Chi-Town's Officially Been Chopped 'N' Skrewed
Yes, I went there. One of the hottest songs of the year is my title. But then again, that's my opinion.
But you wouldn't be reading this if you didn't want to know what it is now, would you?
Now to the relevant part of this post.
Well, unless you are totally secluded from technology and the media (electronic and print), you've probably already heard about the Jay Cutler situation and subsequent trade.
If that actually is your situation, though, I didn't mean to offend anyone. I'm simply making a point.
Ok, I need to stop wasting time.
So, here it goes: the Bears have screwed themselves out of their immediate future and any passing college superstars. The Broncos, on the other hand, have just gotten two shots at securing some real first-round talent this year AND next year.
Yes, the Broncos traded their franchise quarterback in the twilight of the Shanahan era and beginning of the McDaniels era. Yes, he had the ability to take the Broncos very far.
But that's just problem No. 1 with Cutler: he didn't.
In his three years in Denver, he never went to the playoffs ONCE. That's right; while he was putting up Pro Bowl numbers during the season, he'd always have a reservation for January games - at home, on his couch. Hell, even reviled ex-Bear Rex Grossman has something that he doesn't: playoff games and a trip to the Super Bowl.
But problem No. 2: he spoke like he did that and more.
If you put all of Cutler's quotes to the media together, you might think that he turned the Broncos into the greatest football dynasty since Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (I threw up a little bit in my mouth after typing that). He had the gall, the NERVE to say that he had a better arm than Denver legendary quarterback John Elway. And even if it's true, that is NOT something you say in a publicized statement. At a Broncos legend day far after your careers are over? Of course. In a public conversation jokingly at a charity event? That would simply be funny and brushed off as cheeky, but funny impertinence.
But at a time where the Broncos were just starting to establish them in the leveled yet competitive (that's a nice way to say weak) AFC West, that's just another way to make sure that every defense want to take your head off—not that many teams could pull that off, though. And when he cowered from rival quarterback Phillip Rivers before the game that would determine his team's playoff destiny (back to the couch for them all), Cutler showed that he was truly all talk.
But the worst part about it for Cutler is that should Matt Forte, Chicago's new every-down back, get injured, Cutler will be in the same position that he was in Denver with a better defense and slightly crueler fans. The couch will still be there with the same reservation.
And the Bears have to deal with all of that...
As for the Broncos, Pat Bowlen and Josh McDaniels should sleep well tonight. They got the talented headache off their hands and got a whole lot of hope for the future to look forward to. Thanks to that trade, the Broncos now have a very capable quarterback, five picks in the first three rounds in this draft and four in next year's first three rounds. Any holes that they feel that they have, they can fill ESPECIALLY with two first-round draft picks.
So, one more time for good measure (and it actually fits with the music): "Chi-Town's officially been chopped 'n' skrewed."
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