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HEAV
03-26-2009, 09:19 PM
Kerry Not a Cutler Fan
March 26, 2009
If the Jets trade for disgruntled Broncos QB Jay Cutler, it'll create an interesting dynamic in the locker room. S Kerry Rhodes, one of the most respected players on the team, made it quite clear today that he doesn't like Cutler.

Rhodes' initial dislike for Cutler surfaced after last November's loss to the Broncos, when the affable Rhodes refused to discuss Cutler in a post-game interview -- a rare display of snippiness by Rhodes. Today, the Jets opened their locker room to the media (something Eric Mangini never did during the offseason), giving Rhodes another chance to address Cutler.

"Me and Jay just don't get along too well right now," Rhodes said. "We'll talk about that later if we play them somewhere. I'll be happy to talk about it then."

I reminded Rhodes that the Jets are interested in Cutler, and that he could be sharing a locker room with him.

"If he's in my locker room, he's going to be a teammate," Rhodes said. "I'm not going to go and fight him when he gets in the locker room. We'll see what happens."

Rhodes was reluctant to get into specifics, but he said his feud with Cutler has been going on "since we've been in the NFL." It escalated in last year's blowout loss to the Broncos, when Cutler did some trash talking to some of Rhodes' teammates.

"I took some (offense) to that," Rhodes said.

Asked if he's bothered by Cutler's well-documented cockiness, Rhodes said, "You can be confident, but when you're too confident for your own self, that can be a little tough."

Rhodes was in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl -- as a guest, not a participant -- when Cutler was thrown in a swimming pool by a couple of AFC teammates, including Jets C Nick Mangold. Rhodes was asked if he was involved in the dunking. He laughed.

"Yeah, I was one of the guys tipping him over," Rhodes said.

Only kidding, Rhodes said. But you got the feeling he wished he wasn't kidding.

I asked Rhodes to evaluate Cutler strictly from a football standpoint.

"He's a good player," he said. "He can make a lot of things happen on the field. We know that. We saw him do it against us. He's a good player. I don't know if I said I want him, but he's a good player. I'm not the whole decision on this."

After talking to several players, I got the distinct feeling that the veterans would like to see Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff and Erik Ainge get first dibs on the starting job. There wasn't a whole lot of Cutler love.


http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2009/03/kerry-not-a-cutler-fan.html

BroncoDoug
03-26-2009, 09:30 PM
Well theres another team to cross off the list...Who is left out there for cutler to go to?

HEAV
03-26-2009, 09:32 PM
Well theres another team to cross off the list...Who is left out there for cutler to go to?


At this point in time I get the feeling that Jay isn't going anywhere.

BroncoDoug
03-26-2009, 09:36 PM
At this point in time I get the feeling that Jay isn't going anywhere.

Thats been my feelings throughout, although some days left me guessing...

WABronco
03-26-2009, 09:36 PM
On one hand, trash talk is part of the game. Although, with Cutler I get the impression that this stuff consumes him on the field.

yerner
03-26-2009, 10:00 PM
Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller...I could go on all night.

Dr. Broncenstein
03-26-2009, 10:15 PM
That game showed what a healthy Peyton Hillis meant to this team... and what a butthurt looser Kerry Rhodes apparently is.

Kaylore
03-26-2009, 10:38 PM
At this point in time I get the feeling that Jay isn't going anywhere.

I have the same feeling. I thought it would have happened by now. Outside of some outlandish offer from some other team, I think Cutler will be the Broncos QB this season.

Florida_Bronco
03-26-2009, 11:38 PM
After the way Cutler carved him up (in horrible weather no less) I'd be a little pissed too.

Ratboy
03-26-2009, 11:41 PM
I would be bitter too if the Denver Broncos broke your 5 game winning streak.

Jay Cutler torched them that day, in the rain.

SonOfLe-loLang
03-26-2009, 11:41 PM
I dont think he's goin anywhere. it is ironic that we all thought Philip RIvers was the trash talking ahole....apparently its our QB

Atwater His Ass
03-26-2009, 11:45 PM
Thats been my feelings throughout, although some days left me guessing...

I feel pretty much the same, however, I won't be 100% confident until after the draft.

