Sounds like you're breaking up with a girlfriend to me.
I thought Reusse's article was an interesting take on it.
Clearly we are dealing with Million Dollar Babies. He's a man-child. So what. There is no shortage of players who need help managing themselves and getting their mind right. They aren't athletes because they make good business decisions and manage to impress the coach with their communication skills.
The way I see it, if I fail to help each member of my team succeed, whatever their malfunction, then I have failed. Just because they are difficult does not mean I cannot overcome them and solve the problem. The Coaches and Owners are not incapable of working with difficult people, though of course there is a limit. But the fact that it ever got to be what it is and was not managed all along, is unfortunate.
If we can afford to keep Culpepper, let him get his health back and see how the season is going. We can trade him then. We can give him a shot. Who would you rather have ready to come in to play if Brad goes down? Culpepper, or whoever our backup to Brad would be? I like Brad. I think he can win with the right line and weapons. He has, in fact. But that does not mean that Culpepper would not be even better. And without two starters, I don't know how lucky you better be to make it all the way without a critical injury in any NFL team.
My goal is not to punish anyone. It seems yours is. My goal is to Win.
And I think you're dead wrong about Culpepper not being proven. Those games were without Moss half the year or playing as an injured decoy when he passed for over 4,700 yards, but that's not a proven player to you? Wow. Peyton Manning must be fired because he didn't win the Superbowl, AGAIN, then, right?
Bottom line. Badmouthing him just hurts the team. IMO.