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Philbin: It's 'good' to let Tannehill start in preseason

I told you several days ago not to be surprised if Ryan Tannehill starts Friday's preseason game at Carolina. I told you in a post earlier today that Tannehill was the best of the three quarterbacks in the two-minute drill today.

So the stage is set for tomorrow's practice, which will be the last one of training camp, to see the Tannehill versus Matt Moore competition for Friday's starting job.

Coach Joe Philbin today explained why starting Tannehill at some point this preseason makes sense:

“It would give him a chance to work with the first group in a game situation against better competition, and I think that would be good," Philbin said. "Our plan all along was at some point in time, whether it be this week, next week or the week after, our plan all along was to let all three of those guys have some opportunities. That’s kind of what our thought was, so if it happens this week; obviously we have one more day of practice so we’ll take a good look at it.

"Obviously we haven’t sat down yet today but we’ll start that in a few minutes, but we’ll just evaluate this week. He’s going to play a lot, Matt’s (Moore) going to play a lot, and Pat (Devlin) will probably play some, we have three guys. We’ll take it from there.”

Moore and Tannehill talked to reporters today. Here is what they said:

Quarterback Matt Moore 

(On his reaction to wide receiver Chad Johnson being released) –“I don’t know. I don’t think I can speak much on it. I knew it was a possibility. It’s up to the organization and Coach (Joe) Philbin and they handled it the way they saw fit.” 

(On the competition between wide receivers Roberto Wallace and Marlon Moore) – “It’s good. Those guys are working their tails off. Each making plays when they get the opportunities and trying to showcase their talents. It’s been fun to watch. (They are) both talented guys and it’ll be interesting to see how that kind of shakes out.” 

(On the cohesiveness of the offensive line) – “Yeah, they’ve done well, just with the new offense and everything. They’ve done really well. They are such a tight group anyways. It’s kind of one of those things (where) one guy goes down and another guy step right in and we don’t miss a beat. They’ve done a good job in the room.” 

(On when he expects to hear if he will start on Friday against the Carolina Panthers) – “I don’t know.”

(On if the announcement of whether he will be starting against the Panthers affects his preparation for the game) – “No, not at all. It’s one of those things, just be ready. I’m like a reliever. They need me; I’ll come in and play.” 

(On if he’s interested in seeing what quarterback Ryan Tannehill will do against the starters) –“Football’s football. It doesn’t matter who he’s playing against. He’s got to go out and produce regardless." 

(On if being a veteran helps him have a leg up to be a starter based on coach Philbin’s statement that he will start the best person for a game on that day) –“Maybe. I don’t know. These are interesting questions. Yeah, because I’ve had the experience, maybe, but I don’t feel that way. I mean he’s going to do what’s best for the team, who’s going to give us the best chance to win like he said in any given game and that guy will play.”

(On how it has helped him get extra reps in practice with quarterback David Garrard being injured)– “Yeah, the reps are good. You want to see and prepare in this offense as much as you can. You want to see as many defenses as you can. Our defense is definitely throwing a lot at us, but we miss David, but you love getting the opportunities for more throws and more opportunities to do well.”

(On Garrard’s health and how he’s handling things)– “He’s doing good. He’s obviously a little bummed out, but he’s doing everything he can, just rehab wise and he’s a professional, I’m sure he’ll handle it the best way.”

And after Moore was done speaking, Tannehill talked to a huddle of reporters:

(On Joe Philbin saying that he will start the quarterback in the first regular season game based on who gives the team the best chance to win on that day) –“I don’t know. It’s not up to me to decide, but I’m just going to go out here every day (and) try to do the things I can do to make this team better. (I) try to improve my game as much as I can every day and, hopefully, when it comes that time, I’m that guy. I want this team to win, so if I’m not the best guy at that time, I want this team to win.”

(On if he has been told what his role on Friday against the Carolina Panthers) – “No, I have not. I’m just coming out here every day like I said. Just working to get better, try to take advantage of these preseason games. When you get in, get your reps, try to take advantage of them. Don’t know exactly when they’re going to come, but just want to take advantage of them when they come.”

(On if he thinks starting the game will give him a better opportunity to show what he can do) – “I just try to take advantage of those reps. If I get one reps in practice, try to make the most of it. You get the better looks from the one defense, tougher looks. So if I get the one reps in the game, then I’ll try to take advantage of them. It’s a balancing act. Coach Philbin wants all the QBs to get some one reps. Whenever my time comes, just got to take advantage of it.”

