Friday, August 7, 2009

Talky, But Can He Walky?

If someone asked you to make a list of the 10 most verbose and controversial NFL players, chances are that list would include Terrell Owens, Kellen Winslow, Chad Ochocinco, and Randy Moss. All guys are marked by a insouciant attitude towards their reputations and a desperate need for attention.

It's time to make room for one more guy by the name of Jay Cutler.

Cutler already threw a big enough fit to get himself traded out of Denver; a feat rarely (if ever) seen for a young, franchise-caliber quarterback. I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that new Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels rubbed him the wrong way. Now though, Cutler is starting fires he doesn't need to light.

Cutler told a radio show that the big difference between Chicago and Denver is that the fans are more passionate in Chi-town. Cutler ranked the Bears fans as a nine while saying the Broncos fans are only a six.

I'll never get on a player for speaking his mind (it's less boring that way), but does Cutler really need to drag the Denver fans into the Cutler vs. Broncos scrum? I'm sure Chicago fans are great and Cutler is happy to get in good with them, but I've never heard a bad thing about Broncos fans. He's not talking about the laid back California fan.

Now the August 30th pre-season match-up between the Bears and Broncos in Denver seems like a must see game just to hear the choice words the Broncos fans will have for their former quarterback. I already heard my girlfriend, a Colorado native, give a profanity-laced salute to Cutler this morning.

One thing will be certain, the Broncos fans passion meter will probably go to 11 that night.

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