Adam Gase explains Jay Cutler’s body language on Wildcat play
Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler was the victim of a lot of jokes for his rather disinterested body language during a Wildcat play, but it turns out there was a legitimate reason he looked the way he did.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase explained Wednesday that Cutler’s indifferent reaction to being forced out wide was the result of a direct order from the coaching staff to stay out of the play and off the line of scrimmage.
“As soon as he steps forward they can knock the … I won’t say it. They can hit him,” Gase said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “If he steps back or doesn’t move, now you’re looking at a different kind of penalty.”
Gase said that he had no issue with Cutler’s body language on the play.
“No,” Gase said. “You guys worry about a lot more things than I do.”
It’s good that Cutler wasn’t sending a message through his actions, but the Dolphins might not go back to the Wildcat anytime soon — according to Gase, four Miami players missed their assignments on the play.