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Bob's your Information Minister
04-03-2009, 01:56 PM
http://kan.scout.com/2/853149.html

I still canít believe the good fortune the Chiefs have stumbled backwards into now that the Broncos have officially divorced themselves from their magnificent young quarterback, Jay Cutler. Itís almost too good to be true, especially when you consider just how Cutler came to be a Chicago Bear. The precise turn of events is stunning.

Weíll get to that in a minute. But first, Cutler, and his complete domination of the Chiefs over the last two seasons.

Four games might not seem like much, but thereís no question Ė Jay Cutler was a thorn in the side of KCís defense for two seasons as Denverís starting quarterback. It was fairly obvious he was going to get comfortable and twist his way deeper as his career continued. All the signs were there.

First, there are Cutlerís gaudy numbers against the Chiefs. In four starts, he completed 98 of 145 passes for 1,083 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Thatís good for a quarterback rating of 96.4, and if you believe certain media outlets, Cutler may have done all of that with a hangover.

Regardless of his sobriety level, not only were Cutlerís stats impressive, the Broncosí offense as a whole generally functioned like a well-oiled machine. Cutlerís ability to keep the Chiefsí safeties away from the line of scrimmage opened up the running game, and Broncos running backs easily piled up yardage. Selvin Young had two huge games against Kansas City in 2007.

Then of course there is the fact that the Broncos pretty much whipped the Chiefs while Cutler was starting. They blew them out twice in 2007, including a 41-7 thrashing at Mile High. Last season Kansas City avoided the sweep, but a 24-17 loss in Denver was probably not as close as the score indicated (the Broncos outgained the Chiefs by 165 yards).

Other than a couple of bad interceptions at Arrowhead last year, the Chiefs really had no answer for Jay Cutler. With Philip Rivers also tearing up AFC West secondaries, it was pretty obvious Ė Kansas City would either find a quarterback who could compete, or keep losing division games to teams with superior quarterbacks.

You might disagree, and laugh at Cutlerís penchant for stupid interceptions and immaturity. But I canít really recall another young AFC West quarterback from recent memory who has owned the Chiefs as completely as Cutler did. Even Gunther Cunningham managed to get inside Riversí head a few times. I was completely convinced Cutler was going to make Chiefs fans weep and gnash their barbecue-stained teeth for many years to come.

Even worse, I actually liked Cutler. I admired his style of play. I had quarterback envy, and that's no fun, especially after Chiefs fans endured John Elway for 15 years.

But now, thanks to an incredible turn of events that wonít soon be forgotten, Cutler has been practically exiled from Denver. Even better, heís been dumped out of the AFC as a whole. Heís in Chicago, which is relatively close to Kansas City, but about as far away as you can get in NFL terms. The Chiefs wonít play the Bears in the regular season for at least two more years, if at all.

How did it happen? How did the NFL Gods smile upon Kansas City by unceremoniously removing one of the best young quarterbacks in the entire NFL from the AFC West? You have to go all the way back to draft day 2006 for the first domino to fall.

That was the day the Chiefs drafted safety Bernard Pollard. While he had nothing to do with Cutlerís recent trade, in a roundabout way he had a huge impact on the events that surrounded it.

When Pollard rammed into the side of Tom Bradyís knee last September, he opened up the door for Matt Cassel to shine. Casselís mentor and offensive coordinator in New England, of course, was new Broncosí coach Josh McDaniels, and itís been widely reported that McDaniels attempted to trade for his former quarterback earlier this offseason. Thatís what set Cutler off months ago.

If Brady isnít injured, Cassel never shines, perhaps McDaniels isnít hired in Denver, and Cutler is still wearing orange and looking forward to torching Pollard twice a year. In the saga of Hurricane Cutler, Bernard Pollard is the butterfly that flapped his wings in New England.

The next domino falls on draft day 2007, when Kansas City picked Dwayne Bowe. Twenty months later, Bowe would find himself lining up on KCís ďhandsĒ team, waiting to recover an onside kick that would have sealed a Chiefs victory over the Chargers.

You know the story of course Ė Bowe fumbled the ball, the Chargers recovered and went on to win the game, Carl Peterson announced his resignation, and we all threw a big party. But had the Chargers lost that day, the Broncos would have won the AFC West, Mike Shanahan likely would not have been fired, and thereís no way Cutler would have been traded.

The third domino, of course, is Scott Pioli. Likely, he wanted Cassel as KCís new quarterback from the beginning. We had little idea of Pioliís desire for Cassel, but itís entirely possible McDaniels did, having worked with Pioli in New England for eight years. In his haste to grab Cassel before Pioli could, McDaniels obviously mishandled the quarterback he did have. And now heís stuck with Chris Simms and Kyle Orton.

You might point out that the Broncos are also "stuck" with a boatload of draft picks. Denver has four first-round picks to play with over the next two drafts. But what are the chances of Denver finding two Jay Cutlers in five years? Heck, the Chiefs have been waiting around almost 40 years for their next young franchise quarterback.

I could go on and on, and talk about how Gunther Cunningham had to decide to blitz Pollard on that particular play in New England, how Herm Edwards had to foolishly choose Bowe for the hands team, and how Clark Hunt had to perfectly exercise his own exquisite brand of headhunting in order to secure Pioli.

So many crucial dominoes fell in this story itís ridiculous. All we can do is count our blessings and thank everyone involved that Jay Cutler is out of Denver and the Chiefs wonít have to deal with him twice a year ever again. Good riddance.

