I would say I feel bad about missing out the on the deal; We really needed Cutler. It would have seriously sped up the progression of the Lions as a decent football team. For Matt Stafford, this means he will be chosen No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft this year. On the Lions side of things, Culpepper is servicable but fragile. I don’t trust his ability to play through the entire season and if he goes down, we’ve got ZERO. Henson sucks, he’s a never has and never will and Stanton will be on his third offensive coordinator in his short career. He needs to go somewhere else, hopefully they will provide him with consistency and a change of setting.
HA HA CHICAGO. Ya’ll gave them the tractor, the cattle and the pick up truck. How are you going to run your farm Ol’McLovey? 2 first rounders, a third and Kyle Orton? Good lord! The Bears have really leveraged their future. Granted, they don’t do very well drafting in the first round. I mean, they aren’t LIONS Bad, but they’ve had quite a few first round busts in the past decade.
The Bears defense is competitive but aging. The timeline for the Bears is rather short now as the defense gets older and they won’t have any first round picks for the next 2 years to shore their team up. Not to mention the third round pick this year. Yeah, Cutler is good… but… WOW. That is a LOT to give up. Had the Lions given that much up for anyone, I would be RAGING with fury. We’re not as competitive as the Bears, this is true, but honestly this Bears/Broncos trade reeks of desperation on the Bears part. Are they that afraid? Are Minnesota and Green Bay shaping up to be that competitive?
For Chicago, the pressure is on.
If they don’t take the NFC North, this deal is a bust and they screwed the pooch for the next season as they won’t have a first round pick thus crushing an important opportunity to build depth and gobble up playmakers. If they fail, do they fire Lovey? With this deal you’re married to him for at least another year as what hot prospect potential new coach would want to walk into job where he doesn’t have a first round draft pick? Not many.