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Sunday, August 19, 2007

The couldabeens had good nights Saturday

Daunte Culpepper and Brady Quinn played very well Saturday night.

I mention this because either of those two, or both, could easily be on the Dolphins roster today -- but are not.

Culpepper, playing in the second quarter, improved his chances of being the Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback this season with a quite impressive performance against the San Francisco 49ers.

Culpepper completed 6 of 8 passes for 75 yards and threw 2 touchdown passes without an interception. But that's not really the reason Oakland coaches are impressed today and Miami fans should be kind of scratching their heads.

The way Culpepper moved around the pocket and all over the field is the single-most interesting thing about the quarterback's performance. His final TD pass came on a naked bootleg to the left in which he delivered the ball while on the run from 5 yards out.

Culpepper also rushed three times for 13 yards but don't let that stat fool you. One of those rushes was credited when he recovered his own fumble and another came when he scrambled for no gain. He did gain 13 yards on his most impressive scramble of the night -- one up the middle of the 49ers defense.

So Culpepper seems to have regained some of the mobility lots of Miami fans said he'd never have again.

In Cleveland, meanwhile, Quinn played in the fourth quarter and led the team to two touchdowns. Throwing primarily to his checkdown receivers, Quinn completed 13 of 20 passes for 155 yards with two TDs and zero interceptions.

It was an impressive performance considering it was Quinn's NFL debut. He moved around well, throwing his first TD pass while on the run, and he was quite accurate, thank you.

Remember that the big knock on Quinn on draft day was that he isn't accurate enough.

Anyway, that's your couldabeen update for this week. What do you think?


Anonymous Johnny Jets Hater said...

Please turn the page. next you will be writing about how we missed out on Drew Brees two seasons ago. How bout Tom Brady, we could have drafted him as well. Please deal with the current Miami Dolphin roster and the problems we have with that current roster. I am very encouraged by what I have seen out of this draft class. Besides DC's numbers are going to look good. The Raiders will be behind every game they play, and will be forced to pass. Quinn was passed on by 22 other teams. COME ON MANDO...stick to the things that really affect us as dolphans. Go find the best free agent left on the market that can improve our secondary, who is out there that can improve our line. Tell us about Zack Thomas' kitty cat or the middle name of Reagan Maui....DEAL WITH CURRENT ROSTER OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who cares

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

armando, don't listen to these idiots telling you to "turn the page."

the daunte issue is so controversial because it should be -- it was a pivotal move in the dolphin franchise and looks like it will prove to be cam's fatal mistake at this rate. clearly, daunte looks way better than trent in preseason and he is not "familiar" with the system in oakland whereas trent green was billed as a better fit because of familiarity, etc..

sum it up: daunte is a better quarterback and cam damaged the dolphins and wasted wayne's money because of his sentimental feelings for trent green? one has to ask why, again and again and again. because it looks to be the big mistake and will define cam as a head coach for a long time to come.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Expect the losers who said Daunte was done and should be let go to be really irritated at this news. Do we have their names? It would be nice to require every idiot who has posted something stupid about Daunte to keep their mouths shut from now on.

Why is this news important and why should you report on it? Because those who fail to see the mistakes of the past are condemned to repeat them. The Dolphins coaching over the last decade has let go of one QB or another and/or picked up some other teams has been, paid a premium and got nothing in return. Cam's queer need to get Trent and let go of Culpepper demonstrated the same pattern.

IF we had brains leading this organization, we would have kept Culpepper, had Lemon as our second, picked up a developmental and bundled a couple picks to grab the best wide receiver in the draft since Randy Moss. Our remaining picks and free agency moves would have been getting a better LB than Porter and focused on proven linemen and CB's.

The Dolphins could easily have been a Superbowl contender this year but not with the personnel moves we make and not with the "knowledgeable" fans or coaches who thought shelving Daunte was a smart move.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous rolltidebaby said...

i agree with Mando and the last post. MAYBE it's too early to tell, but possibly TWO really big could he justify both not getting Brady, and trading Daunte, and now looking so lackluster. I think calling it a 'sentimental' decision is correct. Whatever his reason was it appears once again Wayne and the fans will have to pay for it.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Taylor Eats Brady said...


DC has a good preseason game and now we can judge that CLEARLY Came made a mistake letting him go? And Quinn, too? Should we just vote him MVP right now? Let's talk about this at the end of the year, if ever. And even if DC has a serviceable year in Oakland, it doesn't mean he would have been the right guy in Miami.

