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NFL Notes: Jay Cutler, Byron Maxwell, Jaguars, & Jets

Jay Cutler

Michael C. Wright of ESPN has spoken to “at least” 10 former Bears staffers from the Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman regimes who said they believe Chicago can’t consistently compete for championships as long as Jay Cutler is their starting quarterback.

Two of Cutler’s teammates said that Cutler is a “divisive figure with whom they’d rather not continue to play.

According to Wright, every one of the former staffers he interviewed pointed out similar flaws in the Cutler and used words like “renegade” and “rogue” to describe his ability to play within the confines of an offensive system.

One former staffer did say that he could see the Bears winning as long as the coaches “handcuff” Cutler to their offensive system.

Byron Maxwell

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell is changing agents just before the start of free agency, which is a very unusual move for a player to make.

Two general managers told Schefter that they didn’t understand why a player would make a move like that right now. Maxwell’s former agent, Jason Chayut, spent the past year, and the week at the combine in Indianapolis, gauging his value and trying to figure out the best place for him to be.

Why would you do that?” asked one NFL general manager. “It makes navigating the free-agent market confusing.

Maxwell can’t officially hire a new agent until this weekend.

Jaguars

Jets

  • Ed Werder reports that while the Jets have been trying to lower Percy Harvin‘s salary, both sides admit that it’s unlikely that they’ve reach an agreement.
  • Werder adds that the two parties would like to have a resolution before March 19.

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Zach Howerton
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I think Cutlers days as a Bear are numbered. A good landing place for him might be Minnesota? They just traded away a veteran QB and are left with an inexperienced Bridgewater. He could help the Vikes win a few games, and if their GM can pick up some solid defensive in the draft, they could compete with anybody in their division (even the Packers).

william
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I have to agree you are right on about Cutler you are only as good as the players around you play calling must be right. Offensive line must give him time blocking could be a good start players must catch the ball. And defense they made rookies running backs the good .And coaches really where do you start. If they let cutler go theirs is teams out their that will take him and make him a starter

O yes rank 30 over all in def. that’s is jays fault. I see it!

PaulH99
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What did you say?????? Is English your second language?

Amjean
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Re – Chicago Bears and Mr. Wright’s anonymous source story Sounds like sour grapes from coaches who got fired and a couple of teammates who aren’t any good at their jobs. If they dropped passes, it had to be Cutler’s fault, right? If the offensive line couldn’t block, it had to be Cutler’s fault, right? If there was a bad call on offense, it was always Cutler’s fault, right? If the defense didn’t show up, it must have been Cutler’s fault, right? I think Mike Wright, Jon Grudin, The Score and ESPN hosts in Chicago are piling on Cutler. Cutler… Read more »
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Wait, We don’t deserve our salaries cause we posted some notes from extensive Michael C. Wright article? I’m not sure what exactly we did other than rely some information, but okay.

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