Jay Cutler is the biggest baby I have ever seen. The latest news on the Broncos’ QB front is that the team has given up and is going to trade their pivot before the draft. That news has apparently been confirmed by owner Pat Bowlen as well, so it is past the point of just being a rumor. The impetus for this latest move is that apparently neither Bowlen nor coach Josh McDaniels has apparently been able to get Cutler to return a phone call for the last 10 days. Seriously? Not returning phone calls is what you do when you are in grade school and you are having a fight with your friend. It’s not what you do when you are a highly paid and well respected professional who has yet to prove that they can actually do their job – lead the team to playoff success. I don’t think that there is a quarterback in the league that could justify this kind of immature, prima donna behaviour, but at the very least you should have to have a winning record before you do it. Teams will line up for Cutler, and he’s probably an upgrade for at least half the teams in the league, but this whole episode has convinced me that Cutler doesn’t have what it takes to go all the way. I mean, can you imagine Tom Brady not returning Robert Kraft’s calls? Or Peyton Manning screening out Tony Dungy? Ridiculous.
I’m very aware of not wanting to overreact to the situation, but I am very concerned by the fact that Kevin Garnett is being shut down for at least four games. I’m not entirely convinced that Boston can beat Cleveland anyway, but I am certain that they can’t do it if Garnett is not healthy. At this point in the season I can only guess that they would do this only if it were a serious situation. I’ll hope for the best for their sake, but I’ll be watching closely.
John Calipari is officially the new head coach at Kentucky. Brilliant. Just one question – how long until the next Louisville – Kentucky game? That’s going to be an epic showdown between two great coaches who hate each other.