Originally Posted by bendog
oh that's right, I just get him confused with Monte Reagor (-:
But seriously what is with you guys? I mean obviously you lost whatever senses of humor you had, but more so, why is it there are all these freaking homer threads on every ****ing rookie on the team? Cutler shoud start? What's wrong with Sheffler? (clue, he's not only a rook, but a pick on potential) What about Elvis (clue, he's a longshot to be a nfl starter)
A little more objectivty rather than newby band wagon homerism, please. Jesus, I'm starting to understand some of the chorf fans frustrations.
I know TJ is serious about Cutler, but the majority of the threads started about rookies over the last day, in my opinion, are simply "baiting" threads...
The reason I am frustrated with the QB position is this: Mike Shanahan shouldn't EVER have to dumb down the playbook for a 4 year starter.
If there's a rookie behind him with a better and more accurate arm, and you are dumbing down the playbook anyway, why not play him? What advantage does a rag arm QB that can't handle the playbook have over a rookie who has an accurate cannon that can't handle the full playbook? At least the kid could make some accurate throws down the field and mildly threaten the other team's defense with the deep ball. Right now, defense are simply containing the boot leg and making Plummer pass from the pocket...who's the better pocket passer, Plummer of Cutler? I think we all know the answer to that question.
The other thing about Cutler is that he doesn't appear to handle himself like a normal rookie. He's been through the fire many, many times where his team was severely overmatched and yet he played at a very high level in college. The NFL might be intimidating, but I don't think Cutler is your "normal" rookie QB. Would he make mistakes? Hell yes. But...our 10 year veteran with the dumbed down playbook is making ROOKIE mistakes himself. I just don't see any disadvantages to going with Cutler if Plummer throws up another stinker this weekend. Actually, the only disadvantage I see is that the locker room might be a little pissed off about it. But that's it.