INT's.

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    Re: Interesting article on Culpepper's inability to read defenses

    i made a good post about culpepper on sportsline.com/nfl, unfortunatly i dont know where it is anymore..

    but people were defending culpepper and his 164ish career TD's (passing & rushing) to his 88 INT yes thats great, but i brought up he also has like 36 career lost fumbles, still only 160something-124or something TD's/TO (turnover's)

    the BIG thing about pep, is he's played in 82 games, (starting 81 of them), and has fumbled 81 times..... only lostlike 36..but thats still rediculous.

    thats where is flaws are, holding onto the ball, and making bad throws, other than THAT, i like the guy.




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