Dolphins Watch: 18 Days

August 24th, 2017

Jay Cutler

Joe is really sickened by the hype surrounding Jay Cutler brewing not just in Miami, but nationally.

C’mon. Even a former Bucs QB is in on the blubbering.

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Joe isn’t buying any of this stuff, though Cutler likely will be highly driven in Week 1 against the Bucs, unfortunately. Joe figures Cutler might be dialed in for a couple of games until he absorb a handful of hits and realizes he’s going to earn $10 million whether he cares or not.

33 Responses to “Dolphins Watch: 18 Days”

  1. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    Gonna be a close game. Will come down to who makes the least amount of bone heads plays JW or Smokin’ Jay.

  2. Stud Says:

    Two turnover prone QB’s against playoff caliber defenses, it’s gonna come down to who can protect the football and what defense can make the opponent one dimensional.

    Winnable game for the Bucs but we need our QB to limit the mistakes and dumb plays. If he can do that consistently and not just 1 or 2 games a year this team will go far.

  3. Bucsnutt Says:

    Hopefully, Bratty Jay will quickly fall apart from the relentless beating he’s going to be taking from GMC, Ayers, LVD, Spence, Kwon, and maybe even Beckwith or Ryan Smith.

  4. BurgDweller Says:

    The D line needs to hit Cutler early and often. He shuts down quickly.

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    Gotta remember. It’s these type of sorry qbs that beat us every time. Which is scary to me

  6. Seminole Bill Says:

    Lamarcus is right; every time we have a game against a second (or third) string QB they end up looking like Brett Favre.

  7. Mo_Downs Says:

    Jay “McPouty” has been in the league a long time. I’m sure he knows the Dolphins playbook but pass timing (under stress) with the Dolphins players is a sure way to get turnovers.

    I’ve watched “McPouty” interact with Chicago coaches and I wasn’t impressed even though he broke most Bears passing records during his tenure there. He has (had?) all the physical skills including a rocket arm. The problem was his tendency to look for #1 (Brandon Marshall) even when he was triple-covered and either take a sack or throw a pick.

    When the Bears got Alshon Jeffery it opened up their offense with 2 quality WR’s, an All Pro RB and a Pro Bowl TE. As usual, the o-line kept McPouty in the training room more than on the field. So, there’s that.

    Cutler has also been hit more than an old baseball at spring training. I feel sorry for him because he is a strong candidate for concussion syndrome when he hangs up his cleats.

    The Dolphins, much like the Bears are asking a lot from a punch-drunk player.
    We’ll see if he has enough quality targets and a quality o-line to keep him upright.

    Go Bucs…!!!!

  8. biff barker Says:

    A good team should beat a replacement QB most every single time.

    It’s time to break out of the curse and stop losing to 2nd tier talent.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Cutler is better than Tannehill. Anyone that thinks the Dolphins will be an easier team to beat because Cutler is there – you’re nuts.

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    Looking at the Dolphins’ 2016 games, they started REALLY slow (1-4) but then went on a big win streak (9 of 10) and made the playoffs (wildcard) with a 10-6 record. What turned it around after the slow start was their running game (Ajayi got really hot for 3 games then cooled down somewhat). They lost the TOP battle in those 1st 5 games, but started winning it after that (thanks to them running more than passing). Sure would be nice to help them start slow again this year.

    Gut feel is that the Bucs need to control the clock with a nice mix of running plays, short/intermediate passes & some deep passes thrown in to keep the Dolphins’ defense honest & off-balance. Defensively Bucs need to keep Ajayi under 100 yds on the day & keep the pressure on Cutler. Convinced that the turnovers will be there if we do that successfully.

  11. BoJim Says:

    There’s no reason the Bucs can’t win this one.

  12. AceofAerospace Says:

    Why is he holding a possum?

  13. buc15 Says:

    We will handle the Dolphins with ease

  14. zwak Says:

    This better be a easy win for the Bucs!! 27-10

  15. 98bucsfan Says:

    As long as we contain jay ajayi we will be fine. I’m confident out dline will get to bratty jay and our defense has gotten miles ahead of where we were last season. And our offense has way more weapons. Jameis just has to control his “greed” and not make mistakes

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    Cutler is 3 INTs waiting to happen week 1. Grimes, Hargreaves and Tandy all get in on the turnover frenzy.

    Bucs 31 Dolphins 17

  17. Bucsfan4life Says:

    cutler is better than tannenhill so this won’t be an easy game. Cutler isn’t as bad as most of u guys including the joes are making him out to be. Not to mention we have lost to teams with much worse than cutler at qb. Winnable game for sure just not marking a w down yet

  18. BigHogHaynes Says:

    They would have been better off signing Colin K. …same goes for my team the Bucs!!! Keep building the wall (O-line)!!!! sign Colin …do it it now!!!

