Fanning the Cutler Flames

Kevin Seifert thinks the Vikings should take advantage of Jay Cutler‘s anger at the Denver Broncos in the wake of Denver’s attempts to trade him for Matt Cassel:

Denver quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t a free agent, and it’s hard to believe the Broncos will part ways with him when they don’t have another option at the position. But even after acquiring Sage Rosenfels from Houston, the Vikings should do everything in their power to find out if they can pry Cutler away from Denver. He’s proven he can run a West Coast offense and would be dynamic in an offense that includes tailback Adrian Peterson and receiver Bernard Berrian.

Cutler’s feelings were so hurt by the Broncos’ machinations that he is reportedly not speaking to them.  Funny thing though:  According to Peter King, the idea of trading Cutler was already brought up earlier this off-season…by Cutler himself.  King says Cutler was upset about offensive coordinator Jim Bates being allowed to leave for USC.  Is it just me or has Jay Cutler officially taken over for Brett Favre as the NFL‘s #1 quarterback drama queen?  And is it merely a coincidence that Bus Cook happens to represent both Cutler and Favre?

How’s this for a wild conspiracy theory?  Brett Favre knows he can’t play anymore because of his bad arm, and therefore will not be able to join the Vikings and exact revenge on the Packers as he desires.  So, he gets his hooks into Cutler via their mutual relationship with Cook, and starts some kind of crazy Svengali routine with the aim of getting Cutler traded to the Vikings…so Cutler can then beat the hell out of the Packers on Favre’s behalf.  Revenge by proxy!

Okay, I admit…the Houshmandzadeh stuff has made me loopy.

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  • Mike

    If the Vikings listen to Kevin Seifert they will get another tampering charge.  The Vikings QB will be Brett Favre because he is more apt to be released and his arm hurts less than Cutler’s feelings. 

  • Frankie Papp

    Favre will not be with the Vikes!  its not going to happen,the Vikings are not going past a division title and they might not even repeat there,they cannot get to the big game if they can’t win out doors against good teams,take them outside there cozy dome in a bad weather outside game and they are below average!

  • Mike

    Frankie, I don’t know where you are from, but this site is for Vikings fans.

  • Bored Mark

    But you’re so much more convincing in all-bold type.

  • Bored Mark

    I doubt we have a shot unless they get a quarterback of close value in return. Why would they risk going to the draft? Unless of course Cutler doesn’t come out of his room until they grant him a trade. Then they would trade him to someone in the NFC, and that list isn’t so long anymore. Tampa Bay, Detroit, Minnesota. – (I am so sick of seeing those cities listed together). And who of those teams would you rather be QB for?

    It would have to pretty much come down to Cutler refusing to play though. Wow, Farve really is behind this isn’t he.

  • #1 Vikes Fan

    I love the Vikings, but if they got Brett Favre, they would lose at least 1 fan (right here)

  • Ryan

    The Vikings lost out to Seattle in their pursuit of free-agent receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh on Monday, but that didn’t mean all was quiet at Winter Park.
    The Denver Post reported the Vikings are among the teams that have expressed interest in Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, and talks between the sides were believed to be ongoing Monday. It remains unclear what the Vikings might be offering.
    The news broke three days after the Vikings completed a trade that sent a fourth-round draft pick to Houston for Sage Rosenfels. He and Tarvaris Jackson are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job, but neither is at the level of Cutler, a 2006 first-round pick who made his first Pro Bowl this past season. The Vikings made inquiries about Cutler’s availability at the NFL scouting combine last month.
    Vikings coach Brad Childress was elusive when asked at Rosenfels’ introductory news conference whether the team would add a top-tier quarterback.
    “Don’t know, I’m not clairvoyant,” Childress said.
    Cutler, 25, and the Broncos have been at odds since reports surfaced over the weekend that the team was involved in talks with Tampa Bay and New England that would have sent Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel to Denver. That would have reunited Cassel with new Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, who had served as New England’s offensive coordinator. Cassel ultimately was dealt to Kansas City.
    Cutler, who also is being sought by Detroit, has reportedly refused to meet with the 32-year-old McDaniels in recent days. The Broncos have attempted to downplay the trade reports.
    “We don’t want to trade Jay,” McDaniels told the Post. “We never did. He’s our quarterback.”

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    If the Vikings are really talking with Cutler, then put words into action. It’s about time we get a top notch QB right now. Cutler is still young, and has a cannon for an arm. I was unhappy about Housh’s decision and his comments about our players, it may backfire on him later on this season. I think Cutler can achieve greatness in a Vikings uniform if he gets his head on straight. Good WR’s are all over the league, but good QB’s are not. The Vikings main objective should be to get Cutler in a purple jersey as soon as possible. Other WR’s will be available in time. We need someone who can compliment Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen as team leaders.  We then would utilize Sage as a good back-up .

  • Ryan2

    From reading reports, this is how I see it… you lose TJH, you lose BIRK, you lose SHARPER and we gain Rosenfels… he’s not capitalized for a reason.  People can talk this guy up as much as they want.  He still threw 6 TD’s and 10 INT’s last year… is that really who we want to say is our saving grace?  All I can say is Chilly better convince Zigi to throw down some Benjamins or he really is the worthless P.O.S the Viking fans have been screaming about for the past 2 seasons.  The loss of Birk kinda put me over the edge.  Right now I am praying the Vikings back office have a plan in effect because right now they are scaring the crap out of me.  It almost makes me want to stay over in the desert on deplooyment all of next season so I don’t have to watch the Vikings suffer because of Chilly and Zigi’s stupidity.  I invite them to prove me wrong in labeling them as being stupid with their decisions thus far.  In this situation I would love for them to be able to turn around and say you were wrong.