(On if he feels like he has improved since the start of training camp) – “I dang sure hope so. It’s a waste of time if I haven’t improved. I feel like I’ve gotten better every day. Still making mistakes, yes, but I feel like I’m learning form my mistakes, getting a better handle, more comfortable with the guys being able to move the ball down the field. Try to get a little bit better every day in every aspect of the game and, to answer your question, yes, I think I’ve improved a little bit.”

(On how comfortable he is checking out of plays at the line of scrimmage) – “I’m pretty comfortable. That’s a big part of our offense is being able to get into a good play at the line. See a lot of looks in this league from defenses. You want to be able to get into a good look. Sometimes, you are not going to have the best play called for what they come out in, so got to be able to get in a good look and there’s also some instances you have to live with it. You’ve got to call a play fast, play with tempo and run the play that’s called.”

(On how impressed he is with the offensive line) –“They’ve done a great job. I don’t think I had too much pressure today in practice at all. I was able to really sit in the pocket, make some throws, get to some late progressions, third progressions. I feel like they’ve done a great job. They’re getting better. I think Jonathan Martin has really improved throughout camp. He seems to be getting more comfortable within the right side with his sets. It’s a great unit and I think they’re getting better.”

(On if he feels he gets overconfident at times)– “I’m confident, but I don’t want to be overconfident. That can be a bad thing for a quarterback. You start forcing balls, trusting your arm too much and you’re not really able to fit it into that window and you try too.  It’s something where you really have to know yourself, be honest with yourself and know when you can get the ball in there and when you can’t.”

(On what quarterback Matt Moore is like as a person that he’s going up against every day in practice)– “Matt’s a fun guy. I enjoy coming to meetings. I enjoy practicing with him. He’s a good guy. He helps me out. I try to help him out. I said all along it’s a great competition. Even with Dave (Garrard) in there, we’re all trying to help each other out. We’ll all have fun in our meetings. We try to learn, soak up all the information we can, but have fun with it. It’s a long season. It’s a long camp, so got to have a little bit of fun in there. We try to laugh a little bit in our room and laugh on the field. Matt’s a great guy. Pat (Devlin) as well. We have a great room.”

(On being nicknamed “The People’s Choice”)– “The people’s choice? I don’t know about that. That’s not what I say.”

(On if he’s going to watch Hard Knocks tonight)– “I probably won’t. I didn’t really watch it last week, so I probably won’t watch it tonight.” 

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KRIS...I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH YOU PREDICTING 11 WINS THIS YEAR ......

YOU MUST BEEN VERY DRUNK ,WHEN YOU POSTED THAT......


Q.......ANY NEWS OF YOUR INCOMING BEAUTIFUL BABY? GIRL OR BOY ?

Aloco....

Baby is doing fine....A little girl...due in NOV......thanks for asking...the baby mom are both healthy...and everything is in schedule...

As for the 11 wins....right it down.....I was drunk as heck on Saturday...I was in Kentucky and saw an old army buddy I hadn't seen since the late 90's.....

but not a drop of Alcohol since.....

SO its a sober 11 wins....don't be surprised if we luck our way in to 7-0 or better....

Talking S.F. I believe nobody will ever consider Mike Nolan for a H.C. gig again. I won't even mention Singeltary who I wouldn't hire as an equipment manager. The team the 49ers came within a couple of K.Williams fumbles from taking to the dance last yr. was essentially the same team Nolan had and a carbon copy of the one Singeltary had. Today under Harbaugh they're considered one of the elite again under those 2 they were lucky to break .500

Kris,

Congrates! I and the Misses closed up the factory after our 2nd child and am not envious of what your next 3 yrs. look like but congratulations.

Phin 78....Fin4Life....

I heard the 911 call.....

Doesn't really change much imo....

I did hear the part when he said "you hit him....but it sounded more like a question then a slip of the tongue......

The most telling thing he said to me was that "she wasn't bleeding"....

Cedric Benson just signed with the Packers.

Fin4Life....thanks....

I just hope they work together and labor starts on a wednesday....

If we catch Houston sleep walking on SEP 9th....we can get to 7-0 or better....

KRIS,.....SCREW THE DOLPHINS....


ANY NAMES FOR THE LITTLE ANGEL ?

Yes...te name is picked out...

but I will wait until after the birth to announce it on here...

I LIKE ORIGNAL CLASSIC NAMES FOR BABYS,I DON'T LIKE THE CRAP MODERN NAMES LIKE ,


JESS ..........

Tannehill isn't going to watch hard knocks, but his wife might be...

Kris,

I was listening to the LeBatard show and he asked his audience a good question in my opinion. He asked the listeners if that now that Eve has taken on this feminist leader role if anybody believed that she makes the call to police if she new it would cost her the show?? He also dished some info. on her and apparently she was once engaged to NBA player Antoine Walker from the HEATS 06 Champs were they did a show about NBA wives, she leaves Walker for Johnson and lands her T.V. show with him ect....

