Thursday, April 02, 2009

Da Bearz nab Cutler

John Clayton of ESPN is reporting this afternoon that Da Bearz have acquired disgruntled Denver QB, Jay Cutler, in a trade. According to the report, "To acquire Cutler, the Bears had to give up quarterback Kyle Orton and first-round picks in 2009 and 2010, along with a third-round pick in 2009. To complete the trade, the Broncos had to give back a fifth-round pick in 2009."

This certainly gives Da Bearz their best option at quarterback since...wait...have Da Bearz ever had a good QB???

Now, they might. Heck of an arm and on-field presence even if this latest episode seems to make Cutler appear a bit less than stable, shall we say, from a maturity standpoint.

Things in the NFC North just got a lot more interesting. Dang!

Anyway, you can read the ESPN report here.

Later Addendum
On Sports Center, both ESPN football analysts, Trent Dilfer and Mark Schlereth, felt that Denver got the better end of the deal. They indicated that Da Bearz lost both starting offensive tackles and that the wide receivers are...who? "The strongest arm in the world isn't going to help you when you're laying on your back," Schlereth said. Both also liked Orton, admitting that he wasn't the prettiest looking QB but really showed toughness on the field and found ways to make things happen.

Maybe there's hope Da Bearz followed their usual modus operandi and screwed things up...again.

Other late breaking news is that Da Bearz also have agreed to terms to acquire future Hall of Fame offensive tackle Orlando Pace. Getting a bit long in the tooth. But at least it helps answer one of those question marks on the O-line...assuming Pace stays healthy of course.

OK...enough talk about Da Bearz. Just will make beating them in that home opener at Lambeau all the more sweet.