Former Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy stirred up a bit of controversey last week when he publicly questioned the Bears for trading for new quarterback Jay Cutler. It’s the kind of story that becomes news when there’s not much else going on.
Dungy, of course, is free to have his opinion. I personally think he’s wrong: The Bears, and their fans, have had to suffer with bad quarterbacking for so long, it’s nice to finally have a guy who can throw an accurate deep ball. What I don’t get, though, is why Dungy even made such a public statement.
Why does he care what the Bears do? He’s never had any connection with the Bears. He’s had to suffer with his own poor quarterbacks in his Buccanneers days. (Shaun King. Remember him?) He, of all people, should understand how important a top quarterback is to a team. I don’t remember Dungy winning any SuperBowls until after his quarterback became Petyon Manning.
So don’t worry about it, Tony. Maybe Cutler will fail. Maybe he’ll succeed. But the Bears would have been foolish to stick with Kyle Orton at quarterback.
Don’t believe me? Just ask Denver fans after next season ends.