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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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the blogger that disappears is the one that hacked kris's account. will be from the names on tonights blog....

ltcdolphin is going to disappear!

Ha!, you didn't like that one.

Oh please kris, please don't report us to Armando. I don't want the Amigo knocking at my door for this serious National Security Issue.
Pleeeeeaaaasssseeeee. Nooooooooooooooooo


I have my list of culprits






Don't you People realize that you are being experimented with, right here, right now?

I love reading Armando and his live blogs, but for comedy and fun, these late night, weekend blogs are the best!!!

Ha!, you didn't like that one either.

only three of those have been hear blogging tonight,

only one of them would have motivation to do so.....

It is a must.

WE discount any and all credability form this blog and all resources available from Heralds IT center

Threat Level Condition......................Non-Existant

That Is All


Say what you will about Sanchez he shows up Henne is a CHYT BAG!! We will own you poosies this year. If your not careful so will the Bills, BAaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!haAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Hacking a comment? God forbid.


wow that post really bothered us, could you send us some kleenex? Ohhh we are so mad, and sad, and now in tears....oh my.

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aloco did you hack kris's account?

Now me and your father know why u dont have any girlfriends.

Your grounded until you pass the aptitude test for retards. You got that young man?!

If you impersonate somebody in Internet, that would lead to Catastrophe and therefore....no Money. Ya hear? (you are being confronted now).

Come here son, slurp me one more time and you can have your allowance.


I dream of Rex Ryan's manhood in my mouth
While his wife's pretty toes are massaging my prostate

When can I write a comment that you like? Hmm..

question to ALL: if you were going to hire someone to run your business to be Mananger/boss etc (Coach)...

Would you hire the janitor? to run your business?

I figured it out, that's basically what Tunafish did...

Tony Sparano as the janitor...



say what you want you gay ars fookers but the JETS will own you and our Stadium South. Do your homework poosies the JETS have owned the seaturtles in Miami. It`s our house so go get your sister ready for some. We go down to that punk town and win in your house and fook your girls, Baaaaaaaaaaahh!!! HAaaaaaaaaaa!!! poosies!!!!!!

Ha! I know Football too.

FAKE ALOCO @ 11;18

oscar canosa, do you realize there are only three people on this blog right now, you, ALoco and me?? Everyone else is just made up. Amazing huh??

Ive been a fin fan for 30 years & come on this site to read what other fans feel about this team but there is nothing worse than when one person feels this is their own board! Kris quit making this your personal battlefield or stay the hell off here !!!!

it was Bin Laden

i swear it

please get rid of these bums already...

for starter: Culver, Sapp, Columbo, Merling, Fasano, Berger, Murtha..

and get me: O'Hara, McKinney, a freaking TE ( I wanted Shockey/Miller)

I also wanted Bradshaw, maybe Edwards/Evans......

Oh, sure. I've known that probably before you ever learned to write.

Of course Miami has crushed the Jets balls two of the past three years, but I'm so F'kn stooopid I still come here to talk,
Tom, dumbass to the max

Backup quarterback Matt Moore will make more ($2.5 million, including a $1.5 million signing bonus) than Henne, who’s earning $600,000 in the final year of his rookie contract. Moore also is due $2.5 million in 2012.

Im so dissapointed in you sir tom.

You have failed me once again!

Sparano-nuts will be sucking ARS to coach in NY next year, don`t you SEATURTLES fans get it your a joke!! Half your players blow, Reggie actually would blow for a KIT KAT we will smack you down

Social Therapy is very similar to Individual Therapy.

Moore will make 4 times more than Henne sitting on the bench.

I urge the person that hacked kris's account to step forward now, or you will be prosecuted to the fullest degree.

maybe man sanchez will finally love me know

I did what you aked me to do Ryan?
Please be gentle with me!!!

Now come back here Tommy and clean up my bed
My next trick will be here in 5 minutes
Hurry little boy

One great Social Therapist, Emilio Mira y Lopez once said: "Fear is the Giant of the Soul".

Henne may be a lot of things, but he is not, and will never be, consistent. He is off target more than he's on, and geez doesn't anyone ever notice how many times receivers drop balls he throws? This has been going on since his first practice years ago. He can rocket the ball, that's about it..and often to the other team.

FBI, we have been hacking your computers for over 5 years
Now run along and find a bank robber or something that
you can actually prosecute

I am reaching the assertation that when TS says something he means the exact oppossite. Jimmy Wilson will be a free Safety.

Strange Man.


the funny thing is you fookin miami poosies will be sookin NY ars next year and by the way Rex mama blew me in 09, still doesn`t mean I won`t ride the fat boy. You miami poosies know you would die for REX as coach but the TUNA is NY and played your sorry ARSES, fook miami, BAAAAAAAAAA!!!! HAaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! FOOK YU!!!!!POOSIES!!!!

Alright tommy,

Ill take u back one more time but only cuz you know how to make a HOT man feel good

Now, now, Armando, with my synthetic thinking I can write 20 Posts while other People hack only one. Where is, like you say, hmm.., my bread?

tom is all of 10 years old, white kid who thinks he cool. Come to the game with your mommy and daddy while they hold your little hand and buy you a soda and hot dog.

Maybe mommy and daddy should rethink leaving little Tommy with the Priest again, all alone in the tent.

Really rode you Tonight, eh? I will go and cook my sapito now.

tom is all of 10 years old, white kid who thinks he cool. Come to the game with your mommy and daddy while they hold your little hand and buy you a soda and hot dog.

Posted by: Tom is a Gay 10 year old | August 13, 2011 at 11:39 P

I rather let your beee aach hold my junk!! And buy me that soda I don`t swing that way you gay seaturtle!!!

Instead of me loving Gang Green, I was Ganged by Green



does rex have toe jam?

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odin says that there is no homophobic in him, loud laughs, he has to be the most gay man on online, it`s okay come out sister. its south florida you are not alone. HEY its looking up Erick Estrada thinks your cute!!

hi, i'm tom. i can't spell right, i love me some rex ryan and some of his feet. i can't get over how the dolphins have owned us the past three years.

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