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Old 01-30-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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His eyes have seen the glory. And it’s somebody else’s.

So Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler has no plans to watch Sunday’s Super Bowl because his team isn’t in it.

And having just completed his third NFL season and still waiting to make his first playoff start, Cutler certainly wants to be a part of the playoff party, but on the field, not in the stands.

“I haven’t been in a playoff or a bowl situation in eight years,” Cutler said, counting back to a state championship team at Heritage Hills High School in his senior season at the southern Indiana school.

“It sucks, it’s horrible. In high school you win state, you’re always making a push into the postseason, always been successful in sports. Come to Vandy, struggle there, come close my senior year (to a bowl game) and get to the NFL and go to an organization like the Broncos who’ve always been pretty dominant and struggle there and not make the playoffs. It’s tough, it’s really tough.”

With a new coach and plenty of work ahead of him as he learns a new offense, Cutler sees breaking the current Broncos’ postseason drought — one that cost the franchise’s winningest coach, Mike Shanahan, his job earlier this month — as the biggest item on his things-to-do list.

Asked Friday if he would trade his upcoming Pro Bowl appearance for a spot in the Super Bowl, Cutler simply said, “Any day of the week.”

In the Tampa area to visit children with diabetes as part of new initiative with his foundation, Cutler said the fact the Broncos have not made the postseason for three consecutive years — two of those with him as the starting quarterback — is at the forefront of his soon-to-be filled calendar.

“We’re not (far away),” Cutler said. “You know in this league, you got to get hot at the right time; obviously you’ve got to put yourself in a good position come December. If you get on a roll in December, play good football at the right time, you can definitely make a run at it.

“Pittsburgh did it a couple years ago and won the Super Bowl. They were a sixth seed and made a run. So we’re close, if you don’t make it happen, it’s been three years since I’ve been there and we haven’t made the playoffs. Mr. Bowlen has high standards.”

Both sides to blame

Cutler said the Broncos had too many turnovers on offense and didn’t score enough once inside their opponents’ 20-yard line and too many troubles on defense to have the AFC’s slot in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos surrendered more than 400 points for the second consecutive season and were at or near the bottom of the league’s rankings in every major defensive category.

“It’s very seldom that you see an offense that’s high powered that doesn’t have a good defense go all the way,” Cutler said. “Because sooner or later you’re going to get stopped and you’re going to need a defense to help you out.”

Cutler has spoken at length with new head coach Josh McDaniels on two separate occasions, the day after McDaniels

was hired in Denver and Wednesday, just after Cutler arrived in Tampa.

“It went really well,” Cutler said. “We talked about a lot of stuff, he’s very energetic, when I got off the phone I was excited, I really was ... just talked to him about the importance of our relationship.”


Cutler had been vocal in Shanahan’s departure initially offering, “I’m not happy at all,” but with a few weeks having passed and having spoken to Bowlen, Shanahan and McDaniels, Cutler said he understood why Bowlen made the change.

“I think it’s a good thing,” Cutler said. “Looking back on it, obviously everyone was shocked to see Mike go. But a month removed from it, I can kind of see the reasoning why he had to make the move. You’re at a place so long the stuff gets repetitive, you hear the same stories, the same talks. It’s time to move on.

“(I) talked to Mike after the whole thing went down. He sounded good. He’s disappointed; I think he understands kind of the reasoning. I think he was ready to go somewhere else and do something else.”

McDaniels said this week he didn’t expect to meet with the team as a whole for the first time until March, with Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Casey Wiegmann set to be at the Pro Bowl for a week as well as the scouting combine set for later in February.


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Coming together in March

The Broncos, like any team that has hired a new coach, will get an extra mini-camp in the offseason and Cutler said he expected to report to work in the new offense in March.

McDaniels has discussed terminology that will be in the new offense with Cutler as well as the general principles, but Cutler has not yet seen a new playbook.

“All of it is going to be his own terminology, which is going to be different,” Cutler said. “We’re pretty young as an offense, a lot of guys came in with me, been in the same system for the last three years and were starting to get pretty good at it so we’ll have to take a couple steps back.

“We’ve got an extra minicamp to make that happen and we’ll have to work a little harder this offseason ... I’ll have to be working closely with Josh because we only have so much time to learn this. When I first got to Denver I had that whole first year to learn the system, we grew gradually. As I was capable to learn the system, we kind of grew with it. I think Brandon grew with me and Tony (Scheffler) and all those guys and now we’re going to jam it into a six-month period and make it happen.”

Cutler added he was almost certain Wiegmann, who had said after the season he would consider retirement, would return to the Broncos for the ’09 season.

