Dolphins QB Jay Cutler deserves “a lot” of blame for offense’s struggles

Jay Cutler struggled tremendously against the Titans. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

MIAMI GARDENS—The Dolphins’ offense was terrible in today’s 16-10 win over Tennessee, and even though coach Adam Gase defended him, Jay Cutler knows he was part of the problem.

That’s an obvious conclusion after completing 12 of 26 passes for 92 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He finished with a 52.1 passer rating, one the 15 worst numbers he’s posted in his 12-year career. It was his fifth-lowest yardage total.

When asked how much blame he takes for Miami managing just 178 yards on offense, he said, “A lot. I’ll take a lot of it.”

Cutler continued, “As a quarterback, whenever you win, you get a lot of praise; whenever you lose, rightfully so, you’re going to get a lot of blame. It’s the nature of the position.”

Under Cutler, the offense has deteriorated to the point where the Dolphins can’t win unless they get major defensive help. They likely wouldn’t have beaten Tennessee if not for one turnover that led to a long field goal and another that Reshad Jones returned for a touchdown.

And more importantly, even those type of monumental plays might not be enough to survive against teams in better shape than the Titans, who were equally dreadful with backup quarterback Matt Cassel.

“If we show up on offense, you’re looking at a really good team,” Cutler said. “If we keep playing the way we are offensively, and sooner or later we are going to run into a team that scores a few points and we are going to lose ball games like we did in London. That was a great (defensive) performance by in London, as well. We haven’t helped them out in three weeks.”

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