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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Culpepper told he's outta here

Daunte Culpepper this morning sent me the following email:

Armando
FYI

This morning I met with Randy Mueller and Cam Cameron. They finally notified me that they are going in a different direction at the QB position. They would like to trade me in order to “get something for me”. However, it is my position that I have already been down that road and I am not interested in being traded. They have told me throughout the off-season that I am under contract to the Dolphins. Therefore, it will be up to them to either keep me under contract or release me. In the meantime I will continue to work out at the facility with the team and prepare myself for training camp, wherever it may be.

Daunte

So what does this mean? It is going to get ugly, folks. Just as I predicted.

And oh, by the way, where are all the naysayers and journalism experts who said I was crazy when I reported in April that this was coming?

Also, read my post below because this definitely means Cam Cameron's words about having a competition at every position was bunk.

Finally, the Dolphins will be the subject of Outside the Lines on ESPN this afternoon. The network, no doubt, will tell you about Miami's inability to find a heir to Dan Marino after six seasons, countless wasted draft picks, a handful of dubious trades, and several misbegotten free agent signings.

In other words, ESPN will be shining an uncomfortable light on the franchise's darkness.

73 Comments:

Blogger DwinkinAle said...

John Beck over Brady Quinn TAKE 2.
Culpepper will only be evaluated when he is 100% right Cameron?
BS!
Cameron and Mueller have continually been evasive with the media and are alienating the Dolphin's fans.
They are essentially saying that they are doing what they want, despite what everyone else thinks.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have hopes that Duante will be in All-Pro form again. In Minnesota he was fumble prone and had difficulty making decisions when he got rattled. Now his mobility is more limited and teams will pressure him accordingly. Let him go. Otherwise he will break your hearts.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Bring Back Shula said...

This is a sad day for the Dolphins.
Talk about Saban being a liar? Well, Cam is even moreso a liar -- he has repeated his lies for months about "competition" and "evaluating when 100 percent."
Its very ugly what is happening. To be clear: CAM CAMERON -- AND THIS IS CAM'S DOING, DON'T THINK MUELLER IS THE ONE IN QUEER LOVE WITH TRENT -- CAM CAMERON IS A COMPLETE MORON AND JERK.
FIRE HIM NOW -- BECAUSE AIN'T NO WAY CAMERON IS GONNA SUCCEED WITH HIS CHARACTER.
I knew it when I first heard and looked at Cameron. He is an over-hyped former offensive coordinator. When Green goes down, throws multiple interceptions, etc. --it is going to go from sad to tragic.
After more than 30 years as a Dolphins fan I have to now question my loyalty to this team. They have lost the class and principles they once exuded in the days of Don Shula.
In part, one also has to blame the great Wayne for making such bad decisions with his coaching hires since Shula.
The Dolphins don't mean anything now -- how can we believe them as long as Cam is running this show??

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people think Culpepper is 100%?

He is not and will NEVER be 100%, DO NOT kid yourself.

Wasn't he cleared for practice last year too?

Its unreal. Here we have a QB who is not known for his ability to run an offense, cannot read a defense, fumbled more than any QB in history, relies on speed and quickness that he no longer has, and more or less just waited while scrambling for receivers to get open.

This is who you want running the offense?

People, please. With Green you have one of the best QB's in the AFC for the last 4 years, someone who knows the offense, someone who has proven to be a leader, and someone who will groom John Beck.

Last year was a fluke, he was asked to come in and play at game speed against a very difficult schedule after what 9 weeks off recovering from a concussion. NOBODY could of succeded under those circumstances.

This is not rocket science, the writting was on the wall the second Cameron got here. You are a fool is you did not see this coming.

You are a bigger fool and clearly living in the Playstation world if you still think Culpepper will have a successful comeback.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous tommy said...

"anonymous":

Culpeper IS now 100 percent, according to his doctors. What planet have you been on?

12:02 PM  
Anonymous jed said...

Got to admit, Armando, you were right about this.

Did not want to believe the Dolphin management could be such idiots and liars, but alas they are.

Wow. This is about as ugly as it gets.

Daunte is a far better person than Cam ever will be. Cam Cameron is a total joke.

