Culpepper still looking to be a starter
But some situations are just too interesting and beg the light of publication. This is one of those, far as I am concerned.
Seems in that brief meeting the former Miami quarterback had with Tampa Bay brass last week, he said he wanted to go to a team that would give him an opportunity to be the starter this year.
Chew on that for a second ...
The man hasn't played well since 2004 and teams aren't exactly beating his door down to sign him. Furthermore he REALLY wants to stay in Florida because it's home for him. And he meets with the Bucs who already have named Jeff Garcia the starter.
And he tells them he wants to come but only if they give him a chance to start.
It is one reason the meeting didn't exactly result in a medical exam, much less a contract offer, I am told by a Bucs source. Seems like the only way Culpepper signs with The Bay is if he swallows some reality and accepts a backup job.
He may have a chance to work the I-want-to-compete-to-be-the-starter request with Jacksonville, where the QB situation isn't exactly stable. But it says here Culpepper will be on the market for a while unless he changes his tune.
Meanwhile, Miami's rookies get on the field at 10:30 am Tuesday. I'll be there and will be blogging early in the afternoon, so check back often.