Welcome, Daunte Culpepper…and hasta la vista, someone.
Prior to last season, more than a few folks were ready to lop my head off for not anointing Andrew Walter the savior of the Raiders.
Meanwhile, during our most recent minicamps, Josh McCown was billed as the heir apparent to Kerry Collins and Aaron Brooks, the free agent who, like Rich Gannon, might just discover a new life in Oakland—or who would at least keep the starter’s seat warm for top draft pick JaMarcus Russell.
Now, effective immediately, either McCown or Walter has been relegated to fourth-string status. Russell remains unsigned while the Raiders play musical chairs with the general manager’s position. And Daunte Culpepper replaces Randy Moss as the latest diva to make his way from
What does this make Cody Pickett? Water boy?
Don’t get your boxers in a twist. I like the addition of Culpepper. I just wish it had happened four months ago—or maybe 14 months ago. August isn’t the best time for an NFL team to start a full-blown carnival at the quarterback position.
But you know what, I’d rather have too much talent available at quarterback than not enough talent. Compared to last August, we’ve gone from famine to feast.
So let’s have a meal. Let’s let the ball fly—and let the chips fall where they may.