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Cutler Wants To Reunite With Marshall?

After being traded from Denver to Chicago earlier this year, quarterback Jay Cutler reportedly lobbied the Bears to pursue receiver Plaxico Burress.
Cutler is now publicly pining (sort of) for another pass-catcher with whom he’s far more acquainted.
Cutler recently hinted while attending a youth football camp at William & Mary that he’d like to see the Bears makes a play for Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall.
“I played with Brandon for three years and I think he’s one of the best receivers in the NFL,” Cutler told the Daily Press (via the Chicago Tribune).  “I think he can be one of the greatest ever to play.  He’s big and fast, and can do everything you want him to do, on the field and in the meeting room.
“I don’t know what we’re going to do.  That’s up to the guys upstairs.  If we make a run at him, we make a run at him.”
Though the Bears would be a natural fit, given that:  (1) they have Cutler; and (2) they don’t have much at receiver, the Broncos have indicated privately that they won’t be trading Marshall.  And while the Broncos might not refuse an “offer they can’t refuse” (ergo the name), the Bears don’t have the draft picks to make it happen.
Instead, they’d have to likely include established veteran players, like Tommie Harris or Lance Briggs or Brian Urlacher.
So it’s unlikely to happen.  But Cutler apparently wouldn’t complain if it did.

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40 Responses to “Cutler Wants To Reunite With Marshall?”
  1. misterj says: Jun 23, 2009 10:56 AM

    Florio the obvious trade is right in your face. Trade Cutler for Marshall and a 1. Genius.

  2. eatyourguitar says: Jun 23, 2009 10:58 AM

    Get these thong-clad women off your site, I’m embarrassed to be on your site.

  3. mforte22 says: Jun 23, 2009 11:03 AM

    Aaron Wilson predicts the future!
    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/17/cutler-on-marshall-hes-a-great-player/

  4. Gregjennings85 says: Jun 23, 2009 11:05 AM

    Cutler knows he will suck without his Oline and receivers from Denver. So sorry, JC. Time to make it happen with an overrated Chicago team. I can’t wait to see you driven to the Soldier Field (or is it an a giant, alien toilet bowl) turf, and make a one-point landing on the spot where most humans have a chin. I may be biased, but could the ViQueens and Bears be any more desperate to beat the Packers? There is only one team in the NFC North that will hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the year:
    THE GREEN BAY PACKERS.

  5. watson111505 says: Jun 23, 2009 11:05 AM

    Reunited and it feeeelllsss so good, reunited and its understood…..

  6. Florida Funk says: Jun 23, 2009 11:06 AM

    “So it’s unlikely to happen. But Cutler apparently wouldn’t complain if it did.”
    I have a feeling the kid will complain no matter what happens

  7. Philtration says: Jun 23, 2009 11:09 AM

    Trade Hester for Marshall.
    Then Kyle Orton can under throw him in Denver just like he did here.

  8. vegas42 says: Jun 23, 2009 11:10 AM

    I’m sure Cutler would find something to complain about….

  9. gopherb24 says: Jun 23, 2009 11:14 AM

    Cutler wants Marshall in Chicago? Gee, what a surprise. Maybe it’s because he knows he’s not nearly as good of a QB without him.
    All of this hype surrounding Cutler, when everyone in Denver knows that he had Pro Bowl numbers because of Marshall and a stellar rookie in Eddie Royal. Chicago has…who? And please…don’t say Devin Hester.

  10. Staff Sergeant Bandazewski says: Jun 23, 2009 11:14 AM

    That’s fine. He will be a free agent next year, just sign him then

  11. Jon Snow says: Jun 23, 2009 11:15 AM

    Part of the reason Cutler wasn’t going to work in a McD offense is that he actually likes to force the ball in to triple coverage. It works (at times) if there’s a receiver like Marshall there. It might be better if the Bears didn’t have a big name receiver – Cutler would be forced to spread the ball around. I can’t tell you how many times I saw a DB in good single coverage whiff at a Cutler launched missile. In that type of a situation there’s nothing like pinpoint accuracy with heat. It’s almost sad that Cutler didn’t want the tutelage of McD. He would’ve become unstoppable, but I guess Cutler has different plans; he wants to become Jeff George.
    But, if the 2009 Bears really want to become the 2008 Broncos then I say ‘bring it on’. Harris and/or Briggs plus a pick for Marshall.
    Let the pilfering continue… LOL!!!

  12. TCLARK says: Jun 23, 2009 11:18 AM

    Wouldn’t this be tampering?

