He signed with the Dolphins and has been with the franchise ever since.
After some poor performances to start the season, the Miami Dolphins quarterback left Sunday's game against the rival New York Jets after linebacker Jordan Jenkins roughed him up. And all this despite what the team has been through over the past few months. How else can you explain it? Cutler was Gase's handpicked quarterback after Ryan Tannehill went down in training camp with a season-ending knee injury. They fall behind 28-14 after three quarters.
There might be better teams in the NFL this year than the 4-2 Dolphins.
Cutler completed 12 of 16 passes against the Jets on Sunday for 138 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Enjoy it. Savor it. Let it all resonate. I wasn't going to be miserable.
On losing a game like that: "It sucks". That sounds like a cliché, but it's real.
Who's going to doubt them now? He put up a monster debut with the team, too, scoring 25.4 points and becoming a matchup-free play for the rest of the season.
You want a drive-smothering fourth quarter sack? On the play Cutler was hurt, the Dolphins' right side of the line had guard Jermon Bushrod, tackle Ja'Wuan James, tight end Anthony Fasano and tight end MarQueis Gray. I certainly can't see it. Everybody. Just got to finish the game.
"You're getting way ahead of me", Gase said. The only issue was coverage, which has been a theme this season. Too many untimely penalties at the wrong time, too many penalties period. It's a tough pill to swallow for a Jets team that's been so fun to watch this year, but such is the life for a young and rebuilding football squad.
"You just tell yourself don't try to do too much", Moore said. "We've got to have more poise under pressure".
It is also part of Moore's mentality.
Said safety Reshad Jones: "Everybody loves Matt".
Yellow LaundryHead coach Todd Bowles continued to stress the reduction of penalties. Miami has $10 million invested in Cutler for this season. It'll likely lead to an interesting showing on Thursday Night Football when Baltimore takes on the Miami Dolphins in Week 8. Winston played after suffering an AC joint sprain in his throwing shoulder in last week's game, but turned in the second-most passing yards in a game in his NFL career. It's a team that looks easy to dismiss without him. It was a replay of their September meeting when the Dolphins line couldn't help run the ball and couldn't protect the quarterback. First, the Falcons visit MetLife Stadium on Sunday, and then the Bills arrive on Thursday night, for a short-turnaround game. Things were really clicking; Cutler looking so sharp.
The Rams have a week off at home before they head east to play the Giants, but the three other California teams are East Coast-bound this week. A week earlier, they led the Patriots 14-0 until 5:19 remained in the second quarter, but lost, 24-17.
"Schrager would then ask Landry "... Who could have seen it coming?
"We'll enjoy it for a few more hours and then move on", said Gase.