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Before preseason, I was cautiously optimistic. Tanneyhill - season ending injury. McMillan - season ending injury. Lippett - season ending injury. Ajayi - already in and out of concussion protocol.
We don't have the depth to overcome any more losses of key personnel. Things are beginning to look bleak and we haven't even played the 2nd preseason game.
You also said that Moore was "just a backup." I think Cutler was brought in to backup Moore and not the other way around.
I'd be very surprised to see Cutler get the starting role.
You guys just don't recognize what a good job Moore did last year.
Gase is no fool like Philbin who INSISTED on playing guys based on some theoretical chart instead of seeing who was the best game performer. This, even though Tannehill, a read option QB who was uncomfortable in the pocket, continued to disappoint. Gase started putting in more plays that suited Tanny's natural talent and with Tanny out, I'll bet Moore is the starter.
Right now, he's using this opportunity to see what Doughty can do and will no doubt use the remaining pre season game to see how Cutler works out.
If Cutler blows it out the water, he might, he might, he just might, start Cutler over Moore but I doubt it. The job is Moore's to lose.
Getting Cutler was all about selling tickets. Naming Moore as the starter would have given the impression that we have given up on the season. Cutler adds a small bit of star power.
This team wasn't going to the play-offs with or without Tannehill.
It is HEALTH that is the true wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.
I'm from Chicago and watched him up close. Cutler is far behind Ryan at reading defenses. When team's blitz Cutler he becomes flustered and compromises his fundamentals. Also, he is an one-read QB. 1st year in CHI, 26 INTs.He pre-determines his throws. So, DVP will have a good season because Jay will lock onto him but the other receivers will dip. Besides, Jay has yet to post a passer rating equal Ryan yet. He is tough and a great arm but under Gase that one year Jay became a Brian Hoyer.
Tanny was kicking ass last season until the injury. Cutler IS NOT a replacement. Not even close. BUT seeing the cards we were dealt , he was a great option to save the season. Cost us $10 Million.....way more then hes worth but that's what happens when your desperate. You over pay.