Archer81
03-26-2009, 11:46 PM
And we care about kerry Rhodes why?


:Broncos:

baja
03-26-2009, 11:51 PM
At this point in time I get the feeling that Jay isn't going anywhere.

At this point in time I get the feeling that Jay is a dick and everyone in the NFL knows it.

Popps
03-26-2009, 11:54 PM
At this point in time I get the feeling that Jay is a dick and everyone in the NFL knows it.

... which would be fine if he backed it up on the field. But, with the playoffs on the line against Buffalo, he didn't.

But, he's young. He DOES have the physical talent to be a Hall of Fame QB, in my opinion.

It's a total crap-shoot as to this kid's career. Hall of fame, or a career of this kind of nonsense.

Neither would surprise me too much.

baja
03-27-2009, 12:00 AM
... which would be fine if he backed it up on the field. But, with the playoffs on the line against Buffalo, he didn't.

But, he's young. He DOES have the physical talent to be a Hall of Fame QB, in my opinion.

It's a total crap-shoot as to this kid's career. Hall of fame, or a career of this kind of nonsense.

Neither would surprise me too much.

It is becoming clear why McDaniels is looking to dump him and I'm gonna chose to believe in McDaniels so I'm good either way.

Hogan11
03-27-2009, 12:29 AM
I dont think he's goin anywhere. it is ironic that we all thought Philip RIvers was the trash talking ahole....apparently its our QB

Apparently so, whadda disappointment. A mirror image of Rivers...only without Rivers accomplishments.

Hogan11
03-27-2009, 12:30 AM
On one hand, trash talk is part of the game.....

Only for azzholes.

bayarealightning
03-27-2009, 02:30 AM
Apparently so, whadda disappointment. A mirror image of Rivers...only without Rivers accomplishments.
I have a feeling that Rivers will talk smack about what he is doing to you or about to do and Cutler makes it personal. He may talk about the other player. I could be wrong, but there seems to be strong feelings towards Cutler.

Broncoman13
03-27-2009, 06:18 AM
... which would be fine if he backed it up on the field. But, with the playoffs on the line against Buffalo, he didn't.

But, he's young. He DOES have the physical talent to be a Hall of Fame QB, in my opinion.

It's a total crap-shoot as to this kid's career. Hall of fame, or a career of this kind of nonsense.

Neither would surprise me too much.

I don't know Popps. Eventually his teammates will tire of his antics and the BS pouty crap he pulls will not be accepted just b/c he is Jay Cutler. I look forward to McD changing that and making him aware that his body language says as much as words and both should be chosen carefully.

It's okay to get mad when your receiver misses a pass or runs a bad route. It is okay to get fired up and talk a little trash during the game.

Smacking your kicker after missing a FG or screaming at your TE when he misses an on target pass (after you've missed him several times yourself) is not what we look for in a leader. Body language. Cutler's teammates are professionals as well. When they miss a pass or a FG or any assignment...THEY KNOW! They don't need their pouty QB showing them up on the field.

I hope that McD can point those things out and that will be part of his "coaching" him up to his system (and team first philosophy). I think it is probably obvious that Jay Cutler's physical abilities are enough to make any OC or QB coach drool over. I'd also guess that McD knew about some of the behaviors that were less than desirable, but probably didn't know the extent of those behaviors. He obviously has a pretty good idea now! lol

The million dollar question now is, Will McD get his message to sink in to Jay Cutler? That will be his biggest challenge as a HC. Get Cutler on board and to understand that the perception must be that they are all equal (even if Cutler is more important on the field) and therefore the only one to critique on the field or off will be the coaches... and McD will have a lot of success in Denver and Jay Cutler could very well blossom into a HOF QB. If Jay doesn't get that message, he likely does get traded in the future where he'll go off and learn in his time, become a good QB, but probably never a HOF caliber QB.

Broncoman13
03-27-2009, 06:20 AM
Only for azzholes.

No I agree that Trash Talk is part of the game. When it becomes unnecessary is when the game is over. If you're up by 20 points in the 4th quarter and still talking trash, you're probably an asshole. If you're down by 20 points in the 4th quarter and still talking trash, you're probably a dummy!

