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.


Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Pre …

Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press jumps on a blog post from ESPN.com (people wonder why newspapers are going out of business) discussing the possibility of the Lions getting Broncos’ quarterback Jay Cutler. Scharader’s contribution to the discussion is a question.

So should the Lions go for Cutler and risk having it blow up in their face — like it did with the Broncos’ run at Matt Cassel — and Daunte Culpepper will demand a trade, too?

In what world is Daunte Culpepper demanding a trade? To whom? He was available for nothing last year. The only team pathetic enough to pick him up was Detroit, and even that was mid-season. He hardly stabilized the position. He was worse than Orlovsky.

The Broncos’ move blew up, because they had an established quarterback who went to the Pro Bowl. Then the new coach denied it, lied to his face and insulted him while trying to assert his own authority.

The Lions were the worst team in NFL history last season. They did not win a game. They had arguably the worst offense and worst defense in the NFL. Why do they have an established starter at any position going into next season, and why are Daunte Culpepper’s feelings relevant?