I'm back again, I see the heads still turnin on my so-called friends
They smile in my face, behind my back they talk trash
Mad and stuff, because they don't have cash...
The saga of saga of Josh v Jay has taken so many turns and dips that ESPN has dipped into ABC Soap Opera talent and sent producers from that genre to Dove Valley. Now comes word that because Denver's QB1 has missed more than 10% of offseason workouts, he will not receive $100,000 in bonus money.
I'm not sure what fantasyland, insulated, Santa Claus Indiana-world Cutler lives in, but has he turned on the news lately? Times are tough, money is tough to come by, people are struggling. When they see a pampered star athlete who can't show up for work and forfeiting 100K, that's a big "I'm not one of you" gesture in a town that still wants to think their athletes have some connection to Joe SixPack.
We're not talking about show ing up for rigourous work here. Cutler isn't coming into work to split the atom. It's "offseason workouts" which ususally amount to lots of guys standing around in oversized gray sweatsuits occaisionally lifting weights and/or running. Maybe tossing a football around or catching one. Whew! Sounds exhausting! So basically, doing what you already do and collect mad cash.
Think the Bronco staffers who were laid off recently could've used that coin? The season ticket holder who is literally scraping and saving to pay for his 5th level seats? The practice squad guys who don't have a job and are trying to figure what direction to take in their football lives?
The Broncos should be concerned (again) with Cutler's lack of concern. They should give QB Diva a big virtual "F you" and come out with a statement about how they are "disappointed their starting QB could not participate in workouts with his teammates." Then donate the $100,000 to the Darrent Williams Center, or to the local shelters, or to the local United Way.
At least that way someone appreciative will get that money that Cutler would've had to work oh-so hard for.