Dolphins teammates say QB Jay Cutler takes his share of responsibility

Jay Cutler still has the locker room. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

LONDON—Jay Cutler has been accused of passing blame at times in his career and he declined to answer a question about his throwing accuracy today, but Dolphins teammates say he’s been accountable for his contribution to the offense’s struggles.

Cutler played his worst game for Miami last week, then followed it with a lackluster performance in the 20-0 loss to the Saints at Wembley Stadium. He completed 20 of 28 passes for 164 yards with an interception and was sacked four times.

Jarvis Landry and Mike Pouncey both defended Cutler, with Landry saying the quarterback has no aversion to taking responsibility for his errors.

“Of course he does,” he said. “I’m sure he does. I’m sure he does. I’m sure he does. As a quarterback, I’m sure he takes all the onus. But it’s not all on him. It’s on the other 10 guys that’s out there. It’s on the coaches. It’s on the defense. It’s on the special teams. It’s on all of us.”

Cutler, despite arriving in August, said he believes he still has total trust in the locker room.

Pouncey said Cutler has been vocal about his part of the problem—“Heck yeah,” he said—but insisted that he’s not the biggest issue.

“At the end of the day, if he’s not getting it done, he’s gonna take responsibility,” he said. “It’s not Jay Cutler right now, though. I can promise you that.”

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