Good luck, Daunte, whereever you land. Daunte deserves much better and I believe he will be the winner -- and Cam the loser -- in the end.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey bring back shula,

you got to be the most dumbest person on earth. congrats on that.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous tommy said...

hey anonymous: you are obviously the idiot in this room, get a life!

12:07 PM  
Anonymous The Real Deal said...

Daunte Culpepper sucks. He is a selfish, juvenile, sophmoric, egotistical, team cancer! Dumbte should be grateful that Coach Cameron didn't put his ass on the street today.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tommy,

im not the one thats acting like the world as end and going crazy. that other dude is. mind your own damn business you fag.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll just point out what Jimmy Johnson said last year about Culpepper - "He's Done"... Jimmy knew it then - why waist time watching 'pepper getting sacked 8 times a game...

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rchxkCameron has not lied. He said he would evaluate players when they were 100%. Culpeper became 100% on Tuesday, Cameron evaluated him and found him (CPEP) lacking. good bye CPEP and good luck.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Trenton said...

All them dudes out there that ripped Mando when he reported daunte was outtey way back two months ago should apologize. I read their stupid remarks for days on end and now they're hiding under the sheets because they was wrong and Mando was right.

Now I want to know what Mando thinks will happen to Ricky cause you know he knows.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not bunk, though. It's still an open competition -- it just doesn't involve Daunte. As the coach, he has the right to decide who he wants competing for any position. Otherwise, he'd just open training camp to the public to be completely "fair." He's cleaning up the mess Saban left him.

-- Alex

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares last year he was "100" percent plus hes a baby we give him all this time and money to get healthy and he doesnt and then when we want to get rid of him he sends an email to this clown who runs this blog. good luck to you trent because miami dolphin fans suck and cant just support the team and stop bitching. does it really matter who is our qb the pats will be the best in the division for atleast another two years

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy,

Really, Culpepper is 100% huh? He was 100% last year too right?

Really?

Very interesting.

So this unreal talent that, according to you, should have no problem immediately regaining his 2004 form will just be thrown away b/c Cam Cameron and Randy Mueller are stupid?

Really?

Wow, its just too bad you are not the GM and Coach, it is clear Wayne is spending his money on the wrong guys.

Let me guess Tommy, you were AWESOME at Madden 2005 right?

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If every position is indeed open to competition, you can't just waive or trade a player such as Culpepper without giving him a chance to, well, compete."

Actually, you can. He's the coach. Part of his job is evaluating talent -- before, after and during training camp. If Cam doesn't think Daunte measures up and isn't really worth keeping around, that's not "unfair", it's Cam making decisions and doing his job. Very easy to nitpick from where you're sitting. Very easy to pore over every word or quote Cam has shared with the public. But at the end of the day, he was hired for this exact reason, and he's following through on that.

Also, predicting this would be a "messy" situation isn't exactly rocket science. Any kind of QB battle is bound to get an undue level of attention. Something that you contribute to in your role as a Dolphins writer, I might add.

-- Alex, again

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Folks it has been obvious from Cameron's first day that he did not think very highly of Duante Culpepper. What kind of card players are you? Should he have just laid his hand on the table and told everyone he was going to cut or trade Culpepper the moment he had better option. Of course not, in that case KC may have gotten the 2nd round pick.

I don't think very highly of Duante Culpepper and most of you have expressed the same thoughts. At this point he will only draw a 6th or 7th round pick and the guy has an attitude. Every time I see that stupid blank look on his face I see an arrogant man with a huge ego. He needs to go if Cameron is going to instill his type of team values.

As for this competition thing; so what if Daunte is gone, does that mean Cleo Lemmon or even Beck will not get on the field if he proves to be a better player, nonsense! Cameron is here to win like any coach, his livelihood depends on it. Let the man at least coach a game and let the man at least surround himself with the players he feels will help him win.

Daunte was a mistake and may well have been what ran Saban out of town. Let him go, if he surfaces somewhere and does well so be it. We need a fresh start, that is what Cameron is trying to give us and you'd better believe we have a couple years of pain ahead of us before we right the wrongs of the past ten years.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando, typical Miami media, shoot from the mouth and trash whoever the fins coach is. Cameron has bent over backwards to be nice to you idiots and what does he get ? Called a liar. Have you ever hear of the salary cap ? How can Miami keep Daunte at 5.5m and sign their picks ? Why should he even have a 5.5m salary when he hasn't done she-it in over two years ? Lets re-cap, he was playing like she-it in 2005 before getting hurt, then he played badly and was still hurt in '06. So that means you have to go back to atleast '04 to find Duante doing anything decent. Maybe Cameron decided looking at that, he sucks ?
You know about that don't you, just read your opinions and articles !

