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Majpain
09-18-2006, 08:32 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/lastcall?page=lastcall/week2

Key things in the article.


"Perhaps the biggest surprise is in the AFC East. It's not a surprise that the Patriots are 2-0 in the divisional race. They've played and beaten the Bills and Jets. Those were expected. Most people figured the Patriots to be around 5-1 in AFC East competition if they split with the Dolphins. The surprise has been the bad start by the Dolphins, who are now two games behind the Patriots. Though it wasn't surprising the Dolphins lost a road opener in Pittsburgh, the stunner was Daunte Culpepper (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4659)'s seven-sack loss to a Bills defense that used five rookies in key roles, three as starters Sunday against the Dolphins. The Dolphins are in a big hole."

Intresting..."Only two weeks into the season, and some teams may already be playing a little fast and loose with the league guidelines for injury reports. Tampa Bay cornerback Brian Kelly (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4304) was listed as "probable" all week, then didn't even dress for Sunday's game against the Falcons."

Very Intresting "It's only been three games, but some scouts are starting to wonder about the downfield vision of Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, the presumptive top overall pick in the 2007 draft. Quinn has missed some open receivers, hasn't thrown the ball well in general, and seems rattled under pressure."

"On the spot: If the Dolphins are going to bounce back from their 0-2 start, then Daunte Culpepper (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4659) needs to get into a rhythm with his receivers. He didn't have enough time in the preseason to get into a rhythm because of his injury and we're seeing the results of that. It's extremely important for a quarterback to be in a rhythm with his guys because that can be the difference in a close game. A lack of cohesion on offense is the reason why this team is 0-2 after losing two winnable games to start the season. This isn't all his fault, though, as the offensive line hasn't been able to keep him off his back. Culpepper was supposed to be the missing piece to the puzzle for the Dolphins, but right now he just looks like a misfit in this offense."

Discuss.

Vertical Limit
09-18-2006, 08:46 AM
The offensive line hasn't been able to keep him off his back because there's no offensive line in the league that will hold longer than 10 seconds. Culpepper has terrible management; if there is no play down field then just throw the damn ball away. And by throwing the damn ball away, I mean use that arm strength and throw it 20 feet out of bounds, not to 2 defenders on the red zone. He has enough time to release the ball, but he holds the ball too damn long. Not to mention he has the slowest release in the NFL. He side arm'ed the ball most of the game, and on some throws the ball wobble'd. Most of those sacks are his own fault. Something is wrong with him mentally and physically. Yesterday's game proved that Daunte Culpepper's career statistics are very misleading. Time to step it up, as of right now, Jay Fieldler has had better games than Daunte. The last time we started the season 0-2, we went on to go 4-16.

TIME TO STEP IT UP.

Majpain
09-18-2006, 08:47 AM
The offensive line hasn't been able to keep him off his back because there's no offensive line in the league that will hold longer than 10 seconds. Culpepper has terrible management; if there is no play down field then just throw the damn ball away. And by throwing the damn ball away, I mean use that arm strength and throw it 20 feet out of bounds, not to 2 defenders on the red zone. He has enough time to release the ball, but he holds the ball too damn long. Most of those sacks are his own fault. Something is wrong with him mentally and physically. Yesterday's game proved that Daunte Culpepper's career statistics are very misleading. Time to step it up, as of right now, Jay Fieldler has had better games than Daunte. The last time we started the season 0-2, we went on to go 4-16.

TIME TO STEP IT UP.

A big :clap:

Majpain
09-18-2006, 02:45 PM
A lil bump. I didnt know it was against the rules if you say a player is probable but they dont dress. I found that intresting.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
09-18-2006, 03:45 PM
according to ck's breakdown in VIP, most of the sacks were a result of the line's inability to stave off pressure. he broke out the stopwatch and everything...