Posts Tagged ‘Matt Moore’

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.

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?

 

QB Situation – Could be Worse

June 18, 2012

I know many fans have been less than impressed with the QB situation going on with the Miami Dolphins right now.  Some of the negative perception stems from an off-season of going after big names and then the media labeling it as “failing” when we either didn’t get the guy we were going after (Manning), or decided he wasn’t the guy for our team.  (Flynn)

That being said, I feel the QB competition we have going on in Miami right now is much better of a situation than most home fans want to admit.  I’ve read several sources saying that all other teams in the league that need a better QB should be watching what happens in Miami.  They feel that whatever veteran is the odd man out would be a great option for some other team to attempt to trade for or pick up if released.  Many feel Matt Moore and David Garrard would be an asset to teams with terrible QB’s.  That should make us happy right there, because plenty of times we’ve been in the “terrible” QB camp.   Colt McCoy for the Browns is one example of many sources saying teams shouldn’t jump on trading for him until they find out what direction Miami is going.

Of course most believe neither Moore or Garrard are the long-term answers for the Dolphins.  The hope is that the young Tannehill explodes into the future.  But that isn’t the point of this article.  The point is that Miami didn’t just sit on their thumbs and hope Henne would get better.  They went out and did something different to try to get better.  They drafted a guy in the 1st round and picked up a vet that is looking good in camp so far.  It seems the culture of sucking at QB is not going to be accepted anymore.  At LEAST we have a competition going on with good solid players at the QB position playing some good football.

It could be worse……….

Fins 2012 Starting QB – We Have No Idea

May 25, 2012

It has been fun contemplating, discussing, and sometimes arguing about who will win the starting job for our Miami Dolphins this year.  But let’s be honest, we really have no clue who Philbin will choose.  Garrard gives a ton of experience, but is a huge question mark because of  coming off of injuries and a year off.  Moore had a great run the end of last year and knows the locker room well, but may not be the best fit for this type of offense and some already believe he’s only backup material.  Tannehill knows his NFL playbook more than any rookie in NFL history, but has no experience whatsoever against NFL defenses.

The fact is, any of these 3 guys could overcome their weaknesses and demand the starting job, and any of them could also succumb to their weaknesses paving the way for others to step up.  While it’s fun to argue and counter-point each other, any of us could make a strong argument for any of these 3 players to start against Houston in September.  It’s just way too early to count one of them out of the race.

The best news I’ve heard this off-season is that Philbin would like to have the QB position decided by Game 2 or 3 of the pre-season.   I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat, regardless of who is chosen, a QB controversy with consistent negative spins by the media could be devastating for this rookie Head Coach.

Clear communication to the players needs to happen to keep the locker room together.  That is more important than some people might realize.

 

UPDATE:    Dolphins sign fifth-round pick Josh Kaddu (linebacker).  They have now signed 4 of their 9 draft picks


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