Orange_Beard
03-27-2009, 06:50 AM
Cutler must be a GREAT trash talker. He is in the guys head.

Mogulseeker
03-27-2009, 07:02 AM
I know... it seems a lot of people dont like the guy, but he's popular on the Broncos. Kinda reminds me of Romonowski.

fontaine
03-27-2009, 07:13 AM
I think the biggest problem with Cutler is that he doesn't have that mountain man, porn-stache moxy with the half crazed hobo look in his eye.

When Plummer yelled at his OL and they yelled back at him, it was all moxy, all the great competitor Plummer was etc etc.

When Cutler yells at team mates or trash talks, it's because he's a mopey, emo headed whining crybaby, all because he's missing that moxy!!

Beantown Bronco
03-27-2009, 07:25 AM
Rhodes' initial dislike for Cutler surfaced after last November's loss to the Broncos

That tells me all I need to know. Had the Jets won that game, this article would've never been written.

Mogulseeker
03-27-2009, 07:25 AM
I wish more people didn't shave or cut their hair.

Broncoman13
03-27-2009, 07:28 AM
I know... it seems a lot of people dont like the guy, but he's popular on the Broncos. Kinda reminds me of Romonowski.

What makes you think he's popular on the Broncos? I think he's popular with a few select teammates. The Defense could care less for him!!!

Beantown Bronco
03-27-2009, 07:29 AM
Apparently so, whadda disappointment. A mirror image of Rivers...only without Rivers accomplishments.

What exactly would those be?

vancejohnson82
03-27-2009, 07:40 AM
And we care about kerry Rhodes why?


:Broncos:

I would take Kerry Rhodes in a heartbeat....

Cutler was yapping a lot that game....but it was also a very important (or what at the time was important) piece of the season

EmpireOrange
03-27-2009, 07:51 AM
I love Cutler's trash talk. Its the best 'effe u ahole' in the biz

barryr
03-27-2009, 08:18 AM
We're seeing that Cutler has some growing up to do. Elway only talked when someone started crap with him. Otherwise he let his play do his talking and Cutler needs to do the same. Just shut up and play.

DBroncos4life
03-27-2009, 08:50 AM
Crap does this mean we won't be getting that Clemons kid from them?

TonyR
03-27-2009, 08:52 AM
I heard Rhodes on WFAN (NY sports talk station) this morning with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton. He was very well spoken, reasonable and believable in the interview. You could tell he was struggling with how much to say and how much to hold back about the situation but reading between the lines of both his comments and Boomer's you got the distinct impression that not only is Jay not well liked in the Jets locker room but also around the league in general, particularly among veteran players. They also made comments to the effect of players around the league not being "on Jay's side" in this current ongoing debacle. You can be a homer and pooh-pooh these comments all you want but there is plenty of reason to consider them valid.

epicSocialism4tw
03-27-2009, 09:08 AM
I think the biggest problem with Cutler is that he doesn't have that mountain man, porn-stache moxy with the half crazed hobo look in his eye.

When Plummer yelled at his OL and they yelled back at him, it was all moxy, all the great competitor Plummer was etc etc.

When Cutler yells at team mates or trash talks, it's because he's a mopey, emo headed whining crybaby, all because he's missing that moxy!!

That's because they liked Plummer. It meant something when he yelled at them.

epicSocialism4tw
03-27-2009, 09:09 AM
I heard Rhodes on WFAN (NY sports talk station) this morning with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton. He was very well spoken, reasonable and believable in the interview. You could tell he was struggling with how much to say and how much to hold back about the situation but reading between the lines of both his comments and Boomer's you got the distinct impression that not only is Jay not well liked in the Jets locker room but also around the league in general, particularly among veteran players. They also made comments to the effect of players around the league not being "on Jay's side" in this current ongoing debacle. You can be a homer and pooh-pooh these comments all you want but there is plenty of reason to consider them valid.

I have heard other veteran interviews where they were completely behind Jay's position, as would anyone who is concerned about their career.

baja
03-27-2009, 09:12 AM
I have heard other veteran interviews where they were completely behind Jay's position, as would anyone who is concerned about their career.

who

wasn't champ baily that's for sure.

