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McDaniels is the idiot

Posted on: March 15, 2009 5:15 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2009 5:16 pm

I keep hearing and reading the same things as it relates to the Jay Cutler-Josh McDaniels feud in Denver. Most of if states that Cutler needs to quit being a baby and realize the NFL is a business.

Yes, he might be overreacting. And he deserves some ripping. But what's lost in this battle is that if the NFL is a business, which it is, the Broncos are considering some of the worst business I've seen.

How can they even consider trading a franchise quarterback who is 25 years old? Cutler's taking all the heat, but McDaniels is the one who should be.

He's the one who is in his first head job and he's considering making one of the dumbest decisions a coach can make. There are only so many good quarterbacks in this league and he's thinking about trading one away. Why is he getting a free pass here? He's the one who should be getting torched.

So both parties deserve some heat. But there's no doubt McDaniels is the one who deserves the most of it.



Category: NFL

Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: March 16, 2009 10:18 pm

McDaniels is the idiot

Last time I checked, Cutler hasn't done much either. While it is tough to give up a young, strong armed quarterback, his act has to go! I'm done watching him yell at teamates and then throw a dumb interception on the next play. Cassell would have been a good fit because he is a system QB and he happens to know the system. They keep talking about how tough the system is to learn, I think Cutler took a look at it and said, I'm not that smart.


Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2009 9:35 pm

McDaniels is the idiot

no, but the colts and giants have suber bowl mvps at qb. jay cutler has never won a playoff game. and the idea that it is stupid to even discuss a trade involving a 25 year old franchise qb is absurd. what is being offered in return? and who initiated the talks? a coach and gm are only doing their jobs if they DO entertain trade ideas. apparrently in this case broncos management simply overestimated jay cutler's maturity.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2009 10:30 am

McDaniels is the idiot


 Spot on. Regardless if you think Cassel is better than Cutler, and I don't think he is, McD is the head coach he's got to be big enought to put his ego aside and get Cutler on his side. Yeah he made a mistake by trying to trade Cutler and keep it hush-hush but it's time he just sucks it up and does what he can to keep his young QB productive and not divide the Bronco locker room. Imagine the Left Tackle or the Tight End listening to this new young coach and seeing how he treats the on field leader and face of the franchise. If that's how the face of the franchise gets treaded, you would think the other players would question how they would be treated by McD.

Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: March 16, 2009 10:24 am

McDaniels is the idiot

 mcdaniels has lost ALL credibility. he went on the record saying that they never tried to trade cutler in order to acquire cassell. a few days later, he admitted that he was trying to trade for cassell.

in the saturday meeting, he reitterated that he was trying to get cassell and that he wasn't sorry for doing it. this guy is a whack! you have a 25 year old stud QB that more than half of the nfl GM's would love to have on their roster and this guy is screwing the pooch...big time.

some of this blame has to go to the bronco's owner as well. you get rid of shanahan for a no name coach in mcdaniels. now i'm not saying the termination of shanahan was right or wrong, i'm just saying that to replace him with mcdaniels was a mistake and he's proving my point.  you have a playoff caliber team and you select a first time coach to lead it? doesn't make much sense to me.

in the end, bowlen will side with his man, mcdaniels, as he hired him and part with culter. led the rebuilding days begin.

Since: May 18, 2008
Posted on: March 16, 2009 10:11 am

McDaniels is the idiot

How can they even consider trading a franchise quarterback who is 25 years old?

I think this is the key line.  I don't think Cutler is a franchise QB.  Lets me check my quick list ...

Cannon Arm ... ok Check

Impeccable accuracy with a football .... ok decent.

Leadership qualities that pull a team together to fight through adversity .... um .. oh wait ... no.

The guy could not lead/inspire his team to win one of three last year to ensure the playoffs.  And now he is throwing a temper tantrum over his boss making a business decision over him.  This no longer sounds like a QB you want to build your franchise around.  Yes he has EVERY right to be pissed but how he handles being pissed off at his boss defines his leadership qualities.  And he has not handled it well. 

For all we know this was a character test by McDaniels (something I might have considered if I was taking over Cutler) and Cutler has failed miserably.  Too bad his value just went down.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: March 16, 2009 10:08 am

McDaniels is the idiot

 I find it laughable to here Pete calling any one an idiot, I guess it takes one to know one...

Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: March 16, 2009 9:22 am

McDaniels is the idiot

I hope you don't talk the english language the way you write it, if so there is a third grader somewhere wondering when America became so illiterate.  Cassell played behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL at New England, while Denver's was one of the worst in the league, so know what you are talking about.  Denver has good receivers but New England, with Moss and Welker, have possibly the best in the NFL, one a great possession receiver and one the consumate deep threat.  The thing that Cassell had that Cutler didn't was a defense.  He, Cassell, didn't have to score every time he had the ball just to keep his team in the game.  New England had a very good defense, so all Cassell had to do was not make mistakes and maybe make a handful of plays and his team had a great chance of winning.  Cutler on the other had had to dominate the game, control it, by outscoring the other team.  Cutler had to play perfect, no mistakes, for his team to have a chance to win.  Not only did Cutler have no defense to keep the leads he secured, he had no healthy runningbacks to run the clock out once the Bronco's had established a lead.  I believe that Cutler could go anywhere and help a team win allmost immediateley, while I am quite sure that the same is not true for Cassell, just wait and see how he fares in Kansas City.  

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: March 16, 2009 9:21 am

McDaniels is the idiot

McDaniels is most certainly the idiot!

Trade Cutler to the Bears for God's sake! They will appreciate him! This guy is 25 and not even showing his full potential yet and this upstart idiot wants to entertain the idea of trading him away? What a moron! Matt Cassell is an average QB who was the recipient of a system that works for any QB. He will flounder in KC! McDaniels is such a moron he wants to shake things up by looking into trading your franchise player!

Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2009 9:00 am

McDaniels is the idiot


Forget running backs, which still wasnt a strong point for the Broncos, but they have better Wide Recievers and Line then the Patriots? Really????? Moss and Welker?? Outside of Arizona theres not another 1,2 you can mention in that class.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: March 16, 2009 8:52 am

McDaniels is the idiot

If I were a member of the Broncos, I would be trying to get traded as well. The first thing the new coach does is come in and attempt to trade the qb and then lies about it for weeks. Oh yes, he learned at the feet of Bellicheat. 

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