Brady threw a pick on Friday night, I guess he's washed up. It's fine to talk about what we see at this stage, but to declare definitive conclusions is asinine at best.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mandy, Mandy, Mandy. Don't let those pressbox cupcakes and doughnuts interfere with your sound judgement. DC played a good quarter, Quinn a good 7 or 8 minutes. Let's not rush to conclusions. Let's wait and see how it plays out, and if DC or Quinn turn into All-Pros, then we can hang cam. But lets savor the moment, don't eat the whole cupcake in one bite, be patient.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Unbelievable. No one is 100% correct on anything. But you can't judge them by the pre-season. If so, Miami is undefeated, New England sucks because they can't win, Indianapolis is at the bottom of the barrel, etc, etc.
Armando, you just like to stir things up.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

So I report what happened in the last game and I'm rushing to conclusions? I don't remember writing that Culpepper and Quinn are headed to the HOF based on those games, or even going to be their teams' starters.

I am reporting what happened, which by the way, is what they pay me to do.

And another thing: I HATE cupcakes. Doughnuts another matter.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taylor Eats Brady,

Brady had 2 picks on Friday...I think that automatically makes him a backup
Baby Quinn was playing against players who are not even gonna be in the NFL when the REAL SEASON it was the LIONS D which makes them even worse.
Even Joey H. looked good against the Lions STARTING D last year.
Imagine what the 3rd stringers are like
Sure it's great to see yr future QB do well on his debut but dont get over yourself here Armando

2:15 PM  
Blogger William said...

Everyone who is jumping to conclusions about our QB situation is crazy... Culpepper playing against 2nd and 3rd stringers, Quinn against 3rd stringers and future cut players.. lets let the season actually play out before we label Cam a failure. None of us know more than Cam about putting together his offense. Also, I don't understand why all of you "fans" are so quick to jump against our team. I for one hope for the best and will reserve judgement until we've at least played some real games.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody should really pay attention to the Quinn highlights before they decide to say the dolphins are doomed for not drafting him. Detriot's starting defense is mediocore at best so imagine their 4th quarter defense. Also, the Browns were playing from behind so Detroit's defense was playing against deep passes, so a majority of Quinn's completions were to the HB who'd run 5-10 yards into the middle where there was open space because the linebackers were playing the pass 20 yards deep. They are hallowed stats.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay here is what I love about about all the DC HATERS. If Daunte had a bad quarter against the same players, all of the haters would have been here in full force saying I told you guy is no good, a bust and dumb. There would be at least 3 times the amount of people posting negative comments.It's really going to be hard eating all the crow that is about to be served up over the next several years regarding Daunte.
I thank God for the independent thinkers and posters to this blog

3:49 PM  
Anonymous NYScott said...

Mando cut the crap. You know what you're doing so stop acting like a dumb blonde. You are reporting what happened to QBS on another team. That's what your'e paid to do? Do you work for or Yahoo sports or are you writing an article in the DOLPHINS section of the Miami Herald? You know this will stir up controversy and make your blog popular which will impress your boss,that's it. Most of us could care less what happens to nopepper and Ms. Brady Quinn because they are not on the team. The people who do care, already hate Cam and are praying that Daunte and Brady will do good and the Dolphins will do bad so they can say 'I told you so'. How sick is that! They are Dolphins fans and they want our team to do bad so they can feel a sense of self superiority. Those people are in serious need of a psych evaluation. HERE'S WHAT I HOPE; Daunte has a great finish to his career. Brady Quinn becomes a decent NFL QB that leads the Browns back to prominence. And last but not least, the Dolphins continue to re-build with speed,character, and toughness and John Beck develops into the great QB that everyone has been writing he can be. PS Thanks for the blog, it's a great place for us to vent our frustrations.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous NYScott said...

Eating crow huh? Kind of like the decision to take Daunte over Brees? I'm so sick of some of you second guessing every single move that the Dolphins make. How about the 7th round gem Abe Wright? How about John Beck leading 2/4th quarter comebacks ? How about the emergence of Chatman and Lehan? How about the added bonus of finding out that Mauia can run the ball in short yardage situations? For every negative you haters bring up I can find 2 positives. Too bad some of you love to be miserable, life is fun when you can find the positive side

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I think? I think you should go **** yourself and quit talking about them. It's like you have a crush on them or something. you probably play with your johnny while you type about them.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Bobby Boinko said...

Didn't Culpepper also play well in the preseason before his disastrous season for us?