Yours truly....Jim Hensen, Tempe Arizona.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous B.D.Keelo said...

Daunte has never been known as a player with an attitude problem or too big of an ego. So I don't know where some of you are getting this from. He's always been very positive.

Coach Cameron can't say a fair competition at all positions will take place if it won't. And I don't consider Trent Green warding off the efforts of John Beck and Cleo Lemon to be a competition.

And Cameron has yet to evaluate Culpepper, whom he said he would evaluate once reaching 100%. Cpep has been cleared to practice, but is not 100%. But you can still see what the guy has to offer. I'm sure it's better than the immobile old man that throws too many picks has to offer. At least a fumbling problem doesn't equate to turnover every time.

I knew this was going to happen. Didn't want it to, because it's stupid, but I knew it was. So congrats on paying someone to recover from an injury and getting rid of him just as he's ready to compete.

Long and short, stupid decision. Not saying I'm not a fan anymore, just saying yet another stupid decision has been made in a long, never-ending chain of stupid decisions.

...oh, and whoever bitched at someone for being to whiny and pissed off, screw you. We as fans have been through some shit, and we have earned the right to piss and moan about this team.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando,

I love how you made it out to sound like Duante sent you that email personally. As if he decided you, and only you would be the voice.

Apparantly every sportswriter in the country received it too b/c I have seen it posted numerous times this morning.

You remind me of Dan Lebe-retard when he was acting like Ricky Williams was his good friend back in 2004.

Either way, you were still right, not exactly a stretch, so you get zero credit. Especially for acting like a 6th grader with your Nanana-boo-boo attitude.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous tommy a said...

Armando is right-this is going to get ugly.
Who is to blame, though? Cam, or Daunte?
Armando says Cam's word is bunk so it's Cam's fault.
I say it's Daunte's fault because he is the one that wants to drag the team through the mud in order to save his career.
Why should Cam be forced into creating a competition between Pep and Green?
Doesn't Cam have the right as head coach to choose the players he wants competing against each other in camp?
Pep has decided to tell the organization how to run training camp!!!! ''My position on Trent is that the Dolphins should get the best players that they can and let them compete for the starting job,''
Great!
Now Cam and the Fins need to run their camp the way Pep says it should be run, or Cam's word is bunk!
Yeah its ugly, but only because one guy is so desperate that he would do anything to save his career.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So exactly what has Culpepper done to instill any confidence since he had Randy Moss? The folks claiming Cam lied are the same ones saying that the CIA should report everything they do on the front page of the NY Times. Sheesh, get a grip on reality!

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give credit where credit is due. Armando was the first to report that Culpepper was dead meat.

But Armando, you have not weighed in on how good you think Green will be? How about it?

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Culpepper sucks! He is very selfish and has ALWAYS had a bad attitude, and is a primadonna!!! Brad Childress saw it in Minnesota, and now we're seeing it here. Dumbte has done a great disservice to himself by being his own agent. Suckpepper sucks and this team cancer will no longer be the Dolphins problem! Dumbte Suckpepper is simply.... DEE DEE DEE!!!!

1:39 PM  
Blogger JPAO said...

The personal attacks on Cam and Daunte are ridiculous. Armando, really is this the best use of your time?

This is a BUSINESS that is driven by WINNING and MONEY. Every fan living in reality knows this. Armando, you know this.

This decision comes down to Cam & Randy having to figure out who give the Fins the best chance at WINNING & how to best work the SALARY CAP. Daunte has done nothing in recent time to leave anyone believing he can help this team win. I was very open to him having a shot to compete during the pre-season. But keeping him likely impacts the SALARY CAP and if they don't trade him the FINS will likely be stuck with a huge $ amount that is in the team's best interest. That is my impression anyway....

