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Took ESPN long enough... [more Cutler TRUTH]

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  1. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    FINALLY the media is saying what we here have known all along...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=3946294&sportCat=nfl

    "Cutler has accomplished nothing in this league. He has pretty passing numbers, but so what? It's time for him to do a Brooks and grow up. It's time for him to spit out the pacifier."

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    Cutler's act is wearing thin -- quickly
    By Gene Wojciechowski

    Will someone please give Jay Cutler his pacifier, hand him his favorite blankie and put him back in his crib for his afternoon nap? Because if he cries anymore about a trade that didn't happen, we'll have to check his Pampers.

    Cutler is the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. At least for now he is.

    Turns out the Broncos are/were shopping him. The three-way trade between the Broncos, New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't reach critical mass, but names (Cutler to the Bucs, Matt Cassel to the Broncos) and numbers (first- and fourth-round draft picks to the Patriots) were discussed.

    But it didn't happen. Repeat: didn't happen.

    Instead, the Patriots traded Cassel and his franchise-tag salary to the Kansas City Chiefs. And Cutler is still a Bronco.

    But the mere thought of a possible trade upset Cutler so much that he went into full waaaa-waaaa-waaaa mode, wailing like an infant. Why are they being so mean to me? That sort of thing.

    "I'm upset," he told The Denver Post. "I mean, I'm really shocked at this point."

    And this from Cutler's agent, James "Bus" Cook, who told The Associated Press, "Nobody's going to call the [New York] Giants and ask for Eli [Manning]. Nobody's calling the [Indianapolis] Colts asking about Peyton [Manning]. [Tom] Brady? Come on. So, why call Denver and ask about Jay? And if they do call, why not say, 'That's not for discussion. What else do you want?'"

    Why call Denver and ask about Cutler? Because the Broncos haven't reached the playoffs since the 2005 season. Because Cutler's record as a starter is 17-20. Because new Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels just happened to coach Cassel last season. And Cassel's team finished 11-5, including a 41-7 victory against Cutler's Broncos in October.

    Nobody is calling the Giants and the Colts about the Manning brothers because the Manning brothers actually reach the postseason and have won Super Bowls. And here's guessing somebody called the Patriots asking whether Brady might be available.

    Cook, more than anyone, should know that anything is possible in the NFL. Just ask Brett Favre, one of Cook's longtime clients.

    Don't get me wrong -- Cutler is a talent, possibly a major talent. His numbers keep tracking upward (4,526 passing yards, 25 touchdowns in '08), but so do his turnovers (18 interceptions, including four in Denver's last three games -- all losses) and hissy fits.

    None of this Cutler trade talk likely would have happened if Mike Shanahan were still the Broncos' head coach. Shanahan is the guy who drafted Cutler with the 11th pick of the 2006 draft. They were attached at the hip pads.

    But Shanahan is Broncos history. It happens. Last week it happened to 11-time Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks of the Bucs. He was cut after 14 years.

    Brooks didn't pout like Cutler. And his agent didn't issue any angry criticisms of the Bucs' decision. Instead, Brooks articulated the essential truth of the NFL: It's business, not personal.

    "Everybody has a picture that they want painted their own particular way, but when the picture's not painted your way, you don't kick and scream," Brooks told reporters. "You be a man about it."

    Cutler is kicking and screaming. Poor baby. He stiffed the Broncos when they requested a kiss-and-make-up session. Word is he won't even talk to McDaniels on the phone.

    So what if the Broncos considered proposals from the Bucs? Who cares whether they listened to an offer from the Detroit Lions? When you haven't reached the playoffs since '05, when you gag away a three-game division lead with three games left, you listen to everybody about anybody.

    Come to think about it, what's so bad about the Bucs? New coach -- Raheem Morris. New tight end -- Kellen Winslow. Newly re-upped wide receivers -- Antonio Bryant (franchise-tagged) and Michael Clayton. And did we mention that Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall was arrested again?

    "If they were in fact trying to trade Jay Cutler, then I think that's a situation that's going to cause a very serious problem for the organization," Cook huffed and puffed.

    Why? Because Cutler's precious feelings were hurt? Please.

    The nontrade causes serious problems only if Cutler wants it that way. To whine about the Broncos' kicking the tires on a trade accomplishes nothing. Especially from a guy with zero playoff appearances and a grand total of 37 NFL games.

    Cutler has accomplished nothing in this league. He has pretty passing numbers, but so what? It's time for him to do a Brooks and grow up. It's time for him to spit out the pacifier.

    Gene Wojciechowski is the senior national columnist for ESPN.com. You can contact him at gene.wojciechowski@espn3.com.
     
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  2. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Hmmmmm. All last season, ESPN had their Cutler knee pads on and talking about how great he is. NOW they're telling it like it really is.