Hogan11
03-27-2009, 09:12 AM
What exactly would those be?

You know, being part of a division winner, actually playing in the post-season, little things like that.

Beantown Bronco
03-27-2009, 09:15 AM
You know, being part of a division winner, actually playing in the post-season, little things like that.

Those aren't individual accomplishments.....and they don't really mean much now, do they?

Win the conference or the SB, now you're on to something. The division with an 8-8 record? My skirt isn't exactly flying up because of that great "accomplishment."

cousinal11
03-27-2009, 09:15 AM
Couldn't care less.

Hogan11
03-27-2009, 09:15 AM
No I agree that Trash Talk is part of the game. When it becomes unnecessary is when the game is over. If you're up by 20 points in the 4th quarter and still talking trash, you're probably an a-hole. If you're down by 20 points in the 4th quarter and still talking trash, you're probably a dummy!

Talking trash is only part of the game to those who worship ESPN and have seen White Men Can't Jump too many times. A-holes love it because they feel it justifies their whole persona, most know better than that.

Hogan11
03-27-2009, 09:20 AM
Those aren't individual accomplishments.....and they don't really mean much now, do they?

Win the conference or the SB, now you're on to something. The division with an 8-8 record? My skirt isn't exactly flying up because of that great "accomplishment."

I dunno, I would've liked to have seen Denver win the division @ 8-8....but hey, he won a popularity contest and was voted to the Pro-Bowl, I forgot about that (afterall, it was such a memorable performance and all). So yeah, you're right, Cutler does lead in individual accomplishments. I stand corrected.

Smiling Assassin27
03-27-2009, 09:23 AM
If cutler could take it as well as he seems to dish it out, i'd be fine with it. As it is, he seems to cross lines that most professionals wouldn't. My only reason for thinking this is the growing number of opponents who have called him out about it. I don't really care if he's better or worse than Rivers in that department--Rivers has shown himself a poor measuring stick. We've seen Jay get pissy and engage in trash talking even as he's getting his head smashed in--this is immature, not competitive.

I hope McD can instill some lessons on maturity in this guy, as he currently has a million dollar arm and a 5 cent head. He IS Ebby Calvin LaLoosh, where is our Crash Davis?

http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:8Rir7cP-zi9WJM:http://redbirdchatter.mlblogs.com/bull_durham_1988_685x385Starz.jpg

Tombstone RJ
03-27-2009, 09:28 AM
Kerry Not a Cutler Fan
March 26, 2009
If the Jets trade for disgruntled Broncos QB Jay Cutler, it'll create an interesting dynamic in the locker room. S Kerry Rhodes, one of the most respected players on the team, made it quite clear today that he doesn't like Cutler.

Rhodes' initial dislike for Cutler surfaced after last November's loss to the Broncos, when the affable Rhodes refused to discuss Cutler in a post-game interview -- a rare display of snippiness by Rhodes. Today, the Jets opened their locker room to the media (something Eric Mangini never did during the offseason), giving Rhodes another chance to address Cutler.

"Me and Jay just don't get along too well right now," Rhodes said. "We'll talk about that later if we play them somewhere. I'll be happy to talk about it then."

I reminded Rhodes that the Jets are interested in Cutler, and that he could be sharing a locker room with him.

"If he's in my locker room, he's going to be a teammate," Rhodes said. "I'm not going to go and fight him when he gets in the locker room. We'll see what happens."

Rhodes was reluctant to get into specifics, but he said his feud with Cutler has been going on "since we've been in the NFL." It escalated in last year's blowout loss to the Broncos, when Cutler did some trash talking to some of Rhodes' teammates.

"I took some (offense) to that," Rhodes said.

Asked if he's bothered by Cutler's well-documented cockiness, Rhodes said, "You can be confident, but when you're too confident for your own self, that can be a little tough."

Rhodes was in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl -- as a guest, not a participant -- when Cutler was thrown in a swimming pool by a couple of AFC teammates, including Jets C Nick Mangold. Rhodes was asked if he was involved in the dunking. He laughed.

"Yeah, I was one of the guys tipping him over," Rhodes said.