  13. TCLARK says: Jun 23, 2009 11:23 AM

    The Bears will suck this season while Denver wins a weak AFC West. This will go down as a terrible trade.

  14. Heinekenfun says: Jun 23, 2009 11:24 AM

    It would be a ridiculous coup if the Bears could unload that dead weight Brian Urlacher for someone like a Brandon Marshall. Unfortunately, I would think the Denver fans would riot and probably storm the field stomping him to death on Week 1.

  15. RestorDaRoar says: Jun 23, 2009 11:29 AM

    My friend from Chicago would argue that Chicago already has a “Marshall-esque” receive in Earl Bennette,,,,, Jim, if you are reading this….. COME ON, REALLY?
    Can’t wait until Cry Baby Cutler’s true colors shine through and he gets buried for 5 sacks and 3 INT’s against the Lions……. Louis Delmas, pick six.

  16. tsiguy96 says: Jun 23, 2009 11:39 AM

    find it so interesting that cutler comments how campbell should just keep running the offense and working hard and hes handling it well, yet cutler gets to cry like a baby and not respond to his bosses until he gets his way. i think he realizes he handled the situation like a 10 year old would.

  17. mixman34 says: Jun 23, 2009 11:42 AM

    HAHA!!! First Plax now Marshall. Essentially he’s saying “HELP! The receivers over here SUCK!!!!” AAAHAHAHAHHAH Bears are going to blow, good luck with your whiny lil bitch….

  18. Ghost MkII says: Jun 23, 2009 11:50 AM

    Denver fans are out today!
    Its interesting to see all the talk last season about how amazing of a QB Culter was, especially coming out of Denver. Then, after the trade, when no footballs have been thrown and no games won or lost, Cutler suddenly sucks. It doesn’t make sense. Stop the hype machines and stop crying. Did Cutler expose a crappy side of his personality? Yes. Does that make him any less of Pro Bowl Caliber QB? No.
    As for Marshall and Royal, neither were expected to be big hits when they were drafted, yet they turned out to be. Either the old regime struck gold twice in the draft or Cutler might have had something to do with their development. I’d bet on the latter.
    Bennet/Hester/Knox aren’t the same threat as Cutler had in Denver, but it seems Cutler has always gotten the best out of his receiving corps. I don’t think he’ll do any less now.

  19. chcgokoala says: Jun 23, 2009 11:55 AM

    Guy was asked what he thinks of Marshall, WTF was he supposed to say? “I like the way he puts hoes in their place”

  20. brh says: Jun 23, 2009 12:12 PM

    @Gregjennings85 – It makes total sense that the 2 teams in the NFC North that spent last season fighting it out for the division title and actually finished with winning records are both just desperate to figure out how to beat the 6-10 team that finished a distant 3rd. I’m sure you’re spot on with that brilliant assessment.

  21. Mark Troy says: Jun 23, 2009 12:41 PM

    Joe Snow says..
    “I guess Cutler has different plans; he wants to become Jeff George.”
    Funny!
    Hahahahaha

  22. screamingidiot says: Jun 23, 2009 12:43 PM

    “Gregjennings85” as a fellow Packer fan you got to be crazy thinking were going to win enough to hoist any trophy. Our defense is in a transition and we have yet to sign two of our best players to extension. Will be lucky to finnish 3rd.
    “TClark” You like to talk more than think. If you think the Broncos are going to be a better team after trading a 26 year old pro bowl qb (to my rival hated team)for Orton and what turned out to be a tweener de and a midget cb your a moron (1st pick this year and they traded their 1st next year for the tiny one). Also to fix your defense you over paid for an Old safety that maybe has 3 good games left in the tank.
    I wish people knew more about football in here. It would make reading these comments more fun.

  23. texasPHINSfan says: Jun 23, 2009 12:47 PM

    this would be all fine & dandy, except the bears have nothing left to offer in a trade! they already gave up their #1 for next year….
    they have nothing to offer for Marshall

  24. 4shortofa100 says: Jun 23, 2009 12:48 PM

    “As for Marshall and Royal, neither were expected to be big hits when they were drafted, yet they turned out to be. Either the old regime struck gold twice in the draft or Cutler might have had something to do with their development. I’d bet on the latter.
    Bennet/Hester/Knox aren’t the same threat as Cutler had in Denver, but it seems Cutler has always gotten the best out of his receiving corps. I don’t think he’ll do any less now.”
    This is a common theme among Bears fans these days. The problem with it is that it works both ways–if Cutler made his receivers better, then they certainly did the same for him.
    I think that the average Bears fan was probably a little too far away from the AFC West to follow Jay-Jay’s career, but rest assured, he wasn’t widely considered to be some Golden God of Football around here. Sure, there’s been plenty of bitching on the internet, but your average Denver fan understands that a good portion of Jay’s success was part and parcel of his situation; i.e., one of the best in-game play callers/strategists in history drawing up the offense, one of the best young O-lines in the league, deep and talented receivers, etc.
    I’m not saying he isn’t a good quarterback. He’s got all of the skill in the world. But the results on the field, especially when it mattered (and versus good defenses), don’t quite jive with his rep.
    Besides, the Broncos needed a housecleaning. The franchise is more than one player or one coach. As long as Shanahan was here, we’d have kept trying to win games 40-38.

