My First, Only and probably LAST comment on Cutler-Gate
Frankly I'm not even following this mess, and I've carefully avoided even reading these threads. But one thing is clear; this is an absolute, and complete failure of leadership on the part of McDaniels. Leaders know that when you transition into an organization or you bring others into yours, that it's absolutely imperative that you gain the trust of those you are going to be working with, especially if they're key people.
I don't care whether he thought Cutler should be here or not, McDaniels gets an F for his handling of this. And not only that, but Pat Bowlen gets one too. This guy should have pulled his pup aside 15 minutes after he first found out Jay and him were not immediately buddies and he should have laid down the law on what he expected. Obviously he hasn't.
Major tough times ahead for this franchise I think. As one who thought it was time for Shanahan to go...and I've not changed my mind on that...this was simply inexcuseable.
Maybe Josh still rights the ship, but right now I'm putting this guy pretty far down the list of people who should have gotten this job. The most bizarre thing is this; He coached in the best organizatoin in the NFL in New England. How does one do that and apparently learn absolutely nothing about how to run things?