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Broncos Trade Cutler to Bears for Orton, Picks (Updated)

The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Kyle Orton, two No. 1 picks and the teams swapped third- and fifth-round picks.

Cutler had expressed a strong desire to play in Chicago throughout the process, according to a source who had spoken to the player. The Redskins had been active in negotiations, offering multiple draft picks and putting together several proposals over the last two days, a league source said.

By Jason La Canfora  |  April 2, 2009; 5:22 PM ET
 
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Comments

THANK YOUUU CHICAGO

Posted by: the_slammer | April 2, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

The Bears!?! Hah.

Posted by: swowra | April 2, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

WOW!

DANNY WAS USED! I AM DRAINED! AND WRONG!

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 2, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

The Bears gave up a lot!

Posted by: kreitmaster | April 2, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Thank Goodness!!!!!!

Posted by: virtueandvice | April 2, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

YESSS! Dodged another Snyder clusterf***!

Posted by: SonofNero | April 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

I would have been so pissed, i hate you dan anyway how could you do this a hole

Posted by: Boomer80 | April 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much they gave up? Glad it wasn't the Skins.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

BY MIKE MULLIGAN
The Bears acquired quarterback Jay Cutler today for No. 1 draft picks in 2009 and 2010, a No. 3 pick this year and Kyle Orton, the Sun-Times has learned.

The Bears receive the Broncos' fifth-round draft pick this year.
Cutler, 25, is coming off a Pro Bowl season with the Broncos, but he became disgruntled and wanted a trade after learning Denver was considering a deal for quarterback Matt Cassel.

Posted by: BenchCampbell | April 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Think maybe JC got the message yet?

Posted by: SonofNero | April 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

We always wanted you Soups!!!!!

Playoffs this year! Huge Contract Extension!

Posted by: swowra | April 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

All that crying for nothing, most of that Skins crap was probably false to get the bears to give up more.

JC17 will have a great year, and he will play his a$$ off he is not a cry baby.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

nothing here to see, move on ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 2, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Hallelujah!

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 2, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

wow!!! 2 firsts, orten and a Third

Posted by: Boomer80 | April 2, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Tyler,

Good job you were right!

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

BY MIKE MULLIGAN
The Bears acquired quarterback Jay Cutler today for No. 1 draft picks in 2009 and 2010, a No. 3 pick this year and Kyle Orton, the Sun-Times has learned.

The Bears receive the Broncos' fifth-round draft pick this year.

Posted by: BenchCampbell | April 2, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Holy smooligans. That's ridiculous

Posted by: ga8085 | April 2, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Bears Give Up Big Package For Cutler
Posted by Mike Florio on April 2, 2009, 5:20 p.m.
Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the Chicago Bears have sent two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and quarterback Kyle Orton to the Broncos for quarterback Jay Cutler and a fifth-round draft pick.

The Bears held the 18th pick in the first round of the draft.

Per NFLPA records, Orton is signed through 2009, at a base salary of $995,000

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 2, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

We've been saved!

The only question on the table is:

How bad did the F***ing media screw this up for the organization.

We have heard nothing from the team.

I hate the media and it's obvious that they over reacted

If the Danny really wanted Jay... he would have gotten him

PERIOD

Posted by: rhowze | April 2, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

MOTHERTRUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 2, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Thank God! But why were the Skins even flirting with this? It's so stupid! Thank god Jason Campbell is not like Jay Cutler, or else he'd be demanding a trade after hearing we went after Cutler. Their stats are the same, with the exception of Campbell being sacked 38 times and Cutler only 11 times. Almost every other stat is the same. Cutler had recievers, Campbell only had two. And Campbell is not a baby like Cutler! Thank you Bears!

Posted by: rachel216 | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

And that sound you just heard was a collective sigh of relief from 98.3% of the hamsters...

Posted by: countystyle | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

The Bears are fools that is alot for a guy who has never won a playoff game, and has a losing record.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

PHEWWWWW!!! Thank you Chi-Town!

Posted by: skins1110 | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

If only we had this guy, we coulda sealed the deal....

http://www.tremendousupsidepotential.com/orton.jpg

Posted by: swowra | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Posted by: taylormade218 | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Thank God!!!!

Posted by: COskins | April 2, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Thank God! Lets have a big JC17 lovefest now and put this nonsense behind us!

Posted by: will_ga | April 2, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Man i hope JC totally tears it up because of this!!

Posted by: Boomer80 | April 2, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

YES!! Ok, now either get the tackle at 13, or trade back and get a LB and C/G.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 2, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Thank GOD. This played out exactly like I thought it would:

redskins pursue, but ultimately come up short for cutler, since really their involvement is just to drive up the price. campbell's feelings are hurt and in order to smooth things out with him we have to give him a huge contract, which really won't make that much of a difference because he'll still be pissed

Now, just sit back and wait for the second part where we give Campbell the huge contract to occur.

Posted by: rawk | April 2, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

When Snyderrato fails...

The Redskins Win!

Posted by: ThisGuy | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I can't even recall who the Bears have at WR besides former CB Hester.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

So, JLC is Campbell still on the trade blocks for a 2nd round pick??

Posted by: taylormade218 | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

The skins need to put out a statement in the morning saying they were looking into it, nothing personal to JC who they respect as a talented player, and as a very professional player especially his comments during the trade talks time, but thought that maybe they could get Denver over the barrel

Posted by: alex35332 | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I got JC having a breakout year this year. This could be a blessing in disguise lighting more of a fire under him. I still am a big believer in his potential. And Zorn's too. But DS clearly has become the Al Davis of the East.

Posted by: gatorado | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

roses are red volets are blue thanks Chicogo for what you did

Ok now what about our current qb I think they need to make it write with him after this

Posted by: joevick | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Have fun mopping this one up, Snyder, you schmuck...

Posted by: p1funk | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

A good move by the Bears. They've been searching in vain for a franchise QB for 20 years now. Now they can insert Cutler into an otherwise playoff team.

Posted by: Dellis2 | April 2, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

rachel,

We have no idea but the crap reported for how interested the Skins were.

I doubt the Skins were that interested, alot of people use us to get better deals for there clients or teams.

I'll bet the Broncos leaked most of that crap, to scare a team into rushing into a trade.

It worked the bears are idiots.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

The FO had better be telling Soups how much they love him and that they never planned on trading him.

Posted by: CBT2 | April 2, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

two 1s, a 3, and Orton for Cutler and a 5th

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 2, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Back to the draft.

WE DONT NEED NEED A TACKLE!

Cushing @ 13.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 2, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Talk about drama. Let's just hope Campbell is as professional as his public statements make him out to be (and I have little doubt that he is).

Posted by: psps23 | April 2, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

The Bears needed a QB in a big way, we didn't. They ponied up in a big way. Its a much better trade, since Denver can load up on defense and Chicago has a good QB for the first time in a very long time.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 2, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Snyder has to eat crow now!

Posted by: clark202 | April 2, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

If Campbell has any sense, he'll o out and have a great season...then sign as a free agent with another team. Get out! What would anyone want to commit to such a lousy team?

Posted by: icehippo | April 2, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

The Bears did not...JAYZIZ, just send 'em your cheerleaders also!! Whew, did we dodge a bullet..Now, we can get Andre or Oher and we can setup the howitzer with all the time in the world..

Posted by: frak | April 2, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

For those who says Cushing isn't a top 15 pick, ME and Mike Mayock disagree with you.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 2, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh so Happy to be right!!! Thanks Flounder

Posted by: Tyler84101 | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Bears Give Up Big Package For Cutler
Posted by Mike Florio on April 2, 2009, 5:20 p.m.

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the Chicago Bears have sent two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and quarterback Kyle Orton to the Broncos for quarterback Jay Cutler and a fifth-round draft pick.

The Bears held the 18th pick in the first round of the draft.

Per NFLPA records, Orton is signed through 2009, at a base salary of $995,000.

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Two years in the same offensive system. JC will have no excuses if he does not perform

Posted by: CBT2 | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Soups was on 980 earlier and he said that the coaches all called him today saying he was their guy.

So, Soups may not have the backing of the owner/gm, but he probably feels good about his relationship with Zorn.

Posted by: swowra | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Chicken Little John Clayton just said the Broncos gave up Cutler and 3rd rounder for Bears 2 first rounders

Posted by: ga8085 | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I can't even recall who the Bears have at WR besides former CB Hester.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM

Brandon Lloyd!

Posted by: mkremnitzer0 | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

YYYEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! BTW, did anyone hear the interview with J. Cam today on FSR? stand up guy!!!!!! yeeeeeeaaaaahhhh

Posted by: erleach | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for chicago.

Now I hope Campbell plays his ASS off and then refuses to negotiate an extension and leaves after the season; he deserves better than this craphole of a franchise that Dan/Vin have turned us into. We are a luaghing stock and don't deserve someone as class as Jason.

Poor Danny doesn't get the spotlight - boo f*ckin hoo!

Posted by: DEskinzfan | April 2, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Snyder doesn't lose if he wanted him that bad he would be a Skin. The media fueled the Skins talk.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Two first round draft picks AND Kyle Orton given up.

For that much, I'm glad we kept Campbell. Even I didn't think it would take that much.

Posted by: psps23 | April 2, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

So awkward for Campbell now...

Posted by: rachel216 | April 2, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Have fun mopping this one up, Snyder, you schmuck...

Posted by: p1funk | April 2, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse


YOU SAID IT!!!!

Posted by: Tyler84101 | April 2, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

it was fun while it lasted

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 2, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

now let's pray the skins don't draft Mark Sanchez.

Posted by: Wonsapnatm | April 2, 2009 5:36 PM | Report abuse

Brandon Lloyd!

Posted by: mkremnitzer0 | April 2, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

HA! I totally forgot. lol

Posted by: ga8085 | April 2, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

YYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
thank you bears!!!!!!!!!!! JC make all the haters that wanted cutler instead of you look stupid.
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
redskins sure up the O-line and JC will shine.

Posted by: frankluckett | April 2, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Thank God!!!

I did no work today worrying about this.

Posted by: 428Maverick | April 2, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

By the way, somebody get Jason Campbell to read this blog. Whatever pride may have gotten hurt will be instantly reversed by reading the fan devotion shown here.

JC, you are the man. Now stick it to Snyder (until you get your contract offer) and prove yourself to be the brilliant QB you know you can be.

Posted by: psps23 | April 2, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

I thought Rex Grossman already played for the bears! suckers! maybe Ken Dorsey is available too...

Posted by: ballgame | April 2, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Snyder and Cerrato trade failure is a victory for the Redskins

Go Jason Campbell!

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

ESPN saying that Broncos gave up a Cutler and a third in '09, get 2 firsts and Orton.

Not quite as huge a deal.

Posted by: swowra | April 2, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I agree with what was said. If Snyder wanted him, he would have gotten him. Maybe just maybe he showed some restraint.

Campbell will be just fine this year. Going to go absolutely bezerk...he has no pressure at all. If things go great he can get a huge contract, if not, they will say he was distracted and they will blame it on the office.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | April 2, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

The Chicago Bears pulled the big upset Thursday afternoon by acquiring Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, a source told ESPN.com.

The Broncos confirmed the move.

To acquire Cutler, the Bears had to give up quarterback Kyle Orton and first-round picks in 2009 and 2010, a source said.

To complete the trade, the Broncos had to give back a third-round pick in 2009.

The Bears beat out the Redskins, Buccaneers, Lions, Titans and other teams to get land the 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback.

The Broncos had been asking for at least two first-round choices.

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Vikings must feel like crap now.

Posted by: ga8085 | April 2, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Now the Skins will draft Mark Sanchez....

However - and I really don't believe this -do we know for sure that the Skins were actually trying to trade for Cutler? All the "reports" came from the media - not from anyone at Redskins Park.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 2, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

They need to give Campbell an extension ASAP, because if he puts up decent numbers this year, no way is he coming back.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | April 2, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Good thing I just went out and bought www.donttradejasoncampbell.com 10 dollars down the drain but atleast my 90 jersey is still worth something

Posted by: 428Maverick | April 2, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Ok now all of you who wanted JC gone out of here ,Now will you give the young man the chance and then at the end of this year when his contract is up then we can keep him or let him go

So all of you who wanted to get rid of JC just sit down and shut up

Posted by: joevick | April 2, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm really sad, this means JC is gone next year (thankfully) and we start looking for a qb again.....

Posted by: zjfr2 | April 2, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

phew! now we if can only get rid pf cerrato and find someone who can really use the picks we just saved.

Posted by: gatsu | April 2, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

"Now let's pray the skins don't draft Mark Sanchez.

Posted by: Wonsapnatm | April 2, 2009"

That is almost a foregone conclusion. Snidely will almost have to draft Mark Sanchez if he is available.

Campbell will have a monster break out season, because its his contract year. But he won't be back.

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I am getting drunk in celebration. this is a MIRACLE.

suck it danny.

the one good thing is that JC is the one MAN who can brush this off as being part of the profession. everything is right again.

Posted by: whughes1 | April 2, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Good thing that didn't work out. Still not sold on JC17 for the long haul though. My prediction is that he'll get injured and Colt Brennan will take over, amaze everyone and win lots of games. He can scramble out of the usual bad protection.

Posted by: SoCalSkinsFan | April 2, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

praying and whining does work!!!

thank gawd!!!

now hopefully horney for zorney can assure campbell that he was his guy all along and keep all things medium!!!

if only danny was medium...but pint size is a long way from that...

he spends big to make up for his small stature...

kinda like the "pen!$ cars" middle age men drive around...to make up for our own small inadequacies...

Posted by: deadskin | April 2, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

What part of Sanchez will never get passed the 49ers don't you people understand.

Sanchez will not be there at 13 guaranteed.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

The toothpaste has left the tube ... how can Campbell NOT now feel like Cutler did in Denver? I'd be pissed ... diminuitive rich man ISO shinier penny ... maybe Campbell will find respect with the Jets ...

Posted by: dcsween | April 2, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"Cushing @ 13.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 2, 2009"

Weren't even interested when they worked him out. All Redskins eyes were focused on the workout next door ... Sanchez.

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

thank you thank you thank you. if they gave up two firsts and campbell d be going beserk

Posted by: drewkinnear | April 2, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse


All this press must make Jason Campbell feel really wanted. Jason, find another home, quick, before they shove you out the door. Pro players show no team loyalty and neither do owners. Get out while the gettin' is good.


Posted by: mortified469 | April 2, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Does this mean Shanny will be the Bears HC? No way Lovie Smith is gone, right?. So Snidely may still pursue Shanahan.

Posted by: swowra | April 2, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

"Now, just sit back and wait for the second part where we give Campbell the huge contract to occur."

Only after he goes out and shows everybody how wrong we were to lust after Cutler... I hope he does (only b/c we all know Snyder will pay him Romo-money if he does). Good luck to Cutler; he's gonna be throwing to Hester, Marty Booker and... LLOYD!

Posted by: mrsaun | April 2, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

So awkward for Campbell now...

Posted by: rachel216 | April 2, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Actaully, because Campbell is a consumate professional and stand-up guy, he will take this in stride. He's said all along that he wants to be here, but understands it is a business.

...very different from the porcelain-egoed-6th-grade-drama-queen that the Bears just acquired...

Posted by: p1funk | April 2, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna go with Danny and Vinny are gonna give JC a contract extension. Keep him happy.

Posted by: kingtutts | April 2, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

haha, f*** u snyder

Posted by: erleach | April 2, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

"The toothpaste has left the tube ... how can Campbell NOT now feel like Cutler did in Denver? I'd be pissed ... diminuitive rich man ISO shinier penny ... maybe Campbell will find respect with the Jets ...

Posted by: dcsween | April 2, 2009"

Snidely needs a new trophy wife ... maybe an uber cougar like Jennifer Montana? :)

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Whatever, Lisa ... if Vinny denies it, it never happened ... what.ever.

Posted by: dcsween | April 2, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Nice of JLa to throw the Skins under the bus and say they were "Active" in the negotiations.

In an alternate universe the post could have looked like this:

"The Redskins Front Office decided that the Broncos demands were too high. The Redskins clearly remain confident in Campbell or they would have put together a stronger bid."

Posted by: Wemiss21 | April 2, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Go Soup! Prove that little dbag of an owner wrong.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 2, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

JC17 will be back next year if the Skins want him back, if it goes uncapped he is a RFA.

If there is a cap they can franchise him, the salary cap might get in the way of the franchise tag but it's possible.

JC17 will sign here if he has a good season, and the Skins offer big money. This is buisness not personel, money talks bullsh!t runs a marathon.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Another reason why Jason La Canfora is the journalistic equivalent of turd blossom

Washington post, pleeeeeeeeeeze get rid of this home-team-stabbing fooooooool

JLC,,,yikes

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

you gotta give jc some protection and an adequate supply of targets before you can judge him either way...

he has shown potential, improvement, growing leadership and an ability to stay medium under all circumstances...

how would cutler have fared with the same offensive line adn target...

a lot of experts out there suggested he probably would have stuggle like campbell but likely wouldnt have handled it very well...

now if we could only undo the FA moves and go back and get more value for the money, filling more glaring holes and adding depth rather than just stars with big question marks.

Posted by: deadskin | April 2, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Great....now Campbell goes out, puts together a solid year, gives us the middle finger and leaves and we get nothing...

Get ready to start over again!!!

Posted by: Fuzzy21 | April 2, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Finally, a team that is dumber than the skins. Trading too many picks for one player.

Posted by: japark89 | April 2, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

And then the mighty Colt will step in after JC17 goes on to greener, winning pastures. As the Redskins sink deeper into Poopy McPoop's mire.

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

What part of Sanchez will never get passed the 49ers don't you people understand.

Sanchez will not be there at 13 guaranteed.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

I really hope so. That will only increase the chances of landing the TACKLE that we really need from this draft.

Posted by: p1funk | April 2, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

We dodged a HUUUUUUUUUUGE bullet.

Although all this means is that Danny might give up our next 5 first round picks for someone who's not actually good.

Posted by: smutsboy | April 2, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Thank God for the Bears! As someone else said, they saved Dan Snyder from himself.

I literally told my friend today that if the Skins get Cutler, I'm no longer a Skins fan. I'm so sick of The Danny running this team like it's his fantasy football team.

Posted by: XCountryTrevor | April 2, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I really hope this was fueled by the media. Because the idea DS would really want him is scary. If that's his mind frame on players, we're never holding the trophy again. VC said after last years draft "...we draft the best players, not necessarily the ones we need". Something to that effect. Dam, we aren't going to hold the trophy again :-(

Posted by: Ike1975 | April 2, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

HAPPY DAYS are here again for all the Campbell deluded LOSERS .........high on Kool Ade and LSD...that this stiff will ever lead this team .....just into the end zone........FORGET the playoffs.....

Posted by: unc1dmo | April 2, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

excellent opportunity to use this merry occasion and trade Jason La Canfora to a Canadian Newspaper

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Thank God!

The jury is still out on #17, and he will have his chance with a 2nd year in the system to prove his worth.

ENOUGH with treating draft picks so recklessly!

Posted by: tcorliss | April 2, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Everyone now knows what the rest of the league's known: Campbell's next to worthless. And you know he wouldn't be on the block if Zorn saw potential in him. And if there's one thing Zorn should know, it's QB. Get used to the black Kyle Orton, DC.

Posted by: gbooksdc | April 2, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

porcelain-egoed-6th-grade-drama-queen that the Bears just acquired...
------------------------------
Nice use of hyphens, agreed.

Posted by: gatsu | April 2, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Sorry 4th at this point its either Sanchez or Andre Smith in the 1st ... they could trade down but that would be Vinnie's doing ... and you know what would happen then ..

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't think the Redskins will get Cutler. I don't think they can bid enough for him. They don't have the cap space for any good trades (e.g., Cooley); they don't have a defensive lineman to trade which is what Denver needs; they don't have enough draft picks, at least not in this year's draft. Other teams will outbid the 'Skins.

After Cutler is traded, there is still the possibility of trading up for Sanchez but they probably don't have enough ammunition for that either. Sanchez's stock is rising and the Skins would need to get in the top five.

As for Campbell, yeah, he'll be understandably upset but what is he going to do? He has to have a good year this year, regardless. He's can't afford the luxury of pouting and sulking or demanding a trade. He's going to be stuck with the Skins and the Skins are going to be stuck with him, and he'll have to go out on the field and prove that the 'Skins were wrong about him.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 2, 2009 9:47 AM

I'm sticking by this earlier post. Next the Redskins try to move up in the draft to grab Sanchez.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | April 2, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

JUST LIKE I CALLED IT LAST NIGHT!!!! YES!!!

I always thought Chi-Town had too many ironns in the firs at QB for the past 5 years. Also, they had the horses for a good trade with personnel, a good drafting point in the 1st round, a need for new leadership and like Campbell, step up or shut up.

Now Campbell can focus and uh, better deliver, after all those comments. PROGRESS, 2 YEARS IN SYSTEM, etc, better step up or Step Off!

Posted by: kurtbw | April 2, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

@Ike1975, we have one of the worst front offices in the league.

The only thing that would surprise me is if we actually started hoarding picks, not handing them out like candy.

Posted by: smutsboy | April 2, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Any Redskins fan who is celebrating today has another think coming.

As soon as Snyder/Cerrato couldn't keep their mouth shut and this story broke, it was lose/lose for the Skins.

If we got Cutler, we'd certainly have given up too much and forfeited any serious effort to address dire positional needs in this (and maybe next) year's draft.

If we missed Cutler after the story hit the presses, then we have an unhappy QB, locker room, coach and fanbase, plus we've given the rest of the league a chance to laugh at our beloved franchise again.

This sucks any way you look at it and Snyder needs to have his hand slammed in a drawer repeatedly.

Posted by: sporesmoldsandfungus | April 2, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Chicago! So happy we didnt waste our 13th pick. JC deserves another year in this system...jus need to protect him better n let him throw down-field more.....alot more!

Posted by: numonik21 | April 2, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

HAPPY DAYS are here again for all the Campbell deluded LOSERS .........high on Kool Ade and LSD...that this stiff will ever lead this team .....just into the end zone........FORGET the playoffs.....

Posted by: unc1dmo | April 2, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Couldn't have said it better myself!

Instead we should have traded our entire draft this year and next year for a QB that HAS led his team to the playoffs...a QB like Jay Cut...errrr, never mind...

You are a donkey.

Posted by: p1funk | April 2, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

"HAPPY DAYS are here again for all the Campbell deluded LOSERS .........high on Kool Ade and LSD...that this stiff will ever lead this team .....just into the end zone........FORGET the playoffs.....

Posted by: unc1dmo | April 2, 2009"

That was going to happen anyway BOZO, mostly because of the Haynesworth deal. But now Mr. Cutler is in the NFC. No more Raiders and Chiefs twice ... an emasculated SD defense ...

Now its NFC time ... watch him throw 20+ INTs.

It'll be fun watching that ... by jiminy.

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

This situation sets up a perfect situation
or should I say opportunity for Jason.

First off....JC knows that he has accomplished nothing. He realizes that he needs to prove that he can lead us.

Bottom line:

If JC does well...he will get paid.

If not, he will ge gone.

As for Jay....I believe in Karma and even though both sides were guilty, Jay should have been a man and came in and talked to the organization.

Also... Denver had an amazing offensive system.

Chicago has no idea how to run a high octane Offense.

Be careful of what you ask for Jay

Posted by: rhowze | April 2, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

And then the mighty Colt will step in after JC17 goes on to greener, winning pastures. As the Redskins sink deeper into Poopy McPoop's mire.


Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:48 PM
____

Oh yes, prophecy, this is Campbell's contract year and its in his court to deliver and get a HUGGGGGGE contract with the Skins or decent enough to be a FA. Yes the word is Colt is driving the engine that's needed, but must get into live games to dust off the six shooters.

Posted by: kurtbw | April 2, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

spores,

Don't think so JC17 is a Pro he will be just fine.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

All of this Cutler hype was created by the media and allowed to fester so that people would be talking Redskins in April.

Jason Campbell is a class act and he represents the best opportunity for the Skins to win. Cutler is a very talented player but he did not handle this business situation like a professional or an adult for that matter.

Jason Campbell was placed in the same situation and he handled it with the poise and grace you expect. I want Jason Campbell leading the Redskins and I hope he has a monster year so Danny has to pay up (which he will).

Posted by: A-Contrario | April 2, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

"For those who says Cushing isn't a top 15 pick, ME and Mike Mayock disagree with you....."

That's fine by me. It's not like you or Mayock have never been wrong about a player. Say no to the workout warrior at 13.

Posted by: Yoder-lay-hee-who | April 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Broncos will draft Sanchez if he falls past the 49ers at 10. Broncos now have the 12 and the 18 and they can move up to get Sanchez if they are worried somebody else grabs him, and with Detroit in the mix for a QB, NO WAY Sanchez falls to Vinsnyder(thank goodness).

I think (hope) this restores the Redskins FO to normal mode in that they have to take an OT, DE or LB at 13 or move back. Whhheeeeeewwwww.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Damn Media!
Remember when the media traded a second round pick for TJ Duckett? Or signed Dion, Jeff George, Bruce Smith and all those other washed up talents? And who can forget how the media over charges for parking/food/drink at Fed Ex and neglects our defensive and offensive lines. The media is ruining our football team!

Posted by: mack1 | April 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

VINNY AND DANNY........PUNKED!! YOU GOTTA LOVE IT. IF i'm Jason i make them pay through the nose and don't bring that weak azz argument about Colt Brennan in here either.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't worry about what Campbell thinks ... every NFL player now knows that the drama queen and his soap operic ownership is back for a new season.

No one is going to play hard for Mr. Snyder ... not even his best bud Portis ...

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

So, we have some shadowy "NFL sources" claiming that Snyder/Cerrato were shopping around Soups? Why should I believe that anymore than other "nfl sources" who said a trade to DC was "imminent"?

According to 980, we also had John Clayton 15 MINUTES away from going on the air at ESPN announcing Cutler to the Redskins.

It's all b.s. until it's official.

Posted by: swowra | April 2, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

FORGET QB,

CAN WE TRADE FOR A COUPLE OF DECENT JOURNALISTS TO COVER THE REDSKINS FOR WP?

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I agree with someone who said earlier that this offseason was going well until this. Why would they even touch this issue? It has caused nothing but awkwardness for everyone (especially Campbell) now. But it's the Redskins and I would have been amazed if they didn't go after Cutler. That's just what they do. Everytime I think they're starting to get smart they do something stupid. Thank God for these other teams for preventing us from making these dumb deals. Last year it was Ocho Cinco and this year Cutler. When will Danny/Vinny ever learn? Learn to have some patience.

Posted by: rachel216 | April 2, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

So awkward for Campbell now...

Posted by: rachel216 | April 2, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Actaully, because Campbell is a consumate professional and stand-up guy, he will take this in stride. He's said all along that he wants to be here, but understands it is a business.

...very different from the porcelain-egoed-6th-grade-drama-queen that the Bears just acquired...

Posted by: p1funk | April 2, 2009 5:45 PM
___________________

I want Campbell to go over the hump this year, BIGGGGGGG! I bet he does it too. You are sooooo right about the sniveling little b*thc that wears #6. We'll set our sites on him, whenever we face them. Look at the RECEIVERS Denver had - Out freakin' standin' - now LOOK at the BEARS - BWAAAAAA! A**hole!

Go Skins!!!!!

Posted by: kurtbw | April 2, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Let me tell ya....if I was JC I would pull the exact same thing. It might get him an O-line, some recievers, and an owner who gives a s**t. How are we ever going to win with this BS going on every single year!!!

Posted by: russberlin65 | April 2, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I couldn't be happier that the little twerp who lives on River Road has been foiled to make headlines again. The entire team ought to line up behind Zorn and Campbell and on the first day of training camp tell Snyder to go straight to hell. If the entire team did it he couldn't take any action against them. I hate the little bastard and wish that all of his holdings would go bankrupt.

Posted by: MKadyman | April 2, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Damn Media!
Remember when the media traded a second round pick for TJ Duckett? Or signed Dion, Jeff George, Bruce Smith and all those other washed up talents? And who can forget how the media over charges for parking/food/drink at Fed Ex and neglects our defensive and offensive lines. The media is ruining our football team!

Posted by: mack1 | April 2, 2009 5:55 PM |

I love how you leave out all the good pickups the team made.

Every team in the league over charges for the stadium experience.

Your high IQ should prevent you from making stupid comments.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

The Broncos would rather have Orton than Campbell.. what does that say?? Bears are now the team to beat in NFC North. Doesn't change things in Washington, Campbell will get his chance this year but i feel good knowing Colt in waiting in the wings...

Posted by: sovine08 | April 2, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

I think (hope) this restores the Redskins FO to normal mode in that they have to take an OT, DE or LB at 13 or move back. Whhheeeeeewwwww.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 2, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

"Normal mode" for this FO would have been to trade our next 3 No.1s for Jay Culter.

I hope that the FO stays in "sedated and monitored" mode, which actually gives us the best chance of walking away from the draft with a tackle instead of Mark Friggin' Sanchez...

Posted by: p1funk | April 2, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

No one is going to play hard for Mr. Snyder ... not even his best bud Portis ...

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:56 PM |

Oh really so the team didn't play hard last year.

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Beep Beep

Posted by: Flounder21 | April 2, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Now I hope Campbell plays his ASS off and then refuses to negotiate an extension and leaves after the season
____
Me too.. Starting QB for the Washington Redskins in 2010.. Colt Brennan!!!

Posted by: sovine08 | April 2, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

Danny was saved from himself.

Posted by: edvar | April 2, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

I always complain about Philly fans, now that I live in Wilmington, De. You redskin fans on here disappoint me. If someone really think JC will be a good or great QB you really don't know football. I was not in favor of Cutler but in order for the skins to get to the next level a QB is greatly needed. Jason La Canfora said last night on Washington Post live that JC does not throw INT's and Cutler does. Please show me one great QB that is not a gambler. I'm getting of topic because JLC burns me up. JC does not take chances thats 1st. 2nd after 4 years he still take to long to read the D. 3rd his release in tooooooo slow. Point is we will never see the superbowl if we dont get a Qb that want to be great.......

Posted by: pikedawg | April 2, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

no,come on Danny u really needed to make this trade and Jason Campbell doesn't have what it takes to be an NFL QB

Posted by: Saadawan8 | April 2, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I hope JC takes this opportunity to get the heck outta Washington and get traded to a team with a consistent offensive scheme and decent o-line.

Posted by: ozpunk | April 2, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

There is a god! Thankfully Danny and Vinny, in this case, have been saved from themselves. Let's hope that they haven't ticked off Jason Campbell to the point where his season will be affected.

I'd love to trade Danny and Vinny for a couple of draft picks, or, say, a bag of chips.

Posted by: loyalrepublican | April 2, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Guys!

This is not personal

Some of you are email tough guys

This Danny was looking into an opportunity
to improve our/his team. That's what he does.

Get over it.

Jason has one year to prove he can lead us.
Regardless of this flirtation,that was Jason's reality anyway.

He has earned our respect as fans, but the bottom line is we want to win.

We don't care if was Jay..Jason or Mickey Mouse...we want to win.

Let's get back to discussing the Draft.

Posted by: rhowze | April 2, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Thank GOD!!!

Now we can move on to Vinny screwing up the draft.

Posted by: CJMARTIN04 | April 2, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

If I'm Jason Campbell, I'm not too happy that my team was looking to move me, and I would be exploring other oppty's if I were him.

What are the chances that Brennan will see playing time? The dude was an amazing college QB. I know the NFL ain't college, but still.

Posted by: jfern03 | April 2, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

i need a drink

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | April 2, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Chicago! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Posted by: drischord | April 2, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

I think that was the local media and local sports talk that got back to ESPN who is always going to hype a story just to boost raitings. The local media as hyped every free agent that has been available as a posible redskins pickup. I guess LJ from the Chiefs is up next as a possible skins pickup. Well on the bright side this should definately motivate JC and Zorn.

Posted by: ged0386 | April 2, 2009 6:25 PM | Report abuse

DAMN...THERE GOES OUR SUPER BOWEL CHANCES!!!! NICE JOB, DANNY BOY!!! THIS WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK TO HAUNT US, JUST YOU WAIT & SEE...

Posted by: iamasofaking | April 2, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Weird people. Jason has an All-pro TE, and All-pro RB, and one of the best big-play receivers in the game with eyelid-bending speed. Jay had an injury-prone "one of the best WR," nothing else on offense, and nothing on defense in Denver. Yet, he threw for 1300 more yards and TWICE the touchdowns and WAS and ALL-PRO himself! John Elway had issues too. So did Eli Manning. Both won Superbowls. Everyone loves Jason, but he's not an all pro. He's a guy that will won't kill you with interceptions, but he'll never win a game for you. Cutler is a guy with potential to be an All-pro for another 10-12 years. Jason has the potential to be a great backup QB for the next 10-12 years. This is a very disappointing result if you are a Redskin fan. I think there must be a long list of Cowboy fans on here. I guess maybe it's time for Colt.

Posted by: NovaMike | April 2, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Thank god! Now let's get back to focusing on our needs - protecting the QB we have.

Posted by: HokieSkin | April 2, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

A lot of people are posting put up or shut up for JC ( second year in system ), ignoring our decrepit OL. Sure, if we draft or trade intelligently (what?), these could be reasonable expectations, but as a lifelong fan, I'm not holding my breath.

Posted by: bostskin | April 2, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

I guess Dan Snyder is the only person on the planet who can spend more money on worthless pork than Barack Obama.
By the way, how do you think Jason Campbell feels after being treated by this idiotic dysfunctional organization like yesterday's garbage.

Posted by: birvin9999 | April 2, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

For those with short term memory loss, wasn't it Jason Campbell who won a bunch of games totally on his own by finding Moss downfield?

Any Redskins fan who does not appreciate all that JC17 has done is a punk

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

ah snyder
never has any picks
whether skins got him or not, time will tell. but...trading away picks every year is not good. what if eli or peyton were available? skins have no picks to get 'em...

Posted by: kedavis | April 2, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

The CBA rules in 2010 are playing havoc with a lot of players, I bring this up because if Campbell has a great year then what? He'll be a restricted FA in a year when $100 mil deals just aren't going to happen. There are also limits on what the top 8 teams in 2009 can offer other teams FA's in 2010 so if he does move it would likely be to a team that may be worse but can offer him a better deal. Because he's restricted the Skins would get a draft pick in compensation. But again, because of the rule changes teams will be less likely to part with draft picks. Perversely, he may be better off playing average than playing great if he wants to get out of DC.

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | April 2, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Update on Wilbon and La Canfora trade:

In an unprecedented move, the Washington Post has traded its two Whiney semi-journalists to the City of Chicago in return for ......Nothing. That's right folks. The Washington Post is parting with its home-team-hating, back-stabbing, and falsely reporting moron beat writers. The compensation package for Washington Post includes only one high level sigh of relief and a low level gas package

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

So, to sum up today's events:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1246

and click on the cartoon figure

Posted by: zcezcest1 | April 2, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Cutler:4,500 yards and 25 TD'S and a Pro Bowl, Campbell: 3,200 yards and 13 TD'S. This has to be the largest collection of morons ever. I am a die hard Redskins fan and have lived in the D.C. area my entire life, but Redskins fans are idiots for the most part. If you can't see that there is a WIDE gap in talent, production and upside favoring Cutler over Campbell, you really don't know anything about football. I have long defended Campbell to friends and family that have doubted him but I would have had no problem getting rid of him for Cutler. You will never win anything of substance in the NFL with average quarterback play and that is exactly what you will get with Campbell. Cutler has the potential to be a top 5 QB in the league for the next decade. Why would you not want to get him on the team if you could? Campbell is a great guy and I hope that he does go on to have a great year but his career up to this point just doesn't point to that happening. It points to him having another average season next year and then the Redskins having to start all over next offseason for the next QB of the future. Stay clueless everybody!

Posted by: stumptown1682 | April 2, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

"The Broncos would rather have Orton than Campbell.. what does that say?? "

That (presumably)wasn't the deal-breaker, the Skins just wouldn't offer a 3rd round pick as well (they could throw away 2 first-rounders, but not a 3rd). Go figure. Maybe they see all the holes that have to be filled as well?

Posted by: mrsaun | April 2, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

to Stumptown 1682:

Appreciate the candor, but have to say "wrong" on all your points. Great QB is not just the stats, which represents so many variables. Great QB is a leader for whom the team rallies for. Cutler could be a 1-2 year wonder or could be great, but not because he had a probowl year. How many probowl QB's have failed? many

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Update on Wilbon and La Canfora trade:

In an unprecedented move, the Washington Post has traded its two Whiney semi-journalists to the City of Chicago in return for ......Nothing. That's right folks. The Washington Post is parting with its home-team-hating, back-stabbing, and falsely reporting moron beat writers. The compensation package for Washington Post includes only one high level sigh of relief and a low level gas package

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't know about you all, but I am pretty sick of seeing the two Jasons on Washington Post Live on Comcast all the time spewing negative crap just like they do on here

Posted by: PGM17 | April 2, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: stumptown1682 | April 2, 2009 @ 6:37 PM |
Your post was right on the money..You just left out on thing: Denver nor anyone else wanted Campbell, that is why the Skins did not get Cutler..Cutler has only lost 3 games in his career when the defense held the other team to 23 points or less..How would that workout with the Skins defense?
Campbell had better step up or the boo bird will be out in full force..

Posted by: Dkessler1 | April 2, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

If and when Jason Campbell leads us to a super bowl one day, those who came onto this blog and demanded the Redskins get rid of him will have to report to Redskins park for their public flogging.

Posted by: Barno1 | April 2, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad that the redskins didn't get cutler. He had more touchdowns than jason campbell but if cutler faced the same defenses as campbell did last year. Cutler stats probably would be the same or worst as campbell did last year.

Posted by: renod1 | April 2, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I knew it.

I don't believe that the 'Skins were really ever in it ... it was manufactured by the Broncos and the agent for Cutler.

My guess is LaCanfora knew this too, but really wanted to make the 'Skins FO look bad.

The only thing that's happened here is that LaCanfora made the FO look bad, all on INNUENDO and RUMOUR.

Wrote all about how the FO's handling of this now will damage the relationship between the team and Campbell.

The ONLY PERSON TO EVER MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PUBLICLY IS LA CANFORA. Who is this NFL source he talks about?

LaCanfora needs to GO.

GO GO GO.


Posted by: MB_202 | April 2, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

We don't need a whining QB. Let Jason Campbell continue on his path forward. I believe in him.

Posted by: scrozier11 | April 2, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I feel bad that JCampbell is stuck here. He'll make them pay for this at the end of the year when he negotiates his next contract.

Posted by: jgluke | April 2, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Thanks! If JC has great year, he will want out of DC! I am sure Tenn will love to have JC(Vince career is done), and many other teams. Skins lost of both fronts, because at this time Cutler is not a better QB than JC. I think five years down the line Cutler will not be better JC. You will see when Cutler gets to the Bears, he lose games like he did in Denver.

Posted by: nativeva1 | April 2, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

JLC the Redskins insider, what a joke!!!

Posted by: gre28man72 | April 2, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

would've liked to see Cutler here


but damn, 2 first rounders, a third, and a QB that is starting caliber


ridiculous IMO, zero chance I give up that

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 2, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

The ONLY PERSON TO EVER MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PUBLICLY IS LA CANFORA. Who is this NFL source he talks about?

LaCanfora needs to GO.

GO GO GO.


Posted by: MB_202 | April 2, 2009 7:17 PM


I second that!

Posted by: gre28man72 | April 2, 2009 7:39 PM | Report abuse

YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! tank-u da bearz!!!!!!! TAKE him -- all yours. And the Bears STILL don't have a QB..... what a shame!! YAAAAAAAAY.

Posted by: dah1963 | April 2, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Chicago you saved us! Thanks!

But why was this trade even thought about? We have a big problem if this type of trade is what our front office thinks would make the team better. Geez!

Posted by: ceemonster1 | April 2, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

and for the love of god, let's clear it up

our front office said NOTHING the entire time

they didn't "diss Jason Campbell" as some have aaid

Posted by: TheTruth11 | April 2, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Trade Jason La Canfora to New York Post for a sack of horse dong

Posted by: peaceful2008 | April 2, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Just heard on NFL.com that the Redskins in fact would have matched Chicago's offer but Denver preferred Kyle Orton to JC.Holy sh*t this front office is worse than I thought,we are f*cked!I hope the fans show Jason the love when he's introduced on opening day at fed ex.And dont forget these first round picks would have been traded already for Ocho,this front office is baffling.

Posted by: mark65 | April 2, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh thank God!

Posted by: moosepod | April 2, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Get ready for another mediocre season with Campbell at the helm. Season number 2 in the modified west coast offense.

Think he's learned anything yet?

We will see....

Posted by: 2greekdc | April 2, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

How bad would have the FO looked if they made this trade. The did say publicly that they were not interested. YET, this idiot moron so called insider kept insisting that they were interested. JLC and J.Reid up yours!!

Posted by: gre28man72 | April 2, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Says a lot that the Broncos preferred journeyman Orton to Jason Campbell. What does that say about our offensive prospects next year?

Not very much...

Posted by: 2greekdc | April 2, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

First set of honest stories out of JLC, very good reporting and unfortunately, we didn't win the Cutler sweepstakes.

There's always TWO years from now, when Campbell is finally GONE, GONE, GONE!!!

Posted by: 2greekdc | April 2, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

WHEW!!!

Dodged a bullet!

Thank you Bears!

He's good - he'll help them, but

THANK YOU BEARS

Posted by: sugarstreet | April 2, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Clipped & Saved for later:

"I wouldn't worry about what Campbell thinks ... every NFL player now knows that the drama queen and his soap operic ownership is back for a new season.

No one is going to play hard for Mr. Snyder ... not even his best bud Portis ...

Posted by: periculum | April 2, 2009 5:56 PM "

and would that not be "operatic", oh supremely literate one?

*doink* "Oh, no, I had it..." [insert Rod Gardner dropped pass face here]

Posted by: ThinkingMan | April 2, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Campbell is in a contract year anyway so he has to play well regardless of what happened to get his payday. Can't blame the Danny for taking a shot at Cutler knowing that Campbell has no choice but to perform. GO GET EM' CAMPBELL AND GET YOUR MONEY!!!!

Posted by: mbeare2 | April 2, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

This is good news. I've always thought that the Skins needed to give JC17 a chance. Getting Cutler, especially at the price the Bears paid, would've been a huge mistake and undercut someone who I personally think will be a good QB going forward.

Thanks Chicago!!

Posted by: EKruse | April 2, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a good trade for Chicago to me. Quarterback has been their Achilles's heel. Cutler may have maturity problems, but he probably just grew up by a few yards. And he is a pro-bowl QB, no matter what you think of his psyche.

For a team like the Patriots he would never work. But Chicago may have caught lightning in a bottle.

Well, that's why they make 'em play the games, right? We'll find out soon enough.

Posted by: xSamplex | April 2, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

In reading the national media, most of them were simply relaying what these two WAPO reporters were "reporting" based entirely on anonymous sources.

There is absolutely no way to prove that the two Jasons made up the sources. But, there a lot of suspicions here. Or, they were duped. One thing they weren't was good, honest, and ethical reporters.

Posted by: PS7900 | April 2, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

This regime drafts Heath Schuler and Gus Ferotte and Trent Green sits, then when they get hurt, Trent shines, we lose him and trade a first and a third for Johnson, who plays good and then they bring in Jeff George (whining crybaby). WE lose Johnson, have Marty for one year and go 8-3 last 11 games. They get rid of him for Fun& GUn Spurrier, Danny Wuerful, blah blah. Finally bring in Joe Gibbs, he has crap for a roster, turns this thing around, leaves us with a young QB who has't played in the same system twice(Who takes it like a man by the way)and then they want Cutler. Why am I happy that thjis didn't work out. Jason campbell takes it like a man. Lets get Cerrrato out of here before he ruins this draft. Has this guy done anything positive for us. Hang in Skins Fans

Posted by: antho77420 | April 2, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Campbell now has his chance to prove himself and his worth this season.

He is in what amounts to a contract year and knows the front office and coaches are watching.

If he equals or improves on last season's performance, it is reasonable to reward him accordingly.

However, if he fails to at least equal last season's performance (and fails to continue to improve his fundamentals), then reasonable folks' Campbell curiosity (for lack of a better term) should be satisfied when/if he is allowed to move on.

Agreed?

Posted by: ThinkingMan | April 2, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Thank goodness. Looks like Danny and Vinny listened to the fans and stayed with a good kid who is developing nicely.

Posted by: gbraxton7 | April 2, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Re:The Broncos would rather have Orton than Campbell.. what does that say?? "

That (presumably)wasn't the deal-breaker, the Skins just wouldn't offer a 3rd round pick as well (they could throw away 2 first-rounders, but not a 3rd). Go figure. Maybe they see all the holes that have to be filled as well?

Do ya think?

Posted by: habibhaddad | April 2, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Redskins will never go to the Super Bowl under Dan Snyder . the Redskins need to get a real GM like Bobby Bethard

Vinny Cerato is just a yes-man, who does whatever D.Snyder tells him to do

Posted by: harbinder28 | April 2, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

This is a win-win situation for the Redskins. They saved two first round draft choices and they let Campbell know he's not the guy. The stage is set for the Skins to draw the Colt from the holster.

Posted by: gibson0 | April 2, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

If this means I never have to read another story about whether or not Grossman should start for da Bears, I'm pleased as punch.

As for Cutler being an "attitude problem", that's how Jerome Bettis was regarded by the Rams before they dealt him to the Stillers. Chicago can only hope that Cutler's attitude is that awful.

I don't waste much time fretting over unhappy millionaires, in any case.

Posted by: Miss_Hogynist | April 2, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Note to Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber:

The Redskins need offensive and defensive lines, you morons!

Posted by: curious606 | April 2, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

the bears have to be the dumbest team in the no fun league to give up all that for cutler. I don't know where that redskin rumor came from but I have been a skins fan all my life,(been cussing for 2 days straight) and if JC goes anywhere this season I will join all the DanVinny haters. I have supported the Snyder money spending because it was a positive effort to bring talent to DC. His coaching hires have (Marty, Norv & Steve) have been pathetic, scouts and GM stink. Hail Skins!

Posted by: jenksredskins | April 2, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

I really didn't read too many of the posts but the few I saw that said it's a good idea to keep Campbell are wrong. He's just not good enough, I bet he'll be a journeymen QB that plays for a ton of teams. Not sure you guys watched any games last year but I don't know how many times it was 3rd and 8 and he threw 5 yard outs. He didn't have and picks early in the year because he took 0 chances.

Posted by: Joker99z | April 2, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

The Broncos would rather have KYLE ORTON at QB than Jason Campbell. Oh, the humanity...

Posted by: diesel_skins_ | April 2, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: stumptown1682 | April 2, 2009 6:37 PM

Cutler:4,500 yards and 25 TD'S and a Pro Bowl, Campbell: 3,200 yards and 13 TD'S. This has to be the largest collection of morons ever

i strongly disagree you forgot to mention cutlers 32 ints in 32 nfl games hes got a turnover problem to say the least and thats with brandon marshall who is arguably one of if not the best wide out in the league and if he cant get it to him then good luck to him in Chicago and first for campbell to have any bit of success is if we had an o-line that block for an entire season instead of just half of it

Posted by: skinsst21 | April 2, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

With or without Cutler, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas or Dan Marino, the Redskins stink and will always stink under the benighted leadership of their diminutive owner, little Napoleon Snyder and his stooge Vinnie "This Could Be The Year" Cerrato.

Don't get your hopes up, fans. This year will be like all the other Snyder years: lots of hype, little hope.

Posted by: piovino1 | April 2, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Jack is rolling over in his grave!! Daniel Snyder is the worst thing to happen in the history of the Redskins franchise! No other owner has the dubious distinction of single-handledly destroying a legacy. He has no concept of how to build a team...it's all the instant gratification and that megla-maniac of a joke Vinny Cerato - HA!!!!
Ansley

Posted by: aperk104 | April 2, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Boy Snyder probably threw a hissy fit when he found out he couldn't have his way on this one. Thank God for Al Davis, or Snyder would be the worst owner in the NFL.