  25. EricEmpire says: Jun 23, 2009 12:54 PM

    First off, that reported lobbying for Burress never happened. He said so recently.
    Secondly, everyone would want Marshall. What do you want JC to say? “No thanks?”

  26. 4shortofa100 says: Jun 23, 2009 12:55 PM

    “If you think the Broncos are going to be a better team after trading a 26 year old pro bowl qb (to my rival hated team)for Orton and what turned out to be a tweener de and a midget cb your a moron (1st pick this year and they traded their 1st next year for the tiny one). Also to fix your defense you over paid for an Old safety that maybe has 3 good games left in the tank.”
    Besides the super fantastic irony of saying “your a moron,” let’s take a look at those players you’re dismissing:
    Tweener DE, Robert Ayers. Widely considered to be one of, if not the, best defensive linemen in the draft. Destroyed Andre Smith, dominated Senior Bowl workouts. Yeah, total reach.
    Midget corner: He’s 5’9″, yeah. He also was projected to go in the first round. We got him in the second. You can argue whether trading a first next year for a second this year is a good idea, sure, but Bobby Beathard did OK doing it.
    You’re right, it would be nice to have some people here who know something about football. And punctuation.

  27. toonsterwu says: Jun 23, 2009 1:26 PM

    I read these comments and I wonder if some of these folks have watched the Broncos the last few years. Cutler made those receivers better. Yes, Marshall is better than anything the Bears have at the moment, but suggesting that Marshall made Cutler better, let alone Royal, is ridiculous. Brandon and Eddie are solid, but they aren’t great. They ran poor routes at times, didn’t get great reads on the defense at times, but because of Cutler’s arm, things didn’t look that bad. Cutler’s ability to feel the pocket and see the different planes of the field made the entire offense run in Denver, despite the lack of a run game. This isn’t to say Cutler will succeed in Chicago, as he needs some more help, but to say that Cutler was made better because of the cast around him belies, well, what actually happened. (Btw, to comments about the Bears OL, it’s actually alright and fairly deep. Now, long term solutions are needed, but they have solid depth all across the OL, and with a healthier Kevin Jones to play 2 to Forte’s 1, the Bears will likely pound the ball a lot this year, hoping to open some downfield attack, which will lead to the ability to open up the underneath stuff for the RB’s in the flats and the TE’s and Iglesias/Bennett in the intermediate areas).
    Anyhow, I doubt the Bears have the chits to make it happen. Don’t think the Broncos would deal Marshall without a 1 for next year, and the Bears don’t have that.

  28. Boog says: Jun 23, 2009 2:01 PM

    Why do people think the Bears don’t have enough for Marshall? Is a talented WR with off the field issues that’s one misstep away from a lengthy suspension, one year remaining on his contract, that’s also coming off of an injury really worth more than a 2nd round pick? If so, ya’ll are delusional.

  29. TCLARK says: Jun 23, 2009 2:13 PM

    screamingidiot says:
    “TClark” You like to talk more than think. If you think the Broncos are going to be a better team after trading a 26 year old pro bowl qb (to my rival hated team)for Orton and what turned out to be a tweener de and a midget cb your a moron (1st pick this year and they traded their 1st next year for the tiny one). Also to fix your defense you over paid for an Old safety that maybe has 3 good games left in the tank.
    I wish people knew more about football in here. It would make reading these comments more fun. ”
    Ok. I’ll explain quickly (I’m at work)
    McD’s offense has two styles to it. The Denver’s personel fits them perfect. Orton is willing to listen, Cutler was not. I applaud McD for taking the risk. Denver will spread the field with Marshall, Royal, Lloyd, Stokely, and Gaffney. This will give Denver the advantage to run draws and screens with Moreno (ROY) as well as screens to Royal. The other type will be the two TE set with Graham and Scheffler with Marsall and Royal outside.. (This team is loaded with offensive weapons.) The only retard in this mess was Cuttler. Look at what he walked away from.
    The d will be good enough. Bailey,Dawkins and Smith will make a nice secondary. Goodmans not to shabby either. DJ Williams , Ayers and Dumerville should make a nice young LB core. The front three will be the weekness. They are not a SB contender by any means, but they are greatly improved and they where 8-8 a season ago.
    STOP REPEATING ESPN AND START THINKING FOR YOURSELF!
    PS This is not even my team. I pay attention to all of them.

