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fontaine
03-16-2009, 06:10 AM
I've intentionally said almost nothing about CutlerMcDanielGate because there's so much speculation and talk about the whole thing.

But after Cutler's meeting with McDaniels and how the situation is STILL not resolved I just wanted to say one thing:

Beuerlein to return for 17th season
By John Marshall, The Associated Press
DENVER — Denver Broncos quarterback Steve Beuerlein will return for a 17th season.
Beuerlein said just three weeks ago that he was leaning toward retirement after his third season with the Broncos, but changed his mind after talking to coach Mike Shanahan.

Shanahan flew to Charlotte, N.C., to visit Beuerlein and his family on March 7, a day after the Broncos signed free agent quarterback Jake Plummer.

"Steve Beuerlein told me the day after the league meetings ended last week that he was returning to play this season," Shanahan said in a statement.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/broncos/2003-04-02-beuerlein_x.htm



The Broncos told Beuerlein they wanted him back, a point driven home by coach Mike Shanahan on a trip to Beuerlein's home in Charlotte, N.C. -- a day after the Broncos signed Plummer on March 7.

"That went a long way for me in making my decision. It meant the world," Beuerlein said. "I don't if it's unprecedented or not, but I know that it doesn't happen very often. For him to make that effort to convince me that I was that important to this organization meant a lot to me and made me look at a totally different perspective."



http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/news/2003/06/10/broncos_beuerlein_ap/

This isn't a franchise stud QB but a freakin' backup nearing retirement. Shanahan personally flew out to his home to talk to him as soon as Plummer was signed to let Steve know he was still needed. I think Mike did it again with other players as well (Lynch).


>>>>The point is simple. I'm not saying Shanahan is a better coach, McDaniels sucks etc etc, but there's a way to handling important players in the team and no matter what anyone says nothing good comes out of talking about trading players behind their back. Not now, not in the past, not ever.

Seriously, what the hell did he expect to happen when discussing these trades?

Even with the situation getting worse ALL IT TAKES is for McDaniels to call Jay, sit down and just reassure him that he wants Jay in Denver. That is all.

I expect players to b*tch and moan about their contracts, the way they're handled etc etc. Every star player does it, but I didn't expect the new HC to come in and start a d*ck measuring contest with our franchise QB.

McDaniels is an a$$hole for screwing this up.
Jay is an a$$hole for not being mature enough to deal with it.

Frankly, at this point, I'm not sure I want either one of these douche bags in Denver.

Tankgunner95
03-16-2009, 06:17 AM
Good Post!!!! I agree with you 100%, I thnk we are on the way to a 4-12 season. With Simms being our starter, if big Cutler wants out, let him have his way, or F@ck it put him on the bench behind simms and let the season start see how he likes that SH!T. I have supported Cutler since he was at VANDY. He is a winner, he let his feelings and his agent get too much involved in this situation. I think Coach and Cutler needs to have just a one on one meeting like shanny did.

WolfpackGuy
03-16-2009, 06:21 AM
I can't believe I'm starting to move towards backing the organization in this drama.
Cutler really just needs to shut his mouth and come to work.
Imagine if anyone of us tried to pull this crap at our jobs.

TheReverend
03-16-2009, 06:22 AM
Uhhhh... that wasn't about trading Jake, or benching him. That was about a long time friend of Shanahan that knew his system being the backup and to help Jake's learning process--the latter obviously didn't work out so well. :)

Broncoman13
03-16-2009, 06:31 AM
Good take Fontaine!

fontaine
03-16-2009, 06:31 AM
Uhhhh... that wasn't about trading Jake, or benching him. That was about a long time friend of Shanahan that knew his system being the backup and to help Jake's learning process--the latter obviously didn't work out so well. :)


You're right ofcourse. But the common thing in both situations is that Shanahan WANTED Beuerlein, just like McDaniels said he looked forward to coaching Jay.

One coach went as far as personally seeing the QB in his home hours after he had signed Plummer, the other coach gets involved in a trade for a high profile QB then tells lies/half truths about it and doesn't clear the air with Jay until the situation gets worse and worse.

McDaniels moves so far on this issue are amatuerish and he got caught out of his depth and looks like an a$$hole not just to Jay but to his players as well.

Jays moves so far have been to whine and complain in public to the media about the owies and ouchies he's had to suffer because of the big bad new coach and he looks like an a$$hole for wanting a trade now.

I don't trust either guy now to do what's best for the franchise.

TheReverend
03-16-2009, 06:37 AM
You're right ofcourse. But the common thing in both situations is that Shanahan WANTED Beuerlein, just like McDaniels said he looked forward to coaching Jay.

One coach went as far as personally seeing the QB in his home hours after he had signed Plummer, the other coach gets involved in a trade for a high profile QB then tells lies/half truths about it and doesn't clear the air with Jay until the situation gets worse and worse.