Only kidding, Rhodes said. But you got the feeling he wished he wasn't kidding.

I asked Rhodes to evaluate Cutler strictly from a football standpoint.

"He's a good player," he said. "He can make a lot of things happen on the field. We know that. We saw him do it against us. He's a good player. I don't know if I said I want him, but he's a good player. I'm not the whole decision on this."

After talking to several players, I got the distinct feeling that the veterans would like to see Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff and Erik Ainge get first dibs on the starting job. There wasn't a whole lot of Cutler love.


http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2009/03/kerry-not-a-cutler-fan.html


Fact is, if Cutler was Rhodes teammate, he'd love him. There are alot of players out there that you can't stand when playing against them, but if he's on your team, you love it becuase he's a competitor.

Oh, and it's a good thing the inmates don't run the prison...

oubronco
03-27-2009, 09:33 AM
could Rhodes be bitter cause Jay lit his a** up

Circle Orange
03-27-2009, 09:59 AM
I don't know Popps. Eventually his teammates will tire of his antics and the BS pouty crap he pulls will not be accepted just b/c he is Jay Cutler. I look forward to McD changing that and making him aware that his body language says as much as words and both should be chosen carefully.

It's okay to get mad when your receiver misses a pass or runs a bad route. It is okay to get fired up and talk a little trash during the game.

Smacking your kicker after missing a FG or screaming at your TE when he misses an on target pass (after you've missed him several times yourself) is not what we look for in a leader. Body language. Cutler's teammates are professionals as well. When they miss a pass or a FG or any assignment...THEY KNOW! They don't need their pouty QB showing them up on the field.

I hope that McD can point those things out and that will be part of his "coaching" him up to his system (and team first philosophy). I think it is probably obvious that Jay Cutler's physical abilities are enough to make any OC or QB coach drool over. I'd also guess that McD knew about some of the behaviors that were less than desirable, but probably didn't know the extent of those behaviors. He obviously has a pretty good idea now! lol

The million dollar question now is, Will McD get his message to sink in to Jay Cutler? That will be his biggest challenge as a HC. Get Cutler on board and to understand that the perception must be that they are all equal (even if Cutler is more important on the field) and therefore the only one to critique on the field or off will be the coaches... and McD will have a lot of success in Denver and Jay Cutler could very well blossom into a HOF QB. If Jay doesn't get that message, he likely does get traded in the future where he'll go off and learn in his time, become a good QB, but probably never a HOF caliber QB.


jay also needs to understand having a strong arm doesn't make him unique or special. i've yet to see any evidence of leadership skills. And I have no ideal how 'intelligent' he is, whatever that means. Right now I could throw him in a pot with other 'talented' first round picks. A fifty percent proposition, always.

jtomm
03-27-2009, 11:03 AM
as a louisville fan, i am very familiar with kerry rhodes. he is a class act, hard-nosed player, and a great guy to boot.

SouthStndJunkie
03-27-2009, 12:14 PM
Kerry 'Sour Grapes' Rhodes

baja
03-27-2009, 12:22 PM
Kerry 'Sour Grapes' Rhodes

Na, Jay's a dick question is will he mature or not.

WABronco
03-27-2009, 12:29 PM
Yes, let's fall back on the "we beat his ass" crutch. Plenty of teams beat their ass last year......do him and his teammates hate Seneca Wallace too?

TonyR
03-27-2009, 12:35 PM
Yes, let's fall back on the "we beat his ass" crutch. Plenty of teams beat their ass last year......do him and his teammates hate Seneca Wallace too?

Exactly. I don't hear them making negative comments about other QB's who beat them last season. This is NOT about sour grapes.

Beantown Bronco
03-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Exactly. I don't hear them making negative comments about other QB's who beat them last season. This is NOT about sour grapes.

They are not rumored to be looking at trading for any other QBs that beat them last year.

Yes, let's fall back on the "we beat his ass" crutch. Plenty of teams beat their ass last year......do him and his teammates hate Seneca Wallace too?

I'm sure if they were asked about some, they'd have something to say.

