Through four games, the Miami Dolphins, with Jay Cutler at the helm in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill, are off to a 2-2 start and are a half-game back in the AFC East standings. Yet even with the team still in the thick of things with regards to the divisional and wild-card races at this early point in the season, the play of Cutler has not been up to par in the eyes of some fans.
During the team’s 16-10 win over Tennessee on Sunday, some chanted for backup quarterback Matt Moore to be inserted into the game. It’s safe to say that Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry was none too pleased with the chants, based upon the comments he made Thursday.
“We can’t buy into all that. I believe that it’s disrespectful,” Landry said via ESPN. “A man that comes out here and works his ass off and for people to not understand what’s really going on or to not have even touched the field before say ,’We want somebody else to be playing,’ and they don’t understand the situation or know what’s going on.
“They just want to be on Twitter. They just want to start a chant. It’s embarrassing as a player to have fans like that.”
From an accuracy standpoint, Sunday’s win was Cutler’s worst this season, as he completed just 46.2 percent of his passes and threw for 92 yards. The Dolphins managed to win despite their starting quarterback’s struggles, with Reshad Jones returning a fumble 38 yards for a score in the first quarter and Cutler connecting with Landry for the game-winning touchdown with 10:33 remaining in the game.
While one can’t blame Landry for coming to the defense of his quarterback, in some cases the most popular signal-caller in town will be the guy who’s one snap away from actually having to play.