My friends over at Sports Radio Interviews sent me a link to an interview Pat Bowlen did with a Chicago-area radio station. While there is nothing earth-shattering here, I do find it somewhat interesting that Bowlen would talk about Cutler and Orton with a Chicago sports talk station. Below is a transcript -
What are the Bears getting in Jay Cutler?
“They’re getting an extremely talented young quarterback.”
Any regrets about how the Cutler situation turned out?
“In my case, yeah. Jay and I got along. It just didn’t work out. However, I think he’s gone to a good place in Chicago. I think he’ll be a real asset to them and we’re moving on to a different direction.”
Could it have ended differently?
“You know, I don’t want to go down that road with Jay. I mean, Jay had his own agenda and you know I respect that. It just didn’t work out for him as for staying in Denver.”
Questioning Cutler’s tools?
“No, no, I think Jay was a very talented quarterback and he’s very early in his career and he has an opportunity to go on and be considered one of the better quarterbacks. So I don’t think there is any doubt in my mind that he has the physical and mental tools to do very well.”
What do you think about what you got in return in Kyle Orton?
“It’s a little early for me to start commenting on stuff like that, so we’ll see. We’re going through some OTAs and you know we’re watching guys throw footballs around. But, we’re a long way away-at least I’m a long way-from making any serious judgment calls on who is going to be good and who isn’t.”
Bowlen also talks about the probability of an 18-game season(sounds like it is going to happen) and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
You can listen to the whole thing by heading over here - forward to 39 minutes.