04-02-2009, 08:39 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Re: Cutler to the Bears.
Interesting article from the Chicago Sun Times on the Cutler trade:
Bears get Cutler for two first-round picks, Orton :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Bears
Particularly interesting is what they had to say about Cutler not going to Cleveland, which I had suggested could be a front-runner based on Brady Quinn and their load of draft picks:
"Sources around the NFL say the Bears were among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of Cutler, but they were hardly alone. Washington, Tampa Bay, Detroit, Cleveland and the New York Jets all were trying to seal a deal. Cleveland might have been the winner of the Cutler sweepstakes had the player's agent, Bus Cook, not represented Brett Favre and saw the struggles the long-time Green Bay star had with coach Eric Mangini.
Mangini was fired by the Jets and landed in Cleveland. He reportedly was willing to give up Brady Quinn in a deal. Quinn, who played for Charlie Weis at Notre Dame, presumably would have been a good fit in McDaniels' system. But Cook had made it clear when talks began that Cutler wanted no part of Mangini and fears he wouldn't report to the Browns effectively shut down that deal."
Very interesting stuff. Too bad - Cutler and Mangini seemed like two turds destined for each other.
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