So Armando, don't you think it would be better reporting if you took time to explain the salary cap implications of the following two scenarios:

1) Fins keeping Daunte and Trent,
2) Fins releasing Daunte

I for one don't fully understand the cap realities. If reporters would get to the real issues at hand, fans would better understand why decisions are made they way they are.

Care to take a shot at this for us Armando?

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW Dante is 100%!! What a coincidence, just in time to start negotiating with the next team!

2:20 PM  
Blogger TD Kurt Offal said...

"...Also, read my post below because this definitely means Cam Cameron's words about having a competition at every position was bunk.

Finally, the Dolphins will be the subject of Outside the Lines on ESPN this afternoon. The network, no doubt, will tell you about Miami's inability to find a heir to Dan Marino after six seasons, countless wasted draft picks, a handful of dubious trades, and several misbegotten free agent signings."

Armando, Armando, are you saying that Lemon and Beck won't be competing with Green for the starting position? Green has been quoted as saying he has NOT been promised the spot. So, if your buddy Pep isn't here, and won't be in the competition, how is this 'bunk?' (And, by the way...words...was? bunk... a? heir...- grammar, Armando - you're a professional writer, right?)

We have a new coach, many new players, a new direction and you bring up what someone might say about the last six years. How is this germane to the Culpepper issue?

The ugliness, if there is any, will no doubt be coming from the media and those happy to stir things up for their own amusement. I think Cameron will prove to be the tonic this team needs to finally overcome its recent doldrums.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Its a shame that Culpepper was never healthy during his stay in Miami. I, like most fans, was very excited at the prospect of having CPep as the Fins QB for the next 6-7 years. However, much like every other QB decision since Marino retired, it was not meant to be (to be kind).

I'm disappointed that it didn't work out with CPep, but I'm ok with the decision made by Mueller and Cameron.

It finally looks like the team has a plan in place with respect to the QB position. When was the last time you could say that? The plan is for Green to start and mentor Beck for the next 1-2 years. The future is Beck, who now can take his time and learn the offense while watching Green. Hoping that CPep gets back to form one day is not much of plan, IMO.

The plan with Green/Beck may fail, but at least there was/is a plan in place.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gotta agree with the guy before: what kinda reporter are you? Who friggin writes a story/blog about "look, see I was right.!" Esp. with something so obvious. Everybody analyst has been saying somethin similar. God I miss Jason Cole.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Lew-s Screw said...

You can't really believe that a coach and GM in negotiations for one QB while keeping another as insurance during the negotiations are LYING when all they're doing is protecting the team's best interests, can you? You don't really expect them to spill their guts to every person who asks a question, do you? Don’t you think some measure of reserve might be appropriate in these circumstances?

If you were covering a poker tournament, you would be asking all the players what they had in the hole so you could broadcast it or write about it. When they politely sidestepped the query, you'd be calling them LIARS? Please reconsider this line of attack; it is unbecoming.

I think, under the circumstances, that Cameron has been as polite and forthcoming as the circumstances permitted.

Regardless of Saban's failures and PR shortcomings, you guys backed him into a corner and wouldn't let him out. If you were the coach of a pro team who was trying to finish the season without distractions, wouldn't you prefer NOT to say, "Yes, I'll be leaving after the last game." If he had, you'd have excoriated him for creating an 'ugly mess.' Now you want to create dissention with Cameron. You want ugliness where there isn't any. Grow up.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get ready for reality people.

Culpepper is turnover prone. He has small hands for a guy who needs to run around so much to "find" an open reciever. He has NEVER been known for his ability to read defenses. He makes questionable decisions with the ball (ie. those picks thrown nowhere near a reciever). His success was predicated on leaving the pocket and then heaving it for Moss after the defense lost track of him (chuck and duck). Sure he has a strong arm but accuracy and poise are more valuable. Why all the uproar. Dick Saban brought this guy in for a 2nd rounder. We could have had Brees for no picks. Remember that?


Why is Cam a liar? Because he didn't announce to the league his intentions for his team at the QB position. EVERY COACH does this. Get over it.

I wish CPEP well and will trust the pros (Cam and Randy) on their evaluation of what they feel will be success at the QB position.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In an ideal world you could keep both and see who wins. But in the salary capped NFL, its just not possible.

CPEP was Saban's guy. Not Cam's. Saban sucked at evaluating talent in the pros. He succeeded at LSU because he conned..er..recruited good athletes. Its different in the bigs. You think if Cam was here 2 years ago he would have chosen Cpep over Brees.

