...sure it's only one game, but Jay Cutler looked like a deer in headlights against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. Green Bay's speed and swarming defensive mentality seem to baffle, frustrate, and discombobulate Cutler, as he tossed one pick after another, after another, after another.
As Jay whined to the referees and showed up his teammates throughout the disaster, I couldn't help but think...
Missing Brandon Marshall, Mr. Cutler?
How about Eddie Royal?
Brandon Stokley (the man of the hour)?
Yup, that's how bad Cutler looked against the Packers. I felt the need to ask him if he missed Tony Scheffler. If that's not rock bottom as far as Week 1 goes, I don't know what is.
McDaniels, on the other hand, lucked out and picked up his first victory as a head coach in the National Football League. Kyle Orton's stats didn't look terrible after it was all said and done, but those final numbers AND Denver's win can be chalked up to one extremely fortunate turn of events.
By now you've all seen the highlights...there's the tipped pass, and there it goes into Stokley's hands, and there he goes to paydirt. And there go the Bengals' fans -- to the bar, to drink away their sorrows of course.
Sucks to be a Bengals' fan in Week 1. But hey, I'm a Jets fan, and I'm ridin' high. The same can be said of Mr. McDaniels right now.
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