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Jay Cutler: Still Annoying Denver Residents

Invesco Field at Mile High

Invesco Field at Mile High

-Derek Belohrad

 In today’s Mile High Sports Daily newsletter James Merilatt runs down some of the reasons why the Denver Bronco’s once dedicated fans are a dying breed.  It is generally a good article and he makes some good points.  What really stood out to me was Cuter’s statement.  I remember seeing the headlines about him making some disparaging statements about Denver fans, but I did not bother to read the article because I have no desire to know what a 14 year old whiny girl thinks about Bronco fans.  Alas, I could not avoid his statements.

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Broncos and Avalanche living in the past

-Drew Suppes

Ten years ago, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche were each at the pinnacle of their respective organizations.  The Broncos were the team to beat in the NFL after winning back to back Super Bowl Championships.  The Colorado Avalanche set an NHL record with nine consecutive division titles, in route to winning two Stanley Cups.

Ten years later, fans, journalists, and members of each organization are suffering from the worst condition in sports: they are all living in the past. Continue reading

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McJay-gate Is Over. Kyle Orton Has A Stupid Neckbeard.

-Brandon Whalen

As we all know, the Broncos have a new QB folks. He will undoubtedly bring something that has been missing from the Denver quarterback position for about three years: facial hair. In fact there has been a curse left upon us since Jake-the-Snake shaved his god awful porn-stache. Big Ben threw a beat-down on us in the 2005 AFC Championship, the ‘stache was shaved, and we haven’t been to the playoffs since.

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Jay Cutler, it’s time to grow up

Drew Suppes

According to ESPN, Broncos QB Jay Cutler and his agent, Bus Cook, met with head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Brian Xanders in Dove Valley on Saturday.  Apparently the two parties met for approximately 20 minutes, and Cutler left unsatisfied with their conversation.  He said that he does not plan on attending the team’s first meeting on Monday, and will not attend voluntary workouts.  After reading various reports, it seems that not much has changed after this meeting between Cutler and McDaniels.

I’m sure by now, everyone knows what side I stand on in this McDaniels-Cutler debacle–(see Letter to Jay Cutler).  But, McDaniels handling and Cutler’s mishandling of this situation in the past few weeks was merely reinforced in their meeting Sunday.  The bottom line is that Jay Cutler needs to grow up.

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Letter to Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler

Courtesy of the Associated Press

Dear Jay Cutler,

The Denver Broncos organization has been around since 1960.  They have won their division 10 times.  They have been to the Super Bowl 6 times.  Twice, have they had the privilege of calling themselves World Champions.

Since you have been quarterback of the Denver Broncos, they have won 0 division titles.  They have been to the Super Bowl 0 times.  In fact, the Denver Broncos have yet to reach the playoffs with you as a member of its team.  Continue reading

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Leinart and Young Not Giving Up

leinartMatt Leinart and Vince Young dominated the quarterback position in college.  Now, both are battling to regain their role as a starter in the NFL.

When the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals drafted Vince Young and Matt Leinart as the 3rd and 10th picks in the 2006 NFL Draft, both were expected to be make immediate impacts to their new teams.  Both had the resume’s to back it up.  Young was coming off a National Championship win (against Leinarts USC team), in which he put up 467 total yards (200 yards rushing) and 3 TDs for the Texas Longhorns.  NFL teams were drooling over his running ability, size (6’5″, 230lbs.), and potential.  Leinart had compilied a ridiculous 37-2 record as the starting QB at USC.  He threw a Pac-10 record 98 TDs and was named the Heisman Trophy winner in 2004.  Continue reading

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Look forward to 2009

With the Denver Broncos missing the playoffs due to the unfortunate loss to the San Diego Charges the Denver newspapers (plural for now) have been really jumping on the smearing opportunities.  The Denver Post even ran a special “Broncos suck” section in today’s paper.  If you have read our prior posts you will note we have a more positive view of the team’s future.

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Shanahan & Super Bowl

Commenting further on Derek’s post regarding Mike Shanahan and whether or not he can bring another Super Bowl to Denver in the future:

I know there are still 2 games left this season, but I think we can get a good feeling on what this Broncos team is going to look like in the future.  Barring any major injuries, I think they have an extremely solid foundation to build upon.

Offensively, the Broncos are well stocked at just about every position.

QB: Jay Cutler has the talent, tools (i.e. Brandon Marshall, and Eddie Royal) and the playcalling to become one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, if he hasn’t proven so already.  I think he’ll learn to throw the ball away if no one is open, which will cut down on his INT’s.  On a side note: what are Matt Leinart and Vince Young (both drafted before Cutler in the 2006 NFL Draft)?  Last I checked, both are riding the pine for their teams.

WR: Marshall and Royal are going to be one of the best WR tandems in the NFL for years to come.

OL: Ryan Clady, and Ryan Harris have exceeded expectations (to say the least) in their first seasons in the NFL, and Clady, despite being a rookie, may be the best tackle in the league.  Ben Hamilton has a few years left in him, and Chris Kuper is only 25.  The only position in need of some depth would be the center, with Tom Nalen’s career in question (knee injuries), and Casey Weigmann being in his 13th season.

TE: Daniel Graham has at least 5 more years in him, and Tony Sheffler has shown that he can be one of the leagues best if he stays health.

RB: The only offensive position in need of rebuilding is at RB.  Peyton Hillis showed that he can be a 100 yard per game rusher, but will he move back to fullback next year when he gets healthy?  Ryan Torrain has already shown that he is injury prone (broken elbow, and torn ACL) in his rookie season.  I don’t think he will be the RB of the future.  Selvin Young has been battling injuries all year, and hasn’t impressed me at all.  Does anyone else remember that Young said he was going to rush for 2,000 yards this year?  He’s close.  With 268 yards so far, he only needs 866 yards in each of the remaining two games and he will be there.  As for Andre Hall, Michael Pittman, Tatum Bell, and P.J. Pope, I don’t see these guys being the answer for the future.

As for the defense:

To put it honestly, there are two players on this team that are NOT expendable: Champ Bailey and D.J. Williams.  Other than that, it’s time to reload.  Leslie Woodyard and Spencer Larson were a nice surprise, but it hasn’t been enough to change the reputation of this pitiful defense.

The Broncos have 10 draft picks in the 2009 draft, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Shanny used 9 of them on defensive players (safety and d-line are in need of the most help).  I think that he should use a 1st or 2nd round pick on a top tier running back, and complete the offensive side.  With the remainder of the picks, the Broncos need to stock up on the defensive side.

That being said, if Shanahan can turn his horid defense into a middle of the road defense, I have no doubt that as Cutler and the young offense continue to improve,  so will the Broncos as a whole.  Within 1 or 2 years, the Broncos will be a serious contender for the Super Bowl, with Mike Shanahan as the head coach.

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