DAVIE—Having fractured ribs seems like it would make life very difficult, especially for someone who plays football. Jay Cutler’s fine with it, though.
Coming off his best game with the Dolphins, Cutler said the ribs he broke Oct. 22 against the Jets are a nonfactor now. The only time the injury bothers him is when he takes a hit.
“Other than that, I feel pretty good,” he said after practice today. “It felt good Sunday night.”
Cutler completed his first 16 passes in the loss to Oakland. He finished the game with 311 yards on a career-best 34-for-42 passing performance with three touchdown passes and no turnovers. He was sacked once.
In practices and during the Raiders game, his first live action since getting hurt, his throwing motion looks normal. Dolphins coach Adam Gase said if someone didn’t already know he was injured, they wouldn’t be able to tell by watching him play.
“I feel pretty normal now,” Cutler said.
His last three games have been pretty good. Cutler led the Dolphins to a second-half comeback in Atlanta, was playing well in the Jets game before going down and put up big numbers against Oakland.
Over those games, he combined to go 65 of 91 for 600 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 105.6. His rating over the first four games was 74.8.
“I think it’s a case of us just executing, us just getting better as a football team,” Cutler said. “Offensively, you look at all the penalties we had Sunday night. If you take those away, we’re going to feel pretty good about ourselves. I think we’ve gotten better and better and better. We’ve had a few hiccups here and there, but we’ve kind of been trending in the positive direction.”
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