“Casey’s coming back,” Cutler said. “I’m 95 percent certain. He wants to play, he loves it, he enjoys Denver, he enjoys playing with us. I don’t think we’ll have any trouble getting him to play. I’ve talked to Casey numerous times this offseason. I was excited to see him go to the Pro Bowl.”


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Old 01-30-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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“I think it’s a good thing,” Cutler said. “Looking back on it, obviously everyone was shocked to see Mike go. But a month removed from it, I can kind of see the reasoning why he had to make the move. You’re at a place so long the stuff gets repetitive, you hear the same stories, the same talks. It’s time to move on.


Nice to see that the emotions have settled and the kid is back on board.
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Good to hear he's excited about McDaniels...
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“I think it’s a good thing,” Cutler said. “Looking back on it, obviously everyone was shocked to see Mike go. But a month removed from it, I can kind of see the reasoning why he had to make the move. You’re at a place so long the stuff gets repetitive, you hear the same stories, the same talks. It’s time to move on.


Nice to see that the emotions have settled and the kid is back on board.
ZOMMMMMMMGGGGG...you mean he's not gonna refuse to take his insulin shots until Shanahan comes back?
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“Casey’s coming back,” Cutler said. “I’m 95 percent certain. He wants to play, he loves it, he enjoys Denver, he enjoys playing with us. I don’t think we’ll have any trouble getting him to play. I’ve talked to Casey numerous times this offseason. I was excited to see him go to the Pro Bowl.”
That is easily the best piece of news in that story. The rest we knew would happen, he is an emotional guy and he reacted like people do, he is moving on and I think he is looking forward to getting the ball in his hands a LOT.
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"All of it is going to be his own terminology, which is going to be different,” Cutler said. “We’re pretty young as an offense, a lot of guys came in with me, been in the same system for the last three years and were starting to get pretty good at it so we’ll have to take a couple steps back."

Awesome just awesome, thank God that we have Mike Nolan who was sooooooo successful in Sanfran with his reactionary defense; which mean's we'll obviously be competitive next year with transitions everywhere and everyone taking a step back.

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"All of it is going to be his own terminology, which is going to be different,” Cutler said. “We’re pretty young as an offense, a lot of guys came in with me, been in the same system for the last three years and were starting to get pretty good at it so we’ll have to take a couple steps back."

Awesome just awesome, thank God that we have Mike Nolan who was sooooooo successful in Sanfran with his reactionary defense; which mean's we'll obviously be competitive next year with transitions everywhere and everyone taking a step back.

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excellent read.... Looks like the start of the new "Plan"
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I'm not Wolf or any of those whining panzies who care more about getting a guy fired than winning.

When these guys start producing I won't mind eating crow, untill then, I think this offseason's been one retarded move after another.

If history tells us anything its that Patriot Assistant coaches SUCK and HOF coach departures KILL organizations.

Add to that a perenial loser - Nolan whose only success was attributable to the New York Jets new head coach, you gotta wonder what all the hype this offseason is about?

this is the kind of **** that chief fans enjoy.

I don't want offseason hype. Shanahan was rebuilding the team from the bottom up, any brain dead football fan can see that. He was done with an entire side of the football, and improved the return teams on special teams A LOT. We had 40 million in caproom, a ****load of picks and now we are in the same exact situation except we threaten what we've already built in the last 3 years.

Excellent, another rebuilding process.
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Seriously of all the ****in candidates, Morris, Spags and Ryan; we pick a guy whos young enough to be Elway's nephew?

Untill McDaniels wins us a ****load of games, you're damn right I'm not on board. Show me results, THEN I'll root for your unproven ass.

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"All of it is going to be his own terminology, which is going to be different,” Cutler said. “We’re pretty young as an offense, a lot of guys came in with me, been in the same system for the last three years and were starting to get pretty good at it so we’ll have to take a couple steps back."

Awesome just awesome, thank God that we have Mike Nolan who was sooooooo successful in Sanfran with his reactionary defense; which mean's we'll obviously be competitive next year with transitions everywhere and everyone taking a step back.

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We may not be world beaters but I just can't see us being as bad as last year. Aren't we like the worst defense in the history of DVOA per Football outsiders?
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We may not be world beaters but I just can't see us being as bad as last year. Aren't we like the worst defense in the history of DVOA per Football outsiders?
We could've tried to fix that side of the football without dismanteling our entire coaching staff over the other 2 phases. Remember, this year we've got a boatload of draft picks, $40 million in caproom and two guys in the Front Office that are supposedly "superstars" at drafting.
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Why the insistence on changing the system\terminology of the O this year? Is the Josh system so all powerfully great that it is worth take the steps backwards with such a young offensive team that has had success this past year?