I think its a smart move to let Cpep go. Cam wasn't sold on him, and why should he have been. CPEP is not Cam's type of QB. I hope we can trade him for something but CPEP might not allow it, seeing as though he is his own agent (how smart can he be?)

Green will be a great mentor to Beck for a couple of years and we will have a competent QB behind center right now and a well schooled QB for the future.

At least we can finally put an end to the Saban era/error that he left us in.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Fiddlydee said...

If we can't change the fact Daunte tore up his knee.....how about the fact that Green is seven years older and has a mushed brain? How did Green play in his last action? Great clutch performance in Indy, huh? What a failure of a decision this will be. And all made by a guy who has proven nothing himself as a head coach at this level. If this goes down as so many of us fear it will, the blame HAS to go to owner Wayne for hiring such an unproven bum...

3:06 PM  
Anonymous lacesoutdan said...

Armando - Have you heard of any teams having an interest in Dante? How much do you think we might be able to get for him?

3:26 PM  
Anonymous tommy said...

Wow, we have a psycho commenting in this blog section who courageously calls himself anonymous.

Its pretty obvious that Daunte is/was a better quarterback than Green.

This is about Cam playing favorites, and not making a decision in the best interest of the Dolphins.

Cam, in my humble opinion, is gonna be the worst coach this team has had. If Dom Capers were not here to keep the defense in order, I`d predict the team would sink to at most one or two wins in 2007.

Really, I will be happy when they finally fire Cam.

I know this: people like Jason Taylor ain`t gonna walk through the fires for a coach after seeing how he treated Daunte. This one was beyond the pale.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder, did the Dolphins send someone to do spin control on all the blogs. How else can we explain the irrational comments here today?

3:36 PM  
Anonymous myspace.com/dc_eric said...

I still don't know whether Daunte's ready or that Green or Cleo or anyone else can do a good job this season at QB. I hope someone does. In the meantime, I feel Cam was less-than-honest with the fans but I also trust he'll do a good job...

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Culpepper sucks

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what tommy is so hung up about... Madden won't be any different with Green at QB seeing as him and Daunte have the same overall rating... fool!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just cut your losses and cut him ASAP to avoid ugly drama this summer.

Ken in San Diego

4:29 PM  
Anonymous eli said...

This has to be one of the ugliest moves I have ever seen in professional sports.

The Dolphins deserve to lose big time under Cam.

nuff said.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saban was a liar about his job, Cameron didn't even lie, he just didn't talk about it because he had no clue what was going to go on. Cameron is the one making the decisions, and Cameron is the one evaluating talent based on the kind of system he runs. He likes smart quarterbacks, then bring in one. It's not Cameron's job to reach out to the fans who have been through several years of s***, its to win football games. He feels that the QB situation will be more stable with Green, then we will have to live with it. Cam Cameron does not have to do whatever the fans say, or else we would be 0-16.

Chris

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cam is a liar.

More than a liar, he has no class..

Dolphin fans should demand that the team has leaders we can respect. Actions speak louder than words, and Cam's actions speak for themselves.

Cam is a lying jerk.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waaaaaa Cam is a liar Waaaaaaaaa

Waaaaaa Every coach is so honest about that they are going to do Waaaaaaa

Waaaaaa Culpepper deserves his shot b/c he was good in 2004 when healthy and when he had a great offensive line, strong running game, and Randy Moss Waaaaaaaaa

Waaaaaaa I feel so disrespected that he lied to me Waaaaaaaaaa

Waaaaaaa I want a QB with a bum knee, no accuracy, loves to fumble, and can't read defenses Waaaaaaa

Waaaaaa Cam has no class Waaaaaa

Jesus, you little clowns need to use your brain and stop crying.

CULPEPPER WILL BE LUCKY TO LAND A BACK-UP ROLE THIS YEAR AND EVEN LUCKIER TO THROW 10 PASSES. HE IS DONE!


And Ta-Ta-Ta-Tommy, if you want me to keep putting your stupid ass in your place like I did to Felipe on this blog, keep running your mouth.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous tommy a. said...

Hey Armando......

Would you have been satisfied if Cam said that he was going to pick the players he wanted on the team, then let those players openly compete for jobs?

