Bart Scott believes that Blake Bortles and Brock Osweiler are two of the worst starting quarterbacks in football, and he sees a lot of the same problems with both: slow delivery, inaccurate, bad awareness, can’t read coverages, turnover prone, no touch on short passes. In fact, Scott called them both “hot garbage.”
Well, Scott doesn’t think much better of Jay Cutler (thumb), who will make his return for the Bears (1-6) on Monday night against Minnesota (5-1).
“Hot garbage,” Scott said on CBS Sports Radio’s Gio and Jones. “Come on, man. It’s like you’re trying to trick yourself again, man. How many times are we going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say, ‘Oh, he has all the tools. He has a big arm.’ Blah blah blah. So did Jeff George. Some people ain’t got the ‘it’ part – and that’s the most important part, the stuff in between your ears. He just don’t got it, man. But he’s made a lot of money doing it. Nobody’s going to take that contract. He’s exactly right: You’re married to me. You’re stuck with me, at least for a couple of more years.”
The Bears, who relied on Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley in Cutler’s absence, have lost three straight games.
Switching to the AFC, the Cleveland Browns (0-7) are yet to win a game, but Scott likes what he sees from Hue Jackson’s bunch.
“I’ll tell you something: I’m really impressed with the fight, the effort and sometimes the execution of the Cleveland Browns,” Scott said. “They are going in the right direction. They just don’t have enough players to finish, but they fight and they play hard. Anybody that takes them lightly will slip. If it was a two-and-a-half quarter game, they would be .500. But when you’re young and you’re inexperience and you’re not that deep, you can’t finish. You can start because effort and passion will go a long way when playing. Isaiah Crowell is a baller. Josh Gordon may never come back. I disagree with them from the standpoint that they should hold on to Joe Thomas. The first person I would be calling maybe would be Indianapolis. ‘Hey, he’s for sale. You want to protect Andrew Luck, you want to win this division, you want to have an opportunity to protect your investment? Give me a (first-round pick) and Donte Moncrief. Then we can talk.’”
The Browns host the Jets (2-5) this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.