Bob's your Information Minister
04-03-2009, 02:00 PM
Wow, seems the KC players are happy with this:

Chiefs React to Cutler Trade (http://www.bobgretz.com/chiefs-football/chiefs-react-to-cutler-trade.html)

http://www.bobgretz.com/chiefs-footb...html#more-7884 (http://www.bobgretz.com/chiefs-football/chiefs-react-to-cutler-trade.html#more-7884)

“Really?”

“Is that April Fool’s a day late?”

“No way!”

As they took part in an event to benefit autism in a parking lot west of Arrowhead Stadium, members of the Chiefs secondary reacted to the news that the Denver Broncos traded quarterback Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears.

It’s safe to say there were no tears in the eyes of guys like safety Jon McGraw and cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr as they reacted to the deal.

“We don’t mind at all that he’s out of the division, heck out of the conference,” said Carr.

Added McGraw: “You always like to compete against the best and he was on his way to being one of the league’s better quarterbacks. I’m not going to say I’d wished he stayed, but they’ll find somebody else who can throw it too.”

Last year, the Broncos were 1-1 against the 2-14 Chiefs. In the fourth game of the season, Cutler threw for 361 yards and one touchdown, but two interceptions as the Broncos lost 33-19. The teams met again in Denver for 13th game of the season, with the Broncos winning 24-17. Cutler threw for 286 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the victory. That was the last game Denver won last season.

In four starts against the Chiefs in 2007-08, Cutler went 3-1 in the standings, completing 98 of 145 passes for 1,083 yards, eight touchdown passeds, four interceptions and two sacks. He ran 18 times for 65 yards.

In return for sending Cutler and a 2009 fifth-round pick to the Bears, the Broncos received a 2009 first-round pick, a 2010 first-round pick, a 2009 third-round choice and quarterback Kyle Orton.

“That’s a lot for any player, but Jay Cutler has already proven himself in this league and that’s hard to find sometimes at quarterback,” said Flowers.

“He has a strong arm and he led his team,” said Carr. “There’s a lot of quarterbacks who can’t make the kind of throws that he can make.”

The Chiefs defensive backs have joined together as a group to “adopt” children with autism with a program they are calling “We’ve Got Your BACK.” They hope to bring a sense of belonging to autistic children, as well as their families. Groups involved in the “We’ve Got Your BACK” partnership include: Autism Speaks, Autism Society of the Heartland, Autism Alliance of Greater Kansas City and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City - Challenger Program.

Thursday, a number of defensive backs took part in an event with children and their families in Parking Lot N of the sports complex.

Flex Gunmetal
04-03-2009, 02:05 PM
I could give 2 ****s what some inbred queefs fans feel.

400HZ
04-03-2009, 02:11 PM
Do you know what tripe is?

TheElusiveKyleOrton
04-03-2009, 02:13 PM
Do you know what tripe is?

Anything written by CE Wendler?

DenverBrit
04-03-2009, 02:13 PM
Do you know what tripe is?

He would if he owned a mirror.

summerdenver
04-03-2009, 02:14 PM
Do chiefs players even know that Kyle Orton is already practicing in Dove valley?

Sorry Montrose, just couldn't resist.

Popps
04-03-2009, 02:44 PM
Cheifs fans think we messed up?



Well, they know winning football. Maybe we did.

cutthemdown
04-03-2009, 02:45 PM
This actually makes me feel better. Cutler padded his stats vs the Chiefs crappy defense. When he played real defenses, well not so much.

Bob's your Information Minister
04-03-2009, 02:49 PM
Wow. I had no idea some of you were this delusional.

RMT
04-03-2009, 02:53 PM
yeah, cutler and the broncos really stuck it to the hapless chiefs last year in week #4 ... cutler loses his cool when a #5 WR makes a mistake on a pass play and then having lost his composure, cutler throws 2 INTS during the new 4 possessions to blow the game.

rastaman
04-03-2009, 02:55 PM
This actually makes me feel better. Cutler padded his stats vs the Chiefs crappy defense. When he played real defenses, well not so much.

Yeah sure Cutty, you do realize when you play the good defenses you can't execute effectively if you have 7 running backs out injured! No need to respect the run then.....right?:sunshine:

OrangeRising
04-03-2009, 03:26 PM
I think this boy writes just to see himself write. I originally thought he was a Raider fan because his thoughts are so disjointed, but then, I didn't read his nonsense after wasting several minutes reading a few before I understood his buffoonery.

20 thousand posts on a Bronco board? You are either unemployed or obsessed in an unhealthy way with far too much time typing into a computer.

Loser springs to mind..

Bob's your Information Minister
04-03-2009, 03:54 PM
I think this boy writes just to see himself write. I originally thought he was a Raider fan because his thoughts are so disjointed, but then, I didn't read his nonsense after wasting several minutes reading a few before I understood his buffoonery.

20 thousand posts on a Bronco board? You are either unemployed or obsessed in an unhealthy way with far too much time typing into a computer.

Loser springs to mind..

I see you are interested in shopping and fashion design.

Gay much?

DenverBrit
04-03-2009, 04:02 PM
I see you are interested in shopping and fashion design. Me too

Gay much? I could use a pal...a friend...someone to share my Shamwow with. Interested? I have twinkies.....pizza and zits......and I'm a virgin and live with my Mom.
I'm quite the catch!

Still desperate.