Adam Gase: We’re working to get Jay Cutler caught up as fast as possible

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase says new quarterback Jay Cutler can catch up with the offense quickly.

Gase said on PFT Live that Cutler, whom he previously coached for a season in Chicago, is quickly getting accustomed to running the first-string offense in practice.

“Jay’s working with the first group, we’re trying to get him caught up as fast as possible,” Gase said. “He was able to take a look at our offense and notice that a lot of it is really familiar.”

Gase said signing Cutler isn’t an indictment of Matt Moore, who would had been the No. 2 behind the injured Ryan Tannehill. But Gase thinks Cutler will be ready to win games for Miami in September.

“He was our best option,” Gase said. “We would have been in good shape if Matt would have been the starter and we had somebody else as the backup we would have still felt good about it, but I wanted to make sure we had two guys we felt good about.”

Gase said everyone in the locker room understands that when one player gets hurt, the next player has to replace him quickly.

“Next man up,” Gase said. “We had so many injuries last season. Guys just kept stepping up.”

After Tannehill, Cutler is the next man up. And the Dolphins need him to step up in a hurry.

19 responses to “Adam Gase: We’re working to get Jay Cutler caught up as fast as possible

  1. He WILL step up in a hurry and the Fins will be happy to have him. A more relaxed Jay Cutler with a bunch of talent around him and, basically, nothing to lose makes him dangerous. I’m glad my Bears don’t have to play them.

  2. Even though the difference between Moore and Cutler isn’t that much, Miami’s move was to demonstrate hope to the team and its fans. Cutler has always been somewhat of a tease and someone fans initially get hyped up about. Water seeks its own level and Cutler is what he is and Miami will win 7 to 10 games and they’d do the same with Moore.

  3. “Next man up,” Gase said…. After Tannehill, Cutler is the next man up.
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    Er, no, after Tannehill, Moore (who won 2 out of 3 games for the Phins last year) was the next man up. Moore is clearly more of a leader than Cutler too. But Gase clearly doesn’t believe in “next man up” but somehow believes Culter, whose health and stats (rate 92.3 in 2015, 78.1 in 2016) over the last couple of years are much worse than Moore’s (rated 105.6 in 2016), and who isn’t as familiar with the Phins as Moore is, will nonetheless win more games than they could have with Moore. I tell ya, this has less to do with winning games than it does with selling tickets and jerseys.

  4. Miami’s issue isn’t going to be on the offensive side of the ball. Like last year, its going to be whether or not the defense can stop the run and get off the field on 3rd down. Cutler has a solid group of skills players around him so no excuses. Not going to unseat the Pats but a wildcard isn’t out of the question.

  5. Hey – ‘Before you hate, remember we have one playoff win in 60 YEARS and 0-16 season in the books… says:’

    I’m flattered by your imitation of my username. And I respect your commitment to trolling by choosing said username. As pathetic as that may be. However, just remember, small minds talk about the past, and great minds talk about the future. We all know how terrible they’ve been in the past without your history lesson, however, I think the Lions have a darned good QB and their new GM is changing things in that organization. That is all

  6. Gase is lying. And he is running scared by bringing Cutler in with that ridiculous salary! Why do these coaches keep doing things in exactly the opposite way Bill Bellichick does things. Do you think Bill is going to bring in a new QB to lead his team if Brady goes down? He has his number 2 guy ready and waiting. Already in the salary cap. He then has his number 3 guy ready and waiting should his number 2 go down!!!

    Why do these silly NFL head coaches say how critical and important the QB position is even to over pay them to the point many teams will never sniff the SB because of it, and then they have number 2’s and number 3’s on deck who they will not even trust the team to them? WHY? That is crazy to me. Either you trust them as your number 2 or three or you get rid of them and bring in more competent backups and TRAIN THEM. Stop having that QB dead weight, place holders even on your team. Almost all of the teams need to upgrade the way they do backup QB’s in this league. Then and only then will they be able to seriously contend for SB’s.

  7. “We will rally around Kurt Warner” said a teary eyed Dick Vermeil. “Mat Moore is our starting QB today” says an inexperienced Adam Gase. Belief in you players is immeasurable. Not believing in them will show up in a number of ways. Let Cutler throw some INTs and the locker room will turn on him and the coach.

  8. ““We will rally around Kurt Warner” said a teary eyed Dick Vermeil. “Mat Moore is our starting QB today” says an inexperienced Adam Gase. Belief in you players is immeasurable. Not believing in them will show up in a number of ways. Let Cutler throw some INTs and the locker room will turn on him and the coach.”

    Yeah…all it takes is belief. Someone believed in JaMarcus Russell once, too. Moore was his QB until he went out and got someone better.

  9. @ helldog33 says:

    Yeah…all it takes is belief. Someone believed in JaMarcus Russell once, too. Moore was his QB until he went out and got someone better.
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    Yep…and Bryan Hoyer, Ryan Mallet, Couch, Manziel, Tebow, Fitzpatrick, Scott Mitchell, David Carr, Matt Leinert, Tim Couch. Your turn…

  10. Well if the Dolphins loose their first three games with Cutler at QB and the interceptions reflect a rusty player; Matt Moore to the rescue again. I keep thinking of when Trent Dilfer led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl victory with what most called mediocre talent, QB acumen and a great defense. Yes I know the Miami defense is not great but they made some good moves that might make the D good! So should I pray for a good defense or that Cutler throws enough interceptions to get benched in favor of Matt Moore!

  11. promickey says:
    August 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    Yes I know the Miami defense is not great
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    There’s an understatement

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