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an important topic, because the Dolphins woes are management issues of the Draft & Personnel moves .. not coaches & players (except Sabine who did poor mngmnt moves.) We fans need to DOG MANAGEMENT!!!! ... but give RandyM a chance to fix things & he's off to a good start.

Really too early to tell BUT .....

Duante: Last week I mentioned Duante hopped around on 1 leg in traffic. This week he amazed me with mobility, BUT he's gimpy, i.e. fall-down TD throw.

Quinn: Looked great, never saw him do that at ND. I noticed that all of his receivers were mostly open by 5-10 yards. THINGS COULD CHANGE under blitzes & NFL (Not For Long) conditions ensue.

Go Phins!! Cheers, JerryD

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a good example of our Management Woes ....

Did you know .... Jason Taylor 1997 Round 3 & Zach Thomas 1996 Round 5 were drafted by Jimmy Johnson?? ... Not even drafted high!!!

We've had a few other decent picks and moves, but few good ones = "The Lost Decade" .. Dog Management

Go Phins!! Cheers, JerryD

5:40 PM  
Blogger tater salad said...

Hey Mando...I'll support the blog cuz you're a fin lifer, but yeah, I'd rather hear about guys on our roster. Good luck to Quinn and DC. Nothing personal, no hating. And here's to Beck, Ginn and the rest of the kids working hard and making an impact. And mando, ya gotta admit, you're a bit of a poop-stirrer, lol.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So John Beck hasn't done squat this offseason either because he's playing against future cut players too, right?

You guys don't know nothing.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Culpepper has no idea how to win in the NFL, he is no leader and i would not trust him with a pee wee team, he is a dope, Quinn probably will be a good QB so will Beck who has had two fourth quarter drives against better bums then Quinn, it will be years until we know if that was the right decision,

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Culpepper's success this year should be measured against Green's, and Quinn's success will be measured against Ginn/Becks for a few years.

I appreciate the update.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous tommya said...

What a joke.
Culpepper is actually a couldhavebeen for every team in the league, too bad the Raiders were the only team desperate enough to take him.
Brady Quinn said after the game that playing preseason ball in the NFL is the same as playing in college and high school.
I cant wait to see both of these guys in a real game.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Armando Salguero said...

Just wanted to check back with you guys and share an email I got from a reader after I wrote that the defense is playing at a very encouraging level this preseason, especially considering Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor, Joey Porter and others have played.

The email reads: "Here we go again. Optimism for the 'Fins in the face of what would have to be described as a disappointing performance (when could 11-10 ever be said a reason for optimism) against what promises to be a very poor KC team w/o LJ, retired all-pro O-line stars Willie Rauf and Shields or a proven QB and a still porous D."

So that I understand, some of you guys think I'm negative and stir the stuff just to drive blog traffic. Then others think I'm full of blind optimism.

On the other hand some of you hate that I give you updates about players not on the Dolphins that have a connection to the Dolphins, while others hate it.

I think I'll go with my gut instead of taking a survey.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Johnny Jets Hater said...

All you anonymous writers that throw out jabs and one liners...stand up so you can be called out. Why does it matter what DC and Quinn do for teams that aren't in our division. We weren't the only team that passed on Quinn and for God's sake people...the Raiders picked up DC. He was listed as the 3 QB behind Mcwho and Andrew Walters. The raiders are the joke of the NFL and continue to be. who cares if he threw whatever to whoever doesn;t matter. Quinn is a smug brat with confidence that is way to premature. Beck has the right attitude and time will tell. I just wish all you a-holes who write anonymous would stand up so you can be counted later when you are all proven wrong about those two losers (DC and Quinn).

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Taylor Eats Brady said...

Armando, I ain't gonna hate on you.

I know that all you did was mention what DC and BQ did last night, and that you didn't in any way suggest that it was a mistake to cut one or not draft another.

While I am sick of talking about these two non-dolphins, personally, what really irks me is the rush to "told you so!!!!" by both sides on this issue.

I think we were right to let Culpepper go. I think he is at worst washed up and at best not a fit in CC's offense. As far as BQ goes, who knows? We won't know a year from now! In 2-3 years we can compare him and Beck, but as for now I can't believe how many people are apparently taking the preseason seriously. Not that you can't judge certain things about a player but c'mon- every year there are preseason heroes that turn out to be flotsam and conversely preseason dogs that come through for a team all year. Let's just talk about what is happening and what might be, and not comment on this blog by rambling about this "proof" supporting whatever viewpoint you happen to ascribe to.

