Yeah, I saw this last night on NFL Network.
Daunte's difficulties were showcased last night on the NFL Network.
Pat Kirwin watched film while Daunte had Moss and after Moss, with both the Vikes and the Dolphins.
His analysis concluded something that is quite simple, and logical.
Daunte was used to seeing rolled coverage...safety rolled to Moss to protect against the deep ball.
When he didn't see the coverage rolled, he heaved the ball to Moss.
When it was rolled, roughly 75% of the time, according to Kirwin, he had at least one receiver with single coverage; many times Cris Carter.
Not a bad way to come into the league; throwing to two future Hall of Famers, and an awesome offensive line.
Kirwin's analysis certainly agrees with the aforementioned posts stating Culpepper is simply holding on to the ball too long.
It takes the comment much further and concludes that Culpepper, the beginning of last year and this year, Culpepper is basically learning how to read defenses; just like most quarterbacks who don't have two HOF receivers and 4 pro-bowl offensive linemen in front of him at the beginning of a career.
Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention Robert Smith.
Culpepper's success was clearly situational; now he must learn how the other guys play the game.
Kirwin concludes that Culpepper's career will be resurrected, however, he states that it will take time.