What’s the Deal With the Jay Cutler Hatred?

cutlerjpgWhy does every NFL analyst hate Jay Cutler? Spare us the moralizing.

Denver tried to replace him with Matt Cassel. They failed. Despite blatant evidence this occurred, the Broncos denied it. Logically, he was a bit upset, no longer felt comfortable with the new coach and wanted to leave.

This happens in real life. Say you are married. You cheat with your secretary. You try to run away with her. It doesn’t work out. You are dishonest with your wife. When your wife finds out, she will justifiably want to leave you. She owes you no loyalty.

Say you are Mark Schlereth. You have a cozy gig on NFL Live. If you find out ESPN made a pay for Jay Glazer, specifically to take over your job. You are going to be upset. You will probably talkyell about the unfairness to anyone who will listen. If it weren’t so lucrative, you might consider quitting.

The NFL may be a business, but just like any other business, there are real people who get angry, often with reason.

Peter King says Jay Cutler will live to regret forcing a trade out of Denver and missing the chance to team up with Josh McDaniels. Cutler was willing to work with McDaniels. McDaniels spoiled the partnership.


The Big Lead Hodgepodge

I had to do some filling in for TBL yesterday.  Here are my posts.

uso-show-john-elway-defenselink-miljpgJohn Elway Is a Nice Guy, But is He Really a Role Model: Rick Reilly presents a charming story about John Elway and his half-nephew.  But, wouldn’t everyone be charming if they knew Rick Reilly was going to write a column abotu it?

utah-footballjpgThe Mountain West Conference Presents a Playoff Proposal: The MWC presented a plan to reform the BCS into a playoff system, with the minimum effect on the current system.  Not surprisingly, the primary beneficiary of said system would be the Mountain West Conference.

terrell-owens-cryingjpgCowboys Release Terrell Owens: If you are awake at 1:30 in the morning, you get the lede.