Doesn't it go without saying that Cam Cameron has the right to choose who he wants on his team?

He doesn't want CPep!!!!! What's wrong with that????

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Harry "Potter" said...

What I do find incredible is that anybody did actually consider that the QB position was open for competition. Cameron is not a liar, in order for somebody to lie it must be taken for granted that he has to tell the truth, that means a believer. Culppeper was there in case the Green deal couldn´t have been done. Pretty clear to me.

Guys, this is a sport and whoever has played sports knows that there are some key positions that are not subjected to concurse unless there suddenly comes a guy who is from the very first instance on impressive.

Of sourse we all had hopes to see Culppeper having a chance just to see how good he COULD be. However, what if we lose time trying just to find out he's still harmed? Answer: forget about any possible trade, plus 5.5 million dollars to a guy that is good for retirement. Have you ever realy seen a QB that after 2 years withput playing, over thirty, could do a miraculous come back? IF someone is interested in DC we will find out.

Arguable is the fact that Green is 37 and also comes from an injury, but he´s there to be a teacher and to try to take as much as possible from a season in which only dreamers could expect something from the Dolphins. BECK is the name of the game, guys.

To dwininale: Why should a Football coach and an enterprise general manager should do what spectators consider. To begin with you had to clarify WHICH spectators, cause there are someneutral ones, while there are some who consider it was a nice move.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same ones who wanted Brady Quinn will be wearing Ted Ginn's jerseys on Sundays...
The same ones who wanted C-Pep will be wearing Trent Green's jerseys on Sundays...
All you haters will be saying Cam is great when our offense actually SCORES instead of being ranked 20-something...
Welcome to Miami
We have the greatest fans...EVER

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those who think that Green is the now the answer at QB, I just have to point at the QB who's being led out the door now, he was the savior a year ago. Personally, I have no illusions that Green will be able to beat out even Cleo Lemon let alone Culpepper. I have no clue why they met with Culpepper to tell him he's done in Miami without letting him compete for the starting position. Even Daunte recognizes he's not going anywhere, might as well let him compete and if a trade situation comes up you can explore it, but telling him he's gone? Now, when he's just been cleared to play? I don't get it.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The facts are the facts. Green is Cam's guy. What is intriguing to me is that Peterson got what he wanted, a 4th round pick (which will happen if Green starts). Mueller and Cameron caved. Secondly, no one is going to give the Dolphins squat for Culpepper. The world knows the Dolphins don't want him and will eventually release him. I pray that Green stays healthy and still has some gas left.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous oscar_g said...

Tommy you are an idiot. Don't pretend you know anything about football. you are just a bandwagon fan.

And all of you so called fans for 30 years saying this is a tragedy and your losing your loyalty, well scram. Your are bandwagon also.

How can you trash a coach before he even takes the field.

Alot of bloggers are just negative, dumb 'fans'

I say "GO CAM!" & "GO FINS!"

6:48 PM  
Anonymous beans said...

They aren't the ones who will be wearing Ginn's or Green's jersey.

Although they will be wearing Green.

I think the so-called Dolfans on this blog are really Jet fans!

Ever notice how many Jet fans live in Miami?

Happiness is a Canadian headed north with a New Yorker under each arm.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Culpepper supporters aren't very smart, much like their favorite quarterback. How can you idiots support someone that has such a "me first" attitude and so unbelievably self-centered?

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are the same sort of posts I read when Mueller was rebuilding the Seahawks and the Saints.

I will save my comments, he has a history of success. And sometimes you have to take some heat. But I did watch a highlight film of Ginn Jr on Google. Can't wait to see him play.

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

armando, quit trying to dis cam. this is business if we did not get green we might had no choice but go with c pepper. lets face it cpepper was not that good with the viking without moss. saban made one of the worst mistakes trading for him. im not saying green is the answer. i think he is better then pepper.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone.

I can't believe some of what is being posted here. I think many of you need to get out of your mothers' basements and get a life.

First of all, Trent Green is a better QB today than Daunte is. This is FACT.
He gives Miami the best shot at winning right now, albeit, there may not be much winning in Cam's 1st year.

