Dolphins confirm multiple cracked ribs for Jay Cutler

AP

Dolphins head coach Adam Gase provided an update about quarterback Jay Cutler‘s condition on Monday and confirmed that Cutler suffered “multiple cracked ribs” on a hit by Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins in the third quarter of Sunday’s game.

Gase did not officially rule Cutler out for Thursday’s game against the Ravens, but did say that the chances of having him in the lineup don’t look good.

“It’s not an easy injury because it’s tough to breathe,” Gase said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Gase said that going with Matt Moore this week wouldn’t lead to any big changes to the offense because there’s nothing to scale back for a quarterback who has been with the team longer than Cutler. He also fielded a question about whether Cutler will definitely get the job back when healthy and responded “you’re getting way ahead of me” because he’s just focusing on this week.

It’s a question Gase will surely get again if Moore starts and plays well in a win against the Ravens, but the Dolphins would be 5-2 in that circumstance and that makes it a bit easier to deal with the unexpected curves of an NFL season.

30 responses to “Dolphins confirm multiple cracked ribs for Jay Cutler

  1. ““It’s not an easy injury because it’s tough to breathe,””

    All it will take is one hit to the ribs and one of those fractures will become a full break and possibly puncture the lung. Cutler would be nuts to go back out there any time soon.

  2. I hate to see anyone get hurt (even Jay Cutler), but this was probably the best thing that could have happened for the Dolphins…

  3. Play with cracked ribs to get a punctured lung? Rest Cutler, give Moore a shot. I like both guys. Figure it out when Cutler is healthy and Moore has shown what he can do. Easy answer. It’s football. Not rocket science. It’s the sport the most intellectually challenged guys in your high school played.

  4. Beat writers and some others want to point out that Cutler’s stats during that game were nearly identical to Moore’s and that Moore doesn’t offer much more, but it was clear as day that as soon as Moore got in that game the offense had a different kind of energy to it. It looked faster, he got the ball downfield and put it on the receivers to make plays and the whole stadium had a different energy.

    If the Dolphins end up beating the Ravens, Raiders and the Panthers or even 2 of the 3, which now seem like winnable games when before the season most said they had no chance, then I can’t see how Gase would even consider putting Cutler back in. Unfortunately, I have a feeling he might, though.

  5. When are the cry babies going to start calling for Kaepernick to be signed, and make the claim that if he isn’t it is collusion?

  6. Wow! Adam Gase could not do this himself with coaching skills; It took a CRACKHEAD and most recently CRACKED RIBS to improve the Dolphins offense. So it goes for the Miami Dolphins and their fans.

  7. A good problem to have when you have a starting caliber back up QB. Worry about Thursday night game and morning more !! In Gase we trust!!

  8. Fins lost their washed up QB to injury in the 3rd Quarter and had to use their career backup QB, and the Jets still lost.

  9. Wow! Adam Gase could not do this himself with coaching skills; It took a CRACKHEAD and most recently CRACKED RIBS to improve the Dolphins offense. So it goes for the Miami Dolphins and their fans.

    Crackhead?? Nope we got rid of Miko last year.

  10. here we go again…

    Was Cutler ever interested in ballin?

    is he a missunderstood character?

    anyway, not a very bright QB…panic move!

  11. JJ412 says:
    October 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I actually think Moore gives them as much of a chance as Cutler to win.
    ———————-

    It’s that bad?

  12. I don’t wish any physical harm to any player but “cutlerception” for all of the potential he had, should have been out of the league years ago. Whatever the mental reason for what he has been, he has never been a QB worthy of starting in the nfl and has always done far more harm than good for the team’s coaches and fans he has played for.

  13. jlbay says:
    October 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm
    When are the cry babies going to start calling for Kaepernick to be signed, and make the claim that if he isn’t it is collusion?

    —————
    Miami has a large Cuban population and almost all of them have had themselves or someone they know touched by Castros oprression. Whether its because someone in their lives was killed or imprisoned, or they are separated from family members or a number of other things it has to be appreciated how deep the wounds and how strong the feelings. Kaepernick wore a Castro tshirt and said Castro was a hero he looked up to. They pretty much flipped out down there when he did. The noise has died down but trust they have not forgotten. It would light right back up again if they tried bringing him down there.

    I would think this weeks Kaerpernick push will target AZ.

  14. cafetero1075 says:
    October 23, 2017 at 2:23 pm
    He lasted longer than I expected, you can’t retire be out of shape and come back and not get injured.

    2 Things,

    1. Being in shape wouldn’t have saved anyone from that injury. Being in shape doesn’t turn your ribs into Wolverine’s. It’s a matter of physics. I won’t bore you with details.

    2. As opposed to Rodgers and Smith, THAT qualified as being DRIVEN into the ground. Now people can understand the difference.

  15. And there was much rejoicing. Not from Cutler of course. With cracked ribs it hurts to fart, and a sneeze is worse than death.

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