2015 Vikings Offense Eerily Similar to Another Great Season

When Minnesota Vikings fans think of great upsets in team history they recall the 1998 NFC Championship game, when kicker Gary Anderson had a perfect kicking percentage on the season but missed his final kick wide left that would have sealed the team's win and its fifth trip to the Super Bowl. Or in the 2009 NFC Championship game, when quarterback Brett Favre threw a late game interception...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 2015 Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions

Minnesota won just seven games in 2014, but it was a successful season.In Teddy Bridgewater, who is entering his second year, the Vikings appear to have found a young franchise quarterback, something they haven't had since the days of Daunte Culpepper.With franchise cornerstone Adrian Peterson, one of the game's top rushers, sidelined for 15 games in 2014, the Vikings had to get...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Scherff talks Vikings, Giants and NFL lifestyle

CHICAGO — Brandon Scherff grew up a Minnesota Vikings fan in southwest Iowa idolizing quarterback Daunte Culpepper.Scherff, who started his high school career as a huge quarterback like Culpepper, has attended only one NFL gam
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April 30, 2015

Nugget about the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers and the ’05 draft is depressing

The Minnesota Vikings / Daunte Culpepper relationship came to a rough end after the 2005 season. Other than a magical season under Brett Favre, Vikings QBs in the last 10 years have been brutally underwhelming. The “what if?” game is always tough to play, but this is depressing. Reviewing the 2005 draft & remembering that the Vikings had TWO picks before Aaron Rodgers was...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2005 Draft Was Horrifically Bad for the Minnesota Vikings

In April of 2005, the Minnesota Vikings were heading into an important draft class. The team had just finished an 8-8 campaign, but had some positives after winning their first playoff game since 2000. That progress may have been offset by the offseason trade of Randy Moss to the Oakland Raiders, but the Vikings were able to get the seventh overall pick in return.With two first-round...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Draft Digest: Daunte Culpepper

As the 2015 NFL Draft approaches, I hope to start a feature project, where we look back on past Viking draft picks and the impacts they had during their tenures with the team. For the first ever Vikings Draft Digest, I have decided to look back at Daunte Culpepper’s time with the Minnesota Vikings.Culpepper was selected 11th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft, (ironically he is the...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: The very best of Dante Culpepper with the Minnesota Vikings

Because it’s Thursday, and Daunte Culpepper is still a badass… You may also be interested in: Throwback Thursday: The very best of Dante Culpepper with the Minnesota Vikings Two athletes with ties to Minnesota Vikings will headline Wrestlemania PHOTO: The Minnesota Vikings have a surprise new acquisition
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Semifinals: Vote for the Sunshine State's greatest college quarterback

Who is the best quarterback to ever play for a Florida university? In a quarterfinal stunner, top-seeded Tim Tebow fell to eighth-seeded Daunte Culpepper as UCF fans -- and perhaps a few Tebow detractors -- came out strong for the former Golden Knights quarterback. But there is one Gators quarterback moving on as second-seeded Danny Wuerffel got by No. 7 seed Vinny Testaverde ...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Quarterfinals: Vote for the Sunshine State's greatest college quarterback

Who is the best quarterback to ever play for a Florida university? Well, we know who's not. Say goodbye to Rex Grossman, Chris Leak, Blake Bortles, Gino Torretta, Ken Dorsey, Bernie Kosar and Chris Weinke. In all but two of the first-round matchups, the higher-seed advanced easily. Just as we expected, the 8/9 battle between Daunte Culpepper (UCF, 1995-98) and Weinke (FSU, 1997-2000...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Round 1: Vote for the Sunshine State's greatest college quarterback

Who is the best quarterback to ever play for a Florida university? It's a rather subjection question. How does one measure "best?" Most titles? Most awards? Records broken? Should NFL success be factored in? We've put our collective brains together at FOX Sports Florida to compile a list of 16 of the greatest quarterbacks to suit up for a state school and seeded them in a bracket...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Let coaches challenge pass interference

I’ve always said that the toughest call in all of sports is the block-charge in basketball. After Sunday’s Lions-Cowboys NFC wild-card game, I might be changing my mind. The NFL officially became a passing league in 2004. That’s when illegal contact was stressed heavily by the officials. Illegal contact simply means that defenders cannot touch a receiver five yards past the...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Positional Breakdown Where NFL Players Are From

In part four of my series breaking down the NFL rosters I take a look at which states and regions are raising NFL players, position by position. Does California produce the most quarterbacks? Where do the defensive linemen come from? How many offensive linemen come from the Midwest? What's interesting here is how the percentages from each region fall in line with the amount of college...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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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October 16, 2014  |  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...
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September 26, 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...
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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...
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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...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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