Digest for alt.sports.football.pro.miami-dolphins@googlegroups.com - 9 updates in 4 topics

Monday, August 7, 2017

"euphemism@mindspring.com" <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 07 05:23AM -0700

Jay Cutler is somewhat infamous for his sulky and seemingly indifferent behavior towards his teammates. Adam Gase went after him like a dog after a squirrel when Tannehill's injury got RT carted off the practice field. Gase should know what he's getting and he should realize that Cutler is hard to like under the best of circumstances. If Adam elects to install Cutler as the starter, pushing aside Matt Moore, it seems like that would be sure to anger or offend some Dolphins players. Matt Moore has been the good son and stepped in for Tannehill last season and did a very good job. He's earned his place at the table. I'd bet that his teammates truly like him.
 
This deal is high risk. The 2017 schedule is stepped - staring out relatively easy and turning brutally tough after 4 - 5 games. The team needs a QB who gets tougher as the season rolls on, not one that might be seen as malingering.
 
Anyone who knows why this marriage should be made in heaven, please comfort those of us who fear the worst.
"They Don't Learn" <dullfins@alt.net>: Aug 07 08:42AM +0200

Same toilet paper, different team.
oceantracks@mac.com: Aug 06 09:30PM -0700

http://www.espn.com/blog/miami-dolphins/post/_/id/25860/jay-cutler-wont-save-the-miami-dolphins
 
Interesting re the cap room and Landry now...
euphemism <euphemism@mindspring.com>: Aug 06 02:08PM -0500

in case you had not heard...
 
Jay Cutler agrees to one-year, $10M deal with Dolphins
By Conor Orr
Around The NFL Writer
Published: Aug. 6, 2017 at 01:38 p.m. Updated: Aug. 6, 2017 at 02:54 p.m.
 
Jay Cutler is back.
 
The 34-year-old put off early retirement and the broadcasting life to
sign a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, NFL Network Insider Ian
Rapoport reported Sunday.
 
Cutler's contract is worth $10 million with incentives, Rapoport
reported on Inside Training Camp Live. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero
reported that the incentives could add up to as much as $3 million.
 
The move reunites Cutler with former offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
During their one season together in 2015, Cutler experienced a
late-career renaissance and developed a strong bond with the 39-year-old
head coach. Rapoport noted earlier on Sunday that Gase made a serious
push for Cutler after it became clear that Ryan Tannehill's knee injury
could lead to season-ending surgery.
 
While Tannehill has yet to make a decision regarding surgery on his
injured knee, the desperate attempt for Cutler's services could provide
some context. The Dolphins are a team that made the playoffs with a
combination of Tannehill and Matt Moore under center a year ago and
believe the roster is good enough to win now.
 
 
Cutler seemed comfortable with his post-career decision, telling a
Chicago-area radio station that it was a "permanent" retirement.
However, there was always an out clause for the former first-round pick.
As NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported back in May, Cutler was inserted
into a two-man booth already featuring Charles Davis and Kevin
Burkhardt. This meant Cutler could easily slide back out if an enticing
situation presented itself without disrupting the on-camera chemistry.
 
Unlike former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Jim Nantz at CBS, it was
a lineup never set in stone.
 
Cutler's success in Miami is no guarantee. His final NFL season saw him
play in just five games with a 59.1 percent passer rating, four
touchdown passes and five interceptions. On the bright side, he joins an
organization loaded with weapons at the receiver position, including
catch-machine Jarvis Landry and deep threat Kenny Stills.
 
He also walks into a situation far different than the one he left in
Chicago. Largely misunderstood in the Windy City, Cutler also had some
painful waning years with the Bears. With a constantly-shifting coaching
staff seemingly always eager to get rid of his balky, seven-year
contract, Cutler's dry sense of humor and alternative style were
interpreted as apathy by the masses.
 
Gase gives Cutler a chance to be himself and play in a system that
helped Cutler significantly cut down on his turnover-prone ways.
 
Cutler threw for 3,659 yards, 21 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions
with Gase back in 2015. By comparison, Tannehill logged 2,995 yards, 19
touchdowns and 12 picks in 13 games a season ago.
 
Is he an upgrade? That remains to be seen. But as Rapoport reported
Sunday, one thing was clear: The Dolphins never wavered on their next
option after Tannehill. It was Cutler all the way.
Stoobz <stoobz4@comcast.net>: Aug 06 04:14PM -0500

On 8/6/2017 2:08 PM, euphemism wrote:
 
> Is he an upgrade? That remains to be seen. But as Rapoport reported
> Sunday, one thing was clear: The Dolphins never wavered on their next
> option after Tannehill. It was Cutler all the way.
 
I might be the only one but I'm okay with this as the rest of the
available crop looks like chicken feed.
 
May the best QB lead us to a Super Bowl victory!
 
(They *REALLY* need to play great defense and run the damn ball)
Drumrboy <drumrboy@aol.com>: Aug 06 04:30PM -0700

Next man up!
bob@bob.mail: Aug 06 07:34PM -0400

>available crop looks like chicken feed.
 
>May the best QB lead us to a Super Bowl victory!
 
>(They *REALLY* need to play great defense and run the damn ball)
I'm not a Cutler fan but I think it is pretty much a wash between him
and RT. The starting LG is out and the OL was already a hugh concern,
Cutler may be running for his life. If he can get rid of the ball
quicker than RT that will be a plus.
Stu Gotts <ishkabibble99@hotmail.com>: Aug 06 05:14PM -0700


> Is he an upgrade? That remains to be seen. But as Rapoport reported
> Sunday, one thing was clear: The Dolphins never wavered on their next
> option after Tannehill. It was Cutler all the way.
 
I would have preferred Kaepernick... if for no other reason than to see the Miami Cubans go totally berserk. (He's also is a better QB, IMHO)
oceantracks@mac.com: Aug 06 07:24PM -0700


> Is he an upgrade? That remains to be seen. But as Rapoport reported
> Sunday, one thing was clear: The Dolphins never wavered on their next
> option after Tannehill. It was Cutler all the way.
 
They will all be running for their collective lives with this line. Until Miami "gets it" and dedicates about 10 drafts to the O line, we will be in hell.
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