Thank you

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, one ex-dolphin QB and one could have been dolphin QB had good showings in a pre-season game. Fire all coaches and management involved, this is ridiculous. How could we allow other players on other teams who we aren't playing play well? This is a travesty to the organization and, from now on, I want to see ZThomas and JTaylor play wherever DCulpepper and BQuinn play. You morons, this is drama written by a drama queen. Of course players who leave us or could have been with us are going to have good pre-season and regular season games. It happens to the Dolphins and OTHER teams. The idea of this game is to play with the team you CURRENTLY have. And, last checked, DCulpepper and BQuinn are not a part of this roster. I am not a hater or fan of DC because he is no longer a Dolphin. I supported him while he was here and now that he is gone, well, where should my loyalty stand; hmmm, let's see, with a player who played 4 games with us or for a team who I've been cheering for over 35 years? That's a tough one. And to think we could have kept DC and drafted BQ and how many other athletes could we have had over the years? It is obvious the writer of this blog is not a Dolphin fan. And, it is obvious he dislikes the Dolphins. I can take objective reporting from a non-fan, but subjective reporting in a negative way used repeatedly by a non-fan, well, why don't you go work for the NYPost? You probably look good in green. NYJeff

7:12 PM  
Blogger Mitchell said...


Let's agree to be impressed after week 6, when we'll have a very good sense of just how well Quinn and Culpepper look against real defenses in real games.

I seem to remember Danny Wuerrfel lighting up teams in the preseason under Spurrier's Skins teams.

All things considered, I'm still very happy to have Cameron, Ginn and Beck as the future rather than a me-first primadonna (Culpepper) and a clueless primadonna (Quinn).

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preseason numbers are BS. Culpepper will never be the same...He is capapble of making some plays but he was not and never should have been the future of the Dolphins. Beck is the QB of the future and Green is here to tutor him a bit and provide leadership...The Offensive line is the big question for the Dolphins. If they block properly then Green and Brown will do well. As far as Quinn is concerned...Why did 20 other teams pass up on him in the draft? If he was thought of as a "franchise" QB then he clearly would have been selected in the top 2 or 3. He may end up being great, who knows? But the Dolphins were one of many who passed up on him and if you look at the QB's of the top 20 teams in the first round you will see that many of them do not have a "franchise QB".

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concerning the quarterback situation. First, to all the DC Haters, DC will be the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, and he will have a big year. Second, to all the TG Haters, if he stays healthy, Trent Green will have a good year. If not, Cleo Lemon is talented enough to get the job done. Finally, forget about Brady Quinn, because John Beck will be a force in the near future.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armando Salguero said...
So I report what happened in the last game and I'm rushing to conclusions? I don't remember writing that Culpepper and Quinn are headed to the HOF based on those games, or even going to be their teams' starters.'re rushing ot conclusions because you used their breif performances in the preseason to discount opinions of bloggers. That's "rushing to conclusions". Saying Brady is now accurate after throwing 5-10 yard dink and dunks is a tad premature. Saying Daunte is healed after one run of 13 yds. now has the mobility many said he'd never have is rushing to a conclusion too.

As for me...couldn't care less about either player. They aren't Phins, so what's it really matter? I don't care for the way Daunte or Brady carry themselves, so personally I'm glad they aren't on "my" team. They can be as successful as they want in other unitforms, and it won't change my feelings about them.

Like some others have said...I'm glad we have Ginn, Beck, and the other rooks WE drafted. I'm also glad Green is here to tutor Beck.


~JinVA (log in isn't working)

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure why we continue to rehash the same things. Perhaps the simple answer about why Daunte is not with Miami is that he doesn't fit the system. Sure he looks good in pre season but wait until he actually has to atempt to read a coverage then you can write the follow up on that. As for Quinn yes he had 1 good game but Beck has not been terrible either so as far as I am concerned it is a draw. Let's revisit in a few months and then we will see.

8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everytime I read this blog, I have to remind myself that you're a beat writer for the Dolphins. Your posts remind me of the reporter in the film "Any Given Sunday." Are you trying to make loyal fans hate the Fins or what? As a fellow journalist, I'm not saying you have to be biased towards the team, but please don't rip them every time you sit down at your computer.

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn looked quick and sharp in his 9 minutes which is more than i can say for any of the dolphins qb's so far this preseason. The guy is on a mission.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Winston said...

