While I still think it’s arrogant of know-it-all Adam Gase to foist Jay Cutler on the Dolphins, Matt Moore certainly hasn’t proven capable of sustaining a winning streak either.
I have no problem with Cutler starting; I just wish Gase said something like, “I’m going to evaluate both QBs and see who’s playing better.” Instead, we get this from Gase: “I know what’s best and I’m never wrong and I don’t care what anyone else thinks. Ha ha!”
In Cutler’s last game vs. Tampa, he actually moved the team well. DeVante Parker’s laziness and clumsiness cost Cutler two interceptions that were not his fault. Jarvis Landry fumbled a ball after a catch. Adam Gase didn’t run any QB sneaks on multiple short-yardage downs. All of that cost Miami points, and none of it was Cutler’s fault.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not a huge Cutler fan. He does nothing much to earn that fandom. However, the losses and many of the picks are not his fault.
Hopefully Gase opens up the offense this week. When Gase breaks away from the three typical plays he runs all the time (handoff up the middle, screen pass to Landry, flat pass to Julia Thomas), then we have success. The screens to Williams and Drake are working. The play actions are working. The flea flicker never fails. Bootlegs are effective. These plays move the ball, but then for some frustrating and baffling reason, Gase decides to stop using them. He instead tries a low-percentage fade route to DeVante Parker.
This week we go up against our former defensive coordinator, Vance Joseph. Vance led the Dolphins’ D last year to an impressive 31st finish out of 32 teams. And yet he still got a head coaching job. What was John Elway smoking? Now we know why it’s called the Mile HIGH City. Usually, only the Miami Dolphins promote someone who just failed. This time, it was Denver.
The Broncos won a Super Bowl 2 years ago, and now they are a mess. No chance for the playoffs. No offense whatsoever. A formerly stout defense that is now easy to beat. Oh, and All Pro Bronco CB Aqib Talib will be out due to a suspension. Which means some 4th string rookie CB will be covering DeVante Parker and get a pick or two.
Remember when Adam Gase lied to us and said that players who don’t perform will be benched. I guess DeVante Parker doesn’t count.