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The divide between the Denver Broncos and starting quarterback Jay Cutler is widening following a “contentious” conference call Monday that was supposed to mend fences in this high-profile dispute, according to Bill Williamson of
Cutler, who’s angry about being involved in trade discussions, and the team now have even bigger problems. According to the article, the phone call only made matters worse. 
Per Williamson, the Broncos acted “as if [Cutler] was the one who started the trade talks and informed him that they have no plans of trading him, but that they can trade him at any time.”
Williamson described the problem between the two sides as a “major trust issue” in an “already tense situation.”
Next Monday will be an important day in this saga because that’s when the Broncos launch their offseason conditioning program.
According to a source close to Cutler, he hasn’t decided if he’ll be there or not. A no-show could prompt more consideration of relaunching trade discussions.

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  1. hesawinner says: Mar 11, 2009 9:00 AM

    Cutler = 3rd best AFC West QB

  2. jkc710 says: Mar 11, 2009 9:01 AM

    i wonder where he’ll be playing next year. any takers?

  3. timdowling27 says: Mar 11, 2009 9:09 AM

    Come to Detroit we need a Qb

  4. Strider119 says: Mar 11, 2009 9:11 AM

    Trade him to Philly for Donovan McNabb straight up. They seem to be in love with old Philly players to begin with, and this way they can swap QB’s that are salty with the Front Office.

  5. RobJH says: Mar 11, 2009 9:12 AM

    I think he’s a goner. Maybe the Broncos could get one of Detroit’s #1 and their #2 (33rd overall) for him, that would seem fair. This way Detroit gets a proven commodity at QB and can use their other 1st on an LT and Denver gets some good picks to upgrade a horredous defense.

  6. Flint521466 says: Mar 11, 2009 9:16 AM

    I’d take Cutler in Cleveland in a NY minute.

  7. Ralph GreNader says: Mar 11, 2009 9:18 AM

    Dwatkins is a tool…Now trade Cutler to the browns.
    and ship the other two QBs to the ukraine.

  8. Sillygoose says: Mar 11, 2009 9:18 AM

    Cutler initially said he understood it was a business when the new first dropped about the possible trade. Now he’s acting like a child and there is no way this is gonna work out. He’ll get traded and Denver will find someone else who buys into the team concept. Too bad because I really thought McDaniels and Cutler would make a great combo.

  9. rugburn says: Mar 11, 2009 9:24 AM

    Cutler needs to wake up. There is a reason they tried to trade him. If he had any heart he would buck up, work his ass off at all off season activities and do everything he can to prove he should be the starter in Denver instead of the whining and sniveling like a big baby.

  10. milehiclown says: Mar 11, 2009 9:31 AM

    I am going to look like a hypocrite here, i know, but in obsessing over this: time to send him if Tampa or the Jets or the Turds–er, BROWNS–want him. Get a 1st and 3rd for him (if possible) and just re-build everything.
    Like Colin Powell said about Iraq–and this is clearly escalating into a war thanks to McDONALD–“you break it you own it.”
    I hear all the arguments–he is a baby (true), not that good (some-what true–he throws some dirt-balls and makes some horrible decisions), not a leader (obviously true)–but I am really bummed if he leaves cause he has mad skills as a passer.

  11. OZZ13 says: Mar 11, 2009 9:34 AM

    Cutler needs to put on his big boy pants and stop the crying.

  12. replica says: Mar 11, 2009 9:38 AM

    come to tampa!!

  13. Shut Yer Hole says: Mar 11, 2009 9:41 AM

    Oh Jay…
    Leaders lead. Whiny bitches whine. That’s why they considered trading you.

  14. J_Cut says: Mar 11, 2009 9:45 AM

    I think both sides are handling it poorly, but I put the blame for the problem on the team. If McDaniels keeps this up, he’ll be on his way out next year.

  15. Mbehavin2 says: Mar 11, 2009 9:50 AM

    McDuffus was a stupid hire by Bowlen. Hope Bowlen enjoys watching the playoffs while other teams are playing not only for as long as McDuffus is the head coach for as long as he owns the team. What certified idiots McDuffus, Zander and Pee Brain Bowlen are turning out to be.
    Hey Pat, better to let people think you do not much about running a NFL team than to hire a Head Coach and GM that will prove you do not know how to run an NFL team. Bet the other owners are laughing about you.

  16. MaineMan says: Mar 11, 2009 9:56 AM

    Seems to me that Cutler was demanding to be traded a couple months ago when Denver let go his favorite position coach. So, now he’s upset with being told that, yes, he can be traded, just like anyone else on the team. Ummmm, DUH!
    So, who runs the show? The Head Coach? Or the QB? Gotta wonder what kinda crap Shanahan was letting Cutler get away with the past couple-three years.

  17. EnforcerSU says: Mar 11, 2009 9:59 AM

    We would love to have him in Nashville….trade Vince and a 2nd for him.

  18. roboninja says: Mar 11, 2009 10:05 AM

    Since when did players become such whiney bitches? He gets mentioned in trade talks and gets pissy? Where is all the standard “it is a business” replies that get used when players sign large free-agent contracts? Can I ask more questions?

  19. reddog says: Mar 11, 2009 10:15 AM

    If Cutler has any balls he will not show up next Monday. Afterall, they are voluntary sessions and he should play his cards and skip all voluntary activities including workouts, OTAs, etc. He would forfeit his 100K bonus, but voluntary means voluntary…..he should only show up for the mandatory minicamps and throw passes over people’s heads and throw the wrong routes in protest…This will likely either get him traded or cut, which is likely his desre..McDaniel is in over his head!

