Chicago, Illinois is chock full of airheads. Not the entire city, but at least half, are saying they’d take Josh McCown over Jay Cutler because of the rhythm he’s been in, the chemistry he has with his teammates and the way the city’s pro football team, the Bears, manhandled the Dallas Cowboys on the national football stage that is Monday Night Football last night.
To quote “Y2J”, Chris Jericho, can you pleeeeeeease shut… the hell… up?! I guess when your city’s professional sports franchises never win anything worth a damn, you get a little cranky (I heard they recently won some big championship, but I can’t remember in which/what irrelevant sport that was in, heh).
McCown is 34-years-old and has been on seven NFL teams. Has a dismal record as a starter. Yep, sounds like a true winner. The truth: he’s a perennial backup quarterback, and that’s alright, but he’s not better than the injured Jay Cutler.
Do you Chicago folks realize that your city’s nickname is the “Windy City” for a reason?
Do you also realize that Jay Cutler arguably has the strongest arm in the league? Wouldn’t you want a guy that can throw passes into the wind as your starting quarterback?
How about the ultimate realization that the Dallas Cowboys’ defense has allowed four or five quarterbacks to throw for 400 yards on them this season? They aren’t exactly putting the Doomsday Defense from the 1970s out on the field.
Perspective overcomes moments; perspective disregards prisoners of the moment mentalities. Acquire it.
Remember back in 2011 when Tim Tebow was on the Denver Broncos and their defense as well as Willis McGahee helped propel that team to a string of victories that led them into the playoffs? Remember when opposing defenses played in the prevent and allowed Tebow to dink and dunk the Broncos’ offense up the field after he’d previously gone 2 for 9 in the game? Yeah, how quickly we are to forget. During that same time period, I remember people saying they’d take Tebow over Eli Manning. Yeah, a few months later Eli and the New York Giants beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI — y’know, y’know, y’know, Tom Brady, the same quarterback that tossed half a dozen touchdown passes on the Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs in January 2012, and Tebow couldn’t do a damn thing about it because he wasn’t/isn’t a real pro football quarterback.
But that’s history.
Even Brandon Marshall agrees with me. Jay Cutler is the starter. When he returns from injury, McCown can take his spot back on the bench.
Refrain from being a prisoner of the moment and acquire perspective.