Herman Edwards would be flying to wherever Cutler is, begging to see him and apologizing to him. All would be wonderful, and Cutler would go on to a thoroughly disappointing career in Denver with nice numbers, some accoladates, no rings and a rep as one of those 'great QBs who never won the big one' Josh McDaniel is doing what he was trained to do. One of the most memorable quotes I have ever heard from BB was in a SB pregame interview with Jimmy Johnson. Paraphrasing, he said, we want guys to improve. some guys say i am what i am love me or get rid of me, and we think they need to leave. McDaniel clearly feels Cutler is not Tom Brady 2.0. McDaniel, unable to get Cassel, views a big part of his job as coaching up Cutler. He sees Cutler IMO as a guy who amassed #s while losing, which is far from the BB trained criteria he believes in. This is much like Bledsoe when BB arrived. So now you take over the team (a big chunk of this is educated guessing) see the opportunity to upgrade your QB. Part of the reason you want to upgrade is above the shoulders, including an ego and poor judgment about what he says publicly (better arm than Elway the stupid spatting with Rivers in the press, etc) so when word comes out that you were looking at a trade, he basiclly says 1) I am offended about that 2) Who are you to trade me? I am the franchise 3) If you don't think I'm the greatest trade me, but if you keep me you better promise me I will never be traded. To which Josh McD said 1) Get over it, and figure out how to be a better QB 2) I run the show here. You need to prove yourself to me and your losing record and immature behavior isnt helping. I think I can make you a winner, but you need to get on board and do what I, your boss, tells you. 3) Everyone is subject to being traded, and if you don't improve and i dont think I can win with you, it will happen. In essence, Cutler in his immaturity, decided the first thing to do was challenge the authority of a rookie HC. Not any rookie HC but one who has Tom Brady as the standard. Tom Brady is irreplacable (and McDaniel even showed he could compete without him) who is this moron with a losing record who wants to be treated like Tom Brady without working, learning, and winning like Tom Brady? If McDaniels backed down from this challenge, he absolutely loses this team and is fired within 2 years. If Cutler is forced to come back, he comes back on McDs terms, and McD keeps his authority. If Cutler is traded, McD finds another QB to win with. I would bet a lot of money on the following statement: If Cutler is traded, Josh McDaniel and the Broncos will win more games in the next 3 years than whatever team Cutler is traded to, and if Cutler is traded from Denver, Cutler will never win a SB.