  20. nedirect says: Mar 11, 2009 10:47 AM

    what a douchebag

  21. Jon Snow says: Mar 11, 2009 10:54 AM

    Interesting that from fans nationwide you get a lot of “Cutler is being immature” type of comments (which he is).
    The closer you get to Broncos fans the more you hear “McDaniels is screwing this team up” type of comments (which he is).

  22. dashoe says: Mar 11, 2009 11:06 AM

    Just add McDaniels to the long list of Belichick disciples who have gone on to fail.

  23. Paraplegic_Ditka says: Mar 11, 2009 11:08 AM

    Cutler haters need to check this out…It was posted by a commenter on the Denver Post article on Jay over the weekend:
    vamjl wrote:
    As a QB, we won’t know the “real” Jay Cutler until the Broncos start playing “real” defense.
    Jay Cutler is 14-7 (.667) when the Broncos give up less than 30 points. He is 3-13 (.188) when they give up 30 or more points, including 3-6 (.333) this year. That is 16 of 37 games Cutler has played in, where the Broncos gave up 30 or more.
    What’s my point? No QB can win consistently when they have to score 30+ points a game.
    Even though I believe John Elway is the greatest QB ever, he was 7-41 (.146) when the Broncos gave up 30 or more.
    Jake Plummer was 40-18 as a Broncos starter, but NEVER won a game when they gave up 30 or more points (0-10). He was 4-37 (.098) for his career when his team gave up 30+.
    Brian Griese was a surprising 4-7 (.363) when the Broncos gave up 30 or more points.
    Here are the career records, followed by their records in the Jay Cutler era, of some of the top NFL QBs when their teams give up 30+ points:
    Tom Brady 5-8 (.384);
    Peyton Manning 9-25 (.265);
    Joe Montana 6-17 (.261);
    Kurt Warner 6-22 (.214);
    Jay Cutler 3-13 (.188);
    Steve Young 4-19 (.174);
    Ben Roethlisberger 2-10 (.167);
    Brett Favre 8-42 (.160);
    Terry Bradshaw 4-20-1 (.160);
    Donovan McNabb 3-16 (.158);
    John Elway 7-41 (.146);
    Phyllis Rivers 1-8 (.111);
    Jake Plummer 4-37 (.098), 0-10 w/the Broncos;
    Troy Aikman 2-20 (.091);
    Eli Manning 1-16 (.059);
    Matt Cassel 0-4;
    None of these QBs ever had a single season when their team gave up 30 or more 9 times, as the Broncos did this year. The Colts in 2001 went 6-10, giving up 30+ 7 times. Peyton was 0-7 in those games.
    The AZ Cardinals under Jake Plummer had 3 seasons where they gave up 30+ points 7 times. Jake’s record those years was: 1998 1-6, 2000 1-6 and 2002 0-7. No other QB on my list had a season where thier team gave up 30+ points more than 5 times.
    I obviously didn’t look at all QBs through the history of the NFL. I don’t have access to Stats, Inc like the DP sportswriters do and I had to do this research myself.
    As you can see, there are quite a few HoF/Superbowl winning QBs with dismal records when their teams give up 30+ points. The Broncos were 3-6 this year when giving up 30+. I think we should keep Jay Cutler.

  24. dashoe says: Mar 11, 2009 11:08 AM

    MaineMan says:
    March 11th, 2009 at 9:56 am
    Seems to me that Cutler was demanding to be traded a couple months ago when Denver let go his favorite position coach. So, now he’s upset with being told that, yes, he can be traded, just like anyone else on the team. Ummmm, DUH!
    Prove it. Just because Peter King said so doesn’t count. Peter King is a hack and a lapdog for all things Patriots.

  25. rbqb9er says: Mar 11, 2009 11:20 AM

    Never thought somebody from the Patriots organization would be a completely incompetent piece of trash and show that organizations true asshole colors. Way to come into an organization with a good reputation with player relations and take it over like a dictator… Youre the man McDouchals

  26. DJSlyBri says: Mar 11, 2009 11:52 AM

    Cutler is a whiny little bitch,

  27. Rasputin says: Mar 11, 2009 12:07 PM

    McD is actually a very good QB’s coach, so he could do wonders with a guy like Vince Young. He could also help Cutler. McD does a lot of dumb stuff and rushed into head-coaching, but he does know how to scout QB’s and if he wants to trade Cutler I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that there’s a good reason.
    That being said, he’s completely mis-handled the situation and Cutler clearly has no respect for McD … probably the age thing is part of the problem. Unless he can trade Cutler this could be a very, very depressing season for Broncos fans.

  28. Pastabelly says: Mar 11, 2009 1:31 PM

    If Cutler has a little Drew Bledsoe (entitled prima donna qb who puts up numbers), then McDaniels is better off finding his own guy. Cutler is not in the league of a Manning or a Brady who should be making any demands.

  29. GiantsFanInBirdsCountry says: Mar 11, 2009 2:01 PM

    Parapalegic_Ditka – Great stats!! Very iunteresting to see how some of the all time greats have done in Cutler’s shoes.
    Does Cutler whine too much – Yes.
    Was the situation mishandled by the team – Yes.
    Is it salvagable at this point – doesn’t seem to be.
    Best solution would be a trade. Shop him for the best offer.
    Cutler/2nd to Tampa for 1st/3rd in 2009 and 2nd in 2010 (pending stats/record)

  30. moonbeam says: Mar 11, 2009 2:35 PM

    still say cutler has a good chance of going to the jests,i’m sorry folks but personalities don’t win championships,skills do.

  31. meefer says: Mar 11, 2009 5:10 PM

    Send him to Minny. Take anything on offense we have except AD.

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