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Sparano: QB battle not really a battle right now

Note to everyone who is now considering Matt Moore a legitimate competitor for the Dolphins starting quarterback job:

Stop it. Just stop.

At least for now.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano addressed the possibility today when he said he wouldn't say there is a quarterback battle right now because while Chad Henne had some issues during Friday's preseason game at Atlanta and Moore brought the team back from a deficit to help Miami win, 28-23, much has to happen for this to become a legitimate competition.

"I mean I wouldn’t say there is a battle right at this second," Sparano said. "To me it takes more than a few outings, couple practices any of those things.  But I mean I thought Matt did some good things.  I mean, on the surface it’s going to look like Matt did way more good things than Chad maybe, I guess to your eye but there was enough things in there to Matt’s 36 plays I believe it was that needed to be corrected as well.  He did some good things, that’s the Matt I know.  Matt can move the football team pretty well.  He’s got a little bit of savvy to him and he can move the team, step up in the pocket and make those kind of throws.  He did a nice job last night."

In other words, Henne has to seriously struggle while Moore has to seriously play sharp the final three preseason games for the coach to consider this an issue.

And so that is not where we are right now. Remember, we're talking about snapshots in time here. Today, this is not an issue. Much stuff has to change for it to become an issue.

Henne can close the door on the issue by simply playing consistently well the next two games.

But as I wrote in my column for today's newspaper, Henne was both good and bad versus the Falcons. And consistently inconsistent is not unusual for Miami's quarterback. He finished 4 of 8 for 77 yards with one TD and two interceptions. Playing against both Atlanta's starters and second-team players, Henne posted a 83.9 rating.

Moore, playing strictly against backups and guys that will not be employed by the Falcons in a month, completed 11 of 18 passes for 123 yards, with two TDs and one interception.

That's a good but not perfect outing. It's an outing that suggests Moore is locking in on Miami's backup QB job. It is not a performance that says, 'I'm better than the starter."

At least not right now.

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Pegged if you were not an imposter you would know Craig m and ihave tangled before on this blog. So pegged look to your left and use kris name again.

HEY MANDO. MOORE PLAYED WITH SECOND STRINGERS AND GUYS THAT WON'T BE EMPLOYED BY THE FINS EITHER SO WHAT'S YOUR POINT. WHERE IS THIS FAIR AND BALANCED COMPETITION WE WERE HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT? SUCH A HYPOCRACY.

kris quit blowing steam, 31 teams passed on him. its a fact. get over it.

False ltcdolphin post trying to inflame kris again

ITC, So who would you cut in the DB backup battle? Sapp, Allen, Carrol, Ness, or Wilson! I would definitely keep Wilson and Allen for there upside! Now I know Sapp has a bis salry who ;lated well last night. Ness did not play well. Allen is still not playing>

COCOAJOE,,,,,,,,


NO MAJORE CHANGES WERE MADE WHILE TS AT THE HELM ,,,ALL WILL CHANGE WHEN HE'S GONE...THAT WHY DOBALL HAS ONE YEAR CONTRACT,NOLAN IS IN HIS LAST YEAR OF HIS CONTRACT ALSO.........

Sparano needs to worry about getting that O-line ready for the opener.....With Henne this is a 6 or 7 win team.....sad.....I only see more inconsistency out of him....sad....

Did anyone notice Henne locks onto every receiver with his eyes

Elcacheusa. Good question. Wilson looked good last night. But it may give us some trade material. How much do you think Cinncy wants for palmer??

Is there a way to get rid of genital warts?

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2- THE CUBAN MENACE

If he passes a physical with his ongoing knee problem's, I would give a definite 3rd AT MOST! I would feel beetr with a 4th, them compensate the following year! Remember what the Viking got for McNabb this year.

ltcdolphin,

Getting Palmer would be great.

Another false ltcdolphin post, you lurking out there kris??

ElCacheUSA,

You're absolutely right about the defense. It is still very early but by far the most troubling thing last night was the poor play by the starting defense. This is a group that has been together for a while. It's true that it was pretty vanilla playcalling last night but the Flacons just sliced the up. Soliai, who was said to be dominant in camp, looked awful. He was getting pushed around pretty good. Dansby and Burnett seemed out of synch, which is expected, but they've got to get things figured out.
The other sinificant disaponitment last night was o-line play. Columbo struggled big time, and Carey wasn't much better. They missed a lot of blocks and could barely creeate any holes. It's because of the poor line play that it is tough to evaluate the RBs. I would have liked to have seen more of Hilliard, with the starters. Thomas was a little inconsistent as was Sheets-but hard to really tell.

I WONDER WHAT SHANAHAN THE HC OF THE RED SKINS THINKS OF MR BECK????? HE KEPT TALKING BECK UP ALL SUMMER AND NO TEAM WANTS A TRADE..lol

Todd, He has had that problem thruogut his Dolphin carrer. He has not learned on how not to look so ROBOTIC, to where the DB's seem that they are going faster than what his vision is down the field. Now would you blame that on Henne or the coaches?

I believe they would take players after watching their first game

I really hope this is Sparano's poker face. No way Henne deserves benefit of the doubt...and yet there is Tony again giving us the report that Henne did well. BS. What happened to the competition at QB???

itc...... DID YOU SEE WHAT LANGUAGE KRIS USES @ 8;31 PM WHEN HE FAKED YOU ...........

RESPECT, MY FOOT .

"right now" Sparano is the Head Coach of the Miami Dolphins, and Ireland is the GM, "right now" of course!

