Rick Morrissey of the Tribune this morning calls Jay Cutler a quitter and would not want the Bears to sign him. Of course Morrissey and his colleagues get paid to write about the nonstandard view.
Of course I would lean toward wanting the Bears to sign Cutler since they haven’t had a longterm answer at quarterback since the late 1940′s. But Morrissey and others that take this opinion do raise a valid point. What if the Bears were to mortgage three years of picks and a couple of players for a quarterback, then not be left with anything else to build on until 2011? Then again, if Jerry Angelo continues to blow high picks, that wouldn’t matter.
On Wednesday evening, the Bears signed former Browns tackle Kevin Shaffer to a three-year deal. So the Bears and Browns ended up swapping right tackles. Shaffer is two years younger and allegedly “plays meaner” than the man he replaced, John St. Clair. How does that work out for the Browns?
Quick hit–the NFL owners are discussing dropping one or two preseason games to create 17 or 18 regular season games. The buzz is that players will demand to get paid 1/17 or 1/9 more for playing two more regular games. The question as I see it is….how will the NFL find a way to stick it to the fans on this? Right now we pay for 18 games: 16 regular and two preseason. I can’t see the NFL not finding a way to make more than just the 18 games they already make from us. Mark my words.