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Don't be surprised if Tannehill starts Friday

If the distance between third-string quarterback Ryan Tannehill and and second-stringer Matt Moore was small last week, as coach Joe Philbin said Friday, it seems much smaller today. In fact, it can be argued the two are tied in the battle to become the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback.

And while Tannehill seems to be climbing, Moore seems to be fading.

Both players took first-team snaps in practice today. I was not there. But The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley tracked the practice and reports Tannehill had the better day.

Beyond that, coach Joe Philbin did not rule out starting Tannehill against Carolina Friday night in the second preseason game.

Beyond that, Philbin also made the point he would like to pick a starter for the regular-season opener by the time the Dolphins play their third preseason game.

"Our plan all along was to get all three of those quarterbacks reps with the first group in the preseason," Philbin said referencing Tannehill, Moore and injured David Garrard. "We haven't quite crossed that bridge yet. We'll figure all that out as the week progresses."

Asked if Tannehill would get a chance to start in the preseason, Philbin responded ...

"In one of these games we'll definitely try it, yeah, sure."

Here's the deal: Moore already started a game. If this competition is going to be completely fair, Tannehill needs to show what he can do with Miami's starting group and against a starting defense to give the coaches an apples-to-apples comparison.

So it makes sense for the Dolphins to start Tannehill Friday -- keeping in mind he cannot drop off the table in practice the next four days to earn that distinction. That would be the fair way to draw the comparison. Moore versus starters one week. Tannehill versus starters the next week. Moore coming in as a backup one week after Tannehill came in as a backup.

Philbin does not want to publicly commit to a starter yet because he sees what we see. He sees his rookie advancing and his veterans falling off -- Garrard because of the knee injury and Moore because, well, I don't know why.

The problem is the Dolphins don't have a lot of time to make a decision if they are going to keep to their original plans. The team wanted to know who would be the starting quarterback after Friday's outcome.

"I've stated in the past that in an ideal situation when you have a quarterback competition in training camp, you'd probably like to have your starter named after your second preseason game," Philbin said. "The plan right now would be that our starters would play their most snaps against Atlanta (in the third preseason game). That would lead you to believe if things were right you would have your starter by then."

But if Tannehill and Moore -- oh so close to one another -- cannot separate, then what?

"I'm going to look at film and evaluate the position," the coach said. "I'm going to do the best thing for the football team to win games. I can stand up here and say I do believe that will be the scenario that unfolds, however, it may not. So we're going to have to be flexible and do the best thing for the team and make the decision when the time comes."

One more thing: The depth chart that will come out Monday will not be the final word on which quarterback starts for Miami Friday. It may be a snapshot of the competition on Monday. But Philbin says this is perhaps the preseason's most important practice week. A lot of things can happen. A lot of things can change.

So the first-team QB on Monday might not be the starter Friday. Come to think of it, last week, the first-team quarterback on Monday did not start the game Friday.

 

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Cammarillo's only claim to fame as a dolphin was adverting a 0-16 season. Many in this blog treated that like he should immediately be enshrined to our honor roll. LOL

go fins!!!!!!

Yep, I remember.

Reminds me of how they treat Matt Moore right now.

Didn't Ireland trade Cammarillo with Spielman?

Who some think is a better GM?

camarillo dealt for benny saap,lol

I don't advocate beating women. It's semantics. In the heat of the battle, yeah sometimes you slap them or knock them around, but you don't start out with that intention, no way, that is awful. I've been hit by women too and I don't Bwaaaaaahaaaa like some of these gold diggas!

Coalition,

I don't advocate Beating Women either. But I will Slap a B|tch. LOL

Did Chad Practice today?

With Garrard showing he is injury prone, it may work in Moore's favor. Garrard now may be the odd man out. Then we have three young qb's.

Things change fast.

And I got a little 'beatch' that needs some slappin! U game? ;)

I believe whether Garrard or Moore stays on the roster now depends on Devlin's performance the rest of the preseason. If Devlin nails down the 3 spot. Its certain Moore or Garrard could be gone.

Most likely Garrard would be gone, seeing how possibly he wont be back before final roster cuts. Moore wins a roster spot in default.

If Devlin cant nail down the 3 spot, he's back to the PS, and both Garrard and Moore could be safe.

yeah im pretty sure garrards dolphins career is already over

The Film Study has begun..............

Check out Artis Hicks pass blocking on the first play of the game.(after the penalty).

He blocks his guy out. When his guy jumps up to try and bat down the pass, Hicks levels his a ss and puts him on his back!

Textbook stuff from a wily old Veteran! I like it.

Overall, he struggled at times leaving the door of possibility open for Steinbach. Either are both wily old veterans, I think were set at Guard for the season.

