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Bears Thu Apr 02 2009

Footballic Ramblings: Cutler Trade Edition!

For probably the first time ever, the Chicago Bears have an all-Universe style quarterback! That's right blighted and abused Bears fans, it's time to put away the razor blades and for once, rejoice! Finally, after years and years of inattention the Bears management has gone out, grown a pair and made an earth-shattering trade. Granted, Kyle Orton is gone, and the Bears will be sacrificing first round picks in this draft and the 2010 draft, but, c'mon, the Bears have that all too rare commodity known as a "franchise quarterback" to accompany the burgeoning yard-consuming tank/running back/badger-man hybrid, Matt Forte, in the backfield. Thanks to some backroom shenanigans that the Denver Broncos high-ups tried to pull on missile launcher/delicate flower/Vanderbilt graduate, Jay Cutler, in their diabolical efforts to attain the relatively unproven quarterback, Matt Cassel, from New England; they completely jilted Cutler and drove him to that most prima donna of moves: the trade demand.

But what options did Cutler have, really? The team that drafted you had weeks earlier fired your head coach and now this? The back room maneuvering served only to further distance Cutler from the franchise and --BLAM-o-KaZOWEE-- now, Cutler = Chicago Bear = Bears Win NFC North.

Seriously, this is an awesome move for Chicago. Giving up NeckBeard isn't a big deal, "Hey, just draft a backup qb in the fourth round..." Plus, Greg Olsen, Mark Bradley and all of the under utilized offensive weapons in the Bears, admittedly, barren war chest, now have a capable and proven quarterback to, uhh, y'know, get them the f*cking ball.
For the defense this is a tremendous boon as potentially the offense will be able to sustain drives for more than three downs and score touchdowns as opposed to the old Bears offensive method known as "Three and Out and then Send Out the Punting Unit." More offense also equals much more recovery time for the Bears --still capable, but rapidly aging defense-- a defense, by the way, that was left out to dry far too many times last season which led to a number of second half leads being erased by opposing offenses eventually breaking down the overused and stressed Bear D.

A tremendous move for the Bears who now have an incredibly talented and young offensive tandem in Forte and Cutler that they can begin to nurture with more and more receiving talent in the coming drafts and with, hopefully, more off-season moves like this one.

 
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