"A very specific visual passed through my head Thursday night as I considered the Jay Cutler trade from a NFC North-wide perspective. I thought of a man grappling for stability on the rough side of a mountain, slipping ever so slightly while creating 10 vertical lines in the direction of his descent.
The man wore a Helga hat and Viking horns. A bear clawed at his feet." - Kevin Seifert, ESPN NFC North Blogger on the Bears acquisition of Jay Cutler 04/03/09.
No one said you have to know anything to be a blogger, but C'mon Man!
However, our site's lead writer Gonzo was nearly prescient in an article examining the myth behind Cutler being a top tier quarterback and what his presence in the division meant, while basically predicting the struggles that Cutler has realized since his arrival in the Windy City. Despite the reassurances from Gonzo to keep our cool regarding team trajectory and divisional supremacy, it appears many a Norseman were caught up in the drama that surrounded Cutler. It might have been interesting to see how many Norsemen thought the Cutler acquisition catapulted the Bears to NFC North supremacy. History will only reflect that nearly two-thirds of poll respondents believed there would be just one or two games separating the division foes when it was all said and done.
As it stand now the Minnesota, 5-0 in the division, leads the North dvision by three games, with Chicago six games out with no chance of winning the division. How sweet it is!