Secondly, has anyone ever heard of due process? This is where you give someone the benefit of the doubt until you have proof otherwise. Let Cam coach at least his 1st game before you throw stones at him. The last Savior, Nick Saban, was adored by the Fin Faithful, but ran like a coward when he realized his master plan had failed. Does anyone know what that plan was? Daunte as the franchise QB. That's right folks, he realized his HUGE mistake and ran out the back door to Alabama.

Lastly. Fair competition? Cam lied? Are you kidding me?
"Maybe Cam should have come clean with his intentions not to use C-Pep!" Maybe Cam should email Belechick his game plan before he plays the Patriots too! Cam has not been able to evaluate Daunte up until yesterday. I find it ironic that Daunte is deemed healthy on the eve of Trent's arrival in South Florida. Daunte is damaged goods. He can't read defenses and holds the ball too long after looking at his primary receiver for about 8 secnds before looking for option #2. Sounds like its more mental than a knee injury to me. The guy HAD physical skills, but he never had the cerebral part of the game...the most important part of the game. Look at Brady. He's not the most gifted QB out there, yet he's one of the best QB's in the history of the NFL. Why was he a 6th round pick? Because he never had the "tools" to be an NFL QB. Jamarcus Russel has the tools. Does he have the intelligence? That will be answered soon.

Give Cam a chance. Trent is here. Daunte is soon to be gone. Embrace it. Don't fight it.

Signed,
Dolfan Ray-
Dolfan for Life

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you u fans read dolphin rays comments he hit the nail on the head. and for all you ny jet fans get the hell out!!!!!!!

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain the thinking in giving up a potential 4th round pick in exchange for getting a 37 yr old QB that is coming off of a concussion shortened season and puting him behind that pourous offensive line? I'll set the line at 5 games before Trent is carted off the field; I'll take the under...any takers for the over? Remember they are at the Jets in week 3.
To all numbers freaks....Please don't quote T.G.'s QB rating or any other offensive marks you might like to quote...Martin isn't Gonzo, R.B isn't L.J. and there isn't a real #1 WR on the roster...as much as I love C.C. he isn't (or at least hasn't shown himself to be) a #1 WR in this league. Plus...we've all witnessed the OL of this team.
Listen, I'll be in NY for Week 3 and I'll be in Cleveland in October because I love the team but I sure am not expecting much in positive offensive production... where have you gone Jay 'Fidler on the Roof" Feidler?
My opinion...Duante's getting the royal shaft from the same GM who was the Saints GM when the Saints sucked! As for Cameron...gotta believe that he may not be as honest and forthright as he was advertised to be when hired...

Anyone want to trade their Drew Brees jersey for my Jamar Fletcher jersey?

Phin fan in South Central (Pa)

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Can someone please explain the thinking in giving up a potential 4th round pick in exchange for getting a 37 yr old QB that is coming off of a concussion shortened season and puting him behind that pourous offensive line? I'll set the line at 5 games before Trent is carted off the field;<<<

If Green goes out injured that early, the Dolphins won't owe a fourth-round pick, moron. And how many games did Culpepper play last season before going out injured for the season?

To those whining that Culpepper isn't being treated fairly now because "he's 100 percent," here's a news flash: Being cleared to practice doesn't mean he's 100 percent. It doesn't even mean he can go all day or at full speed.

Daunte Culpepper is done in the NFL.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just glad that half gimped monkey is gone. He was about as worthless as boobs on a board. Black people want a broken black quarterback. I think he was worthless in Minnesota and he's worthless now.

1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cam is a sneaky, evasive liar. Nick was a bold-face and blatent liar. H. Wayne supports them both. We're screwed again

2:06 AM  
Blogger Louis said...

It's okay to be "anonymous" when you make a sensible, educated evaluation or if you state a coherent, intelligent remark. But when people like "anonymous" who made the 1:16AM comment says the type of thing that he/she says, then he/she should be bold enough to state his/her name. To make a remark of that nature under the name of "anonymous" is just
like the OTHER COWARDS who wore white hoods to hide their pathetic identities. Grow up, you racist idiot! The world is leaving YOUR KIND behind.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Louis said...

I must make one more comment on this saga. While I think that DC should have been given a REAL chance to compete as promised, I'm not heartbroken about anything -- unless or until we start losing games because of the decisions our Coach and GM have made.

