No one ever said that you have to be completely mentally balanced to play in the National Football League. And Matt Slauson is a stark, raving lunatic. Via Dan Cahill at the Chicago Sun-Times:
“[Jay Cutler] can be every bit of a Tom Brady, a Peyton Manning, an Aaron Rodgers. He can be them, if not more.”
And, of course, Kyle Long isn’t far behind:
“‘We’re all on board in our room with who our quarterback is and we have been for quite some time,’ Long said. ‘He’s the guy with the talent who can get it done and I feel like if we put the right kind of pieces around him and implement the right kind of offense, Jay will be set up to have a lot of success.'”
Doesn’t have the right pieces… doesn’t have the right kind of offense… heard those before, Kyle.
Perhaps Biggs put it best when commenting on the Bears decision to stick with Cutler in 2015:
“At some point, the franchise will introduce Fox’s coaching staff and there will be talk about how coordinator Adam Gase‘s system is going to bring out the best in Cutler’s immense physical abilities. That’s the plan. That was what Marc Trestman/Aaron Kromer, Mike Tice, Mike Martz and Ron Turner tried. They will talk about Cutler’s comfort level with quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, with whom he has a relationship. Remember Jeremy Bates?”
The definition of “insanity” is to keep trying the same things over and over again and expecting them to work. The world went bat shit crazy yesterday.