Cutler going to Bears
- 04-02-2009, 06:29 PM
Cutler going to Bears
The Chicago Bears pulled the big upset Thursday afternoon by acquiring Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, a source told ESPN.com.
The Broncos confirmed the move.
Terms of the trade weren't immediately available, but the Bears had to beat out the Redskins, Buccaneers, Lions, Titans and other teams to get land the 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback.
The Broncos had been asking for at least two first-round choices.
Cutler asked to be traded when he found out first-year coach Josh McDaniels tried to acquire Matt Cassel in a trade with the Patriots.
Cutler had not returned phone calls from the Broncos, according to the team, and had been staying away from the offseason program.
John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com
- 04-02-2009, 06:33 PM
04-02-2009, 06:34 PM
That's been a sore spot for Da Bears for some time. I'm aware Grossman had that good year,.. but this should help the Bears immensely!!!
Think training's hard,. try losing!
04-02-2009, 06:35 PM
04-02-2009, 06:49 PM
To acquire Cutler, the Bears had to give up quarterback Kyle Orton and first-round picks in 2009 and 2010, a source said.
To complete the trade, the Broncos had to give back a third-round pick in 2009.
04-02-2009, 06:50 PM
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04-03-2009, 10:16 AM
04-03-2009, 10:40 AM
I like cutler....and I think the bears will benefit from him......but he is just too much of a primadonna.
And honestly, I think that there are far fewer good receivers on the bears team than on the broncos......just my opinion.
Denver better get a running game going on this year. I mean last year they lost practically everyone. And to boot they have orton, who I wouldn't say is bad....but you know.
04-03-2009, 11:31 AM
04-04-2009, 12:28 AM
everyone is all over cutler for being pissed. How would you feel if you were a top performer in your area and your new boss came in and tried to get rid of you right away? There's gonna be animosity there for a lot of people of all walks of life in that situation, it just happens to be news with cutler
04-06-2009, 07:02 AM
Denver ranked 28th in Defense last year. Which is absolutely pathetic considering for much of the season they were in the playoff hunt. All this with injuries on offense that made they dig down to the 9th running back on the depth chart (if there is such a thing), Brandon Marshall battling nagging injuries and off the field stuff, no Travis Henry (is he in jail?), and a pretty challenging schedule, no more Javon Walker, and a inexperienced yet promising rookie Eddie Royal turned 1st option... yet Cutler kept them fighting all year.
as Denver fans told me, the off-season was to focus specifically on Defense - especially the front 7. So in comes McDaniels and he feels the QB was the problem. He secretly shoots for Cassell and now they have Orton (or Simms) as their starter - a locker room that will be divided. Nice start coach.
It's a shame because I love Brian Dawkins and he left Philly to join a major contender. This team will be out of the race by week 7.
Broncos fans are still irate, for a few days its popular to get behind the buzz and hate on Jay Cutler and call him names and play the blame game... fact of the matter is, the team is ruined and it's McDaniels' fault.
these young coaches don't get it, especially the ones that have never played sports at a competitive level. McDaniels was a non-starter at WR for 3 years for John Carroll University. He went to John Carroll to play QB, but wasn't good enough to even be the backup. Not saying that hiring a old stale recycled coach (see Norv Turner) is any better, but come on...
04-06-2009, 08:42 AM
04-07-2009, 05:31 PM
Was it his playoff wins?
How about winning record?
Well, he won 0 playoff games, and he was 17-20 as a starter.
What you can expect from him, is interceptions.
In 2006 he played 5 games and threw 5 interceptions, 2007 16 games and 14 interceptions, and last season 16 games 18 interceptions.
He reminds me of Brett Favre. Strong arm, and you either win with him or lose because of him.
The Broncos defense did suck, and Cutler didn't help by turning the ball over like he did, as well as his inability to score in the red zone. A lot of his touchdowns was thanks to his receivers making things happen.
Also, John Elway never had a great defense.
The bottom line, I was never a big Cutler fan. Enjoy Chicago.
04-07-2009, 05:35 PM
In addition, he isn't the first player to be ever involved in trade rumors. Heck, Dan Reeves tried to trade John Elway to the Redskins...#7 managed quite well if you ask me...
04-07-2009, 09:44 PM
04-08-2009, 08:15 AM
Sounds like a bitter salty ass Broncos fan to me...
This is from a Broncos forum:
In 2005, Orton's record was 10-3 when the defense held the opponent to 21 points or less. However, that is a slightly misleading stat....
In 8 of those games, the defense held the opponent to 10 points or less, something our defense only managed ONE TIME in Cutler's 37 starts. His record in those games was 7-1. Jay won his game for a 1-0 record.
In 2007, Orton's record was 1-1 when the defense held the opponent to 21 points of less. In the win, the defense again held the opponent to 10 points or less (seven points).
In 2008, Orton's record was 6-1 when the defense held the opponent to 21 points or less. Once again, a misleading stat, because in three of those games, the defense held the opponent to 10 points or less.
So to summarize....
Orton is 17-5 (.772) in games where the defense held the opponent to 21 points or less, which is worse than Jay's 12-1 record (.923). However, when you consider that 12 Orton's starts were games where the defense held the opponent to 10 points or less (heck - Plummer or Griese can win a game if the opponent doesn't score any more than that) and Orton's record was 11-1 (.916) in those games, which means that Jay's record as a starter is better when the opponent scores 21 or less than Kyle's record is when the opponent scores 10 or less.
But hey, the defense doesn't matter, does it?
04-08-2009, 08:17 AM
04-08-2009, 07:35 PM
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04-08-2009, 07:52 PM
How many Bronco games have you watched?
I watch them all, and I can say the games the Broncos did win, with Cutler at the helm, was not all because of him. And He put a Broncos ****ty defense in very bad positions, even when they were bending but not breaking.
I also seen him have plenty of opportunities to win games, but failed to. As well as, the inability to score in the red zone.
And to try and compare offense to offense is laughable. You say the Bears, and the last thing you think of is offense, and especially the QB position. The Bears have been about defense for as long as know...
I am excited to see how the Bears defense holds up, when they can't get off the field thanks to Cutler's many interceptions.
04-08-2009, 07:53 PM
it has long since been forgotten though. Most charger fans are happy with Rivers and rightfully so. Once the Broncos find someone to work well within the system that McDaniels brings in, then they should be ok. However, McDaniels did handle this quite well
04-08-2009, 07:56 PM
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