31 Mar 2009
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has taken this drawn-out story to the next level in the following statement:
"Numerous attempts to contact Jay Cutler in the last 10 days, both by Head Coach Josh McDaniels and myself, have been unsuccessful.
A conversation with his agent earlier today clearly communicated and confirmed to us that Jay no longer has any desire to play for the Denver Broncos.
We will begin discussions with other teams in an effort to accommodate his request to be traded.”
What makes this interesting is that the Detroit Lions, one of the obvious targets for Cutler with the first overall pick, just had an outstanding private workout with Georgia's Matthew Stafford. Tampa Bay? The Jets? Who knows, but it seems that Cutler's Denver days are behind him -- unless this is one big unholy bluff (which it probably isn't). Keep in mind that Bowlen sided with John Elway over Dan Reeves all those years ago. This is an interesting about-face.
183 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2009, 1:14am by Mr Shush
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?