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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.38
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2956542


Good move? Putting a guy with a shot knee behind that horrid offensive line.
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It's better than Josh McCown at QB at least. With Russell still not yet signed, they've got to have a contingency plan. And Russell probably shouldn't be starting this year either way.
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Better than putting a rookie who thrives on his mobility back there. Maybe seeing Daunte shuffle around and get himself killed will make JaMarcus think "Wow...in 6 years, that'll be me." Or not. But at least having Culpepper gives the Raiders an excuse to not play Russell right away.





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I'm amazed it's taken this long for Culpepper to find himself a team, especially when you consider the likes of Tim Couch, Kyle Bollern and Brooks Bollinger have found gainful employment in the league.

Heck if Daunte's even half the player he was in 2004 I'd probably take him over a good few guys that are projected as starters right now.

That said, putting him behind the Oakland line could be construed as cruel and unusual punishment, but at least it's not Houston.



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    Originally posted by dMr
    I'm amazed it's taken this long for Culpepper to find himself a team, especially when you consider the likes of Tim Couch, Kyle Bollern and Brooks Bollinger have found gainful employment in the league.

    Heck if Daunte's even half the player he was in 2004 I'd probably take him over a good few guys that are projected as starters right now.

    That said, putting him behind the Oakland line could be construed as cruel and unusual punishment, but at least it's not Houston.


Did you see him attempt to play behind the line in Miami last year? He was nowhere near half the player from 2004 last year. His mobility was nil, almost Bledsoe-like!!

I pray for his sake that he improved a little, otherwise he is going to be killed behind a Raiders line that isn't even on par with the Dolphins from last year.

Good luck with him Raiders, I hope you get something better out of him that we DolFans did!!



(edited by haz on 1.8.07 0911)


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as a Broncos fan, I applaud the move



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Culpepper, Walter, McCown, Russell doesn't realy matter, the Raiders weren't going to contend this year anyway (and I say this as a Raiders fan).

I'm more worried about how this sets the team up long term. Chances are Culpepper and McCown won't be back next year as they are both on 1 year deals looking to prove that they deserve to be starters. Walter most likely will be cut or traded before camp is out. The teams putting alot more faith in Russell than I have.

If Culpepper's knee is healthy enough to get them through the season, its probly 1 or 2 more wins than if McCown was starting, with the supporting cast he has on offense.

But thats still looking at an optomistic 8-8, not a playoff run.
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    Originally posted by haz
      Originally posted by dMr
      I'm amazed it's taken this long for Culpepper to find himself a team, especially when you consider the likes of Tim Couch, Kyle Bollern and Brooks Bollinger have found gainful employment in the league.

      Heck if Daunte's even half the player he was in 2004 I'd probably take him over a good few guys that are projected as starters right now.

      That said, putting him behind the Oakland line could be construed as cruel and unusual punishment, but at least it's not Houston.


    Did you see him attempt to play behind the line in Miami last year? He was nowhere near half the player from 2004 last year. His mobility was nil, almost Bledsoe-like!!

    I pray for his sake that he improved a little, otherwise he is going to be killed behind a Raiders line that isn't even on par with the Dolphins from last year.

    Good luck with him Raiders, I hope you get something better out of him that we DolFans did!!



    (edited by haz on 1.8.07 0911)


He was also nowhere near healthy, yes? And I don't mean "back to where he was as a rookie", I mean "rehabbing from a torn everything in his knee".



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by drjayphd
    He was also nowhere near healthy, yes? And I don't mean "back to where he was as a rookie", I mean "rehabbing from a torn everything in his knee".


Quite.

As a general rule taking a punt on a "once very good player" recovering his fitness seems infinitely more sensible than signing a "never any good player" whose medical history happens to be immacculate.

Best case scenario they get a pretty darn good QB who could potentially take the team from laughing stock, to merely pretty bad, while having an experienced mentor for Russell.

Worst case scenario he's still not healthy and they release him after preseason leaving them no worse of than they are just now.



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