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(Pro Football Talk)   Chicago Bears give the rest of the NFC North a late Christmas present, re-sign Jay Cutler to a seven year contract   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 116
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2014-01-02 11:18:13 PM  

Owangotang: Cutler is the best quarterback my team has ever had


Faint, faint praise indeed.

/not better than Luckman
 
2014-01-02 11:48:24 PM  

snowshovel: kukukupo: This news gives me hope that despite the fact that the Lions are the Lions - with Cutler on the other side of the ball there is always a chance we win that game.

And again...I ask...which other QB is available that is better than Cutler that you would be fearful of? Because there isn't any.

And so far....The answer in Detroit hasn't been Stafford either. I'm still not sure how a relatively healthy Detroit team falls behind both Chicago and Green Bay with their combination of injuries...AND with a better defense than either of the two.


Horrible coaching.
 
2014-01-03 12:18:28 AM  

Owangotang: I've been witness to Chicago's infatuation with defense throughout all my years as a Bears fan. This move, and the commitment that the organization has made to scoring, shows me something I have not seen before. Cutler is the best quarterback my team has ever had, at a time when you need to be a prolific scoring team in order to win. It's a good day.

There are two types of people who do not like this move:
1.Haters. Cutler is abrasive and some people cannot separate his talent from his demeanor. They likely even favor quarterbacks that have worse career stats than Cutler, all because of Cutler's character.
2. Old meatballs. They want a dominant defense in Chicago because DITKA POLISH SAHSAGE FIRE AND PASSION DITKA 85 BEARS. These fans genuinely believe that the Bears just need a fullback like Matt Suhey and everything would be OK on the offense.


Boers and Berstein are going to sue for plagiarism.  I'm tired of the idiots, with their, "We should dump Cutler and keep McCown and (hand wave) draft a quarterback.  Then everything will be fine."   The morans talk about McCown like he was busy polishing his Super Bowl rings, when the Bears called him, not coaching a high school team.  That being said, I hope the guy parleys the games that he won into a payday.
 
2014-01-03 12:36:57 AM  

zimbomba63: The morans talk about McCown like he was busy polishing his Super Bowl rings, when the Bears called him, not coaching a high school team.


Shouldn't it then be concerning, then, that he outperformed your franchise QB?
 
2014-01-03 01:46:35 AM  

Treygreen13: ShadowKamui: Mind of the North Star: Dammit Fark Mods... you giveth and you taketh away.  My only greenlight  ever gets deleted? Mods....  I hope you guys never find love.


In all seriousness though, this Jay Cutler situation baffles me. I do actually understand why someone would resign him, but I never understand the crowd that says "Hey it's a no-brainer... sign him". Is it because there's no faith in what moves the front office could do via drafting or trades? Or is it just because its a relief to have a QB doesn't fail everygame? It's certainly not his record against Green Bay.His career stats don't scream "elite QB" and he's almost guaranteed to be injured at some point during the season.I just don't get what has made Jay untouchable in some minds.


On a more important note, you could have the greatest QB in the world and not go anywhere with the hot garbage the Bears call a defense. That should be Phil Emery's focus, actually. I would be happier if Phil did a press conference to say that they've cut Chris Conte (the player, not the reporter) and everyone that had a hand in letting RBs just march up and down the field.

It's a no brainer because the alternatives are far worse

1) Sign McCown, Flynn or some other garbage backups that had a couple of good games this year and tons of crappy ones in the years past
2) Sign Freeman, Weeden, Gabertt or one of the other soon to be jobless QBs
3) VY, Leinheart, JaFatAss or one of the other jobless QBs out there now
4) Trade for Schaub, Sanchez, Orton, Campbell or Cousins (or pick them up if/when they get cut)
5) Pickup whatever QB wasn't touched by the Texans, Browns, Jags or Vikings in the draft and pray to god they turn into Russel Wilson

They could always bring in Orton. Heh.


Grossman is available.  As is Tebow.  Both have a better shot at winning the superbowl than Cutler.

/ Hell, Tebow has experience throwing the ball up for grabs like cutler and sucking up the first three quarters like cutler.  he seems like a perfect fit.
 
2014-01-03 01:50:42 AM  

dletter: My headline was: "Someone at the Chicago Bears headquarters dropped a mirror".

Oh well... I assume this one will live vs. the above thread since this one actually has replies.


Save it for when Luck resigns.
 
2014-01-03 01:53:19 AM  

I sound fat: Grossman is available.  As is Tebow.  Both have a better shot at winning the superbowl than Cutler.


You may sound fat, but you also sound retarded.
 
2014-01-03 01:54:56 AM  
I sound fat:

Grossman is available.  As is Tebow.  Both have a better shot at winning the superbowl than Cutler.

/ Hell, Tebow has experience throwing the ball up for grabs like cutler and sucking up the first three quarters like cutler.  h ...



