I'm surprised it took this long.
Josh McDaniels fired. Confirmed by Adam Schefter and multiple other sources.
I'm surprised it took this long.
Fire Lovie & hire McDaniels. Fire & passion baby!
I think we should all take this time to thank Josh McDaniels for Jay Cutler.
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as if Cutler wasn't a bad enough move, Marshall, and the new found Hillis........he has some great tools, if another coach had been, there broncos could have been a few keys from Superbowl bound. Assuming that instead of tebow they drafted someone more useful.
Wasnt to suprised to hear this even though the owner said McDaniels would be back next season... Im pretty sure i read that... JM gave away so much talent... Thanks for Cutler!
I don't think Orton threw half the interceptions that Cutler did last season did he? Jay just about set an NFL record. He almost made Grossman look like a Hall of Famer. Almost.
Sid Luckman threw 31 interceptions in 1947 for the Chicago Bears, which is the franchise record. Isn't Luckman the Chicago Bears poster child for QBs?
Jay Cutler is in the top three in passing yards, passing attempts, passing completions, passing TDs, and of course interceptions for a season in Bears Franchise History with his 2009 season, as bad as it is widely know as being around the league, it was fantastic by Bears standards.
Here's his franchise records:
-Cutler ranks 2nd behind Erik Kramer's 1995 season for most passing yards in a season with 3666 yards (Kramer had 3838)
-Cutler ranks 1st in passing attempts for a season with 555
-Cutler ranks 1st in passing completions for a season with 366
-Cuter ranks 3rd in passing touchdowns for a season with 27 (Kramer owns the record with 29 in 1995).
-Cutler ranks 2nd in interceptions thrown for season with 26
Source: Top 10 Passing - Season
Of course the results of Cutler doing this is a 7-9 season last year. This year, Cutler likely wont break any franchise records, but the Bears are 9-3 right now. So Kyle Orton can keep his yardage, touchdowns, while his team still sucks and I'll take a Jay Cutler right now who is winning games for the Bears.
I honestly kind of feel bad for Denver Broncos fans because John McDainels has probably set that franchise back a good decade.
1. He goes behind his 25 year old pro bowl quarterbacks back in trade talks and forces Denver to have to deal Jay Cutler.
2. He has a similar situation with his 25 year old all-pro wideout in Brandon Marshall. Again Denver trades Marshall away.
3. He trades Peyton Hillis away for a 3rd string quarterback in Brady Quinn.
4. He not only drafts Tim Tebow in the first round but he traded away 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round picks just to be able to get back a first round pick to do so.
5. He traded away Tony Scheffler, who was a good player in Denver, for a late round draft pick.
6. He fired Mike Nolan, one of the better defensive coordinators in the league, because again he could not get along with him.
I am grateful this nightmare ends with Jay Cutler in Chicago but man it is going to take a long time for that franchise to recover from all that mismanagement. I am sure Cutler and Marshall are both quietly celebrating the whole situation.
Jim McMahon was a good QB, but injuries did him in. Just looking at the things he did do when healthy tells you he had tons of potential to be great, but problem was of course his injuries.
Erik Kramer had a good 1995 season, but then suffered multiple concussions and other numerous injuries the next few seasons.
And well..then there's Rex Grossman, who had that one season where he got off to the hot start then tampered off, drove every fan in the city mad, and became a mental midget and would never be the same again.
McMahon had potential but aside from the injuries he was very cocky and flamboyant. Now he's a drunk. Half the time when Ditka was a raving lunatic on the sideline it was because McMahon was constantly calling his own plays. They did work out pretty well a lot of times though.
Kramer was consistently average. You had a decent shot at seeing the Bears win if you made the trip to Soldier Field which before the remodel I used to go to 4 games a year at least. Now it's too damn expensive but that's a whole other thread.
Cutler and Grossman seem very similar to me. They each show flashes of brilliance but then come back and make the most insanely stupid decisions which usually result in turnovers. Cutler is on a roll though but I need to see how he performs in the rest of the games.
I guess the thing is after you've gotten your hopes up so many years in a row just to have them dashed again and again I can't be all rah, rah, rah anymore because I want more than immediate gratification.
The Bears should be a dynasty.
Yeah, they should...but that takes smart ownership. Something we don't have.The Bears should be a dynasty.
I wonder if Peter King of Sports Illustrated still thinks the Broncos got the better end of the Cutler trade...lol.
Does anyone else find it hilarious that the Broncos named Running Back coach Eric Studesville as his interim replacement...even though the Broncos are 29th in the league w/ 86.2 yards rushing/game?
Darren McFadden avg's more ypg rushing than the entire Broncos team.
Fantasy Mock Draft:
QB - M, Ryan (1)
RB - A. Foster (2)
WR(x3) - A. Johnson (4), D Thomas (6), M. Wallace (9)
TE - H. Miller (19)
OT(x2) - J. Bushrod (10), R. Reiff (16)
OG(x2) - D. DeCastro (14)
OC - B. Meester (20)
DT(x2) - C. Liuget (18)
DE(x2) - C. Johnson (5), M. Wilkerson (15)
CB(x2) - M. Claiborne (8), D. McCourty (11)
S(x2) - M. Barron (13), B. Pollard (17)
LB(x3) - C. Matthews (3), N. Bowman (7) B. Wagner (12)
I was puzzled when I heard that, too. How about naming their Offensive Coordinator or QB coach head coach? It doesn't really matter, though. It's only for four games. He won't be the head coach next season.
I think it is funny how quickly McDaniels went from "He knew nothing about 'Spygate II' and he's our coach." to "We will wait 'til the end of the season to make our evaluation and then decide." to "He's fired." I can't say I'm surprised though. I thought it would happen after they lost to the Rams.
Josh McDaniels was their REAL OC and their REAL QB coach, the guys with those titles were just goons to be under the wing of all the beloved power of Josh, and the defense is so brutal there's nobody there deserving. So their only option was the RB coach.. Or I guess it could of been their OL Coach but maybe he was a pure McDaniels follower too.
I knew this would come in 2-3 years but that's just sad what he did to a team Mike Shannahan had on the cusp. If Shanny had Mike Nolan as his defensive coordinator last year and kept Cutler I'm sure they would of been a playoff team.
Cutler is getting better and has a whole lot of ability to be the Bears all time QB leader. Erik Kramer was not just average, he was consistently INJURED but was really good when healthy. He was good on the Lions before they dumped him for Scott Mitchell and Kramer was good when healthy in Chicago... Then he got cut when McCown was drafted so they could play him in a series or two a game, now that is what a bad coach does.
Wow, the coach Studesville was the Bears offensive quality control coach from 97-2000... He controlled the quality to an abysmal level, I guess he earned his fame by coaching the elite Curtis Enis... so bad.
Last edited by ClydeLee; 12-07-2010 at 08:09 AM.