As the story goes, Brees' surgically repaired right shoulder didn't check out well with Dolphins doctors, prompting the team to sign Daunte Culpepper instead.
Speaking of radar blips, Nick Saban was the Dolphins' coach when they passed on Brees. Saban, whose University of Alabama team will play for the BCS national championship against Notre Dame next month in Miami, was a guest on WAXY-AM on Monday. As you might guess, a familiar topic came up.
"We thought Drew Brees was an outstanding player, and that's who we made the first offer to," Saban said, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "Quite frankly, you know, he didn't pass the physical with our organization, so we had to go in another direction and there was nothing any of us could do about that."