Granted Bear Fans, this trade most like will never happen, but it doesn't hurt to "dream"...
With all the controversy surrounding Jay Cutler's early exit from the NFC title game, I am all but worn-down by the "constant" references to whether or not Cutler has the "guts" to be a leader etc. many of the players that I've heard this week (namely Mark "stink" Schlereth), are players that I have the greatest respect and admiration for.
Schlereth has played on two SB champions, and has "3" rings to boot. He's the consummated professional in the NFL, and has made a great life for himself after football as well. I love Mike Ditka (even though I haven't always agreed with his approach to the game as a coach, He's still high on my list for being a man of his word, and delivering a SB ring to Chicago (nobody else has...) I love Deon Sanders (I always hated his "prime-time" persona), Deon has developed from his days as a great player, to a great-man. I give Trent Dilfer credit for his intelligence, and his prospective of the game (despite my issues with him throughout the year).
I could care-less about what Paul Horning has to say (once a chesse-head, always a cheese-head), besides Horning was always viewed as a "pretty-boy". Why should "The Bear Report" (OUR MAGAZINE) care about anything Horning says??? Thanks for the slap in the face Mr. Crist.
Let's take a good look at what Donovan McNabb could have done if he were in Jay Cutler's shoes. 1- McNabb would have played much better than Cutler in week 17, thus "slamming the door" on GB for good, with no hope for post-season play. 2 - McNabb would have also put together a much better performance in the NFC title game (Caleb Hanie proved that).
It doesn't take a great deal of talent at the QB position to be successful when it comes to Bear "smash-mouth" football. All you need to do is make your throws (like Jay didn't do on 2 passes to Devin Hester, and a short throw to Knox that resulted in an INT by Shields). No, all Cutler needed to do was have an "honest-to-God" will to win, but even this was to much to ask.
Don't get the wrong idea folks. I can accept us loosing the game, but what I cannot accept is that fact that our "franchise" guy left "to-much" room for being second guessed when it can to determining whether He (Cutler) really want to go down fighting...
Personally, I think Jay was "short" on intestinal-fortitude. He did not have a sense of "urgency" even when his understudy wanted to discuss defensive formations with him. As far as I'm concern (and I've said this before), Cutler can go back to "Mommy-Shanahan" for all I care.
What do you say Bear Nation??????????????????????