Adam Gase: Jay Cutler didn’t come here to stand on sideline

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Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore said on Monday that coach Adam Gase was open and honest with him about the team’s pursuit of Jay Cutler, but that he views the arrival of the briefly retired former Broncos and Bears quarterback as a chance to compete for the starting job with Ryan Tannehill out after re-injuring his left knee.

Moore’s view sounded a bit different than the one Gase laid out during his own press conference on Monday. The coach said Cutler won’t play in this week’s preseason game and that they haven’t come up with an official depth chart at this point, but didn’t leave much doubt about how it will look when they do put it together.

“He didn’t come out of retirement to stand on the sideline,” Gase said.

Gase said that he thinks Cutler, who played for Gase when Gase was the offensive coordinator in Chicago during the 2015 season, has a “good grasp” of the team’s offensive scheme and can make all the throws that the Dolphins need their quarterback to make. Those were two of the chief reasons why they thought he was a “good fit” and why Cutler will almost certainly be under center when the regular season gets underway.

35 responses to “Adam Gase: Jay Cutler didn’t come here to stand on sideline

  1. My bad. I posted he wouldn’t take the job and was waffling. Apparently he was waffling on the amount they org offered is all. and to think they could have had a younger Kaperdink if they would have just picked up the phone.

  2. Perfect situation, Gase and his history with Cutler which makes all the sense that this is a good pickup for them. If hypothetically Wilson in Seattle went down, ol’ Pete wasn’t going to call Jay.

    Roll with is, see what happens. There were certainly worse options available so good job by Gase to get Cutler, maybe Miami doesn’t go 3-13 after all this year.

  3. Of course he didn’t. Moore is what he is, a better than average backup. The Phins didn’t sign Cutler to be their backups backup.

  4. mikehuntsmellztu says:

    August 7, 2017 at 11:50 am

    It could be an upgrade.
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    I’ve been telling everyone the same thing.

  5. Well Mr. Gase he’s either gonna be standing on the side lines with a clipboard or lying flat on the playing field with a concussion and broken bone. Your choice.

  6. Most NFL teams don’t know how to develop a top QB, even if the guy has major athletic ability. For instance, Bradshaw took a beating for first 5 years. We will see if this works.

  7. He faked an injury and quit on his team during a playoff game. What is his commitment going to be for this year on a 1-year/10mil deal.

  8. I’d like to see Moore go out there and light up things the way Brady lit ’em up when he got his shot when Bledso when down. I still remember Brady’s statement: “I’m not giving this job back to Drew,” and he didn’t.

  9. sire703 says:
    August 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm
    He faked an injury and quit on his team during a playoff game.
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    He sure is good at faking. He even fooled the MRI that showed he had a torn MCL

  10. gudy2shoes says:
    August 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    Say what you will, Jay could always make all the throws

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    Including the ones to the other team.

  11. Reading the comments leaves me wondering what everybody was smoking when Cutler was stinking it up in Chicago (6-10 in a “career” year and hasn’t finished a complete season since ’09) to think he’s not going to be garbage now that he’s coming back

  12. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    August 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    sire703 says:
    August 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm
    He faked an injury and quit on his team during a playoff game.
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    He sure is good at faking. He even fooled the MRI that showed he had a torn MCL
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    Knowing Jay and his family for 30 years, All of this BS. Jay was raised Very disciplined, grew up playing football in a system if you don’t possess discipline and mental toughness, you’re off the team. Jay led us to a 38-2 three year record including 15-0 State Championship.
    Bears would Not allow Jay to play 2nd half of NFC championship… These are ALL Facts.

  13. Interesting that despite his having said nothing to support it a lot of NFL personnel types think Kaepernick may not be committed to playing football. Yet here we have a guy who actually retired AND got another job – then gets signed with nobody bothering to question his commitment to playing the game?

  14. r502 says:

    August 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    He came to scowl and gripe about the offensive line play like he has everywhere else though.
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    But he had cause to complain because the Bears line was pretty offensive. I like the Bears and think the NFL is better when they are relevant but in evaluating that teams lack of recent success and assigning blame for poor play he is a ways down my list.

  15. The combination of Gase and Cutler when they were together with bears led to Gase becoming a Head Coach and Cutler getting a huge contract.

    A lot of things did not work for the bears in recent years but that combination did.

  16. Cutler is Cutler, but I think he may really surprise people in this offense. He never had a runningback like Ajayi and people forget they added Julius Thomas. The defense may not keep up and Cutler will throw interceptions but he’s also going to put up some yards and TDs

  17. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    August 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    sire703 says:
    August 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm
    He faked an injury and quit on his team during a playoff game.
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    He sure is good at faking. He even fooled the MRI that showed he had a torn MCL
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    He quit! Pure and simple. MRI revealed a minor MCL sprain. If you wish to stick up for him that’s fine but all of America saw him quit on that game.

  18. All these dolphin fans acting like they just signed Marino. LOL it’s Jay Cutler people. Been in the league for years 1 platlyoff win. His best season with Gase wasn’t all that great from what I hear 21 tds .no playoffs Not to mention his reputation .Seems to me if he was a good qb. Someone would have jumped on him long before this. He is an improvement over Tannehill but not by much . Could be wrong but I don’t see Miami winning more than 6 games this year .

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