Posted Tue Mar 17th by Ian Henson
I had a friend named Luke who I will probably never talk to again; we were watching a game and at 6:40 he said something pretty prolific,
“A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.”
That’s been going through my head more than a few times since this team started coming apart at the seams. Who is the pupil? Who is the teacher? Who is training and who is learning, what has been learned and who is teaching?
Is it– was it Mike Shanahan? Dan Reeves? George Seifert, Bill Walsh? Bill Belichick? Josh McDaniels?
Or was it Jake Plummer?
Did Jay Cutler pull a page from the Plummer playbook and doom himself to moving back to Tennessee to marry a Vol’s cheerleader and take up flip-cup as his sport of choice?
You really want to go that road Cutler? I guarantee that you’re heading to 0-16 Detroit, in my younger days I would have done that trade out of spite: The number one pick in the 2009 draft, a six-pack and a blueberry snow cone… Easy.
Here’s the thing Jeremy Bates was let go because McDaniels is the rich man’s Jeremy Bates. McDaniels donned the Denver D and stated, “En signa vinces,” in this sign we conquer. He’s not about to let the new him step on his toes during some random meeting. If Bates was so prolific what is he doing coaching the next USC quarterback who will choke once he catches a break in the NFL? Why didn’t Belichick call him up for the vacant job in New England? Or anyone in the NFL call him up for that matter?
Use your head Cutler, before you make yourself look like Icarus. I’m not blaming Bus Cook, Cutler graduated from Vanderbilt, he’s gotta be a smart guy. Cook’s ruined every career that he’s gotten a hold of, check the track record, what’s done in the dark will come to light. I’ve never run to press with any of the horrible things that I’ve heard about Cutler personally. However, let’s just put it this way, he’s a dick.
You know what though? There are a lot of people like that in the league who are, so being such a dick, why is he acting like a man-child, a grown baby? Here’s the thing about managers and agents, they are employees of the people that they work with. They get 10-15% of what you make as their client, it’s their job to get you the next deal. Cutler obviously needs a manager, someone to tell him first you go along, then you get along.
Starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos.
Denver will do what is right: sit on Cutler for the next three-years of his contract. Honor those contract bonuses (if he chooses to play, he’ll have bonuses/contract elevators of ten-million dollars in 2010 and then fourteen-million dollars in 2011). If that’s not good enough, not fair enough… Then let Cutler sit out, force him to pay back his bonuses and the Broncos can collect mountains of fines. Either way he’s yours for three more years.
Love is blind, but we haven’t been blinded just yet by the heir. He’s going to have to do better than 25 and 24. Yes, you can say that he needed a defense, but Peyton Manning didn’t. And Tom Brady went 17-0 by simply outscoring the opposing teams offense… Under McDaniels guidance. Cutler couldn’t do that, under Shanahan… Or under Bates.
And a final note to Mr. Cook, you know the difference between a roster bonus of 10-million and 14-million by next season and a new contract that allows for 16-million over the next three seasons? Well, I’ll let the math majors tell it. That 15% won’t be much to you though, do your best to salvage your career, before you have scouts refusing your clients and let that reputation leak to any potentials. It would be really horrible if the NFL were to be made aware of a couple of conversations that took place between your office and players who had yet to declare for the draft.