Cogs, Hicks and Steinbach! Not bad!

Coalition I'm Down, Is it that little Corny Punk that likes to Take peoples name. Point him out, I'll go Wayne Brady them.

Yg, Devlin won't make the Practice squad some other team will pick him up before that happens. That's the Reason i've been saying DG or M&M have to go.

Ireland was a moron to sign Chad Johnson. But I guess we shouldnt be surprised. Mr Ross, can we fire Ireland now?

I don't advocate beating women. It's semantics. In the heat of the battle, yeah sometimes you slap them or knock them around, but you don't start out with that intention, no way, that is awful. I've been hit by women too and I don't Bwaaaaaahaaaa like some of these gold diggas!
Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of the Closet | August 12, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Coalition,
I don't advocate Beating Women either. But I will Slap a B|tch. LOL
Did Chad Practice today?
Posted by: Dashi | August 12, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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Dashi,

Thats Mando's Monkey Boy still at it.

You can tell when I embarrass him, he impostors me all day.

Hint: It was earlier today and he CLAIMED Johnson was telling the PRESS he doesn't give a fvck about his career.

I embarrassed him by CORRECTING HIM-AGAIN. If he would have just READ the article, he would've known Mando got that from the police report and that Johnson was saying that during the fight.

Now Monkey Bu-oys only recourse is to impostor me.

Just ignore the Wigger ;)

#'s count. At least 1 or 2 of those fuc-ing 11 or 12 Wr's we have in Camp should make it.

Garrard is finished. Another dumb signing by Ireland.

Hey Oscar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc_LIR5ExIU

Aint no one wanna read you boo shi.

And I got a little 'beatch' that needs some slappin! U game? ;)

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of the Closet | August 12, 2012 at 08:04 PM

Monkey Boy Impostor, I don't think it even qualifies as Master Baiting when your "Little Friend" is that small.

In High School he OBTAINED the Nick Name "Lil Smalls" ;)

Bhwaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaa!!!

Dis is Da REAL Odin Be-atch!

Obviously, cj doesn't give a fuc- about his career. Ruins.

B Marshall was a headcase but at least the guy produced a 1000 yd season. Should have held onto him.

The Doctors thought Lil Smalls was a girl when he/she was born.

They just thought the poor girl had a slightly enlarged clitoris.

Still doesn't explain exactly why he wore dresses up until 4th grade. But I'm SURE it had some bearing ;)

"Philbin is a spitting image of Cam Cameron. And like Cameron he's already lost the lockeroom."

I don't know that he's lost the locker room as of yet, but I will say he doesn't seem like a strong leader, and I do agree that I get a Cameron-esque vibe from the guy.

Chad Johnson released by the Dolphins. Scouts clean out his locker...

Philbin ain't the type of Coach that loses locker rooms.

He's been through alot, both professionally and on a personal level.

I think he can handle it.

Now, thats not say, if he loses his first 7 games(like CaMoron), anything can happen. But until then, I get the feeling Philbin is in COMPLETE Control.

FWIW.................

Chad Johnson released by the Dolphins. Scouts clean out his locker...

Posted by: Tracy474 | August 12, 2012 at 08:37 PM

Bullshyt! Where are you getting that?

C'Mon Tracy, you're usually straight up and on the Money!

Odin,

I'll still give it to monkey Boy. Dashi's Personal Agenda. I believe I have defeated the Little Autistic Moron Multiple times before on the other website. He was doing the same over there before Izzy and Omar went and committed Blogicide cause of the Clown.

He stop wearing a Dress in 4th grade, but he still wears Lipsticks and Pumps to write on this Blog. Sissy Boy

Ha Ha!

You got me. I paused my "Filn Study" and google-ed up the latest news.

Johnson gone that quick huh?

Good job philbin send the clown packing I love it haha keep it real right ocho way to keep it real.... Real stupid

Dear Mr. Dashi,

ROTFLMAO!

Fishnet and Fvck Me Pumps for the He-She!

Perhaps the first time I've written this on Internet. Black guys marry white girls(or viceversa) because deep down, they want to be White.

CJ cut, for real.

Ocho is gonzo!!

Peace up you dope!!!

Good for you Jeff and Coach!!

Stuck to your guns!!

YES OCHO WAS RELEASED!!!

Dear Mr. Dashi,

ROTFLMAO!

Fishnet and Fvck Me Pumps for the He-She!

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 12, 2012 at 08:44 PM

Ok Monkey Boy, that's enough for one day. Scram rat!

Good job philbin and Ireland. Anyone thinking we should have kept Marshall has rocks for brains. Johnson was a reach, cost nothing, and a good message has been sent

That's not cool oscar.
If you would like to place blame, then blame our culture and the type of women portrayed.

Look who gives a flying f u c k about Chad!!
Let's start Tannehill give him the WR TE that he is comfortable with?? MF Let's stop this SH I t about Chad already!!! Start Tannehill and hope for the best!! If we win 10 games it's a plus!!! Playoffs. If we lose 14 games. Than it's a plus. Jeff Ireland Will be fire!! And that's a Calle Ocho. Celebration!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Jeff, go get Mike Wallace!!!

At least make the phone call to Pittsburgh.

Sad team. Guilty until prove innocent if you are B L A C K.

WOW, Answers my practice Question.

Is Philbin still Cam Cameron?

Again, Some people Over reacted. Philbin had to sit down with Chad, Had to sit down with his Coaches, and then he had to sit down with the camera's before making his decision.

Now the Question is Flatline ready to battle Wallace for the other Starting Spot?

Chad brought this all on his self.

Anybody see the naked on-line Pictures of Lozada?

Nice looking woman, but she has EXTRA at EVERY curve!

So he meets her on Twitter, then see's all the naked pics on-line?

Yeah.....sure......why not! Marry THAT girl........Doh!

Listen, pal, I judge nobody. And I don't like to spoonfeed anyone, but in your case, baskin robbins, I will do it. Did I, at any time in my commentary, mention the causes why most Black People want to be White. I can see you would like to, also. No?

Odin,
Got it from a Jay Glazer Tweet on Bleacher's Report at 7:24pm.
So, it's probably legit....since it's Glazer.
You know I'm straight up, man. Sorry for not giving the source before..

Man, that was quicker than I expected.

Wow! I didn't think they would do it!

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Dolphins have parted ways with Johnson. As of Sunday, scouts have cleaned out the locker of the player formerly known as Chad Ochocinco. Mike Freeman of CBS Sports confirmed the story, suggesting that the Dolphins did not believe Johnson's side of the story regarding the incident and arrest.

Freakin Beatch set up my boy and wimpy Philboner shows his true WHITE color! Dang dat ain't fair now, ya here?

Apparently, these People don't like to waste Time.

Ireland has to see what the steelers will want to part with Wallace.

Here's what made the decision to cut bait with CJ an easy for Philbin:

Per Today's Practice Report:

"##Wallace turned in yet another solid practice, hauling in a 40-yard touchdown pass inside the bubble from Matt Moore with one hand in the right corner of the end zone. There wasn’t even the hint of a bobble as he simply reached out with his right hand and tucked it. He did a good job of getting open on intermediate routes as well and hung on to one pass that bounced off of his chest in the flat."

Roberto Wallace seems to be moving up the charts folks. Mike Wallace? Looking more like we already have "OUR" Wallace. LOL

Who was saying Philbin lost the Locker Room already?

STFU!

JUST STFU ;)

Philbin laid down the LAW!

Don't Fvck wit Coach Philly! He ain't playin MAN!

Hey, Armando, would you like to be White?

Who was saying Philbin lost the Locker Room already?

STFU!

JUST STFU ;)

Philbin laid down the LAW!

Don't Fvck wit Coach Philly! He ain't playin MAN!

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 12, 2012 at 09:02 PM


Ok Monkey Boy! It's past your bed time. Time to go now, ya here?

Oscar,


Didnt you know? Armando is even whiter than white people. We now hope to be as white as Armando. LOL

Sad team. Guilty until prove innocent if you are B L A C K.
Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of the Closet | August 12, 2012 at 08:53 PM

SHUT UP WIGGER!

Sounds like CJ found out Philbin is a man of his word. Now, where are all of those saying Philbin is Cam Cameron part deux? Doesn't look like it to me. Just saying...

Armando doesn't work over time!!! Chad cut by PHINS !! Confirmed by Espn!!!

Hard Knocks will explain the Situation better. The Coversation between Chad and Philbin probably made the coaches decision easy.

Agreed coalition, treat them for what they are. She's a fine looking Braud, but she's not wifey material. She's more one of them Crazy Chicks I was talking about the other day. Put her in a Headlock or a Full Nelson a Couple times and go ur separate ways.

I won't go after Wallace until the Season Starts. And then only offer a 2nd or 2-2's like we did with Marsha. I won't give a 1st rd pick for him.

What if the pick becomes a top 10 or top 5? Then U can Still get another Good Wr next year Early in the draft.

Wallace isn't worth a 1st. Definitely not a Early 1st rd pick.

In a not so distant Future, nobody will be Black, or White. But perhaps continue as ignoranr mofos.

Ocho Cinco released just like i said. Garrard is next.

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