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Saban: I picked Brees over Culpepper, then...: Alabama coach Nick Saban said just now on 790 The Ticket that, while Dolphins coach, he chose Drew Brees over Daunte Culpepper but that Brees then failed a physical so he had to opt for Culpepper.
Click on Small Opponent, But Big Win For Tannehill, Dolphins for my column off the game.
DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: G14: Results are certified in the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter, and they sow 60.5 percent overall satisfaction in the wake of Sunday's 24-3 home victory vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars putting Miami' season record at 6-8. The DSM, in its fifth year, is continuous weekly gauge of how fans are feeling about the Dolphins and their direction. Right after each game I invite you to share your overall degree of satisfaction. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest fans consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, the season as a whole, the direction the club is heading and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. Polls never close (you may still vote), but results are certified official the morning after one full day of voting. In this case that was around 9 a.m. today/Tuesday.
2012 Dolfan Satisfaction Meter
G1: 17.2% (4.4-v, 12.8-s) following 30-10 loss at Houston.
G2: 90.6% (47.1-v, 43.5-s) following 35-13 victory vs. Oakland.
G3: 43.8% (7.2-v, 36.6-s) following 23-20 loss (OT) vs. N.Y. Jets.
G4: 67.4% (18.3-v, 49.1-s) following 24-21 loss (OT) at Arizona.
G5: 93.1% (43.9-v, 49.2-s) following 17-13 victory at Cincinnati.
G6: 96.7% (52.2-v, 44.5-s) following 17-14 victory vs. St. Louis.
G7: 98.3% (80.9-v, 17.4-s) following 30-9 victory at N.Y. Jets.
G8: 66.9% (21.3-v, 45.6-s) following 23-20 loss at Indianapolis.
G9: 17.3% (3.4-v, 13.9-s) following 37-3 loss vs. Tennessee.
G10: 12.0% (4.2-v, 7.8-s) following 19-14 loss at Buffalo.
G11: 81.3% (25.5-v, 55.8-s) following 24-21 victory vs. Seattle.
G12: 37.0% (6.3-v, 30.7-s) following 23-16 loss vs. New England.
G13: 18.8% (2.7-v, 16.1-s) following 27-13 loss at San Francisco.
G14: 60.5% (13.5-v, 47.0-s) following 24-3 victory vs. Jacksonville.
Next poll: Dec. 23 following game vs. Buffalo.
Previous final season results for overall satisfaction: