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New homes suit Mike Shanahan and Jay Cutler

Under the direction of Mike Shanahan, the Denver Broncos lost their final three games of the 2008 season and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Shanahan was fired and rising quarterback Jay Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears. After taking a year off, Shanahan was hired to rebuild the Redskins, who face the Bears Sunday at Soldier Field.

"After my first couple of years there [in Denver], I don't think anyone probably thought this was a possibility for me, but it happens," Cutler said of being traded. "The NFL is a funny league and crazier things have happened.

"Me and Mike are great. He was hands on when I first got there and had a very quarterback-friendly system. He was one of the best coaches I have ever had."

Cutler was not surprised that Shanahan, who led the Broncos to consecutive Super Bowl titles in the late 1990s, returned to coaching quickly, "I was surprised he sat out at all. The competitor he is, his love for coaching and for football, I thought he might jump into something right away. I think he did the right thing with taking a seat and getting the right situation that was right for him."


By Jason Reid  | October 21, 2010; 2:31 PM ET
 
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All well and good about Cutler, but that's not even half as bad as that latest example of the Redskins coming close but failing to sign a quarterback.

We currently have a quarterback on the roster who is playing here on an old contract he signed with Philadelphia -- who is all but gone to bigger and better opportunities at the end of the season -- because the bright sparks in the Redskins front office can't seem to get around to closing a deal with him.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 21, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Martz- Cutler= Zorn- Campbell

Posted by: iubiquity | October 21, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

We currently have a quarterback on the roster who is playing here on an old contract he signed with Philadelphia -- who is all but gone to bigger and better opportunities at the end of the season -- because the bright sparks in the Redskins front office can't seem to get around to closing a deal with him.

Posted by: Vic1 |

I think we need to see more of what he really has left to offer. Approaching Manning- Brady money would be foolhardt.

Posted by: iubiquity | October 21, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

We currently have a quarterback on the roster who is playing here on an old contract he signed with Philadelphia -- who is all but gone to bigger and better opportunities at the end of the season -- because the bright sparks in the Redskins front office can't seem to get around to closing a deal with him.

Posted by: Vic1 |

I think we need to see more of what he really has left to offer. Approaching Manning- Brady money would be foolhardy.

Posted by: iubiquity | October 21, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Cutler is such a jackass. I would love to hear one of the ESPN analysts on NFL Live like Mark Schlereth say something like:

"Jay Cutler is clearly one of the more naturally gifted quarterbacks to come into this league in some time. That said, the guy is also a first round deuche."

How can you not feel the urge to punch that guy in the face each and every time you see him on the sideline or in an interview?

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 21, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

You're only hope is the CBS Tower 'mysteriously' loses signal and they can't watch the game. For the right price it could happen!

I think you'd better apologize to Hessone, he seems p*ssed at you!

Posted by: monk811 | October 21, 2010 2:40 PM

He owes me an apology!

If the FREAKS up here can't watch the game I don't know what may happen. As long as the redskins take care of business I'll be fine...otherwise I may need to go home at half and follow the game old school...the radio!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

New homes suit Mike Shanahan and Jay Cutler

Shanahan: So how's the new place?

Cutler: Shaky playcalling.

No protection of front.

So-so running game.

Sorry wide recievers.

Whaddya 'bout you?

Shanahan: Sounds like we're in the same place if you ask me.

And in any event, it's a much better place than the one we used to be in.

Posted by: MistaMoe | October 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Ravens fan getting cocky is like a mentally challenged individual dropping obscure trivia on you.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 21, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

That's a good analogy, but I think they are more like the monkeys at the zoo that throw their sh*t at you: they have no idea what they are doing, they are good at pulling things outta their azz, they don't care who gets hit with the sh*t they throw, they won't remember it 10 minutes from now, and they don't mind humping each other in public places.

Posted by: monk811 | October 21, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Jay Cutler = Cry Baby NERD!

Posted by: monk811 | October 21, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

...they don't mind humping each other in public places.

Posted by: monk811 | October 21, 2010 2:56 PM

All true...but whats the problem with this?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 21, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

NFL Investigating Redskins' "Hit Stick"

Posted by Mike Florio on October 21, 2010 1:08 PM ET

Responding to a report by Jason Reid of the Washington Post regarding a tribal "hit stick" being used by the Redskins' special teams to reward big hits, Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, stated, "The League has a no-tolerance policy toward any activity that encourages devastating hits. Obviously, any team reward or bounty for devastating hits is contrary to NFL policy. We will be looking into the matter with the Redskins and will be speaking to the players involved." When asked whether any fines or suspensions would be issued for "hit sticks" or other types of team reward, Anderson would provide no further comment.

NFL players who are found to violate the "devastating hit" policy will be subject to immediate fine and suspension without warning.

The devastating hit policy adoption comes after several instances last Sunday. Falcons’ Dunta Robinson propelled himself head first into Eagles DeSean Jackson. Both players are out with concussions now. Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather also went at Ravens tight end Todd Heap. Steelers James Harrison was fined for his hit of Mohamed Massaquoi. In all, the NFL doled out a total of $175,000.00 in fines for hits.

Anderson says no player should get a free pass for such flagrant hits.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | October 21, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse


Redskins v. Bears brings back a ton o' memories.

It's 1985, y'all:

Favorite Bear?: Walter Payton

Favorite memory?: D Green returning a kick in overtime for the win.

Best FA?: Wilbur Marshall

Most Hated Bear?: Jim McMahon

Most Respected Bear (outside of #34): Mike Singletary

Biggest Joke of a Bear: William "The Refrigerator" Perry

Smoothest Bear: Willie Gault

Best Hitting Bear: Gary Fencik, Doug Plank, and some dude named Jeff Fisher.

Maybe you've heard of him.

Posted by: MistaMoe

Bears were a great play on Tecmo Bowl back in the day. You pretty much listed their whole roster on that game.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 21, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Given Kyle Orton's performance in Denver (9th highest QB rating) and JC17's struggles in Oakland, I'd say that Josh McDaniel's choice of Orton over Campbell as a replacement for Cutler is looking pretty good.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | October 21, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

...they don't mind humping each other in public places.

Posted by: monk811 | October 21, 2010 2:56 PM

All true...but whats the problem with this?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 21, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

You haven't seen the Bohemoths that I know who like the Ravens, it's like watching Sumo Wrestlers!

See you tomorrow y'all, can't wait for the SURPRISE prediction tomorrow!

Posted by: monk811 | October 21, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Ravens fan getting cocky is like a mentally challenged individual dropping obscure trivia on you.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 21, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

That's a good analogy, but I think they are more like the monkeys at the zoo that throw their sh*t at you: they have no idea what they are doing, they are good at pulling things outta their azz, they don't care who gets hit with the sh*t they throw, they won't remember it 10 minutes from now, and they don't mind humping each other in public places.

Posted by: monk811 | October 21, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Best post I have seen all day.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 21, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Who is Jay Cutler?

Posted by: PlayAction | October 21, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Cutler? I hardly knew her!

Posted by: freakzilla | October 21, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to see more of what he really has left to offer. Approaching Manning- Brady money would be foolhardt.

Posted by: iubiquity | October 21, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse
--

Agreed he was never, ever a Manning-Brady caliber QB, but he is still pretty damn good at what he does do. And I don't think that mcNabb or his agent is even looking for that sort of money. I suspect something in the $7 or $8 million per season range over the next two or three years would get him in -- with som performance incentives -- would provide some needed continuity to the position, as well as someone we could trust to tutor the next QB drafted by the Skins.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 21, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe 75 idiots picked JC8....

I'm glad to see DMac get 70%....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

NFL just instigated a new rule: any Redskin player who gets their name on the hit stick is automatically levied a $75,000 fine -- regardless of whether the hit is legal or not.

On the other hand, any Redskins player who whiffs on a tackle and subsequently allows an opposing player to score will automatically be rewarded with a $100,000 bonus check.

In anticipation of a major windfall coming from the league, DHall today put contingent offers down on an oversized McMansion and a new speedboat.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 21, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

can't believe 75 idiots picked JC8....

I'm glad to see DMac get 70%....

Posted by: 4thFloor

Nah, it was just pabrian voting 75 times.

Posted by: Predator48 | October 21, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe 75 idiots picked JC8....

I'm glad to see DMac get 70%....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 3:28 PM

No, it was on idiot that voted 75 times.

One guess who it could be..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 21, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

NFL Investigating Redskins' "Hit Stick"

Posted by Mike Florio on October 21, 2010 1:08 PM ET

Responding to a report by Jason Reid of the Washington Post............

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | October 21, 2010 3:01 PM |

And once again, RI gets the redskins in trouble....SMH....that's why it is not imparative to report everything to the fans and media....I would have rather them kept theh hitstick thing to theirselves....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Poor Jay Cuttlfish.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 21, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

In anticipation of a major windfall coming from the league, DHall today put contingent offers down on an oversized McMansion and a new speedboat.

Posted by: Vic1 | October 21, 2010 3:31 PM |

Haynesworth probably referred him to the broker that sold him his yacht.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | October 21, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Washington's trade proposal was a complicated three-team deal that would've sent Jason Campbell, Chris Cooley and a fifth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns, Brady Quinn, LaRon Landry and a first-round pick to Denver and Cutler, Tony Scheffler and a third-round pick to Washington. Snyder would then have dumped Jim Zorn as coach and hired Mike Shanahan a year earlier than he did to reunite him with Cutler.

Thank the 8lb sweet baby Jesus that Vinny is gone.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 21, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe 75 idiots picked JC8....

Come on now Brian, only one vote per customer.

Posted by: wireman65 | October 21, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

It's like old times with the Jason Campbell bashing--I guess Iggles fans are crowing about their QBs performances (Vick #1, Kolb #7) vice McNabb's (#24).

Posted by: Alan4 | October 21, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Ok Alan4 voted for JC as well.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 21, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

beeps peeps

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 21, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

McNabb is the sh!t.

Along with our crop of undrafted FA's and practice squad guys.

Posted by: iH8dallas | October 21, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | October 21, 2010 3:01 PM

I don't see the story on PFT, but the write up looks legit....What gives?

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 21, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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