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[Yahoo Sports] Denver plans to deal Cutler

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  1. Rockets34Legend

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_y...lug=cr-bowlencutler033109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

    After numerous failed attempts to open a line of communication in recent days, the Denver Broncos have decided to pursue trading disgruntled quarterback Jay Cutler.

    In a statement to Yahoo! Sports and several other media outlets, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said that the team came to the decision after both he and head coach Josh McDaniels tried unsuccessfully to reach Cutler.

    “Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both by head coach Josh McDaniels and myself, have been unsuccessful,” Bowlen said. “A conversation with his agent [Bus Cook] earlier [Tuesday] clearly communicated and confirmed to us that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos. We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded.”

    Several league personnel sources confirmed to Yahoo! Sports that at least six teams are expected to be seriously involved in trade talks: the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns. The Jacksonville Jaguars have also shown interest, while the Minnesota Vikings actually pulled the plug on trade negotiations for Cutler back in February.

    Other news outlets, such as Profootballtalk.com, have indicated that Washington has also expressed interest in Cutler even though the Redskins have Jason Campbell as their starter. The Redskins, who have the No. 13 overall pick in the draft, also worked out USC quarterback Mark Sanchez last week, two league sources said. Owner Dan Snyder, coach Jim Zorn and vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato was part of the group that went to see Sanchez and Trojans linebacker Brian Cushing, although one source said the group was more focused on Sanchez.

    Detroit, which has the No. 1 overall pick, could make the strongest play for Cutler. The Lions are considering Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford with the top pick, but could reduce their risk by trading for Cutler instead. In addition, the team could likely sign Cutler to a contract extension for close to the same money Stafford would command as the No. 1 pick.

    In addition, NFL sources believe Cook wouldn’t mind having Cutler play in Detroit because Cook also represents Lions budding star receiver Calvin Johnson.

    With the top pick, Denver could go after a quarterback, although Stafford might not be the clear choice. Instead, Sanchez could enter the fray for the top pick. Sanchez ran a West Coast offense in college, a system that has some strong similarities to the offense McDaniels brought from New England when he was hired.

    While Cutler is coming off a Pro Bowl season, several NFL sources have indicated that he has personal issues that are of concern to some teams. In 2007, Cutler lost weight during the season and dealt with weariness before doctors discovered he suffers from diabetes.

    The decision to move Cutler signals what many personnel insiders had suspected for weeks: The rift between the Pro Bowl quarterback and the Broncos had long ago grown beyond repair. The fact that Cutler has gotten to the point of ignoring the owner’s calls sends a crystal-clear message that he’s willing to go to whatever lengths it takes to break ties with the franchise. That stance apparently solidified in late February when Cutler became aware the Broncos had attempted to engineer a deal for Matt Cassel. While Cassel ultimately ended up in Kansas City, Cutler never altered his mindset along the way, repeating in a handful of interviews that he wanted out of Denver.

    The lone flicker of hope for the relationship seemed to come last week, when McDaniels spoke to the media and was complimentary of Cutler, while insisting he hoped to repair their relationship. But even the positive comments from McDaniels came with qualifiers, with him suggesting that Cutler was going to have to “get over” the failed trade scenario, and that Cook, the quarterback’s agent, had no place getting involved in any reconciliation. Ultimately, McDaniels’ message was clear: If the relationship was going to be repaired, it was Cutler who was going to have to make some big strides toward fixing it.

    “I can’t convince anybody of anything if they don’t want to believe it,” McDaniels said. “I think part of it is, like I said, we want him to be here, we’re committed to him, and I think it’s got to be two ways. I think that’s the biggest thing – if he wants to commit to us, then I think there are some certain things that he’s going to have to get over personally. And that’s a challenge for him. It’s a challenge in this whole situation.”

    Now that reconciliation appears dead, Cutler will be shopped on the open market.
     
  2. thech0senone

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    I am actually surprised. I knew things were bad between the two parties but I really thought they would work it out.
     
  3. arkoe

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    What a baby.
     
  4. tinman

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    they should send him to a sucky team, oh wait denver was sucky.

    Go Chris Simms!
    :D
     
  5. DonnyMost

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    Pssttt.. Jay... all the other teams you want to work for are watching how you're acting.
     
  6. baller4life315

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    God forbid somebody inconvenience the blood sucking agent. As long as he's happy!!
     
  7. Two Sandwiches

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    I say you send him and a fourth round pick for the #1.

    Detroit has the number 20, overall also, I believe. They could have Cutler and draft another potential impact player.

    The Broncos, on the other hand, can draft Stafford and then sign Jeff Garcia to play ahead of Stafford.
     
  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Meh.. I am with Cutler. If he isn't the right fit for McDaniels now whats gonna change?
     
  9. Jayou

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    McDaniels has really FUBAR'd this whole situation. Can anyone think of another situation where a new incoming head coach has thrown his star player under the bus so soon?

    If the Broncos are slow out of the gate because they suck on offense, the fans will run McDaniels out of town faster than he ran Cutler out.
     
  10. TheBigAristotle

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    Great work Cutler.
     
  11. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Cutler is a little Biatch.
     
  12. Lil Pun

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    I thought wide receivers were supposed to be the primadonnas? :confused:
     
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    Its contagious.
     
  14. A_3PO

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    We may never know for sure if McDaniels told Cutler after he was hired that Cutler was "his guy" and that he planned no major changes in the offense. We also don't know if Cutler's account that McDaniels was hostile and negative towards Cutler in their later meetings is true. If Cutler has been publicly telling the truth and McDaniels has been lying, I don't blame Cutler for being ticked off and forcing the Broncos' hand.

    I usually hate it when athletes go off the deep end like this, but the situation is fuzzy enough to give pause. I don't know Cutler well enough to know if he regularly embellishes & exaggerates and/or has a prickly & difficult ego to deal with.

    On the other hand, if Cutler has been lying publicly about what was told to him in these private meetings, he is a first class jerk. I hope the truth comes out, whatever it is.
     
  15. Blake

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    This situation has made me lose respect for Cutler

    I think old Bus is the puppetmaster on this one
     
  16. Mr. Brightside

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    jay cutlet is better then at least 26 other qb's in the nfl.
     
  17. BMoney

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    If I were Cutler, I wouldn't mind going to the Lions. They've got God playing WR and even the most modest improvement makes the new QB look like a savior. Plus, you get to live in Michigan...wait...
     
  18. Chamillionaire

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    i'd take him over shaub anyday. shaub should be our backup, trade a pick or two for this guy, we'll have a passing and a running game.
     
  19. SamCassell

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    Considering most teams carry 3 QBs and all have at least a backup, there are 70+ QBs in the NFL. So your statement is undoubtably true.
     
  20. Two Sandwiches

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    Chamillionaire, I corrected your post with what I gathered from it.
     

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