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Bronco Rob
08-06-2009, 08:08 AM
By Woody Paige

The Denver Post
Posted: 08/06/2009 01:00:00 AM MDT


Rub-a-dub dot dot dot,

3 men are on the spot,

All vie to be the top.

Kyle Orton, Jay Cutler,

Matt Cashole is the other.

What QB have you got?

Let the competition and the comparisons begin.

Jay Cutler and Kyle Orton have a direct connection. They were swapped and are being examined mutually, not exclusively, in Chicago and Denver.

Lest we forget Matt Cashole . . . he was the start of the whole thing.

So, in the tradition of the three trade unionists the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker Orton, Cutler and Ca-hole are stuck in the hot tub together.

It will be the Season of the Which.

Which of the three has the best statistics? Which of them will go to the playoffs? Which one will be a boon, which one a beast of burden, which one a bust? Maybe all three will be superior quarterbacks. Maybe all three will be inferior products.

In Chicago the Bears think they have, in Cutler, the quarterback of the century or, at least, their best quarterback since Sid Luckman in the 1940s.

In Denver the Broncos think they have, in Orton, a solid systems QB who wins more and makes mistakes less.

In Kansas City the Chiefs think they have, in Cashole, a star and a steal even after giving him a contract last week that could be worth $63 million.

Around the nation, everyone is watching, wondering and waiting with amazement and amusement.

Which of the links blinks?

The glorifying is coming out of three camps.

"From Devin Hester to rookie Juaquin Iglesias, the wide receivers have spoken almost in terms of awe describing catching passes from Cutler," the Chicago Tribune reports. Cutler, they say, has "quick release" and "high velocity."

The Broncos' wide receivers are praising Orton, saying he throws "a catchable ball" and is "smart and efficient." Brandon Stokley has been "impressed by how much Kyle has improved from the end of (minicamps) to the start of training

Signal Callers

The Chiefs' players say they "have confidence in Matt," and he already has taken on "the leadership role" on the offense.

Bears coach Lovie Smith loves Cutler. "It seems like he's been here as long as the rest of us. Each day he goes through something new, but he's one of the guys. He's our quarterback."

The other day Cutler completed 21-of-27 passes in a 7-on-7 drill. Smith is tied to Cutler. If Cutler doesn't perform, Smith will be gone.

Todd Haley, the new coach in K.C., and Josh McDaniels won't lose their jobs after this season if Cashole and Orton don't perform, but the fans won't be very lovie or dovie.

McDaniels anointed Orton as the No. 1 quarterback after five months of offseason workouts and before camp. Cashole was first-team his first day with the Chiefs. McDaniels is on the record as a registered Ortonnite, who generally has been effective in the spread, shotgun short-passing game, although he threw an ugly pass in a scrimmage two days ago that was intercepted on the precipice of the goal for a romp-of-the-field touchdown.

Haley believes he has found the king of his castle in Cashole, who excelled in New England's system last year and is learning the Arizona Cardinals' system in Kansas City.

McDaniels, Cashole's coordinator with the Patriots, was on the listening side of a conversation about a potential Cashole trade to Denver and dot dot dot you know the rest of that Cutler-got-a-wedgie story.

If Tom Brady hadn't suffered, then recovered from, a knee injury, then Cashole probably would be in New England, Cutler in Denver, Orton in Chicago. Never before in NFL history have three quarterbacks who changed teams in the offseason been so closely associated.

The Broncos will play the Bears in the most meaningful of the meaningless exhibitions. The Broncos will defeat the Chiefs twice during the regular season. And the Bears and the Chiefs will not play dot dot dot unless they play in the Super Bowl.

Last season, of the three, Cutler had the most completions, yardage, touchdowns and interceptions. Cashole had the most victories as a starter (10, although he played most of the 11th) and the highest quarterback rating. Orton trailed in all the categories, but had a winning record (9-7), which Cutler did not (8-8).

Here's another common bond: Cutler, Orton and Cashole, and their teams, did not reach the playoffs. So it's much ado about QBs on three second-place teams. But there's new hope in Chicago, Kansas City and Denver.

Orton is tied to the success of his defense and his running backs. Cashole is part of the fresh start with the Chiefs, who won only two games in 2008. And Cutler is united with a dubious receiving corps and must overcome, on occasion, himself.

Which will end up on top by season's end in the statistics, in the standings, in the Super or Pro Bowl, in the hearts of coaches, mates, fans and media?

I know, but I don't want to spoil the fun.




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rastaman
08-06-2009, 08:19 AM
Great read and arcticle. The entire NFL will be watching both Orton and Cutler have an impact for their perspective teams. Basically, it will come down to whether Orton has his career breakout season and how far Cutler can take the Bears into the playoffs.

lostknight
08-06-2009, 08:35 AM
Seriously Cashole? You must be suffering from Tourette's syndrome. It made this article unreadable for no particularly good reason. As far as the original article in readable form on DP.com, it's not bad. But, we need to see how the season goes. Both the McDaniel's haters, and the McDaniel's worshipers know exactly ziltch right now and are just playing off of emotion rather then fact.

Flex Gunmetal
08-06-2009, 10:03 AM
Seriously Cashole? You must be suffering from Tourette's syndrome. It made this article unreadable for no particularly good reason. As far as the original article in readable form on DP.com, it's not bad. But, we need to see how the season goes. Both the McDaniel's haters, and the McDaniel's worshipers know exactly ziltch right now and are just playing off of emotion rather then fact.



No kidding.
Changing articles like BR does is so chiefs planet.

misturanderson
08-06-2009, 10:26 AM
What a worthless article. Woody Paige sucks. Thanks for posting though.

Bronco Rob
08-06-2009, 10:54 AM
Seriously Cashole? You must be suffering from Tourette's syndrome. It made this article unreadable for no particularly good reason. As far as the original article in readable form on DP.com, it's not bad. But, we need to see how the season goes. Both the McDaniel's haters, and the McDaniel's worshipers know exactly ziltch right now and are just playing off of emotion rather then fact.

No kidding.
Changing articles like BR does is so chiefs planet.


Changing someone elses published articles so you can giggle at your own grade school humor is pathetically immature.



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BroncoMan4ever
08-06-2009, 11:07 AM
i say Orton ends with the best stats and record.

2KBack
08-06-2009, 11:09 AM
Changing someone elses published articles so you can giggle at your own grade school humor is pathetically immature.

Chris
08-06-2009, 11:47 AM
He writes like he's 6.

Pontius Pirate
08-06-2009, 01:29 PM
How does Paige get around to writing columns when he's so busy sexually harassing people?

Bronco Rob
08-06-2009, 04:02 PM
:rofl: