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Everything Matt Moore and David Garrard said today

There are three quarterbacks in camp for the Dolphins now -- David Garrard, Matt Moore and Pat Devlin. Ryan Tannehill is not signed and not present.

This is everything Moore and Garrard told the media today:

Quarterback Matt Moore

(On how it feels to be back at training camp) – “It felt great to get going. I know guys were excited for this day, especially with all the changes that have gone on. It was just great to be back on the field and kind of get going.” (On if he reads anything into taking reps with the first-team offense in practice) – “I don’t know, probably not much. I know how it’s going to go. Zac, (assistant quarterbacks) coach Taylor has told us tomorrow David (Garrard) will be taking all those reps. So we have a really good understanding like I’ve been saying the whole time and so. But it was good to get out there and take those reps today. Whatever that means is we’ll figure that out later, but just trying to make the most of the reps that you get.”

(On finishing the 2011 season strong and seeing the team sign Garrard and draft Ryan Tannehill) – “You can only control what you can control. They have a job to do. They have things that they are planning for. For me, you kind of sit back and you watch. I knew going in, Jeff Ireland was very clear with me that they were going to go after somebody if not two guys, which they did. So there were no surprises there which is appreciated. But you know, you got to go out and do your best and do your job and you can’t worry about the transactions that are being made because that’s out of your control.”

(On Tannehill being absent from practice) – “I think it’s a little unfortunate. I know they are working through things. I’m sure he wants to be here. I don’t know the situation, so I can’t comment too much, but from getting to know Ryan, I’m sure he wants to be here. When he gets here, he’ll be ready to go.”

(On how much instillation of the offense Tannehill will miss from not being here) – “One install is a lot of, I think it was 96 slides on our deal, so I mean it was a lot of information that he’s missing. (He’s a) sharp guy. He’s obviously got a background in this offense a little bit. He’ll definitely be a step behind. Missing a day, in training camp the way it is now, I mean that’s a huge piece with only the one practice and the walkthrough tonight. That’s a big deal, so he’ll have some stuff to make up and some stuff to study up on, but I’m sure he’ll be fine whenever he gets back.” (On the pace of practice and Coach Joe Philbin saying the offense probably leads the league in number of snaps taken in one practice) – “We’ve got to. We have to lead the league (laughing). It’s great. I know it wasn’t where we want it. I think Coach Philbin made it clear, especially to the quarterbacks, we need to pick it up a little bit and I think most of the players agree. I think it’s only going to be an advantage to us as our tempo. It was good, it’s not where want it to be.”

(On how much he is looking forward to working with Chad Johnson) – “A ton. He made a ton of catches today, which is great. I think he’s got his motivation and his own personal drive – he’s got a lot to prove I think or at least that’s the way he feels. And so he’s going to be a key player for us. So I’m obviously really looking forward to working with him. He’s obviously still got the first quick step. He’s got the speed and the hands. I have no doubt he’ll follow through with the mental part of it. He’s done a great job since he’s been here, coming in late in into OTAs, mini-camp and such. (I’m) just really looking forward to continuing to work with him.”

(On if he and Johnson talk a lot about Oregon State) – “Not a ton. We were there at different times. I’ve never played with another Beaver, so that’s just my first and it happens to be a guy like that. So that’s good.”

(On if he tries to block out what is said and written about the quarterback battle) – “Yeah, I try to. That goes back to kind of what I said – you can only control what you can control. It’s difficult at times just because all the cameras and people writing. It’s hard not to hear about it, but, as a player, I don’t know, I just try to do my job. You know what I mean? And the coaches have a job to do in preparing us, preparing each guy and I think naturally somebody is going to rise up and become the guy. I’ve got too much other stuff to worry about than thinking about the two or three other guys that are also at that position.”

Quarterback David Garrard

(On the start of training camp) – “Just the first day is exciting. It’s exciting to have the fans out here. I’m sure they were happy to see a little bit of football again. You know, it’s not games and that kind of stuff, but just the fact that we’re back out practicing and getting ready for games is exciting to them. It’s exciting to us as well, especially myself having taken last year off due to my back. It was great to be back out here with a team, a team that wanted me. To be feeling healthy and healthy enough where I feel like I’m ready to roll.”

(On how the tempo of OTAs and mini camps prepared him for today’s practice) – “Yeah, you know, I’m glad we did have OTAs because we do practice fast. We have a fast tempo throughout the whole practice. We’ve got to be leading the league right now with most snaps in practice (laughing), so it’s pretty cool to see how many snaps you can get off. I like the tempo and, as fast as we are going, coaches continue to say that we’ve got to go even faster. When we get up to the speed that they like us to be at, it’s going to be a two-minute drill the whole time.”

(On if he has something to prove to the NFL or Jacksonville Jaguars) – “I put all that in the past. I’m just excited and I have something to prove to myself – something to prove that I can come back from back surgery and still get out and perform and still get out and show myself that I can still play in this league. This has been a dream of mine ever since I was seven (years old) and I want to continue that dream. My biggest dream is winning a championship, so you’ve got to be on the field or on the team to even be close to being able to do that. So I’m one step closer to that.

(On Matt Moore receiving first-team reps) – “It just means that he opened with the one-snaps today. They had to give it to somebody and they gave it to him. That’s fine. We’re going to continue to battle throughout training camp, so I’m not reading anything into OTAs or into the first day of training camp. We’ve got a lot of snaps left and we’ve got some games to play. Those will be more of the deciding factors than just who led in training camp with the ones.”

(On Ryan Tannehill not being at practice today) – “Yeah, you know if he was any other rookie that didn’t know the offense, it would be definitely tough on him, but he knows most of the offense. I think just not being out here with the guys is probably the toughest thing for him, but I’m sure once he signs his contract, it’s not like in days past where guys were trying to get 50 million dollar guaranteed, that kind of stuff. I’m sure once they iron out the little details, he shouldn’t be too long I wouldn’t think, but I’m not his agent or the GM or anybody trying to negotiate his contract. But he’ll be fine. Like I said, for him, coming from this offense in college, that’s a big plus for him.”

(On his chances of winning the starting quarterback job) – “I think my chances are pretty good. I don’t think they would have me here or even say that it was open competition if my chances weren’t good. I know I can still play. I’ve just got to continue to prove it on the field and that's what’s going to be the deciding factor is how we perform on the field. The quarterback position is the one position that you can clearly see most of the time who should be out there. As long as I continue to do my job and do what I can do and play my best, then hopefully that’s enough.”

(On if it’s hard to ignore the cameras for Hard Knocks)  – “No, I’ve actually been through them before back in 2004. They weren’t quite as much in my face, but I got used to them then and you get used to them now. After a few days with them running around poking a camera in your face, you can actually talk to them and tell them, ‘Maybe not right now.’ Or if you just keep going on doing what you’re doing. You don’t have to act. It’s not acting. It’s not like we’ve got to put on a show for the cameras. We just do what we do and, if that was a good byte for them, then great. If not, they’ll just find something else to plug in there. So it’s all good with them.”


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Not first!

GFirst to post about urinating wombats.

What about Devlin? Wasn't he a DRAFT pick? So the Dolphins are drafting practice players that will never play in games still?

Sorry he was an undrafted free agent

Half of the team is cheap undrafted fringe players.


I think it is about the money.

From what I've read the "Off-Set" language is in regards to Tannehill possibly being released/waived in the future(being a bust basically).

Ireland wants some kind od pro-rated refund on Tannehill's guranteed money predicated upon when or if he's waived(busts).

So it IS about money. It's ALWAYS about money. If Tannehill's released before his initial rookie contract expires, Ireland wants a percentage of the guarantee money back.

I think it's a bit ridiculous in that Ireland just never knows how to anticipate issues related to General Managers-ship. Just when you think he might be getting it together, he pulls another bone headed "maneuvure" that bumbles into a PR mess.

He's done it since arriving and continues to do so. One PR mess after another. This is extremely petty when considered against the "Big Picture(our future heir apparent)".

Once again, Ireland disgusts me!


I think it is about the money.

From what I've read the "Off-Set" language is in regards to Tannehill possibly being released/waived in the future(being a bust basically).

Ireland wants some kind od pro-rated refund on Tannehill's guranteed money predicated upon when or if he's waived(busts).

So it IS about money. It's ALWAYS about money. If Tannehill's released before his initial rookie contract expires, Ireland wants a percentage of the guarantee money back.

I think it's a bit ridiculous in that Ireland just never knows how to anticipate issues related to General Managers-ship. Just when you think he might be getting it together, he pulls another bone headed "maneuvure" that bumbles into a PR mess.

He's done it since arriving and continues to do so. One PR mess after another. This is extremely petty when considered against the "Big Picture(our future heir apparent)".

Once again, Ireland disgusts me!


So I dont get it, the Dolphins should agree on whatever demand they are not comfortable with to make T-hill happy? C'mon, you all know if you were doing this you would be going for the best deal for your team.

For the record, I don't like Ireland at all either. But it is a stretch to blame him for anything right now. If we are talking about this past 3-5 more days then I get it. but no one knows the facts of where this deal is at this point.

The offset language just means that Tannehill will still get all the gauranteed money, but the Dolphins will get a rebate for any money another team pays him during the original contract years.

Its unbelievable how cheap this franchise is.

i'm sure glad mando is back. i got tired of omar kelly talking down to everyone who tweeted him with a comment or question. anybody else notice that?

any home sighting?

Who's going to make the first comment about "I've never played with another BEAVER"?

Has Jeff Ireland EVER drafted a good playmaker? EVER?

Is home sending his annual dolphin training camp pictures and write up to Walkers blog or the Phinsider?
Anybody know?

So, if Tannehill takes a flying leap and turns into a drunken bum you guys still want to pay him for that. WTF. Ireland is doing his job protecting the team's money. That isn't cheap, it is called smart. It is called protecting the teams money that could potentially be a big bust.

The qb situation looks great.

I find what the Miami H critics of sports write such as >> One side of the management mouth is telling Tannehill he’s The Man, the future, while the other side of the management mouth is telling Tannehill they’re worried enough about him being a bust to try to cover their financial tail in the event he is. <<<

I for one never wanted Tannehill for many reasons but Jeff "The SCOUT" Ireland and his peps wanted to try and cover for themselves for years and years under Jeff and company by drafting this kid.

Perhaps now they are having buyers remorse or rather drafter remorse as they watch Moore and Garrard on the field.

I dont have mutch faith in Tannehuill whatsover and by ALL MEANS he was NOT worthy of the 8th pick, way overrated as he was more like a mid to late second round if anything in my opinion.

But will all that I will give the kid his chance if he's even givin one by Jeff and company.

That's that.

ireland has spent alot of $ on FA busts but he is cheap on QB's much like parcells. he cheaped out on matt flynn so we had to waste a 1st round pick on a qb who will sit. and now we dont want to pay him because he may not be here in 3 years? sounds like ireland.

The question is WHY would they release their QB of the future in the first four years anyway?

That would make ZERO SENSE considering Ryan was drafted round 1 pick 8.

Why d

Why dikc around on particulars concerning releasing Ryan within the next four years?

Why would that happen? Has that ever happened with a first round draft pick? First four years and they get cut?

Think about it.

If they cut Ryan within the first four years then he was an epic bust to begin with.

I agree with "NY "G""...

The expectations of Tannehill are ridiculous.

Ireland is breaking records for the most busts ever.

Tannehill would've been a 3-4th rd pick the yrar before.


Who gives a flying monkey as to where Tannehill would have been drafted last year??? How many starts did he have??? 6 ???

Tanny lost 6 games as a senior. That should have been a clue that he wasnt 1st rd material.

Whine whine whine whine whine. Sobby sob sob sob sob. Cry cry cry cry cry cry. Complainity complain complain.

Tannehill is the 3rd best QB in the 2012 draft

Tanehill better sign fast. we need him

What will happen?


i'm scared of Gerard, and Moore isnt so good neither. have to sign Tanehill

Gerard or Moore or Tanehill. not easy bro

Tannehill should request a trade to a team that will pay him fairly.

yea maybe in the cfl

You know it's a REALLY slow sports day when there is post aftr post about why Ryan Tannehill hasn't signed yet? REALLY? Do we really thing Tannehill not being there on time will have a huge even on the Dolphins season this year or on Tannehill's long term development? REALLY? These are the things that are keeping guys awake? You do realize he's the third QB right now, right? You do realize he's got about zero chance to start the season as the starter, right? ZERO! Chance of him even playing this season are probably even remote. I actually think him not being around right now is good for Moore and Garrard. They'll get more snaps and more time in the new offence. Tannehill being threre right now would only eat into their snaps and preparation. Tannehill will be there soon enough and then guys can focus on other stuff, like what was Ireland thinking trading three picks for D. Thomas and why didn't he draft Mallett last year. The important stuff....

only the dolfins would draft such a bum

@ least Mallet is in camp....

Why don't we hold a circle jerk....while we talk about how great Ireland's decision making making is.....dating back to Pat White and following on thru Tennehill....

Should make some great convo....

ok, i am sorry, only irelando would draft such a bum.

Lets be honest....

If your gonna waste the #8 draft pick on the guy....you might as well pay him...

top 10 pick...DUH......

The article that Greg Cote wrote on the phins need to start tannelhill now because all the rookies like Marino Manning etc etc. Started their Rookie season, and turn out ok!
True that's right! But he forgot to mention that Manning Marino Elway. All was successful in college! And came into the league with more than 19 starts in their college careers! I see his point also but to say Tannelhill might turn out ok, because the success of those HOF is ridiculous!! I saw Tanny play in college! Not even close to the talent of those HALL OF FAMER QB!

Greg Cote Also wrote on Tanny starting, is who puts Miami in a better position to win right now should not be a priority! Is this guy out of his mind!! Listen Greg Cote. How about the other 52 players on this team that wants to win. You Moron!! How about the FANBASE that are tried of loosing seasons year after year so the PHINS can develop a QB that in college sucked!! TELL US YOU FREAKING DUMB S H I T!! All the money fans spend on season tickets merchandise!
How about us Fan!!! But what I know I just won't our PHINS to win games and at least make it to the post season!!

For con dragon sake which QB will tart 3-3?
If Tannehill can o it, why not.
Can Oore or tartars win more than 3 of the 1st 6?
Just a question.

Just love the iPad.
If Moore or Garrard cannot win more than 3 of the1st 6 why not Tannehill?

Opening ceremonys in London going on, Seems kinda gayy to me but I hate Kids and the English.
Go figure.

"He's the chosen one, the golden child," Smith said. "I call him 'The Franchise.' When he gets out here, I definitely can't wait to just play off and pick one of his little hitches or whatnot because you know he's going to be anxious to come and sling it. To get one of Tannehill's balls, I might make him sign it or whatnot."

Who conducted those interviews? He/She really nailed those guys to the Wall. They did well, btw.

Ok if there is fan here that want to continue having loosing season, than I guess Tanny should start the first game! I think IMO. Philbin as new head coach in this league don't want to as a loser coach! I think he would like to put in the better QB that is giving the team a better chance to win, and it isn't Tannelhill! Not right now anyways!!

Be Easy, The fins are just doing it for show.

What is more important having the real competition go on in training camp? Or have T-Hill split useless time with the 1st team right now?

We all know he's not ready. Ynot, have DG and M&M take all the 1st team snaps in training camp and pre-season? Have T-Sizzle and Delvin take all the 2nd team snaps. We can't or won't accomplish that without media scrutiny if RTLL would've signed before camp. Him taking a couple days to sign kills all the Greg Cote's of the world wanting him to start if he doesn't get signed in the next week. T-Hill has potential but anyone can see he's not ready to be a consistent starter like DG or MM.

This team is rebuilding but it wants to win at the same time. Only way that could happen is to have the veterans battle it out early and let the rookie learn for at least half a season.

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Personally I think it has always been a two horse race between Matt and David they have stated that it's a open competition for everyone but I am sure none of our coaches expect tannehill to win so in all actuality it's just the two

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Marino threw 17 td's to 23 int's his Sr season at Pitt. His completion % was 59%...By some of our 'fans' standards he was a complete bust just like Tannehill, who played in a crappy A&M team and didn't post the Ryan Leaf or Brady Quinn-type numbers that make him a sure thing. Geez, let's see them play actual games for a sustained period of time before labeling busts or not

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