Why not Culpepper as Backup ? (1 Viewer)

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Cost is my question. I like Culpepper and think he has gotten a bad rap. I think he is a stand up guy and a hard worker. I think he has the drive to play even if he can't walk, and the determination to redeem himself in everyones eyes. I think he is every bit as confident as he was coming off his MVP quality season. I hope he goes to a good team, and not another place rebuilding or tearing down like Miami and Oakland. I hope he doesn't wind up in our division.
 

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Personally.....I don't think Culpepper would fit the bill. No hate to the guy, but he seems to be a player that has to be spoonfed, which tells me he wont make it in a cerebral system such as the one that Payton runs. I like Culpeppers drive and everything pjgaryjr mentioned. Besides, I just haven't seen him play well since right before the "Randy Ratio" in mInnesota. BTW that was a long long time ago.
 

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without randy he'd probably never made a fortune with the Fins
 

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Cullpepper "might" be a fit as a backup in this system, but one would think that he's looking for a starting job and would be more likely to sign where he has a decent chance of at least unseating the starting QB.
 
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couldnt have been said better I dont think cullpepper is ready to back up anyone he is a competitor at heart and he wants the chance to shine
 

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he's not a starter anymore. i don't know what happened but he lost something. maybe i'm wrong, but where could he start?
 

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I'd take him if the price was right. He would have to be an improvement over Martin.
 

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No way he fits here... Payton made it clear back when he and Brees were both Free Agents... not interested in Culpepper, and that was when he had way more value... He's never been accurate... When he was his best, it had a lot to do with his threat to run, his big arm, and Cris Carter and Randy Moss catching anything close... I think Payton will always put a premium on QBs who get rid of it quick, run through their progressions, and are accurate with the ball... which is not Culpepper.
 

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Cullpepper "might" be a fit as a backup in this system, but one would think that he's looking for a starting job and would be more likely to sign where he has a decent chance of at least unseating the starting QB.

Way back when the Brees vs Culpepper trade talks went on, I thought Culpepper (on paper) was a better fit for the Saints (comparing to the Brooks era and our style of play), but I hoped for Brees as he is more a field general. This because it is important to be able to read defenses. Culpeper can not do that on a consistant basis. His career without Moss has been neglible - so in other words he is a "WR dependent QB". Without a Smith, Moss or TO Culpepper will not make it in the NFL.

I say pass.
 

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Way back when the Brees vs Culpepper trade talks went on, I thought Culpepper (on paper) was a better fit for the Saints (comparing to the Brooks era and our style of play), but I hoped for Brees as he is more a field general. This because it is important to be able to read defenses. Culpeper can not do that on a consistant basis. His career without Moss has been neglible - so in other words he is a "WR dependent QB". Without a Smith, Moss or TO Culpepper will not make it in the NFL.

I say pass.

Culpepper didn't have that caliber of WR like most last season, yet he still rated higher than Eli, Young, Campbell and Bulger. I guess they don't have a chance of making it, even with stud WRs. I'm sure the focus this offseason is to get more talent around Young. Culpepper wasn't ready to return from his injury in Miami, and the Raiders were the Raiders.
 

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