22 August, 2017
In his three weeks with the Dolphins, Cutler, who was quarterback for coach Adam Gase in Chicago in 2015 when Gase was the Bears' offensive coordinator, seems to have maintained his arm strength despite undergoing labrum surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder in December.
And the juices are already flowing as are the fastballs.
When Jeffery ran the wrong route in the Eagles' preseason win over the Bills last Thursday, the red flags surrounding his time with the team only increased.
"I don't think I really ever lost it", Cutler said when asked about wanting to continue playing the game after the session ended. "I think it's more of feel in the pocket, getting used to that again, and then really a lot of it is alignment in his throws, his footwork and just kind of get his mind right on all those things. Once this new opportunity [arose], it seemed like an absolute fit for me".
Based exclusively on statistics, Jay Cutler is by far the greatest quarterback in Chicago Bears history.
"Playbook-wise, I think he's good", Gase said of Cutler.
Receivers coach Mike Groh told reporters on Saturday that he believes Jeffery is behind in his play-study, citing a route that Jeffery turned into an out route that was supposed to go to the corner during Thursday's game against Buffalo. "It's really about developing it even more now at this level and trying to push myself to become elite".
"I feel pretty good", he said on Sunday. He's one of those guys that knows where the ball should be thrown. We've got to do a better job on first and second down so we're not in third-and-12s and third-and-11s.
More work and little time to accomplish it, though, although Cutler is looking on the bright side to that, the fact he has not worn his body down. I think I've always said that there were going to be days I missed it and days I was content with my decision. Did I make the right decision? Despite that, he insists he never lost his passion for the game. For Gase and Miami this is the best-case scenario in such a situation, a replacement you're comfortable with who happened to be available due to circumstance. Did I not make the right decision? "Everyday, that's why it's a great learning experience for us and today was another one. We understand it's more about us working and getting to know each other".