Posted by: mfrieden | April 2, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Who cares?

Posted by: dandb3 | April 2, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Who cares?

Posted by: dandb3 | April 2, 2009 10:44 PM | Report abuse

First Cutler whines because the new coach wouldn't keep his old position coach. Then he whines about possibly being traded and sells his house, demands to be traded, refuses to talk to the coach or onwer-the guy paying his salary. Then he says he doesn't want to be traded (maybe he thought he was going to Detroit?). Now, he's gone to Chi. Hope he is as good as he thinks he is.

Posted by: mikel7 | April 2, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Not so heavy a price -- the first rounder is only the 18th pick, and they have an extra 3rd rounder this year to make up for the one they exchanged with the Broncos for a number 5. Kyle Orton is nobody's idea of an NFL Pro Bowl QB. So the real prize from Denver's viewpoint is next year's first rounder, and I imagine the Bears are gambling that it won't be in the top 22.

All in all, not a bad trade for either side. Once Bowlen decided Cutler had to go, I mean.

I don't know much about the Bears' offense, just the image most people have of running backs crashing into the line and QBs tossing lame duck passes to no-name receivers. Lovie Smith's a defensive guy, so he won't have much to say about the QB.

I'm going the ask the Bears the same question I ask the Skins: who's going to catch the damn ball?

Posted by: Samson151 | April 2, 2009 10:53 PM | Report abuse

We the fans should launch a Landover Tea Party, carry Danny Boy (not Vinny the Stooge) over the DC line and dump him into the Potomac. Preferably in the early morning hour when the water is the coldest.

Let them send in the police. Let them send in the National Guard. Or we will forever be the butt of jokes from Dallas, Philadelphia, NYC and beyond--as long as we have Danny Boy the owner of the team.

Posted by: newwebid | April 3, 2009 12:39 AM | Report abuse

Here's some real stats for you, Campbell Fans....

Most Pass TD in 4th Quarter
2008 Season

Philip Rivers, SD 12
Jay Cutler, DEN 11
Drew Brees, NO 10

Fewest 25+ Yd Pass Plays
2008 NFL Season

Bengals 9
Browns 11
Seahawks 17
Bills 17
Redskins 19

In case you're wondering, Cutler had 29 of these plays..good for 7th best in the league

Posted by: ksan | April 3, 2009 1:34 AM | Report abuse

ANyone else think this whole thing was another half baked unreliable story from JLC and JR???

Who were these SOURCES that said the Redskins were in deep to trade for Cutler??

I searched the entire web and not a single reliable news source said the things that JLC and JR (our supposed REDSKINS insiders) were saying.

I said it before...I'll say it again.
THEY ARE HACKS!!!

How are you insiders if you get trumped on every REAL Story???

Posted by: goosedude | April 3, 2009 2:18 AM | Report abuse

I'd give our first rounders for the next ten years, Daniel Snyder and........................... that's it. Anyone? Anyone?

Posted by: chavez66 | April 3, 2009 3:37 AM | Report abuse

Thank God no Jeff George Pt. 2

Posted by: rjohnson66 | April 3, 2009 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else see this as Cerrato refusing to admit that he screwed up last years draft by picking 3 non productive players in the first three choices? He probably said to Danny "My draft was good, it is Gibb's quarterback that is killing this system. Seriously, Danny, we are just one qb away from having a SuperBowl offense." If the rumors pan out that the Skins may draft a qb with the first pick this year I will become a card-carrying mob member in the anti Snyder riot that will be inevitable. I will be viewing this draft with hope .... and fear.

Posted by: driley | April 3, 2009 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Players should not be graded on whether they produce or not only on one year of their contract. Give them a few more years to produce and maybe the Redskins will get a couple of draft picks for Cooley.

Posted by: pcater | April 3, 2009 8:28 AM | Report abuse

What are you people smoking? Really, the Bears gave up too much....to begin with, Cutler was the 11th pick in the draft, that's one of the 1st round picks; Denver has paid 65% of his contract deal in the first 3 years of the 6; so the Bears gave up a 1st and 3rd round pick plus Orton, who is serviceable and will probably fit Denver's new system better than Cutler, except he's a statue in the backfield, and has a bad 'neck beard'.

The Bears passing records are held by a WWII player, can you relate to Sonny Jurgensen or Billy Kilmer holding records, at least it was during the VietNam era!

No, it was a good deal for the Bears...anyway you cut it.

Posted by: JustAnAmerican | April 3, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

As a lifelong, diehard Bears fan, to most of the posters here I say:


Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!!

We gave up too much? What, a couple draft picks? I like Orton and will miss him, but he could only take us so far. You can rag on the deal all you like, but your jealousy is really apparent in your comments.

GO BEARS!!! Yeah, baby.

Posted by: PAVoter | April 3, 2009 9:35 AM | Report abuse

I totally agree with PS7900. These two so called jounalist, do nothing but carry out there personal vendata against Danny and Vinny. Danny and Vinny are not perfect and redskins has room to grow, but I still to read one positive thing about redskins from them. These two shoudl be fired.

Posted by: capitolteacher | April 3, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Cutler would have no one to throw the ball to in DC either, so he would have made no difference.

At this point, I'm surprised that Snyder doesn't trade Campbell and two 1st round picks to Buffalo for T.O. Snyder is the ultimate clueless owner. Sadly enough he doesn't know it. Perhaps he consults with Tom Cruise before making his decisions. Comparatively, Al Davis looks like a genius.

It's so hard to be a Redskins fan. Especially over these last 10 years.

Posted by: JB12 | April 3, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

If it's true that the Broncos preferred Orton to Campbell, it's just because they want a journeyman to lead them next year while they get Sanchez ready to play.

You think McDaniels drove out Cutler just so he could get Orton?

Posted by: lordtwang | April 3, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

WOW!!!!!
This is HUGE for Chicago! What a steal! Forte is going to run wild--no more 8 in the box with Orton every single play! Play action will work. Olsen and Hester will now be threats that they are. The ball will hit them in stride for once. Chicago will attract top Free Agents.
To give up an AFC Pro-Bowl QB, every Bears fan, self included, is laughing at Denver! He is only 25! What was the Broncos Organization thinking? You never give up a 25 yr old franchise Pro-Bowl QB at 25.
Our Defense is loving this, no more 4 plays of rest on the sideline. No more having to score more points than the offense. Teams will have to pass now against the Bears, meaning more sacks, INTs, and holdings.
That same day they picked up Orlando Pace who will finally be on a contender team.
Hope Coach McDaniels has a good offensive scheme against 8 in the box--Orton can give him ideas--he is used to it.
This is like Michael Jordan coming out of retirement (and playing for the Bulls --not the Wizards--sorry DC). But it is like we got Jordan in a trade before all of the championships. Cutler is like Jordan, never won a playoff game before he had players and a team around him.
Bears will be 12-4, wish it the season started next week!
Anyone who thinks Orton and 2 first round (unproven & over priced)picks are too much for a Pro-Bowl franchise QB is insane!
Bears will now be unstoppable!

Posted by: helllo1 | April 5, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

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