As Broncos fans wake up this morning, they have undoubtedly heard news of Jay Cutler’s first formal request for a trade through his agent Bus Cook. I must admit that the support was overwhelmingly in favor for Cutler when this drama started. Now in the last few days I have seen a shift of support toward team officials from frustrated Denver fans wanting a resolution. The true victim here is the fans. Plain and simple. I still think that it is too early to gauge what the final outcome will be though. What makes Jay Cutler great also makes him vulnerable…his emotion. There has been many emotional outbursts already…
When the trade rumors first started during free agency.
"“I’m upset. I mean I’m really shocked at this point,” he said. “I could see why they want Cassel. I don’t know if they think I can’t run the system or I don’t have the skills for it. I just don’t get it. Or if they don’t think they can sign me with my next contract. I just don’t know what it is. I’ve heard I’m still on the trading block.”"
During the reconciliation talks with Coach McDaniels he felt criticized not coached when the conversation turned toward improved play. He felt betrayed when the idea of any player could be traded or released at the team’s discretion.
During the last meeting on Saturday, both parties reportedly got into words with each other. No surprise since the drama is as thick as pea soup. Perhaps the friction lead to Cutler listing two of his houses for sale in the Denver area. Another act of emotion.
Emotion…emotion…emotion. What ever happened to sleeping on a big decision or letting go of preconceived notions? How well do you think both men really know each other? The media would gladly paint the picture for you if you are willing to listen.