Dolphins versus Bears preview

The last time the Dolphins played the Bears in Chicago, they were coached by Nick Saban, linebacker/ defensive end Jason Taylor was at the peak of his career, and the team was winless at 0-6.  What both Dolphins teams have in common at this point is that both coaches were under fire for their quarterback play Saban chose Daunte Culpepper and Philbin chose Ryan Tannehill.  The Dolphins...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Purple Jesus Diaries Masturbatory Week 4 Preview: Teddy Time

So the day is finally here. After three LOOOONNNGG games of watching the future of the Minnesota Vikings wait patiently, and professionally, on the sidelines this year, we finally get to see him suit up this Sunday when the Vikings face the Falcons. That’s right, we will finally get to see Christian Ponder wearing pads in 2014! #FREEPONDER Just kidding. It’s Teddy Time, and I...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect a defining season for the Miami Dolphins one way or another

Welcome to the 2014 Dolphins season, a span of four months (five if the team gets in the playoffs) that comes with threats of horrible depths but also promises of a ceiling that could rival the Sistine Chapel. If things go exactly right, the Dolphins could make the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and maybe actually win a postseason game for the first time since January 2001...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cassel Takes an Early Lead in Vikings QB battle

#453360228 / gettyimages.com The quarterback position has been a question mark for Minnesota since Fran Tarkenton retired in 1978. Daunte Culpepper gave them a few good years and they have had a couple nice, one-year runs with aging QBs at the end of their careers, but they have not had a franchise quarterback in almost 40 years. Vikings fans are hoping the long, painful search...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Daunte Culpepper believes the Vikings got a gem in Teddy Bridgewater

Former Minnesota Viking Daunte Culpepper knows how it feels to be in the spotlight. The Vikings drafted Culpepper with the 11th pick in the 1999 NFL Draft. Back then, there were also questions about his skill set just as there are questions about Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater’s skill set. Culpepper was back in Minnesota to take part in a celebrity softball game and was asked...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Biz Markie Raps “Nobody Beats the Vikes”

Is that Biz Markie in a Daunte Culpepper jersey?! You bet your ass! While the lyrics over the image indicate this is from his chorus guest appearance on a Jay-Z song, it’s a lot more fun to imagine him singing a Vikings song to the tune of “Nobody Beats the Biz” … [Verse 1] Yes, y’all and, to the Vikings, You could either score or just have a seat and Listen to the way...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

I hate the Minnesota Vikings

I hate the Minnesota Vikings. I know this is probably redundant, every Packer fan hates the Minnesota Vikings – in fact, judging by their self-destructive tendencies I would even say the Vikings kinda hate themselves. Seriously, they signed Josh Freeman AND THEN STARTED HIM?! I don’t feel the same way about the Vikings that I feel about the rest of the NFC North. I love the Bears...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman featured on Madden 15 cover

Defense wins championships and it also wins the cover of the Madden 15 video game by Electronic Arts. Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman beat Carolina quarterback Cam Newton in the final round of fan balloting to win the honor of being the cover athlete. The question is can he avoid the Madden Curse? It’s plagued players most years when they’ve been on the cover of the video...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dumbest NFL Trades of the Last Decade

There has been a lot made about the bounty that the Washington Redskins yielded leading up to the 2012 NFL draft for the right to select quarterback Robert Griffin III. While it’s way too early to come to a conclusion about who got the best of that deal, it’s rather obvious the St. Louis Rams are in the lead at this point.  With that said, we can come to a conclusion about some...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Dolphins should draft a QB, but only late in draft?

Tannehill and Company Firstly Phinfans and writers alike need to realize that there signal caller for the near future is already in place. I am defining the near future as if it ended in 2015 when Tannehill’s his rookie contract expires (barring the 2016 option which I will discuss later), but I would be shocked if we don’t see #17 under center in 5 years. This is because Tannehill...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What If the Eagles Drafted Ricky Williams?

Leave it to Eagles fans to get pissed over the right decision. In 1999, Philadelphia chose Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 overall pick, leading to a parade of boos from fans who wanted Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams. McNabb spent a decade as Philly’s quarterback; Williams had one of the strangest careers in NFL history. Needless to say, the Eagles aren’t...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Johnny Manziel is not a good fit for the Oakland Raiders

Since January 26, 2003, the Oakland Raiders have had 17 starting quarterbacks. Rich Gannon, Rick Mirer, Kerry Collins, Marques Tuiasosopo, Aaron Brooks, Andrew Walter, Josh McCown, Daunte Culpepper, JaMarcus Russell, Bruce Gradkowski, Charlie Frye, Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller, Carson Palmer, Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn and Matt McGloin. There has been a lack of stability under center...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

There have been stretches of time when the Chicago Bears have glaringly failed to draft starter quality players, or even positional depth. Arguably the worst of those came during a period in the 1990’s when drafts were overseen by the trio of Michael McCaskey, Dave Wannstedt and Rod Graves where some of the worst players fans have ever seen were paraded through Chicago.The following...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 46: What If Drew Brees Signed With the Dolphins?