Phinbreak, but isn't this Sparano's forte, the O line. Why has he played muscial chairs with our Oline for the past 4 year's. Isn't he the same guy that drafted Shawn Murphy in 08 ih the fourth round. Isn't he the guy the traded a former 2nd rd pick in Samson Sateele for a 6th rd to the Raider's who by the way has been starting for the Raider's the past 2 year's. He said he was to small, but this guy led the Raider's to a solid season and has been PLAYING FOT TWO FULL SEASONS. And did'nt he draft Johm Jerry in the 3rd round to beef up our O-line last year. He has to stop this LOVE FEST with the Cowboy;s reject's in the O-line!

Chill people!Did you see the KcChiefs last night..they made alot of offseason moves and they looked terrible!There only 4 or 5 great teams in the league....Everyone is gonna suck!THE STARS RUN THIS LEAGUE!Just enjoy the rollercoaster ride!

watched the game and was pleased with what i saw

i see what theyre trying to do on offense and defense and sp are solid

it really hit me... this is a diffrnt team w most of the best parts fr last year

i'm cautiously otimistic and that goes for henne too who seems to have worked out the mechanics which is imp

go phins!!!

Did someone mention KC that scored ZERO points last night.

carolina looking very good against the giants right now.

clausen > henne

Will the Bronco's cut Brady Quinn, who I remember many Fin's fan's wanting us to draft instead of Ginn! I didn't lie either pick.

newton > henne

newton in his first 5 minutes is better than henne after 4 years.

Elxacheusa. If orton was not much of an upgrade over henne and he can't beat out orten or tebow, what do we need him for??

people say a qb needs 4 years. nonsense. there must be 10 qb's drafted in hennes year or after outplaying him.

BUSTS I SEE AND WISH NOT TO SEE;;;;;;;;

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ANDY DALTON
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HOW CAN WE PASS ON MALLET AND DRAFT D.THOMAS ?

ITC, He wouldn;t cost us a draft pick. I had so many of my freinds begging for him on 07! He hasn't had a fair shake anywhere.

Aloco, I think RB's should not be drafted that high! Look at who led the league last year was undrafted last year for the Texan's. I do not see an upgrade comparing Lex Hilliard and Daniel Thomas! Hilliard I personally thing is more of a banger, and yes I agree that we should have taken Mallet. I have said before this regime is led by a bunch of stiff's. I was in shock that we took a risk on Jimmy Wilson, but they have let to much talent go to the Pat's-Jet's beacuse of BS character issue's! This regime has a bad persona image! I hope they change that this year

I'd like to see us make a play for Tebow. He's got the 'it' factor.

POST OF THE DAY BY EICACHEUSA @ 9;12 PM............

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ITC.... THE ROUMOR IS ,THAT TEBOW IS A BETTER REAL GAME PLAYER THAN ORTON,,,,,HE SHOWED THAT LAST NIGHT WHEN HE CAME UP BIG VS ORTON ...........

Aloco I noticed the same thing. Lot's of upside to Tebow.

That kid ( Jimmy Wilson ) is going to be a player.

False ltcdolphin posts about tebow. Nice try kris or whomever you are.

Fake ltcdolphin @ 9:21

Is that you kris?

ITC.....
THAT COULD BE THE CASE WITH HENNE ,HENNE ALWAYS BEEN SPOTY IN PRESEASON GAMES AND GETS BETER ONCE THE REAL GAMES STARTS.........


PS....THIS YEAR IS LIVE OR DEATH FOR HENNE .............

Aloco, Henne is just going into his second year as a starter. This could be his breakout season.

Tebow is underrated! Jimmy Wilson will be GREAT! Matt Moore is better than Hennne!

THAT'S WHAT I SAY BUT THEN OTHER BLOGGERS SAY ,NO.HENNE IN HIS FOURTH YEAR .............WELL .TO BE OR NOT TO BE ............

Another false post about henne. Kris??

REDSKY,


THE HONORABLE REDSKY,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, PLEASE ,DO YOU KNOW WHERE CAN WE FIND THE CUBAN MENCE ? WE MISS HIM GREATLY ......

Smith, It show's what happen's when you get locked up for 2 years how greatful you are to have a shot to play in the NFL. That's why when I hear all this BS about BPD disorder from Bradon Marshall, it makes me puke! I am a BIG TIME Jimmy Wilson fan, not only on how big of a BALL HAWK he was last night! The main reason is what he had to go through to get his chance to the NFL! He manned UP!

Tebow would push Henne. Moore is really just a replacement for Thigpen.

LA VITA CORTA.......

LIFE IS SHORTA .......

2828 post false.

With Tebow it gives us a wildcat QB, so even if Henne is the starter, we can design some plays for Tebow too and get him experience.

I hope Ross bring's us some good pre-concert's this year for our home games. That;s the least he can do! Missed Cheap Trick last year

3353 false post

Kris give it up.

Matt Moore thoughis kind of cute. I'd like to see him remain on the team.

I'm signing out right now. Any more posts from me tonight are fakes! later...

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Itc Dolphin....

I have called you a RETARD....DUMB.....DUMB AND DUMBER....A STUPID MOTHER.....the DUMMEST PERSON ON THE BLOG....

and insulted your LIMITED INTELLECT in all ways possible.....ALL WHICH I STAND BEHIND....and all with my sign-in name in BLUE.....

What possible reason COULD I POSSIBLY HAVE.....to make up sign in names to insult you????

Think about it NIT-WIT.....and DO THE MATH......

When I want to CALL YOU OUT......IT WILL BE UNDER THE POSTER NAME IN BLUE.....Just like all post long.......

Most likely you are being imposted by the same Aloco Character who you are having your dim-witted conversation with.....

Please stop showing your ignorance of how things work on this blog.....

And please stop typing my name....If i want to call you a dummy....then i'll just call you a dummy....dummy.....

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3817 Luther still around and when false posts are coming in

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