I would have preferred a different approach with the O.
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“I think it’s a good thing,” Cutler said. “Looking back on it, obviously everyone was shocked to see Mike go. But a month removed from it, I can kind of see the reasoning why he had to make the move. You’re at a place so long the stuff gets repetitive, you hear the same stories, the same talks. It’s time to move on.


Nice to see that the emotions have settled and the kid is back on board.
Don't show this to TJ he will be incensed with Jay, how dare Jay say what he really thinks, he is no better than Plummer in that regard, clearly a couple of ingrates.
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I'm not Wolf or any of those whining panzies who care more about getting a guy fired than winning.

When these guys start producing I won't mind eating crow, untill then, I think this offseason's been one retarded move after another.

If history tells us anything its that Patriot Assistant coaches SUCK and HOF coach departures KILL organizations.

Add to that a perenial loser - Nolan whose only success was attributed to the New York Jets current head coach, you gotta wonder what all the hype this offseason is about?

this is the kind of **** that chief fans enjoy.

I don't want offseason hype. Shanahan was rebuilding the team from the bottom up, any brain dead football fan can see that. He was done with an entire side of the football, and improved the return teams on special teams A LOT. We had 40 million in caproom, a ****load of picks and now we are in the same exact situation except we threaten what we've already built in the last 3 years.

Excellent, another rebuilding process.
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Seriously of all the ****in candidates, Morris, Spags and Ryan; we pick a guy whos young enough to be Elway's nephew?

Untill McDaniels wins us a ****load of games, you're damn right I'm not on board. Show me results, THEN I'll root for your unproven ass.


I'm not Wolf or any of those whining panzies


Ya just read above...
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Ya just read above...
Yeah great mischaraterization you dumb shmuck. I know its hard, try to read whole thing, you can do it.

I know that modern day internet produces a lot of these handicaped retreads who have the attention span of a fly. HEAV its okay, get some ritilan. Or maybe do society a favor and kill urself, whichever works best.

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Yeah great mischaraterization you dumb shmuck. I know its hard, try to read whole thing, you can do it.

I know that modern day internet produces a lot of these handicaped retreads who have the attention span of a fly. HEAV its okay, get some ritilan. Or maybe do society a favor and kill urself, whichever works best.
Oh noes! You're so cool and tough!
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Shanahan was rebuilding the team from the bottom up, any brain dead football fan can see that. He was done with an entire side of the football...
This is my favorite Shanny fluffer myth. Our offense was 16th in the league in scoring and yet the rebuild was "done". Guess what, genius, our new coach has all of the same offensive talent to work with and a scheme that we were reportedly trying to copy!
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Why the insistence on changing the system\terminology of the O this year? Is the Josh system so all powerfully great that it is worth take the steps backwards with such a young offensive team that has had success this past year?

I would have preferred a different approach with the O.
At first I was all about keeping the old offensive staff and getting a defensive minded HC.


But it's clear to see that Bowlen wanted nothing to do with Shanny or his people.

Bowlen wanted a complete overhaul and didn't want to saddle a HC with former Shanny faithfull. He wanted the HC to run the entire show and not be like Wade Phillips in Dallas. Meaning stuck with a OC not of his choosing and only being a DC with the title of HC.

Has far as Josh's system goes... just look at what he has done the last years.
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I know that modern day internet produces a lot of these handicaped retreads who have the attention span of a fly. HEAV its okay, get some ritilan. Or maybe do society a favor and kill urself, whichever works best.
Watch yourself Hev the wrath of the prepuberty crowd is coming your way.
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Yeah great mischaraterization you dumb shmuck. I know its hard, try to read whole thing, you can do it.

I know that modern day internet produces a lot of these handicaped retreads who have the attention span of a fly. HEAV its okay, get some ritilan. Or maybe do society a favor and kill urself, whichever works best.
Looks like you need to eat the bullet more than I do.
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This is my favorite Shanny fluffer myth. Our offense was 16th in the league in scoring and yet the rebuild was "done". Guess what, genius, our new coach has all of the same offensive talent to work with and a scheme that we were reportedly trying to copy!
Hey ****er we had 7 RBs on IR. Most teams would've been bottom 5 in the NFL with that type of luck. Just because a fluff article came out on how we incorporate a couple of the spread formations the Pats ran into our system does not mean we run the same exact system or that they have a better system than we do.
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Wow we are getting a super delayed Shanafan meltdown from Willynowei! Its glorious!
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