Broncos fans act "like one collective spurned lover"

Al Michaels of NBC best described the torrent of boos that greeted former Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler in his return to Denver. 

“The crowd is acting like one collective spurned lover,” said Michaels, who’s calling the game with Cris Collinsworth.  (On NBC.)

Michaels said that Cutler thought the reaction to his return might be mixed. 

Said Michaels:  “That ain’t mixed.”

The boos became cheers, however, once Cutler’s opening drive fizzled via a three and out.

For those of you who can’t watch the game on television (on NBC), you can follow the action digitally right here, at

35 responses to “Broncos fans act "like one collective spurned lover"

  1. It’s not too late for a live blog, I’ve got free time right now.
    Brandon Marshall

  2. I hope that Chicago Bear who jumped knees-first onto Eddie Royal, injuring him, gets both of his legs buckled tonight.

  3. A die-hard Bronco fan for 27 years until the firing of Shanahan. It’s been one “cluster” after another since then. Tonight, my grandson is at the game and the PR gurus from the Broncos tells the fans there will be no autographs tonight due to the Cutler “problems”!!!! What a great way to keep the fans fired up and pissed off at Cutler——-and he has nothing to do with the hard feelings the Broncos front office is trying to perpetuate!!! Go Bears tonight!!!

  4. I get where Broncos fans are coming from, but the original “spurned lover” (snort) was Cutler. If McDaniels hadn’t been all starry-eyed over a mediocre, currently-gimpy career back-up, Cutler would be wearing orange tonight.

  5. The Broncos are a mess. You let a decent coach go, trade your Franchise QB away, and are about to lose your next best player in Marshall(even though he is a cancer).

  6. Spurrned by a man with a weak/no chin… Also for Florios_a_tool, was Cutler able to find his gerbil after that hit Dumervil layed on him? That just gets funnier every time.

  7. You mention NBC 4 times in a post that only talks about how an NBC commentator described a reaction. You’re more of a sellout than Brett Favre.

  8. Chris Collinsworth is Tony Kornheiser.
    The guy thinks he’s a friggin poet. I don’t know why any former Bunghole player should ever be paid to talk. Until one of you losers makes the HOF keep your mouth shut.

  9. And Cuntler isn’t a franchise QB until he does something. A bunch of meaningless stats and O playoff wins makes him another player. He led the NFL in picks last year.

  10. “I get where Broncos fans are coming from, but the original “spurned lover” (snort) was Cutler”
    Uh… Cutler had already asked for a trade before McDaniels went after Cassel. He was pissed when they replaced more than just the head coach and once the OC was gone he was already asking for a trade at that point.

  11. I don’t get why the Broncs were so intoxicated over Cassel. If you put him and Cutler next to each other, they are equal at worst, and realistically, Cutler is head and shoulders above Cassel. It made no sense, although Cutler’s reaction was childish, at best. McDaniels is a numbnuts.

  12. florio and scott ferrall should do MNF with w/ bill romanowski and w/ brian cox and jillian barbari on the sidelines. i’d actually turn the sound up for once.

  13. Wrong– Favre led the league in picks last year. And anyway, quoting the number of interceptions a QB threw in a given year is meaningless in a vacuum. Brees only threw one fewer INT than Cutler, but nobody would try to define his season by saying he threw the third-most number of interceptions of all QBs.

  14. “Uh… Cutler had already asked for a trade before McDaniels went after Cassel.”
    According to Peter King, and nobody else.
    I know you Pats fans are all up on McDaniels’ wee wee, but he screwed up. He had Cutler, and now he doesn’t. That’s a royal f*ck-up.

  15. Cassel = winning record
    Cutler = losing record
    One is head and shoulders above the other, all right.

  16. Collinsworth = No Insight
    He’s talking this conventional stuff about just keep your head down and good things will happen for you in the long run as an NFL players. He ignores the fact that an NFL player’s career can be over with one play if the injury is bad enough. The owner’s have no loyality for the individual, it’s every man for himself. He does a disservice to his audience by pretending the business is so neat and orderly.
    The last alternative a player has to get out of a bad contract is to act up. It is the way the business is set up. It may not work, but does work sometimes which is better than odds if you don’t. It also has the effect of sharing the pain, instead of rewarding it.

  17. Bowlen did what had to be done in firing Shanahan. He effed up when he didn’t go the strong GM route and brought in this wet-behind-the-ears sissy McDaniels to run the show. A guy who has yet to win a game as a head coach, but believes he’s Parcells and Belichick wrapped into one.
    My fellow Broncos fans who blindly tout this move as great are the same ones who kept trumpeting Brian Griese as the Next Great Thing. They have no ability to think clearly, only to blindly cheer whatever happens next.
    This team is a sham. We’ll be lucky to win five games, and we won’t reap the draft benefit of the upcoming atrocity because Boy Blunder was allowed to mess up the draft, too.
    I’ve been watching since the early 70s; McDaniels’ reign will remind me a lot of those days.

  18. Cutler looked good. Definitely more zip on the ball compared to Orton.
    Looking forward to week 1 at Lambeau, boos were a nice warm up for Cutler.

  19. Here is some more math for ya’
    Cassel = K.C.
    Cutler = Chicago
    Squishy Broncos Owner + New coach with “Daddy(Belichick) Issues” + Drama Queen WR + A KnoShow RB + A mediocre QB that can “Read the Defense” and “Understands this Offense” and has a “Boo Boo” on his finger = Fail.

  20. Alpheratz says: August 30, 2009 10:38 PM
    Cassel = winning record
    Cutler = losing record
    One is head and shoulders above the other, all right.
    Cassel = Played for a very good team.
    Cutler = Played for a suck ass team.
    One was a career back up who was in the right place at the right time for one season.
    The other had to carry the team because they had no defense and no sack.
    Now that the Bronco fans got their panties unbunched last night you have the rest of the 2009 season to look forward to.
    Enjoy your new coach and you new “franchise” QB in Kyle Orton.

  21. Alpheratz, there’s always some validity to that angle, though I hope you caught the little infographic they ran during the broadcast about the number of yards and points given up by Denver’s defense in recent years. An average of *28 points per game* last year.
    A QB who can get their team to the brink of the playoffs when the other teams score 28 points per game is probably not head and shoulders below anyone.

  22. I thought the crowd reaction was pretty pathetic. Were they upset about disloyalty? The whole reason for Cutler’s tantrum in the first place was lack of loyalty from the coach! This whol excessive-self-identity-coming-from-“my”-team is pretty sad. Folks, these players are individuals trying to make a living. They don’t have to base their career choices on your ideals for them.
    So these clowns boo someone their coach failed to manage and then traded away, while the Philly fans give a standing ovation to a sadistic dog torturer their team pursued.
    And here I was thinking it was the players who were getting uglier in the NFL. Looks like it’s the fans, too.

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