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Remember when Nick Saban coached the Miami Dolphins? Do you remember when he signed Daunte Culpepper instead of Drew Brees during the 2006 off-season? Saban still regrets the decision and refuses to take accountability for it, instead blaming the decision on team doctors who deemed Brees’ injury concerns were too obvious to just glance over...
quote:On Friday, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio called out Saban for continuing to blame the Culpepper-over-Brees decision on team doctors...
“Don’t forget, when I was the coach of the Miami Dolphins, doctors failed Drew Brees on a physical,” Saban said when discussing former Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses who went undrafted because of injury concerns, via AL.com’s YouTube channel. “From that time on [Brees] made about 14 Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl, passed for I don’t know how many thousands of yards. So I guess they make mistakes, too.”
“Saban can (and does) put all the blame on doctors he supervised and employed. The truth is that, if Saban wanted Drew Brees, Saban would have had Drew Brees,” Florio said, via Pro Football Talk. “At the end of the day, Saban made one of the all-time personnel whiffs in league history. That’s not on the doctors or anyone else. That’s on him.”
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