McDaniels moves so far on this issue are amatuerish and he got caught out of his depth and looks like an a$$hole not just to Jay but to his players as well.

Jays moves so far have been to whine and complain in public to the media about the owies and ouchies he's had to suffer because of the big bad new coach and he looks like an a$$hole for wanting a trade now.

I don't trust either guy now to do what's best for the franchise.

I think if this were about trading a 6th or a 7th for Matt Cassell to play backup and help Jay learn the system, then you'd totally be onto something.

However, it's not so I really don't see how this applies what so ever.

TheReverend
03-16-2009, 06:37 AM
No offense, I'm just not seeing the parralllel.

LonghornBronco
03-16-2009, 06:47 AM
Imagine it you where your organizations most important piece. Feeling like this is your team. Then they hire a hot shot middle manager and he treats you like an interchangeble part. I would probably start looking for another job also. Just my opinion...

Meck77
03-16-2009, 06:47 AM
No offense, I'm just not seeing the parralllel.

Me neither. This Cutler situation reminds me of when Clinton wanted to be shown the money.......Instead he was shown the door.

Longhorn......I'm going to have to just keep repeating this. This isn't about feelings. It's about money. Cutler just won't say it.

Drek
03-16-2009, 07:22 AM
Cutler said in a media interview mere hours after this story broke that he didn't want to talk to the FO.

So what was McDaniels supposed to do? Fly there and just keep knocking on the door? Sounds like it would've been a wasted trip.

Me neither. This Cutler situation reminds me of when Clinton wanted to be shown the money.......Instead he was shown the door.

Longhorn......I'm going to have to just keep repeating this. This isn't about feelings. It's about money. Cutler just won't say it.

Pretty much the perfect analogous situation right there.

I just hope it works out as well and we get a Champ level stud for him.

fontaine
03-16-2009, 07:37 AM
Cutler said in a media interview mere hours after this story broke that he didn't want to talk to the FO.

So what was McDaniels supposed to do? Fly there and just keep knocking on the door? Sounds like it would've been a wasted trip.


Huh? Jay said after the Monday meeting that he was still expecting a call from McDaniels I thought?

And the point was to talk to Jay BEFORE the story broke and not after it.


Pretty much the perfect analogous situation right there.

I just hope it works out as well and we get a Champ level stud for him.


Not at all. With Portis it was clear from both sides. One wanted a new contract and REQUESTED IT and the other side said Portis was under contract so it wasn't going to happen.

Look, I completely understand the need for people to say it's all about money etc etc. But there's far more to it than that. I mean McDaniels has to be a really naive and dumb HC to keep talking about getting Jay on board and vice versa from Jay if the REAL issue is about a new contract. Sorry, I'm not buying all this being about just money.

IF that was the case then Jay/Bus could simply adopt the attitude that they need a new contract to see the committment or he wants out, but nothing like that has been said.

It's more about a new HC wanting to stamp his authority on the team even when he's made a mistake, and a franchise QB wanting to be treated like that.

Merlin
03-16-2009, 10:17 AM
Uhhhh... that wasn't about trading Jake, or benching him. That was about a long time friend of Shanahan that knew his system being the backup and to help Jake's learning process--the latter obviously didn't work out so well. :)
Actually, you are making his argument for him. He's pointing out that Shanny went out of his way for appease a player that was important but not critical to the team. Conversely MacD has shown little if any instinct to appease a player that is critical to the team. Despite what all the blowhards argue regarding Cutler's sensitivities, all people need to be managed to certain degree, especially the primadona stars of the NFL which Cutler has become (by def. a starting QB is a star, much more a pro-bowl QB).

If MacD had show half the foresight in managing Cutler that Shanny showed in managing B. none of this would have come to pass. Lastly, any idiot who did what he did with the LS shows he has VERY LITTLE understanding of the dynamics of team behaviour and he is just trying to paint by numbers a la Belicheat.

PS, AM I the only one that thinks we way overpaid for Simms or did I miss the threads in my absence?

broncosteven
03-16-2009, 12:02 PM
Great thread Fontaine!

The fact is that we have a 32 year old HC who has only been an OC (offically) for 3 years. He went to a SB as OC but was out coached by an underdog.

Shanny worked as OC longer and for more teams, plus he was a HC at Oakland where he was able to learn what Didn't work.

We are allowing MickyD to find out things the hard way on our Dime.

It is clear he has a lot to learn. His way may have worked and been common back before the merger but this is 2009 and players in this media age are not going to be feed **** and eat willingly unless the HC is going to wipe their chin.

I hope they both come together and resolve this, if it isn't going to be resolved then trade him.

Either way I hope MickyD has learned what not to do, on our dime, so if this happens again he handles it better.