Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Culpepper was the definition of a dumpoff passer - literally the most prolific dumpoff passer in the NFL. Well over 70% of his throws were at targets less than 10 yds downfield. Brad Johnson is not that kind of a passer.
"Obviously, Culpepper hadn't played particularly well, but Brad Johnson represents a significant downgrade. Johnson's arm just doesn't have enough zip to spark a downfield passing game, and dump-off passes don't equate to fantasy points. Don't believe me? At halftime of last week's game, head coach Mike Tice said, "the short passing game is what Brad is good at."
I'll stick by my reasoning and say Fanall is wrong. It wont be the first time.
I bet Johnson does much better than Cpepp and has a much higher completion % for passes thrown greater than 20 yds. Considering Cpepp's completion % for those ranges, its not like he'll have to do much though as Cpepp was only hitting roughly 25% of those this season.
You never know though - maybe Brad is washed up and cant throw - its not like I've followed him in MIN all that much. I do know however that when he won the Superbowl for TB - he wasnt throwing as many dumpoffs as Cpepp is used to. Sure, TB had the Gruden style of offense which incorporated shorter passes and screens, but Johnson was a heady QB that made the right call and found the open WRs - basically the complete opposite of Daunte "the brain" Culpepper.