On critics saying he tries to force passes…
We're kind of having trouble running the ball.
By Mike Klis
The Denver Post
Updated: 11/26/2008 06:42:57 PM MST
Jay Cutler. (AP)
As always, Jay Cutler was honest.
Defeat or victory, good mood or not, he's always told it straight. But Cutler was also a bit more fun-loving and comfortable during his weekly press gathering Wednesday.
Naturally, he was asked if he thought he had a stronger arm than Brett Favre. Cutler immediately laughed.
"Yeah I think so," he said. "Is Brett 40 yet?"
Nope, he's 39.
"Thirty-nine, soon to be 40," said Cutler, the Broncos' 25-year-old quarterback. "I think he would give me a run back in his 20s but I think I've got him now."
Cutler in October got people talking after he claimed to have a stronger arm than John Elway did in his prime.
"Hands down," Cutler told the Sporting News.
To beat Favre and the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon in the Meadowlands, Cutler knows the Broncos either must not commit an early turnover, or not react so poorly when an early turnover is committed. In their five losses, the Broncos have been doomed by 12 first-half turnovers.
"I think this team, especially offensively, gets down a little bit," Cutler said.
"And it takes us some time to rally and get back on top. A lot of that is on my shoulders. It comes with time, experience, maybe mature a little bit as an offense, but we're getting there."