With Cutler, Shanahan might be recrowned 'offensive genius'

The best QBs make the best coaches look good. Mike Shanahan finally has his ideal project in Jay Cutler, Seth Wickersham writes.

Updated: August 6, 2009, 5:19 PM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN.com

Yeah, you probably could call it a man-crush.

Mike Shanahan has been so effusive in his praise for Tom Brady and Peyton Manning over the years that it's borderline affectionate. And, although the Denver Broncos' coach might never admit it, there's probably some jealousy, too. You wonder whether -- while those two passers put up huge numbers and their coaches were awarded credit as offensive innovators -- Shanahan ever sat back in his Dove Valley office overlooking the Broncos' practice ...

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