I don’t want to get too Oochie Wally Matthews up in this piece, and hate on athletes just because they’re better at sports than me, so you tell me: does or does not Daunte Culpepper seems to be a little too on his own shit for a guy who just got his walking papers after throwing 15 picks and taking 55 sacks in his last 11 NFL games? I know he had a grievance before the NFL against the Dolphins but…Gandhi?
“As I was going through this process I heard about a quote by Gandhi that best expresses my thoughts about this victory: ‘First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win,'” Culpepper, who serves as his own agent, said in an e-mail. “Now that I have won my freedom and I get to choose my next team, I am just like many other people who have to go out and find employment so that I can take care of my family.”
The Dolphins, who announced the move in a one-sentence e-mail, did not have further comment.
Miami acquired Culpepper before the 2006 season, even though the 6-foot-4, 265-pound quarterback was coming off major surgery to rebuild his right knee, which he shredded the previous year while playing with the Minnesota Vikings. Culpepper was cleared to start last season’s opener with the Dolphins, but struggled with his mobility and was sacked 21 times in the first four games.
The piece goes on to speculate that he could reunite with former coach Mike Tice, who is now an assistant in Jacksonville. You know where to go if you want good seats, should that eventuate.