Cutler Back In The Saddle For Pats Game?
Cutler practiced on a limited basis and ‘appears’ to be the starter
Jay Cutler has unsinkable trust with Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase. Despite a terrible outing last week and a concussion, Gase seems have Cutler penciled in as starter against the Pats.
According to Omar Kelly, “Dolphins QB Jay Cutler practiced today on a limited basis. That means he’ll likely play on Sunday if he doesn’t suffer a setback.”
First, if I’m Matt Moore, and this isn’t gamesmanship being played against the Pats, I’m done in South Florida when my contract is up.
Right or wrong, Gase has demonstrated zero trust in Moore. Beginning with zero competition against Cutler in Preseason, to outplaying Cutler this week and still getting the back seat, Moore has never been or will be in the equation for starter. If Moore can’t win the starting spot against a concussed QB with limited practice, who he outplayed, then Moore is nothing more than an injury fill in… if even that, in Gase’s eyes. With some good years left in him, why not find a place where he’ll have a chance to start.
Many will point to the Ravens debacle and say this is why. But Moore never had a chance with the terrible play of every offensive player and ton of penalties. Perpetual 3rd and longs against the Ravens D is a recipe for disaster against even the best QB’s. BTW: Cutler would have been devoured as well.
I’m not saying Moore is or isn’t an answer. But you have to ask yourself, if Gase had this little trust in Moore, then why even sign him to his substantial contract?
Cutler was given the starting spot from the first phone call by Gase
Gase cemented his zeal for Cutler by stating that even if Cutler didn’t even practice this week, ‘he’d still make him the starter in game day, if he was healthy.’
Now that’s bold statement. If Jaybird plays well, then kudos to Gase.
But, let’s say #6 comes out, bombs, gets knocked out again, and Moore comes in and moves the offense? It’s happened 2 out of 10 games… that’s 20% chance. So this scenario isn’t a long shot according to any pay per head services. And if this scenario does play out, then Gase will not only look like a jackass–again, but he’ll officially be one.
Stubborn can be an asset, but if uncontrolled, foolishness follows.
We heard from Clyde that Moore plays fast– a little too fast and left some play on the field in the Red Zone. Yet those picks by Cutler were given very little comment by the staff.
To quote Orwell, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal.”
I’m going to put my trust in Gase–again–before I go hyper critical. Maybe this is all just a way to cloud who’s starting, so the Pats have a little extra to prepare for? This is a real possibility. Maybe Gase nails this decision and Cutler finally clicks. At this point, we Fins Fans are bound to Gase just like Cutler. It’s a do or die. Go Fins!!!