I don't think that's true, about Cutler back then. I could be wrong though, but I don't remember any negative thoughts towards him. Sure, he (McDaniels), would want his guy, but there must have been a more tactful way of going about it than the way he did. In the end, he did get his guy (Tebow), and was fired during that season. It was clear that his approach lost his players.
No, I don't think you can say that McDaniels was right. Cutler wasn't a "turnover machine" in Denver. In his first season as a starter, he threw 14 Int's... tied for 12th (w/ P. Manning), and 1 better than Rivers. Yeah, the following year he was 2nd, but he only threw 1 more than Brees. Considering that he threw the 2nd most passes in the league that year, I can see that as a reasonable out come of a 2nd year starter... and something that a good coach would have been able to address. He also completed around 62% of his passes each of those years. Cutler showed a lot of potential.
I also don't think you can say McDaniels was right either. Cutler was a pretty solid QB virtually his whole career with garbage coaching (under Lovie Smith), where as Cassell only had 1 solid year as a starter. With bad coaching under Lovie Smith, the Bears were .500 with Cutler. I think a team with good coaching could have won with Cutler as their QB.
I'm with Ralphster on this one. Everybody likes the thought of what Jay Cutler can do for you until you actually get Jay Cutler doing it. Stats can be deceiving, much of Cutler's career production has come during games where he has already blown up any chance of winning.
Cutler has the Sadim touch...................that's King Midas in reverse........ everything he touches turns to s**t!
I suspect the players in the huddle know that no matter how much they are up or down, Cutler will find a way to lose by the time the 4th quarter rolls.