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John Elway's a little too honest about Jay Cutler

Posted on: March 26, 2011 8:05 pm
Edited on: April 10, 2011 2:24 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit
J. Elway (US presswire)
John Elway is still learning what life is like as the head of an NFL team’s front office. Eventually, he’ll come to realize that speaking his mind and giving honest answers to questions about hypothetical situations does him little good.

All that can happen is media outlets like the Chicago Sun Times taking his words on radio and relaying them in print. In that fashion, even when Elway’s words are explained fairly, they’re still presented out of context. Then, the next media outlet comes along (say, CBS’ Eye on Football Blog) and relays the Chicago Sun Times’ relayed words. Then, someone relays those relayed-relayed words on Twitter. By then it’s really tough to maintain Elway’s original context because, you know, the 140 character limit and all.

And so what you have is the world eventually hearing that John Elway said it’s a good possibility the Broncos would not have traded Jay Cutler if Elway had been running the show in 2009.

Elway’s comments were not at all made in an inflammatory fashion. To mitigate some of the “relay damage”, we’ll post an excerpt of what Sean Jenkins of the Sun Times wrote (Jenkins did a great job of explaining the context of Elway’s quotes):

In January, two days before the NFC title game, Elway talked about Cutler at length for a radio station in Denver.

“It was a tough situation he was in, in Denver,” Elway said. “I would say, to be honest, he’s the type of player you don’t give up on as easily as we gave up on. But you look at what he’s done. He’s done a good job there. He’s matured.”

Asked by a radio station host if Cutler would still be a Bronco if he were in charge at the time, Elway said, “There’s a good possibility, yeah.

“I would say that. But I don’t know. I wasn’t in the middle of that. I didn’t know Jay real well.

“But I would have done everything I can, especially when you have a talent like you have in Jay. Those guys don’t come around very often.”

Those sentiments are totally fair and totally logical. But, as Elway may come to learn, sentiments of that ilk can be totally easy for others to misrepresent.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:58 am
 

John Elway's a little too honest about Jay Cutler

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Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:58 pm
 

John Elways a little too honest about Jay Cutler

Big E right on the money with those comments.  McD blew it.  But so did Cutler.  Neither acted like a professional or an adult.  McD also blew the draft picks the Broncos got for Cutler.  Could have had Orakpo and Matthews in that draft -- who the experts and fans thoght they would pick.  Instead team stuck with Moreno and Ayers (ffffwho?).   Blown.   Also threw away Brandon Marshall.  Two second round picks for a first round talent.   But bottom line this whole disaster started when Bowlen blew it and hired McD.  Bad hire.  Really bad.  Shoulda hired Spagnuolo.  Broncos would probably still have Cutler, Marshall, Scheffler and Hillis.   Think about that for a while.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 11:16 am
 

John Elways a little too honest about Jay Cutler

@ iambigman1--So are you saying there is NO chance the Bears would have beat the team that lost to a Seahawks team which was eliminated by the Bears. I am not saying that the Bear's would have beat the Saints at Soldier Field, which is where they would have played, but rather I am just pointing out how flawed your logic is to say that its "crazy" to think the Bears could have won if the played the Saints. That kind of reasoning is similar to the reasoning earlier in the season where people said the Bears were not better than the Eagles even though Cutler and the Bears kicked the crap out of Vick and the Eagles (who at the time were known as the future NFL champs and the MVP). "Well just because you beat us doesn't mean you are better than us."



Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2011 2:12 am
 

John Elways a little too honest about Jay Cutler

Not a Cutler fan, Not a Bears fan, not a chicago fan, not a broncos fan, not an elway fan, not a denver fan, not a twitter fan...  fail to see any story here that was worth reading.  Was the moral of the story that Journalists take gossip and make them stories (cough cough ESPN) or that its impossible to be intelligent in 140 characters?



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: March 27, 2011 8:20 pm
 

John Elways a little too honest about Jay Cutler

He's wrong. Maybe he wouldnt have given up on Cutler...but Cutler gave up on his team.  He's a pussy. Period!



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 27, 2011 7:41 pm
 

John Elways a little too honest about Jay Cutler

The way I see it is great that a guy running a football team is open an honest.  The only issue is YOU, THE MEDIA.   YOU are the ones who take one line, make it a headline because you know it will grab attention and that most people will only read the headline anyway.  BUT, you do not care what the damage is from doing that.  You do not care what happens when you relay things out of context.  It s all about selling papers, getting them towatch, or getting them to follow online.

There is absolutely nothing that Elway said that is wrong or that should be taken the wrong way by anyone.

In a nutshell, YOU, THE MEDIA, are telling Elway, watch what you say because we will twist it on you and make it inciteful.

Pathetic.




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 27, 2011 7:22 pm
 

John Elways a little too honest about Jay Cutler

Bears can look back at the NFC championship game, last one they'll see for another ten years.


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