July 19, 2007

Gratuitous Fins Posting - Catch And Release Division


...or the post where I beat Robbo to the punch.

After protracted discussions (and constant bitching from the Quarterback in question), the team has officially released Daunte Culpepper from his contract. Being as Trent Green will probably be the starter, Miami finally relented and jettisoned the disgruntled Culpepper who was sacked 21 times in his first four games last season (the only ones he played).

Culpepper seems pretty happy with the situation:

"As I was going through this process I heard about a quote by Gandhi that best expresses my thoughts about this victory: 'First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win,'" Culpepper, who serves as his own agent, said in an e-mail.
Paul Mirengoff at Powerline got in this little dig about that quote: "Then, at least in this case, they ridicule you again."

Personally, I think the 'Fins are better off heading into training camp without this added headache.

Disclosure: I have a mild interest in this story as my NY Giants will be on a collision course towards Miami on October 28th. Somebody's gonna get busted up and I'm not all that confident about the prospects of the visiting team.

Yips! from Robbo: I've been following the Daunte bit, but am so sick and tired of the QB problems that I just stuck my fingers in my ears, shut my eyes and kept saying, "Neener-neener-neener-neener-I'm-not-listening-oh, say can you seeeeeeeee..."

How nice it would be if Trent can have a couple good years while grooming this young Beck kid to step in after him. But am I getting my hopes up? Not yet. As Carol Burnett's bag-lady used to say, "I been hurt a lot."

Posted by Gary at July 19, 2007 09:01 AM | TrackBack

And the Falcons may be needing a new quarterback at some point. . .

Posted by: rbj at July 19, 2007 08:43 AM

And yet, they passed on Brady Quinn.

Granted -- the real Brady Quinn is not as godlike as Virtual Quinn,


but still -- if Trent Green is the answer, you're asking the wrong questions.

Oh, and by the way . . . Tedy Bruschi. Still the man.

Posted by: The Colossus at July 19, 2007 09:11 PM