Gase says Jay Cutler’s lack of Wildcat effort was on purpose

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Here’s something new: Jay Cutler didn’t just look like he was uninvolved and thus emotionally detached, he was supposed to be that way.

When the Dolphins ran a Wildcat play last week against the Saints, their veteran quarterback positioned himself as a wide receiver. But on the snap, he didn’t even flinch, standing still and watching ambivalently as Jay Ajayi did whatever it was he was supposed to do, for no gain.

But Dolphins coach Adam Gase said that wasn’t just Cutler living up to his meme persona, it was on purpose.

“As soon as he steps forward they can knock the, . . . I won’t say it. They can hit him,” Gase said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “If he steps back or doesn’t move, now you’re looking at a different kind of penalty.”

When Gase was asked if he was concerned about Cutler’s body language, which has come up once or twice before it seems, Gase shook it off.

“No,” Gase replied. “You guys worry about a lot more things than I do.”

Gase’s main concern was that there were four missed assignments on the play, which kept them from trying it again against the Saints. And that might be as emblematic of the Dolphins’ season so far as if Cutler was to light one up on the sidelines.

11 responses to “Gase says Jay Cutler’s lack of Wildcat effort was on purpose

  1. The press can’t let go of simple narratives. Just too hard to do real work and figure out the real story. Much easier to pass along short, time-worn, cliches of what people are like. Guess that’s what you get out of a community where the average member has a two year community college diploma.

  2. except, you know….had he stood there like that, the cb pulled off to go inside, they could have tossed it to him and gotten 20+ yards on it.

  3. Talk to John Fox and Lovie about Cutler damage control Coach Gase, they’re experts at it.

  4. Pretty sure that “uninvolved, emotionally-detached” look is just Cutler’s face – he has resting-IDGAF-face, and has ever since he entered the league.

  5. “You guys worry about a lot more things than I do.”
    Well what I’m worried about is your crappy conservative play calling Mr. Gase. Open things up man! Even when Cutler has time to throw he’s not going downfield. Why pay Stills all that money if your not going to take deep shots.

  6. I often wonder why so many non Dolphin fans worry so about what my team is doing..Is your team so perfect?

  7. I love Gase as HC but that statement is pure garbage/spin. Not moving at all means the defense doesn’t really need to account for him thus the play is 10 vs 11 and qualifies as one of the dumbest things Gase has done in his tenure. If Cutler steps back and at least looks like he could get the ball for a downfield pass that forces 2 players or more to pay attention. Standing there with his hands on his hips just looks bad and also adds to the perception some fans have of Cutler not caring. I think Gase is a good leader so this may simply be him trying to shift the fire away from his QB. That said, if it is as Gase says then he just needs to stop with the stupid drive-killing plays. Stop using Landry on end arounds/reverses when both Grant and Drake are much better options. Try calling plays where the WR actually run patterns beyond the line to gain on 3rd down. Get Ajayi into some kind of rhythm to where play action might actually be effective. yada yads yada…

  8. phinatic1 says:

    October 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I often wonder why so many non Dolphin fans worry so about what my team is doing..Is your team so perfect?
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    For the exact same reason cars slow down when they see an accident on the side of the road.

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