It’s As If Daunte Culpepper Likes Being Hit Often.

The drive to start as an NFL quarterback must be an incredibly powerful one, one that will allow the owner of said drive to place himself in a particularly toxic situation just for the sake of being the guy behind center when the season gets underway, no matter what the risk to personal health and well-being.

I can’t explain Daunte Culpepper’s signing with the Raiders in any other fashion other than to consider the possibility that he is a complete masochist. A masochist whose team will handily take its two annual whoopings from my Broncos, but a masochist nonetheless, going from a semi-shitty offensive line in Miami to an unreasonable facsimile of one in Oakland — and make no mistake, he will be the starter in week one, even if JaMarcus Russell ends his holdout in the next few days.  This will either work long enough to give Russell a year or seasoning or fail so spectacularly where Russell will have to take over at about the same time Vince Young did last year for the Titans.

Culpepper is Aaron Brooks with a much better arm. That still makes him ten times better than either Josh McCown or Andrew Walter, but for the Raiders’ opponents, it’s still ten times worse than what the top teams in the AFC West are looking at.

8 Responses

  1. I used to hate the Raiders…now I just think they’re funny. But really, what else were they supposed to do here? They couldn’t have really been planning to play Russell at any point this season…could they?

  2. I’d say they probably were planning on the Vince Young program — wait for McCown or Walter to fuck it up for four or five games and then make the switch.

  3. Daunte Culpepper still gives a shit about winning games. That’s one thing he already has over Aaron Brooks.

  4. Dave, you speak truth.

  5. [...] It’s As If Daunte Culpepper Likes Being Hit Often. [image] The drive to start as an NFL quarterback must be an incredibly powerful one, one that will allow the owner of […] [...]

  6. You forgot to mention that Aaron Brooks ability to read defenses makes Daunte Culpepper look like Joe Montana/Tom Brady.

  7. is he wearing a man fur? did he find that coat in a tree in front of joe mayo’s apartment. what a dandy. :0

  8. [...] Desperately trying to understand why Daunte Culpepper would willingly sign with Oakland (Signal to Noise) [...]

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