Ignoring the drafting of Beck is excluding an essential part of the equation in arriving at any kind of accurate analysis; & doing so before both he, Quinn & Daunte have at least a full year under their belts with their new respective teams as opposed to one or more preseason games couldn't possibly be considered as critical thinking.

It is more substantial than simply comparing Ginn to Quinn. I think it would be more accurate to compare Quinn to Beck, after their first full year as starters.

Cameron's assessment was what it should have been based on what information he had to go on at the time...which was that Beck was more accurate & had a higher passer rating than everyone but one other QB in Div 1A football & averaged more than 300 yards per game for his entire college career. Quinn can't boast those numbers. Culpepper did not seem to improve as hoped, so rather than roll the dice twice, he did what he needed to do, regardless of what Culpepper achieves in the future.

While we may find out that hind sight is 20/20 down the road, that doesn't make it right at the time. Based on the info he had at the time, Cameron made the right choices. Validation of career performances can only come later.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move on!!!

9:27 PM  
Anonymous IPSE DIXIT said...


Here are the current QB ratings for couldabeens and present Dolphins:

Brady Quinn - 121.9
cPep ------- 113.1
Brian Griese- 109.5
Frerotte ---- 109.1
Rosenfels---- 98.6
A J Feeley--- 92.5
Lemon ------- 92.3
Drew Brees -- 91.7
John Beck --- 91.1
Brock Berlin 48.6
Trent Green - 40.2
Damon Huard - 29.6

and just for giggles:

Peyton Manning - 82.9
Tom Brady - 59.6

So, if, at this time of year, we are comparing QBs, Armando, Cleo Lemon and Beck are outperforming Manning and Brady. Quinn and Culpepper are heading for Canton, well, at least the Pro Bowl. Cameron is a complete idiot, joining the ranks of Wanny and Saban as destroyers of the franchise and discarders of great QBs.

It's settled. We're doomed. There is no hope. New England and the Colts are consigned to play worse than the 'Phins. What has the world come to?

9:28 PM  
Anonymous FLPD said...

Maybe the fellow journalist reading Mando's blog can learn something from it. He can start by putting a name on his post -- I think that's called a byline.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It cracks me up how many people keep saying move on but they can't help but comment. Armando writes about the game, people are only mildly interested. Armando writes about Daunte Culpepper or Brady Quinn, hundreds come out of the woodworks. You guys are feeding the monster.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Trenton said...

I don't see how this post jumps to conclusions about what is likely to happen this year with Quinn and DC. It simply points out what happened over the weekend.

Why does everyone have their panties in a bunch over that?

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Germany speaking said...

OK this is really easy - nobody can tell the future - nobody.

If Gin, Beck or Green will mess up - Cam will be gone in two years - like Saban who decided Culpepper is his QB of the Dolphins future.

So if in two years a team will win a Superbowl with Culpepper as their starter - we will say what an idiot Cam was to let him go. But I guess nobody will care that exactly those so-called Dolfans are the same as the ones who made Saban quit and called him an idiot to take Culpepper instead of Brees. Or the same ones who call Jimmy Johnson an idiot.

Every coach needs to have a plan:

Jimmy Johnsons had an offense that could win games - so his plan was to build a Defense to win championships - ok he pissed of Dolfans because he did mess with Dan Marino - Result: Jimmy quit - Fans win.
I still think his plan was a great one and if you think about it - Zach and Jason are still the Elite of the NFL and the Defense was great for the years to come after he left.

Dave Wanstead had a plan - his plan was to stay with Jimmys plan - ok he pissed of Dolfans because he did mess up on draft day about every year - with his masterpiece in 2005 trading AJ Feeley for Reggie Brown. Result: Dave quit - Fans win.

Saban had a plan - he had a defense which could win championships, but needed an Offense to win some games - so he went out and got himself Linhan from the Vikings who had a high octane offense for years - and than got Culppeper to run it, because he knew how to run it. Linehan left - Culpepper was injured longer than the doctors expected - Result: Fins loose - Fans win again and get rid of Saban.

Now Cam has a plan he also has a championship caliber defense (by the way Sabans Defense scheme now - not Jimmys anymore), and also needs an offense which can win some games - and because the Chargers Offense is different to the Vikings Offense he also needs different personell - and thats what he is doing right now.

But Green is old and Beck is a Rookie, the Rookie Offense Lineplayers are better than the left-overs from the years past. So no way in the world will they be perfect

ok he pissed of Dolfans already because he did pass Quinn for Gin and Culpepper for Green Result: Jimmy will quit - Fans win.


