I can state how long I've been following Broncos football but its irrelevant. I'm sure there is some study out there that states I'll continue to follow after this Cutler Trade continues to spiral out of control. I know I will.
I roll up my sleeves and think what would I do different? I don't think there is anyone we can get of equal value for Jay Cutler. Some suggest the 1st and 3rd this year and maybe a 1st the following year. Truth is, I don't want to see some draft hopeful go through the hit or miss process as they transition to the NFL from college.
I present to you the organization the Cinncinati Bengals. I know its different because it was about getting paid (Chad Johnson) but what is similar is the contract that has to be honored. Denver has the same control and unless there is a surefire deal, I'd keep Cutler. Jay is a competitor and all he wants to do is prove his worth. Sure he's upset but this has been going on since 28FEB08 and his legacy can be tied to the way he handles adversity or how adversity handles him.
McDaniels can make this work because he's going to have to. This is a classic example of what are men made of. I've heard the rhertoric of leadership, hall of fame comparisons and tastleless opinions. No ultimatum has been presented and if it were me and my sleeved up shirt were running this, I'd have Cutler in the fold. His actions from that point on would then define what kind of professional he'd choose to be and no athlete likes to be pitted against the fans.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to decide whether Malcom Jenkins at 12 is more feasible than Tyson Jackson. Here's hoping I can trade down and acquire Jackson/Jenkins and pick up a pick along the way. Hey, this isn't hard after all....