July 19, 2007

The sad tale of Daunte

by Dan Bilicki In: Football

This is not to be confused with (and it really shouldn’t) Dante’s Divine Comedy, a mighty fine work. One could say that the Daunte this post relates to had some great work early on in his career and it wouldn’t be hard to question it. But since losing his muse, Daunte’s career has gone nowhere but down.

If you didn’t realize this is about Daunte Culpepper by now, you’re most likely not much of an NFL fan. Well, Culpepper’s story took another turn for the worse now that he’s been released by the Miami Dolphins. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering that Culpepper lost his starting job last year to Joey Harrington and Cleo Lemon later down the line. The Dolphins also chose to bring in serviceable-vet Trent Green from Kansas City in the offseason.

What a spectacular fall from grace Culpepper has had, from being, arguably, one of the best QBs in the game to the piece of rubble he now is. Ever since Randy Moss fled Minnesota Daunte has been tanking it. It’s easy to say that maybe a new start will help him, but come on; he just tried that in Miami. Looks like he’s destined to be a “whatever happened to?” some time down the line.

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