Mar 16, 2009, 11:47 AM EST
I can't help but take note of the recent insanity being espoused by a large segment of local sports radio, in which certain talk-show hosts on both stations are clamoring that the Eagles should seriously consider trying to make a trade for disgruntled Denver quarterback Jay Cutler, or at least entertaining this notion as not an altogether bad one. (As expected, there is no shortage of callers to parrot these feelings, either.)
just think what would happen if mcnabb did go to denver and won a super bowl with dawkins and buck
spend a minute with that thought…all the sadists would have a field day
Amen. Meanwhile, re: Cutler — am I missing something here? Just what in hell is so special
about this guy that people would be willing to jettison McNabb and
several draft picks to get him? Last time I checked, Cutler has never
made the playoffs while leading the Broncos (hell, I don't think he's had a
winning season as a starter). And that's while playing in the AFC West, for God's sake! Yes, I have seen his numbers over the last two seasons, and they are quite impressive, without question… but then so were Drew Brees', and neither quarterback took a postseason snap in either 2007 or 2008.
Meanwhile, Donovan McNabb's overall performance has not slid that far down the mountain that I'd consider rolling the dice with someone who in my opinion has yet to prove he's capable of leading a team to the promised land. Well, has McNabb done it, you might ask? Of course not. But he's gotten damned close several times. And his numbers over the last two seasons are as good as any he's had in his career, not counting the gaudy statistics he put up in 2004.
Furthermore, not to sound too insensitive here but Cutler is diabetic, and who
really knows what kind of career length such a medical condition could dictate.
Furtherfurthermore, are we to expect the Eagles front office to
sacrifice selecting the very linemen Cutler would need for
protection? Those comparisons Cutler made between himself and John Elway would bear little substance if he finds himself staring at the clouds five or more times per game.
And furtherfurtherfurthermore, Cutler is by most accounts a whiny, paranoid bitch who has done everything he can to turn
what was once a small, internal rift into a mighty canyon. Yes please, let's bring that sort of personality
on board immediately, where he will be warmly received by both fans and the media. I see nothing that can go wrong with this. SuperBowl XLIV, here we come!
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