Now, having said that, I must defend this out of control perception that DC is a person of poor character and has an attitude problem. Where did this nonsense come from? I'll tell you -- it came from Brad Childress. Prior to his comments about DC, no one ever questioned DC's character, professionalism or maturity. So, Why did Childress do so? Because as some of you know, DC is his own agent, which means he must advocate for his own career interest -- after all, it's a BUSINESS FIRST! Because of the intensity (and turbulence) of those contract negotiations in Minnesota, all of a sudden DC became "selfish," "arrogant," "not a team player." I applaud any player who negotiates his own contracts rather than give hundreds of thousands (millions?)of dollars to someone else to do it. At any rate, everyone (including many Dolphin fans) have jumped on the Brad Childress bandwagon -- without any merit of truth to it!! I'm glad for many of your sakes that Childress didn't jump off a cliff!

By the way, for those who have also labeled DC as "dumb" and used other adjectives to describe his intellectual capacity -- maybe he's not the best QB in the league at reading defenses; but he sure as hell is not DUMB. As a lawyer, I can tell you, anyone who can read, understand and negotiate the fine print and intricacies of an NFL contract, CANNOT be "dumb."

10:46 AM  
Anonymous the real deal said...

Dumbte Suckpepper is a team cancer. End of story. Brad Childress knew it, now we're seeing it in Miami. Suckpepper is such a selfish, and "me first" player, it's not even funny. I'm glad the Dolphins are getting rid of this selfish idiot.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Also, read my post below because this definitely means Cam Cameron's words about having a competition at every position was bunk."

It's not bunk, he never said that Daunte was going to be one of the participants in the competition. That was something other people assumed. Cleo Lemon will be given fair a chance to win the job. I don't think he'll win, but I think that he'll get a fair chance.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you amando, why don't you leave with him since you love him so much. Better yet go to Bama with Satan

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Blondie girl said...

Armando, rather than asking you go to bama or go back to cuba, I'm asking you to come over to my house. I like your picture and think you're hot.

11:27 PM  
Blogger H.C.D. said...

To the "anonymous" jackass who tried who said "black people want a broken black quarterback." Question: Are you a grade-A mowron? You must be to make a ridiculous statement like that and hide behind the anonymous tag. Louis was right, go wear your pointy white hat elsewhere.

Jesus people...this has zippy to do with Daunte being a black dude and everything to do with his current, NOT PAST, abilities. I've said this before and I'll say it again; pairing up Daunte Culpepper with Randy Moss was like catching lightning in a bottle. In all games without Moss, Culpepper has been less than ordinary. Without Culpepper, Moss hasn't lit up the world like he used to. Things may change in NE for Moss, but for now, it is what it is.

Culpepper is being shown the door because he is not Cameron's choice, he is not the style of player that Cameron wants running his offense. Trent Green may be 37, but he's only played as a full-time starter for 7 or 8 seasons. He still has some gas in the tank, IF he can stay healthy. He'll be a great example for John Beck and Cleo Lemon from a leadership and preparation role. Its really too bad that Daunte didn't work out for us and he may very well go somewhere else and be successful. As fans, we should wish him good luck in his future endeavors and pray that he goes to the NFC. Hey, with Mr. Vickie in hot water for dog fighting, Atlanta might want ole' C-Pep throwing bombs to that old fogie, Joe Horn.

Lets give Cam the benefit of the doubt. He not here to cater to us, he's here to win ball games and I don't really care how he goes about it or if he has to tell fibs to the media every now and then. This is a business and you don't wear your heart on your sleeve in the NFL.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dolphins owe me $75 for investing in a freakin Culpepper jersey last season!!!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And why should they pay for your stupid $75 decision?

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a Ricky Williams jersey I'll trade you for it.

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I have one of those too!

1:44 PM  
Anonymous John Andrews said...

Armando.

You're sad. Football is business. Why do you constantly call out readers (ie..."naysayers and journalism experts).

Why do you think Daunte not being here means there will be no competition at QB?

You're journalism is getting really sloppy. I think you think the blog part of this website means you can be as subjective as you want to be. You're gonna screw up and lose your job if you can't remember what "objectivity" is.

GL with your forthcoming attacks on me and any one else who points out your obvious journalistic shortcomings.

5:29 PM  

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