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  • Originally posted by Crazy8
    Wow, did I hit a nerve?

    It's not an insult. It's a fact. Your assessment of Cutler wasn't even good enough to be remedial if I'm being perfectly honest. There's no shame in it. It's like you saying to me, "You don't know the first thing about how to engineer a bridge." I'd say you're right.

    It's not important how I know QBs and the game of football. I just do. I've put the work in to know what I know. I've played the game as long as anyone without semi-pro or pro experience.

    I'm not Josh McDaniels. The only thing I do know is what I've seen from the Patriots. The Patriots got rid of Drew Bledsoe. Why? Bledsoe had a great arm, he had some Pro Bowl seasons. Belichick couldn't make Bledsoe work? Maybe Bledsoe was too talented for Belichick? Was Bernie Kosar too talented for Belichick? That's absurd.

    And yes, McDaniels can even know Cutler as a football player by watching him on film. You can tell an incredible amount about a QB by watching film. You can tell his work ethic. How good are his mechanics? Good mechanics takes a lot of work to develop. It takes a lot of attention to detail as well. How good is his understanding of defenses? What's the first thing he's looking at as far as pre-snap? Does he make adjustments based on defensive alignments? How well does he know his own offense? Does he linger on his primary receiver? How fast does he go to a secondary read? Does he go to a third read? A fourth? How quickly does he make decisions? It's one thing to understand defenses, but it's a completely other to process that information quickly enough to make decisions at the right time. How much courage does he have? Does he stand in there and take the shot to deliver the ball? Is he a leader? Does he elevate the play of the other players around him? Does he alienate them? How mentally tough is he? Does he get a little jittery in the pocket after taking a shot? Or does he stand in there again? Does he get intimidated? Does he trash talk back to people who trash talk him? The list goes on and on. There are so many intangible things that you can tell about a player. You might not know the guy on a personal level, but you know things about the guy that even people who do know him on a personal level don't know.

    The Patriots also knew Cutler. Wasn't that obvious when the Patriots played against Cutler last season? Does 17 of 26 for 168 yards 1 TD and 2 INTs ring a bell? Yep, they knew Cutler too.
    So I guess that is why he said he was looking forward to working with Cutler? That he thought Cutler would do well in his system? And no I do not know all about QB's or football, never said I did. I guess everyone that thinks they know a lot should all have the same opinion on it as you? So what is there to debate? There is none, it is clear if you watch the film, you know all you need and everyone would come away with the same opinion.