December 4, 2006 12:00 AM
Well, Cutler's debut wasn't pretty. A Rookie quarterback rarely comes out of the gate without tripping and that certainly was the case. But I don't think the way he played in his debut was all his fault. What has happened to Mike Shanahan ? When did he turn into Marty Schottenheimer ? His play calling has become predictable, his game plan for Jay was atrocious and his time management is non-existant. In all my years of watching Broncos football I'm not sure I've ever seen a coach completely freeze up and make strange play call after play call like the game on Sunday night. The Elam fake was bizarre, and the conservative way he ran the ball in the third quarter when it was clear Jay was beginning to loosen up after a nervous start was beyond me. The cartoon sums it up for me. He gave Cutler no chance to play the game. THROW THE BALL DOWNFIELD. It's what you drafted the kid for.