TonyR
03-27-2009, 12:37 PM
as a louisville fan, i am very familiar with kerry rhodes. he is a class act, hard-nosed player, and a great guy to boot.

Yes, like I said previously, he came across very well in the WFAN interview I heard this morning. He was trying very hard to be respectful and not sensational about the situation but it is clear that Cutler has a reputation. Hopefully some day he'll have something to back it up with. I think in the NFL players fraternity you keep your mouth shut until you win something.

TonyR
03-27-2009, 12:40 PM
They are not rumored to be looking at trading for any other QBs that beat them last year.

I'm sure if they were asked about some, they'd have something to say.

Possibly. But they don't dislike Jay because he beat them. That's just stupid and you know better. You respect people who beat you. They dislike him because of the way he carried himself and the way he ran his mouth.

Beantown Bronco
03-27-2009, 12:44 PM
Possibly. But they don't dislike Jay because he beat them. That's just stupid and you know better. You respect people who beat you. They dislike him because of the way he carried himself and the way he ran his mouth.

I just choose not to be a hyprocrite. If we're going to call Ladainian a crybaby for his reaction after being "disrespected" by the Pats, then I'm going to do the same to Rhodes here. It's a very similar scenario.

TonyR
03-27-2009, 12:54 PM
It's a very similar scenario.

I don't think it's all that similar. Tomlinson was whining and crying after that game and came across like a big baby. If you heard the interview with Rhodes you would not have considered what he did "whining and crying". You wouldn't compare the way Tomlinson acted and reacted to Rhodes.

Another difference is that this isn't the first time we've heard this about Jay. The Chargers have leveled similar charges against him and couldn't understand why Rivers took all the heat for that incident the season before last when they say Jay started. Broncos fans, myself included, took Jay's side. Since more info has come to light I unfortunately find the Chargers' side of the story far more believable, as much as it pains me to admit it. But sometimes you have to stop being a homer and be rational about things.

The other notable difference is that the Pats had actually earned the right to do a little trash talking. Something about 4 Super Bowl appearances and 3 wins in the last 7 years.

epicSocialism4tw
03-27-2009, 01:00 PM
Yes, let's fall back on the "we beat his ass" crutch. Plenty of teams beat their ass last year......do him and his teammates hate Seneca Wallace too?

Seneca Wallace didnt rip them apart as though they were the Broncos' defense.

WABronco
03-27-2009, 01:07 PM
I'm sure the emotional scars are still hurting today. "Man we lost a game. DAMN THAT HURTS"...

MagicHef
03-27-2009, 01:23 PM
Well, we better get rid of him, since players on other teams don't like him.

epicSocialism4tw
03-27-2009, 01:38 PM
Well, we better get rid of him, since players on other teams don't like him.

:~ohyah!:

That's what we want, right?

elsid13
03-27-2009, 01:57 PM
Talking trash is only part of the game to those who worship ESPN and have seen White Men Can't Jump too many times. A-holes love it because they feel it justifies their whole persona, most know better than that.

Hogan trash talking been going on since the first two guys step onto a field to compete. Look as what Ty Cobb did, or as yerner pointed out all the HOF like Magic, Bird, and Jordan. To think that trash talking something new is just fallacy.

Did you never play organized sports?

Hogan11
03-27-2009, 02:42 PM
Hogan trash talking been going on since the first two guys step onto a field to compete. Look as what Ty Cobb did, or as yerner pointed out all the HOF like Magic, Bird, and Jordan. To think that trash talking something new is just fallacy.

Did you never play organized sports?

This old tired arguement again ::) To answer your question, yes I did play organized sports when I was in school and this was not allowed at any level of the sports programs. I'd be surprised by any school that would allow it.

On the sandlot it was rare as well. It just wasn't done. Maybe it was our collective upbringings or maybe it was the kid that got hit in the face with a fastball after talking smack. Afterall, broken noses do tend to adjust attitudes.

TonyR
03-28-2009, 08:39 AM
KERRY KEEPS CUTTING CUTLER
JETS' RHODES TELLS WFAN 'IT WASN'T JUST ME'

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Last updated: 4:18 pm
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March 27, 2009

Kerry Rhodes wouldn't roll out the welcome mat for Jay Cutler, but he wouldn't necessarily deck the guy, either.

