Just when you thought the Jay Cutler speculation couldn’t get any wackier…along comes Sid Hartman to lend his senile perspective.
Actually, I take it back about Sid being senile – only a man with a keen mind (and a well-developed skill for conjuring bullcrap out of nothing) could’ve come up with the column he wrote today about the relationship between Gophers coach Tim Brewster and Brad Childress, and what this could mean for the Vikings‘ plans regarding Cutler:
Vikings coach Brad Childress and his Gophers counterpart, Tim Brewster, are without a doubt closer personal friends than any past local NFL and Big Ten coach.
Their wives are also close. In fact, the two couples are taking a trip to Costa Rica in the future that they bid for at the recent fundraising gala for St. David’s Childhood Development and Family Services.
Since Brewster and Childress have spent a lot of time together, and Brewster was on Broncos coach Mike Shanahan’s staff for two years, including in 2006 when Jay Cutler arrived, is there any doubt that Childress is listening to Brewster tell him all the great things he learned about the former Vanderbilt quarterback? Cutler, who has made himself available, could solve the Vikings’ quarterback problem for a long time.
Childress also has to be telling the Wilfs, owners of the Vikings, that if they get Cutler, they will have a much better chance of getting to the Super Bowl.
Yes, there was a time that Cutler wasn’t available. But now that the owner of the Broncos has given up on trying to keep the 25-year-old and put him on the trading block, here is a chance for the Vikings to become one of the favorites to get to the 2010 Super Bowl.
“Some team is going to be lucky to get this Pro Bowl quarterback who can play with the best in the NFL,” Brewster said. “Jake Plummer was the quarterback my first year [with the Broncos] when we lost to Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game,” Brewster said. “But Mike was always high on Cutler, and the next year he took over.”
Okay, now I don’t know who to believe: the people who’ve reported that Cutler doesn’t have many fans in the Vikings organization, or Sid Hartman who thinks Tim Brewster is talking Chilly’s ear off about what an awesome guy Cutler is, inspiring Chilly to sell Cutler to Zygi Wilf. Someday, we’re going to find out the actual story here, about who liked who and who didn’t like who, and what Chilly and Brewster were really doing on their family vacations to Costa Rica, and what drugs Sid is taking to keep his dementia at bay. Personally, I don’t think anything can change Chilly’s mind once he’s made it up. If Chilly doesn’t want Cutler, Brewster ain’t gonna be able to talk him into wanting Cutler.