  30. TCLARK says: Jun 23, 2009 2:45 PM

    Oh to screamingidiot
    The Bears have no weapons. They are so bad the have a DB playing WR. Cuttler will fail in Chicago. I see Orton as at least as good as Matt Cassel. So go do some research instead of watching ESPN and repeating what they think. ESPN is as bad as Sports Illustrated when it comes to breaking down football.

  31. brmorgen82 says: Jun 23, 2009 4:00 PM

    Josh McDaniels… LOL. Let’s see how he does without Belichick. The Chicago Bears… LOL AGAIN. Ya, Cutler is your savior! I would like to have another reaction to JOSH MCDANIELS and THE CHICAGO BEARS, but the only thing that comes out is pathetic laughter. I’d say their combined record will be in the 7-25 range.
    HERE WE GO….
    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!

  32. texasPHINSfan says: Jun 23, 2009 4:36 PM

    Boog – it’s not about what the Bears have to offer, it’s about what the Broncos are going to want. Personal issues aside, Marshall is a top-tier receiver. that would typically command at least a first-round pick, usually combined with another lower round pick. With the precedents set last year for this by Roy Williams (WR), it would be hard for the Broncos to justify sending Marshall anywhere for less than a 1st.
    So while YOU might think he’s not worth that, the Broncos do and will…. which is why they probably won’t find a suitor for Marshalls services.

  33. screamingidiot says: Jun 23, 2009 4:37 PM

    “4shortofa100” Your saying Ayers is going to be good because he beat an out of shape poor work ethic Andre Smith and strung together a few good days at the senior bowl? I dunno man, I am not hating on him but I am gonna have to see more than that for such a high pick. Also a defense doesn’t just go to worst in the league to best very often. Also the Offense will decline even if Orton does turn into Brady (which he won’t). Too many ifs and shifts.
    And “TClark”I appreciate your thoughts but saying “I see Orton as at least as good as Matt Cassel” is just plains silly. As a Packer fan I watch Bears games a lot. Orton was good early and then completely fell apart. His accuracy is unpredictable and his arm strength is worst than chad pennintons(prob spelled it wrong). That is why Orton should be a Career backup. Asking him to be a started is cruel. Denver fans are going to get sick of him real fast.

  34. Philtration says: Jun 23, 2009 4:39 PM

    So the Broncos “pilfered” the Bears by trading Cutler for…. Kyle Orton?
    Hahahahaaaaa…..
    Delusional.
    Must be that thin air.

  35. screamingidiot says: Jun 23, 2009 4:40 PM

    Haha and “brmorgen82” the only QB that cries more than Cutler is McBabynabb. You way over paid on that Extension.
    My Packers will win at least two more games than your boys…Also how is Westbrook’s injuries? That guy is being held together with chewing gum and scotch tape…Ouch.

  36. JimmySmith says: Jun 23, 2009 4:48 PM

    Nothing like getting your teammates over to your side like lobbying for another player on another team. Cutler is an idiot for even touching that subject.
    He is, in effect, openly admitting what everybody already knows, the Bears don’t have any WR’s worth a damn. The Bears are fast running out of draft picks to offer the Broncos, the cupboards are bare from the Cutler trade. How does Jay figure that into his equation?

  37. Philtration says: Jun 23, 2009 5:47 PM

    Only two teams in the entire NFL gave up more points than the Denver Broncos did last season.
    So trading Jay Cutler for Kyle Orton is going to make them a better team?
    Completely retarded.
    If Bronco fans had turned out like this on election day then you would have the right to same sex marriage by now.

  38. cut the cheese says: Jun 23, 2009 6:38 PM

    He better start looking for receivers. Bears are gonna be so pathetic. If I was cutler I would just stand there and let Jared Allen rip my head off, that way I would have to watch the rest of the season or be bled for it.

  39. j the bears fan is always right says: Jun 24, 2009 12:22 AM

    gopher………
    forte stupid just for one idiot and dont say not a receiver he lead the bears in receptions last year
    stupid dumb dumb

  40. bcrane77 says: Jun 24, 2009 3:25 AM

    Tommie Harris and “steak dinner, BOOM!”

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