Only two teams seriously pursued San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees as a free agent in the 2005 offseason: Miami and New Orleans. The Dolphins were unwilling to pass Brees on a physical, sending him to the Saints and Daunte Culpepper to Miami. Ironically, it was Culpepper who was unable to stay healthy and Brees who would go on to win a Super Bowl. Miami still hasn’t found...
Via The Sports Post
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fixing The Vikings Part I: The Quarterback Position

Throughout the history of the Minnesota Vikings, the quarterback position has been one giant weakness. Excluding the career of Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota hasn’t found consistency under center and it’s made them into one of the most downtrodden franchises in the NFL.It’s not for a lack of trying. They’ve tried the quarterback of the future route (Daunte Culpepper, Christian...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Where are they now? Spergon Wynn

As we have seen so far this week the Minnesota Vikings have a pretty ugly history when it comes to quarterbacks. Following the 2000 season they made a trade with the Cleveland Browns and acquire running back Travis Prentice and one of the lest successful quarterbacks in team history, Spergon Wynn. Wynn was on the Vikings for two seasons as the third string quarterback. In 2001 he...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the best Quarterback the Minnesota Vikings have ever drafted?

The Minnesota Vikings have drafted man quarterbacks in there 54 years as a franchise. 23 to be exact. Fran Tarkenton, Mike McFarland, Mailon Kent, Jim Haynie, Brian Dowling, Bill Cappleman, Neil Graff, Mike Wells, Bill Salmon, Tommy Kramer, Steve Dils, Wade Wilson, Steve Bono, Brent Pease, Brad Johnson, Gino Torreta, Chad May, Daunte Culpepper, Tarvaris Jackson, Tyler Thigpen, John...
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February 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

Top 10 quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft: How would they fit in Minnesota?

There’s one axiom that almost every football coach, analyst and fan believes about the game today: The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. If a team has a good one, they are a contender. If they don’t, they have no chance of competing for a title. Thus, landing an elite signal caller is priority No. 1 for every team. And the best place to find one is in the draft, where a team’s...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Vikings Offseason Should Be Known as "The Spring of Spielman"

The Minnesota Vikings have an important offseason to work through.They just fired their head coach, they have no quarterback, their defense is in shambles and they are running out of time to make the prime of Adrian Peterson's career something other than a complete waste.The Vikings have been in this situation before, and every time they've come up with a decision that has...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

#ThrowBackThursday: Randy Moss Fake Moon At Lambeau Field

On this weeks #ThrowBackThursday, we remember the infamous Randy Moss Moon. Today marks the eight-year anniversary of the event. For those who do not remember, Randy Moss scored the game tying touchdown, 34-yard touchdown from Daunte Culpepper in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs agains the Green Bay Packers. He then celebrated the score by pretending to pull his pants down...
Via Standing O Sports
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL draft: Bortles going pro, Hundley staying

Several expected first-round picks that are underclassmen have declared for the NFL draft in May, including UCF QB Blake Bortles, who will be hoping to go higher than former UCF QB Daunte Culpepper.
Via min.scout.com
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF QB Bortles, RB Johnson leaving for NFL

Blake Bortles arrived at UCF as a virtual unknown quarterback with modest expectations. Running back Storm Johnson was a transfer looking for a new start. Both are heading to the NFL after leading to the Knights to the most successful campaign in program history. The players announced Monday that they will skip their senior seasons and enter the NFL draft. ''After a lot...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF QB Blake Bortles, RB Storm Johnson leaving for NFL

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Blake Bortles arrived at UCF as a virtual unknown quarterback with modest expectations. Running back Storm Johnson was a transfer looking for a new start. Both are heading to the NFL after leading the Knights to the most successful campaign in program history. The players announced Monday that they will skip their senior seasons and enter the NFL draft. "...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

I suppose I will miss the Metrodome

The Metrodome is no longer in use. It’s in the process of being torn down, and I’m slowly coming to the realization that when I take the train downtown, I won’t see the familiar billowing white roof of the stadium I went to so many times in my life. Sure, it was a bad stadium — a terrible stadium, really — but it was still home I didn’t know anything different until...
Via The Rhino and Compass
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Football has Miss July going for it

We’re talking about University of Central Florida college football? Well, it’s not everyday that a football program let’s a Playboy Playmate into their locker room for a photo shoot. But Miss July 2010 Shanna McLaughlin is a UCF grad, and her recent photo shoot for Axis Magazine inside the UCF locker room has given us the first thing to talk about relating to UCF football since...
Via The Sports Bank
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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