Jay Cutler’s growth and development have been both very positive and obvious to everyone who watches the Broncos.
It is clear he has a great arm, can make all the throws, and has an abundance of quarterback smarts.
Members of the coaching staff and teammates have been quick to continuously praise his passion for the game and work ethic, which are vital elements that have to be included in the overall talent and intelligence package.
He is just the same for us in the public relations department.
When people ask me what Jay Cutler is like, I always tell them that is is one of whose guys who “gets it.” He just seems to have a natural understanding of his role with the team, his role in the city, and the responsibilities that go along with being the quarterback of this team in this city.
Of course, that makes our jobs much easier, because there is nothing more tiring than having to explain over and over again to someone why he needs to talk to the press, with those talks set up on a scheduled and established basis.
He just gets it, making the preliminary conversation — the set-up to the interview, if you will — short and often as simple as a nod and a wink.
Whenh you can do your communication in a non-verbal manner, you are dealing with someone who understands what is needed and his role in the process.
There is no position in American sport to compare with quarterback, and not many cities as obsessed with their team as is Denver with the Broncos.
It reminds me of a discussion in our press room many years ago.
One of the writers was sitting at his computer, and he sort of said to himself that he did not know what to write for the next day.
Another writer, a grizzled veteran of the wars and the city, turned in his chair toward that scribe, pushed his reading glasses down on his nose a bit, and uttered some of the best words I have ever heard on the topic.
“Boys, let me tell you something. Always write the quarterback. And the next day, follow it up.”
It’s always about the quarterback.
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