I thought Bobby Petrino was bad. Actually, when I think about it...He still is. But newly established Head Coach of the Denver Broncos has taken it to a whole new level. How so?
The season hasn't even started and there is already drama. The last thing a team who just fired a pretty good coach needs...is chaos. That seems to be the case in Denver with Jay Cutler and Josh McDaniels clearly not seeing eye to eye. We all know what happened, but to put it short and to the point:
The New England Patriots were dangling Matt Cassel as a bait. While teams that needed a Quarterback such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions seemed interested, neither one were able to get Cassel. Why?
Because Scott Pioli, new GM of the Chiefs had already worked his magic. Sounds like a typical "I need a quarterback so take my draft pick" trade, right? Not quite.
Everything appeared normal until reports came out that the Broncos...Who already have a Pro Bowl caliber QB were interested in the trade as well. Jay Cutler finds out and we have all the ammunition to start World War III.
Now, with that said, why in the world were the Broncos trying to get Cassel? Is it because he took over Brady's job and handled himself well? Was all of that really Matt Cassel?
It's not like he did a turnaround for the Oakland Raiders, or the Lions. It was the Patriots. Do the Patriots have turn around seasons? The previous year they had a perfect season.
Joey Harrington could have led that team to at least 10-6.
Jay Cutler is use to doing more with less. He has a talented wide receiver who always seems to find himself in trouble. I don't know who their running back is. They had about fifteen on the injured reserve. Their defense is virtually nonexistent.
What in the world is Matt Cassel going to do better than Jay Cutler?
We can talk all day about how Jay Cutler is crying, and whining. We can always say how the NFL is a business. But sometimes teams make stupid decisions.
If we were talking about Brandon Marshall, it would be different. Yes, he is talented. But he has frequently found himself in trouble with the law. If they wanted to trade him, it would be understandable.
Matt Jones was released by the Jaguars. He is also talented. But he, like Marshall finds himself in trouble often. The Jaguars let him go. Its understandable. You can't have distractions like that on your team.
Was Cutler a distraction? Not until McDaniels tried to ship him off. Cutler has not even played a down for McDaniel's and he's already certain that Cutler will not fit his system. Excuse me, but what System doesn't fit a Pro Bowl Quarterback?
I'm sure Jay is willing to adapt. He adapted while Marshall was on suspension. He adapted while he had no running back. He adapted by putting points on the board with a high school defense. Now we're saying that he couldn't fit into his coaches playbook?
It doesn't add up.