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Trade Jay Cutler or Fire Josh McDaniels?

If you want to read two diametrically opposite accounts about what's going on in Denver, click here and here.

AP writer Arnie Stapleton makes it seem like Cutler's a spoiled brat, who couldn't handle playing for an all-business Bill Belichick-like coach, while Rick Reilly implies McDaniels is an amateur who made a massive blunder, then lied about it.

My guess is the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Comments

By: Skinsnutt
On: 3/17/2009 3:18:00 PM
Fire Josh McDumbass
 
By: Charlie Zegers
On: 3/17/2009 5:07:00 PM
Well if Rick Reilly said so...
 
By: Dalton Del Don
On: 3/17/2009 6:09:00 PM
I'm not sure I've ever agreed with Rick Reilly (and what's up with all your links to him, Chris?), but Josh McDaniels is an idiot. He should be fired immediately.
 
By: Chris Liss
On: 3/17/2009 6:35:00 PM
yeah, I felt stupid linking to him twice today, but he had a couple good posts.
 
By: Erik Siegrist
On: 3/17/2009 7:24:00 PM
Even a blind squirrel tells the correct time twice a day?
 
By: Scott Pianowski
On: 3/17/2009 8:01:00 PM
I don't see a white hat and a black hat in this crazy story. There's a case for and against both Cutler and McDaniels.
 
By: schoenke
On: 3/18/2009 10:14:00 AM
Give me the franchise QB over a head coach with no track record.
 
By: taborp
On: 3/18/2009 2:26:00 PM
I live in Denver, and I'm no McDaniels fan yet. However, I hear more and more about Cutler that I don't like. There are lots of local stories about encounters with Cutler and fans that end with him being rude, profane, etc. I don't believe everything I hear and read, but there may just be fire under all this smoke. Plus, his post-loss interviews are incredibly uninspiring. Losing just doesn't seem to bother him much.

McDaniels obviously bungled this whole situation, but I don't think any player is absolutely untradeable. Plus, Bowlen has essentially gone all-in with McDaniels. I don't think he could possibly fire him now. Cutler clearly has a lot of talent, but our team needs a leader at the QB position as well. Cutler seems to fall short in this area. He could develop those skills in time, but there are no guarantees. I'm not sure the glaring media focus in New York or the glaring mediocrity of teams like Detroit are going to help push him in the right direction. His trade demand might end up being a huge mistake.
 

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