Thought I would stop by and let you guys what you just got.
Last year we knew we had a good offense, the question was defense. We found out quickly about both--Great offense (at time unbelievable) terrible defense--at times laughable. One little stat you guys are going to love is when our defense held a team to under 30 points Cutler (over the last 2 years) is 13-1, with the one loss being an OT loss to Green Bay.
What we didn't expect last year was putting 7 running backs on injured reserve. There were a couple games last year where we ran out of tail-backs.
What I'm trying to say is Cutler literally carried our entire team last year. Everyone we played knew we were a pass only team with no defense. Only one game, when Peyton Hillis moved from Full-back to Tail back, giving a dominant performance against the Jets, did we have a well rounded offense. Peyton went on injured- reserve the next week.....go figure.....our entire team was on Jay's shoulders again.
Without Cutler we could have easily gone 3-13.
Don't worry about Jay having a character problem or a bad attitude. Jay comes from a small town and has the inhierant small town, very straight forward, very honest (what-you-see-is-what-you-got) personality. The fact is McDaniels lied to Jay which pissed Jay off--then lied to him again which sealed the deal.
This has been a rough time for our great franchise--with Cutler we were only one good defensive draft away from being a Super Bowl contender--now (with jaws dropped) we just shake our heads and wonder.
I started writing a poem of what I think of the Belichek clone McDaniels and it went like this:
I hate to start my story with “Once upon a Time”
But how else can I tell a tale of an all-consuming slime.
I have no evidence to prove my tale is really true
So I give to you a bed-time rhyme—to believe is up to you.
It started late one stormy night two days ‘fore Halloween
And lasted well past New Years twice, and almost into spring.
It crosses vast dark voids of space to worlds that have no time
And tells of evil incarnate where good is turned to slime.
But I had to stop, the thought of McDaniels was forcing steam out my ears, and I am supposed to be the keep-it-positive leader over at Mile High Report.
Anyway--congradulation you guys. You are now Super Bowl contenders.