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I get the concern over int’s and turnovers but it’s getting disgusting.

    We did not draft #3 to “not lose games”. He’s going to win the freaking game.
    Our defense should do their part and I feel confident #3 will do his. He’s looked great in two preseason games minus the “big bonehead play”.

    In Jax where our OL played well against the Jags supposed vaunted Dline…#3 took his time and went through all his progressions when necessary…finding the open receiver…he read the blitz well and hit his hot reads.

    #3 is throwing at a better than 70% clip after working on his accuracy in the off season…he dropped a perfect bomb in ME13’s hands at Jax and yet I continue to read that he’s inaccurate and can’t hit the deep ball.

    Man with some of the fans here who needs critics!

  20. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I do not disagree but the Bucs are NOT going to sign Kap.

    Seven NFL owners donated more than a million each to the Trump campaign.
    Nothing illegal that but I pretty well shows where their sentiments lie.

    That would be Robert Kraft…Jerry Jones…Woody Johnson…Daniel Snyder and yes the Glazers. Do not look for the Pats, Cowboys, Jets, Redskins or Bucs to be the team that signs him. He’s just too hot politically.

  21. Howard Cosell Says:

    Once Culter lights a cigarette the Bucs will have won.

  22. Supersam Says:

    Dolphins look freaking tough tonight, Cutler razor sharp, running back had 2 tds, we better show up to play cuz the Dolphins look a heck of a lot better than we have

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Cutler has looked very good tonight… those who think Cutler is awful and it’s an easy win – you really haven’t a clue what you’re talking about. Miami has good offensive talent and a very good set of WR’s – they got Parker, Landry and Stills – that’s a very very good trio. Then you add in one of the best offensive lines in football and a runner who can at times be very good and dominate – plus it’s a home opener in a refurbished stadium meaning it should be packed, hot and loud (well as loud as it gets in Miami).

  24. Supersam Says:

    Not to mention there kicker drilled a 57 yarder, not sure we could make a 27 yarder

  25. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Man…….I hate what I’m about to say…..but Cutler looked good throwing the rock tonight……so did Miami looked good too as a team.

    So either Miami’s first team looked good or the Eagles were just plain bad.

    I am very impressed by Miami’s offense and defensive line. …..but their secondary is very suspect. …………hummmm…….sounds very much like the bucs, don’t they?

    I believe this game will turn into a slug feast….and if cutler doesn’t get stuck on stupid…….the bucs defense will be in for a long day trying to stop their run game as well.

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    The Dolphins game plan will most likely feature a lot of running plays. If we can’t stop their run we could be in for a long season.

    I think a few fans are nervous(not me) about this game because they made the playoffs last year. If you’re one of those fans all you have to do is take a look back at their playoff performance, or lack there of…………..They had no business competing in the post season last year. Their chokejob in that Wildcard game was such terrible football it actually made me feel embarrassed to be a Floridian.

    If we play our game and play more physical we should soundly spank them.

  27. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ JimmyJack


    Hey man……they made it to the playoffs. …..and we didn’t. ….so I wouldn’t take any shots at them…..they are a decent team, they’re not the Browns for goodness sakes! 🙁

    The game against Miami is no gimme

  28. BigHogHaynes Says:

    stpete: thanks for that information….knowledge kills BS!!

  29. NFLNut Says:

    Cutler has basically always had HOF arm talent matched with a high school brain and grade school determination and commitment … Bucs 27-23

  30. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    “NFLNut Says:
    August 25th, 2017 at 12:08 am
    Cutler has basically always had HOF arm talent matched with a high school brain and grade school determination and commitment … Bucs 27-23”


    Well said!

  31. BigHogHaynes Says:

    ^^^But he still got a job?^^^ that’s the funny part!

  32. godzilla13 Says:

    The last time Jameis Winston met Jay Cutler he was 23-33, 312, 2 TD, 1 INT, 4 SACK, 107.1 qb rating. Jay Cutler was 16-30 182 1 TD, 2 INT, 4 SACKS, 55.1 qb rating. This Miami team is not the Chicago Bears. Besides Cutler the Dolphins have added TE Julius Thomas, Ray Maualuga and DE William Hayes along with drafting DE Charles Harris. The Dolphins secondary is also looking good with Byron Maxwell, ex-buccaneer Alterraun Verner and rookie CB Cordrea Tankersley. Second year CB Xavien Howard rounds out a talented secondary at cornerback. Not to mention Ndamukong Suh and Kiko Alonso. Once again the game will be decided by not turning the ball over and which team wants it more.

  33. Joe Says:

    The Dolphins secondary is also looking good with Byron Maxwell, ex-buccaneer Alterraun Verner and rookie CB Cordrea Tankersley.

    So a has-been and a never-been makes the Dolphins a shutdown pass defense???