Archive for August, 2012

Dolphins working out receivers today – including Stallworth

August 30, 2012

This shouldn’t be surprising.  As a big time (and obvious) need of the Dolphins, news is that they are working out several receivers today, including Donte Stallworth.

They should have been doing this all off-season honestly, but let’s be real, anybody they are picking up off waivers right now isn’t going to make a huge splash this season as a play maker.  They are just trying to get warm bodies out there right now.  Not to sound pessimistic, but that’s where we’re at right now.

Hopefully they find someone who is serviceable for a year.

Ryan Tannehill – 2012 Fins Starting QB

August 20, 2012

 

A New Era begins.

 

Well fellow Fins lovers, we have been in this position before (far too many times).  A new Quarterback has been named for the up coming season for the Miami Dolphins, rookie Ryan Tannehill.  He has looked promising in the pre-season up to this point, and in my opinion has earned the starting spot for the Dolphins this camp.

You will see many articles come out talking about how many QB’s the Fins have gone through since Marino retired in 99.  It is hard to blame them since it is such an easy (and lazy) story to write in this situation.  As fans I think we should use a form of selective hearing.  You know, when your wife or girlfriend is attempting to talk for like an hour during a game?  When the media babbles on about will RT be the next Miami QB to add to the list, I think we need to just nod our heads and pretend to listen while focusing in on each and every game, saving our criticism until we see this thing play out.  You all know I have been a Matt Moore supporter because I think he played well last year and he has been a great team player with the other QB’s during camp this year.  He needed to jump out and look better than Tannehill to keep the position and he just hasn’t done that yet.

Ryan Tannehill looks tough out there and the game doesn’t seem “too big” for him.  He seems to have the respect of his teammates already and is proving to work really hard at his craft.  He has made mistakes, he has telegraphed some passes and he has some room to learn.  That is what we call a ROOKIE.  As this season progresses let’s all remind ourselves that this is his first year playing and to look at the roster he is working with.  Who knows, maybe he will surprise us and make some of these younger receivers look better?  One thing is for sure; from what I’ve seen so far he will be working hard and giving everything he’s got for the team, whether you originally wanted him here or not.

How much will you be backing Tannehill this year?  Will you jump ship and be cheering for him to be benched with his first bad game?  Let’s be smarter and more logical than the feeding frenzy media and show what classy fans the Miami Dolphins really have.

 

Moore or Tannehill? Your choice up till now?

August 12, 2012

With David Garrard temporarily out of the mix following knee surgery, it’s Matt Moore and Ryan Tannehill competing to take this team into the regular season. Both quarterbacks will split reps with the first team this week, with coach Joe Philbin saying he’ll “let things play out” before naming a starter for Friday’s preseason matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

I think both Moore and Tannehill looked pretty sharp in the first preseason game against the Bucs.   It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  To be honest I like both of them.  I think they both are gamers that will put it all on the line for their team.  But I must admit I was impressed with Tannehill’s presence in the pocket in his first NFL action in the game.  He did better than I thought he would in the fast paced real time NFL action he had never seen before.

What do you think of each of the QB’s performance in the the first pre-season game?

What will you be looking for in the 2nd game of the pre-season?  Do you like Moore or Tannehill better?

Honestly I liked how fast and proficient the offense looked throughout the game.  They need to perfect it, but it looked as if a transformed version of the phins offense of the past.

I like what I am seeing so far.

Garrard to have Surgery – Out 2 to 4 Weeks

August 10, 2012

Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, he said Friday in a text message.

Garrard later told FOX Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer that he will have the operation Saturday and that doctors believe he’ll be out two to four weeks.

“Nothing happened, just Father Time, wear and tear,” Garrard told Glazer. “They have to take out loose things floating around.”

Garrard, 34, was leading the Dolphins‘ three-way quarterback race. It now appears either veteran Matt Moore or rookie Ryan Tannehill will start at quarterback in the regular season.

The Dolphins play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their preseason opener Friday night.

Moore was told he will start the game against the Buccaneers, according to The Palm Beach Post.

QB Huddle: Caption the Photo

August 2, 2012

CAPTION THIS! What do you think the QB’s are saying to each other in the huddle?

 


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