10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike most of you, I don't sit in front of a computer for hours on end checking to see what is going on in the NFL.

I appreciate the update on two players that were very much in the news concerning the dolphins as recently as three weeks ago.

Keep up the good work big boy.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care about Brady Quinn, and I certainly don't give a damn about Culpepper! However, I understand why as to why you're doing this, Armando. It's all about, getting hits on your blog. Controversial topics, do exactly that. I hate DC and I hope he fails.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel at a disadvantage here, because I am lazy. I am not going to go research stats to make my post look or sound better. Here is what I do know how well Dante moves is really not important. What is important is if you look up turnovers at the QB position guess who will be right near the top. That is right Mr. fumble Culpepper. So unless his hands grew in the past couple years so he does not drop the ball all the time, it really won't matter if his legs are better or not.

As for Quinn he is a great QB against really poor teams. He cant handle the rush and in the NFL they will rush him. He not playing teams like navy. The Irish are over rated and so is Quinn that in a nut shell is why so many teams passed on him and why the Browns had to trade away a real draft choice to save their home town boy from embarrassment.

12:16 AM  
Anonymous david said...

it IS valid to report what dante is doing. you idiots all have opinions about him, but the only ones that make sense are the ones saying it is too early to tell. i am a LIFELONG, die-hard miami dolphin fan and what has annoyed me more than anything, and what nobody seems to talk about, is the COMPETITION. i have never seen a coach make up his mind about a starting position without letting the players COMPETE. i liked dante, but if he didn't get the job, i would have been fine with it. the TEAM is my only concern. this staff did not let the players compete for the position. cam keeps talking about how the best player will start, competition is good, etc. apparently he didn't mean the quarterback position, and i hope to god he made the right choice. it could be too early to tell, but the logic works both ways. if preseason conditions make bad players look better than they actually are, ( as you idiots insist dante is), then why the hell isn't the supposed better QB, trent green, looking good?

6:31 AM  
Anonymous no body (too loose low track) said...

Germany speaking says, "OK this is really easy - nobody can tell the future - nobody."

Then he immediately tells us that Cameron will be gone in two years if Ginn, Beck or Green mess up.

Cameron will be here for AT LEAST three years, if he continues to breathe. Drafting is an inexact process and nobody can pick a 'sure thing.' High draft picks disintegrate every year and vanish. Coaches come and go.

This year could be an utter failure. Ginn might be looking for a job in Canada, Beck might decide he'd rather sing in the Tabernacle Choir, and Green might move to Germany after the season.

Cameron will fulfill his contract regardless and neither Wayne, Armando nor the fans will deter him.

That's the future, baby!

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone Daunte played well in a preaseason game lets see what he does in a real game or when he cant recover that fumble he had then everyone will shut up that he is better then green cause hes not. Should we have gotten rid of him no but i'll take green over him anyday.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumbte Crappepper sucks. He is fat, lazy, selfish, and stupid. He is a team cancer who can't read defenses. He sucks, and I wish all the failure in the world to happen to him!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Armando!

After all these wild posts, I thought you could use a more thoughtful email.

I understand the point of your blog. It IS relevant to think about players we passed on/let go in the past few months. The problem is that it is pretty pointless!

Trying to compare what they are doing with other teams just doesn't work.

Culpepper is new to Oakland but they built that offense around a QB just like him (JaMarcus Russell). Of course, he will look better in Oakland than in Miami.

As for Quinn, he was playing against 3rd stringers and, in my opinion, I like Beck's performance better.

As for Green, how unfair would it be to judge him based on what we have seen the first two games? The oline is giving him little time to throw, WR's were dropping his throws like it was covered with axle grease!

Green may flop (it won't be ALL his fault), Culpepper may flourish, and Quinn may be a great pro BUT I still believe in Beck! Ginn is another story!

I REALLY hope Cameron knew what he was doing when he took him. THAT is where this draft should be judged! If Ginn flops, there were alot of players that could have helped this franchise, but I will not fault him for passing on Quinn!

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ryan leaf looked good in his first exhibition too.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly... DC didnt look to bad in his pre-season he had with the dolphins... We all know how that turned out....

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Daunte does fine, good for him. If Brady Quinn does fine, good for him, too (as long as it's not against the Fins!). From what little I've seen of John Beck, I love the guy. He's a leader, a winner, and an accurate thrower. He may not make us totally forget about Marino, but I think he could be a "Marino, Jr.". Most of all, though, I love the way Cameron has this team headed, and I have a much better feeling about this team than I did at this time last year!

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