Rhodes was on WFAN this morning and stood by comments that he doesn't like the Broncos quarterback, who could wind up with the Jets if he's shipped out of Denver.

"I may be the one that's saying something about it, but it wasn't just me," Rhodes said on the "Boomer & Carton" show.

The safety was annoyed by trash-talking Cutler did during the Broncos' 34-17 win over the Jets last November.

"It's OK to be confident and talk if that's what you do, but you don't continuously do it at the point where it's already done," Rhodes said. "It's redundant. Just let it go."

Rhodes said he doesn't believe that's how a quaterback should carry himself.

"It's not about his play. He's a good player, that speaks for itself," Rhodes said.

"There's more to being a quarterback than just having a big arm, getting passing yards, and getting touchdowns."

Rhodes pointed out that Cutler's team went 8-8 last season and did not make the playoffs.

"He's not the best quarterback ever yet," Rhodes said.

Cutler has been at odds with new Broncos coach Josh McDaniels since it was revealed the team tried to trade him and bring in Matt Cassel.

"Evidently, a lot of people besides myself don't think he's doing the right thing," Rhodes said.

The fifth-year Jet said he has confidence in the three QBs who likely will compete for this season's starting job: Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff and Erik Ainge.

Rhodes said it's unfair to judge Clemens on his eight starts during the 2007 season.

"You can't really base his performance on that; we weren't that good that year (4-12)," Rhodes said. "I think he has all the tools to get it done."

But if Cutler does join the Jets, Rhodes said he'd find a way to work with him.

"It's not like when he steps in the locker room I'm gonna run over and sucker punch him," Rhodes said.

"If he came in and helped us win, of course we would get along."

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03272009/sports/jets/kerry_keeps_cutting_cutler_161632.htm

Beantown Bronco
03-28-2009, 08:45 AM
Here's my nomination for the most ironic quote of the offseason:

Rhodes said. "Just let it go."

Breck Bronc
03-28-2009, 02:18 PM
who

wasn't champ baily that's for sure.I heard an interview with Boss Bailey on an Atlanta-based sports talk station this past Wednesday. When the inevitable Cutler question came up Boss said he and his teammates love Jay and hope he is their starting QB this season (yes, he said love). When asked if he had contacted Jay since this mess started Boss said he hadn't, but Champ had sent him some text messages.

elsid13
03-28-2009, 03:47 PM
I heard an interview with Boss Bailey on an Atlanta-based sports talk station this past Wednesday. When the inevitable Cutler question came up Boss said he and his teammates love Jay and hope he is their starting QB this season (yes, he said love). When asked if he had contacted Jay since this mess started Boss said he hadn't, but Champ had sent him some text messages.


This can not be true. Don't you know that Cutler is locker room cancer and all the defense hates him. /end sarcasm

Breck Bronc
03-28-2009, 03:56 PM
This can not be true. Don't you know that Cutler is locker room cancer and all the defense hates him. /end sarcasmThe only people that like Cutler are Marshall, Scheffler, Shanahan, Bates and Wilfred Brimley.

elsid13
03-28-2009, 04:14 PM
The only people that like Cutler are Marshall, Scheffler, Shanahan, Bates and Wilfred Brimley.

Well Bus Cook had to pay those guys to like him, so they should.

SoCalBronco
03-28-2009, 04:28 PM
The only people that like Cutler are Marshall, Scheffler, Shanahan, Bates and Wilfred Brimley.

http://hollywoodriot.com/riotgraphics/wilford.jpg

Fusionfrontman
03-28-2009, 04:43 PM
Rhodes is a GREAT player, and very well spoken. I get to see a lot of Jets coverage and games living in NJ, and he's awesome. My favorite Saftey currently. Only way I'd welcome a trade to JETS was if Cutler for Rhodes and Jenkins and a 3rd rd pick (at least). But I'd rather have cutler, tho that's the only trade I'd not be really mad about.

Bronx33
03-28-2009, 04:46 PM
After the way Cutler carved him up (in horrible weather no less) I'd be a little pissed too.


And to top that off who really cares what kerry rhodes thinks.