Jay Cutler had a moment in Monday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
With the Dolphins trailing by just three points in the waning moments of the first half, Cutler threw an interception deep in his own half of the field. The Panthers turned the turnover into a touchdown and went up 17-7 at halftime.
Carolina blew the game wide open in the second half to win 45-21. That one play was enough for ESPN First Take personality Stephen A. Smith to use some choice words when describing the Dolphins quarterback.
“What have I told y’all,” Smith said to his fellow First Take hosts. “Jay Cutler is a disease. This dude, any team, everybody. I mean Jay Cutler -- you could say Jay Cutler is the cure to anybody else’s disease.”
Cutler finished the night 22 of 37 for 213 yards, two touchdowns and the one interception. Those numbers are a little misleading because one touchdown and a good deal of those yards came during garbage time.
“Any time you are going to go against (Cutler) something good is bound to happen,” Smith said. “He’s horrible. He can’t galvanize anybody. We’re going to talk about the 45 points we saw dropped on Miami. Here is the deal. These guys look uninspired, disinterested and every time Jay Cutler is your quarterback, that’s usually what happens number one.”
The Dolphins sit at 4-5 with an offense that ranks 31st in yards per game at 275 yards and last in points per game at 15.2 points.