I'm curious...

Is there a Tebow version of godwin's law?

Because you just invoked it.
 
2014-01-03 02:01:53 AM  

zimbomba63: Owangotang: I've been witness to Chicago's infatuation with defense throughout all my years as a Bears fan. This move, and the commitment that the organization has made to scoring, shows me something I have not seen before. Cutler is the best quarterback my team has ever had, at a time when you need to be a prolific scoring team in order to win. It's a good day.

There are two types of people who do not like this move:
1.Haters. Cutler is abrasive and some people cannot separate his talent from his demeanor. They likely even favor quarterbacks that have worse career stats than Cutler, all because of Cutler's character.
2. Old meatballs. They want a dominant defense in Chicago because DITKA POLISH SAHSAGE FIRE AND PASSION DITKA 85 BEARS. These fans genuinely believe that the Bears just need a fullback like Matt Suhey and everything would be OK on the offense.

Boers and Berstein are going to sue for plagiarism.


Yea I guess I made it kinda obvious that I am a listener, but damn it all if they are not usually spot on about so many things.

IAmRight: zimbomba63: The morans talk about McCown like he was busy polishing his Super Bowl rings, when the Bears called him, not coaching a high school team.

Shouldn't it then be concerning, then, that he outperformed your franchise QB?


Not at all, because anyone who truly followed the Bears and is not just parroting the overblown, uninformed national media knows that Cutler was always going to be the QB once he was healthy. Did people clamor for Matt Flynn to start over Aaron Rodgers when Flynn had his one big game a couple of years ago? No, because people who know football understand that Rodgers gave the Packers the better chance to win.

I wonder what could drive such irrational Cutler hate, I mean it is not like he threw exactly as many interceptions as touchdowns. That pretty much defines mediocrity.
 
2014-01-03 02:24:21 AM  

El Brujo: MugzyBrown: El Brujo: I hope they sign McCown now, too.

First time those words have ever been put in that order

Probably.

I wonder if he played himself out of backup range for Chicago. I bet there are a few teams who would give him starting money over their current guy, if the situation was right.

Jacksonville? Miami? Cleveland? Minnesota? St. Louis? Oakland?

Just wild guesses


Let's sign a 35 year old career backup for starter money and hand him the keys to the offense, said no NFL GM ever.
 
2014-01-03 07:59:13 AM  
Stop with the McCown should start shiat, idiots.

/he played well
//he's also 35 farking years old.
 
2014-01-03 11:57:10 AM  
Remember when all of Farkistan was pissing on Flacco's 120m deal as Super Bowl MVP? And how he has been the QB for the most wins in NFL history over the first 5 years?

/good times...hey it is a great deal, Bears...cutler is a clutch, proven winner
 
2014-01-03 03:05:37 PM  
Sounds like all the guaranteed money is done after three years. That's actually a pretty smart contract - they lowered the cap hit that they would have taken with the franchise tag, but are only really committed to Jay for as long as they are committed to Trestman.

So, basically, it's a three year deal with team options for the remaining four. If this offense doesn't pan out, they can pull the plug pretty cleanly in three years and rebuild.

Now we'll see if Emery can put together a defense.
 
2014-01-03 03:09:59 PM  
Oh, and if you, like me, were wondering why McCown suddenly and inexplicably played beyond his career stats, here is a pretty good article explaining why:

http://www.chicagonow.com/daily-chicago-sports-tab/2013/12/chicago-b ea rs-the-josh-mccown-myth/
 
2014-01-03 04:57:15 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: This is good, and Cutler will be heading to FL for the Offseason with most of the playmakers on Offense - further creating chemistry and stability.  2014 could be an explosive year, barring injuries, for the Bears' already strong offense.


First time those words have EVER been put together in my lifetime.
 
2014-01-03 06:03:22 PM  

Owangotang: I wonder what could drive such irrational Cutler hate, I mean it is not like he threw exactly as many interceptions as touchdowns. That pretty much defines mediocrity.


He's also played with far more talent around him and in a much, much easier passing environment. And honestly, his TD/INT ratio is so low it may as well be 1:1. The expected ratio for any decent QB is at least 2:1 now; with guys like Jeffery and Marshall, any decent QB should be at 3:1.

Orgasmatron138: Oh, and if you, like me, were wondering why McCown suddenly and inexplicably played beyond his career stats, here is a pretty good article explaining why:


Well, that doesn't really explain anything. McCown performed well above the levels that the average QB did against all those defenses. But hey, maybe Cutler could post 30 TDs FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER if he ever actually stayed healthy. He hasn't even put up 20 in any of the past 3 years. But hey, injury-prone AND turnover-prone. Definitely things you want in your franchise QB.

/yeah, he's better than what the Bears have had. So would anyone throwing to Jeffery and Marshall with competent offensive staff.
 
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