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Jay Cutler Wants Out? You Don't Say...

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 14:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after the Carolina Panthers defeated them 30-10 during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Jim ChandleyContributor IApril 1, 2009

Jay Cutler says he can't trust Josh McDaniels.  He wants out and the Broncos realize that there is no choice remaining in the matter.

Is anyone surprised?

This reeked of a glob of toothpaste from day one.  It was obvious and immediate that the aforementioned toothpaste was not going back into the tube.

It doesn't seem a stretch to call Cutler a prima dona.  Few would argue that he has overreacted and been childish.

But the pattern it contributes to is what other NFL teams should take from this news.

Teams are hiring coaches at young ages and the balance of the evidence suggests that these young coaches are not ready.

This wasn't McDaniels' "fault" per say.  But the fact is, these 30-somethings that are finding themselves at the helm for NFL teams are at 'fault' for anything that goes wrong.  You are the boss.

Granted, not every young head coach is allowed to "buy the groceries."  Mangini is the exception in that respect.  They are asked to work with what they are given.

But the end result here is that when you give a coach a contract, it becomes his job to prevent these crises or avert them.  Don't you want somebody who has been around a little longer?

Someone from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said after the Raheem Morris hiring that they wanted a guy who 'listened to the same music' as the players.  Apparently sitting in McDaniels' office listening to Jack Johnson was not enough for Cutler.  Maybe a guy who listens to Sinatra but understands locker room politics would be a better choice.

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