    Though I have to admit, if I were Cutler... I'd be pizzed about this situation too. But now that it's over, I'd drop it.
     
  3. pure-sol

    pure-sol Well-Known Member

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    I tried to rep but I have to spread more around, so thanks for the article!
     
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  4. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    This article made my day.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Say it with me ESPN
    "Cutler is a douchebag, Rivers is a good guy, I was wrong and biased earlier on"
     
  6. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    It's a great day! The Cutler media love that never was deserved is starting to evaporate.
     
  7. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    :icon_rofl::icon_rofl: suuuuuuuure you would... :icon_rofl:
     
  8. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    Just to add insult to injury, Philip Rivers should come out and say a few kind words about Jay.

    :lol:
     
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  9. BroncoFan

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    Just here checking out what my favorite haters had to say. Kinda expected. wanna get real real pissed off at me????


    CUTLER IS A FUTURE HALL OF FAME QUARTEBACK AND SHOULD NOT BE TRADED!!!!!!!

    MCDANIELS NEEDS TO PULL HIS HEAD OUT AND REALIZE THAT
     
  10. Layne

    Layne Banned Banned

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    Thats what ESPN does. They build you up to take you down...they make and break people. Make fools of others that have done nothing wrong like they did Rivers in the last 2 seasons. Last game of the season they still were talking about Rivers jawing at Cutler on the sidelines and we all know who started that, but they never said anything about it.

    About you dropping it...i find that very hard to believe lol:icon_huh:
     
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  12. in_a_days

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    Heartwarming. :lol:
     
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  13. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    So will you and nicklebolt be holding hands and skipping through the park today?

    Seriously... it's like being laid off from your job. You're going to be pizzed. Though if you really liked your job and the company and they ask you to come back... you're going to think about it. Even if they tell you that you'll retain your salary and seniority... there's still going to be those thoughts in the back of your head questioning their motive.

    In Cutler's situation, his best bet would be to play the best he can and see what happens from there.
     
  14. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I don't care what the Donk's do with Cutler and I care less what he thinks.
     
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  15. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    but isn't watching him squirm fun!? :icon_banana:
     
  16. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Like I said, it doesn't matter to me. Why should I care about the Donk's or how Cutler feel?????? I only care what the Bolt's do, we have some great players and with just a few tweaks, they'll prove it.
     
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  17. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    Well I have no idea what a quarteback is he is actually not a future hall of famer in my opinion. He shouldn't be traded though. If he gets traded who will we get to watch pout on sidelines when we knock them out of a playoff spot next season?
    Honestly though Cutler is the fool that needs to have a realization and get over himself not McDaniels.
     
  18. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    I don't know. The damage might already be done. The quarterback has officially called out the head coach and blames him for the whole situation. Something like that to a mental midget like Cutler could forever make him skeptical of the coach's decisions and I could certainly see him continuing this course of action until he actually gets traded.
     
  19. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    I called it at the end of the saeason that Marshall would get arrested this offseason. Good thing the charges were dropped for the NEXT time he gets arrested (which, again will happen before the regular season starts :yes:).

    Boy you guys sure have made the headlines during free agency. :icon_rofl:
     
  20. sdbound

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    Immature
    Damaged
    Arrogant
    Aloof
    Spoiled
    Pretentious
    Dishonest
    Shallow
    Senseless
    Vain
    Boorish
    Insolent
    Superficial
    Foolish
    Peculiar
    Conceited
    Stupid
    Fraud

    Other than that Cutler is a pretty good guy.
     
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  21. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    We already have a village idiot, but we'll keep your application on file..
     
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    $14,000,000 arm with a .02 cents brain
     
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  23. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    You have the personality of a log. :yes:


    Not to mention... the IQ of a cigarette butt.
     
  24. Rainman

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    "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!"

    I'm Jay Cutler, and I approved this message.

    :lol
     
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    :icon_rofl:
     
  26. Rainman

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    So you're saying..... Jay Cutler is right, and everybody else is wrong? :icon_huh:

    That makes sense! (Damn! Where's a "rolleyes" smilie when ya need one?)
     
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  27. Boltage Bimbo

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    This? This is a future Hall of Fame Quarterback? Really? :icon_rofl::icon_rofl::icon_rofl:
     

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  28. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Yes. And so was Jeff George... when he was drafted.
     
  29. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Face it, Cutler is not a leader...not on the field, not in the locker room, not anywhere. His pouting act of the last week only further proves the point. Until he finds religion and decides to grow the hell up, he will be nothing more than a show pony with good stats and little else to show for it, which is exactly what he currently is.

    The longer your front office lets that cancer metastasize the worse off you will be; of course, that's better for us. :yes:
     
  30. sdbound

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    I fear that Cutler is toast in Denver. The local media has turned on him.


    :lol:

    Personally, I want Cutler to be the Bronco QB for the next decade.
     

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