The Dan Patrick Show is today’s source for all things relevant in the land of Vikings. Earlier we learned of T.J. Houshmandzadeh’s less-than-positive assessment of the Vikings’ quarterbacks via Patrick’s program, and now, from the same show, comes this (also unflattering) characterization of the man some would like to see join that quarterbacking corps, one Jay Cutler. The new negativity arrives courtesy of Denver Nuggets TV analyst Scott Hastings…who must be some kind of authority on the NFL, otherwise why would Dan Patrick be asking him questions about Jay Cutler? Maybe Patrick just likes helping the careers of people no one cares about. I don’t know. At any rate, Hastings’ view of Cutler is not a good one (which is putting it mildly). He called the Broncos QB an “arrogant little punk” and also a “little bitch.” This because of Cutler’s infamous remark that his arm is better than John Elway‘s. Hastings is also mad at Cutler for not showing up at new coach Josh McDaniels‘ introductory press conference. Maybe he was too busy engaging in arrogant, bitch-like punkery?
If you’ve been paying attention to the coverage of Cutler at all, you know Hastings is not the first person to suggest that Jay’s opinion of himself might be over-inflated, and that Jay might not always put the team first either on the field or off it. Who knows if this kind of stuff would play into the Vikings’ thinking, if in fact they are pursuing a trade for him. I’m guessing it would have to. I’m also guessing that, if the Vikes really are convinced this guy is the missing piece, they would be inclined to let a few things slide. Let’s just hope Rick Spielman and Brad Childress don’t have Scott Hastings among their advisors.