KRIS... I HOPE IT'S NOT '''''


JESS OR

VERONICA OR

NANCY
OR

KIM.........

None of those names are on the radar Aloco...

OR

DARLENE


OR DEBBIE


OR LUCY......

DID I SAY...PLEASE NO TO


SUSAN .......

Fin4LIfe....

imo NO WAY she goes to the police if she thought for a second they were gonna cancel that show...she thought she was just screwing Chad....

Typical Mando. "I told you guys sveral days ago". Look dude, NO ONE CARES. You have the opportunity of access to the team, you aren't forecasting some unbeleivable news here. Quit patting yourself on the back for drawing breath every day.

I LOVE THE NAME ...ABIGAIL


GRACE ,ALSO A NICE NAME
SOPHIA IS A GREAT CLASSIC NAME ,,

Kris | August 14, 2012 at 07:18 PM

My thoughts exactly from the new voice of the feminist movement.

It won't be Susan....or any of the others you named...

Aloco....

how old are you...with all of the 19 40's..silent movie star names.....

I AM 27 YEARS OLD ,,,,,

BROOKLYN .....IS A GREAT NAME ,....


WHO WOULD NAME THEIR BABY , CHAD ???

THE NAME ABIGAIL IS GREAT B/C IT FITS FOR A DOCTOR'S NAME ....


BUT NANCY IS FOR A WAITRESS NAME ,,,,,,,

Alopco....

I think Chad is short for Chadwick.....but still just as bad.....


Aloco...if your 27...them i'm 3,294 years old....

I WOULD TO KNOW OUR BLOGGERS REAL NAMES ;;;;;;;


OSCAR COULD BE ,..... JOSE

YG........................... FRANCK

FIN4LIFE..................... LUGI


I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW

well....you know one....

Kris...is Kris....and as Oscar likes to point out sometimes.....kris as well....

PHINS78 MUST BE....LUIGI

ODINSEYE....MUST BE........SCOOTER

JEFF IS A NAME FOR A BUS BOY ,,,,,,


SPARONO IS FOR PIZZA BOY...

PHILPEN FOR 24/7 STORE CLERCK ...

KRIS...FAKE ALOCO IS HERE @ 7;36 AND 7;37....


HE'S FUNNY..

KRIS IS A NAME FOR A SHOE CLERK....

KRIS...FAKE ALoco @ 7;42 pm

Darlene sounds like a XXX star

Debbie does Dallas

Lucy was a dumb witted read head who never could dance the babalu

THE WORST NAME EVER FOR A GIRL;;;;;;;;;;;


TESS

SECOND WORST;;;;;


JENFFER

FIN4LIFE IS A BOAT PERSON SO HIS NAME....MUST BE...EDUARDO OR PEDRO.

YG WOULD HAVE AN OLD SIMPLE NAME LIKE...MAX OR SAM.

THIRD WORST;;;


MACKINZE

ALoco,

You think my name would be Lugi?

You always talk about all the lobster you eat and things of the nature while living in Boston?? I guess maybe your folks vacationed in S. Fla. and your Pops was a fan of the 72 team, your name....Sanford Cartwright the 3rd and you speak with a twinge of a nasely voice.

ALoco,

My name actually is Pedro.

FIN4LIFE......

I AM JUST TRYING TO HAVE FUN...I AM SICK OF TALKING THE LOUSY FINS ....


WORST NAMES OF PLAYERS;;;;;;;;;;;


BESS.........


WALLACE..........

Looks like fin4life and phins78 are the same person.

I believe I actually did tell you my name once so good memory.

I have and always will be fin4life when posting on the blog. It's why I type in blue and unless mistaken phins78 probably uses that name because he was born in 78. I sadly am a little older than that.

I have had enough reality to last me a lifetime. I watch NO "reality" shows.

Even when young, I was very selective of what I watched on TV.

That's a sign of high Education, when you are turned off by Lucy, the Beverlly Hillbillies then, now reality shows, some series, one of them Survivors, which my 11 y/o son tried to introduced me to and I also didn't like . He doesn't understand why.

oscar,

I'll admit Kim K a guilty pleasure but find her families attempt at a new milenium leave it to beaver act beyond annoying and can't stomach them a great deal outside of them the forum known as reality T.V. born of the immensely talented Paris Hilton is nothing more than THUNDERDOME for Chiclet brains!

Anyways, he has a high mensa probably higher than mine, but with much less Education.

HOHO!! Of Kim K, I have thought sometimes at night. That's some reality for you, if you can get her.

KIM NOVAK ////////////


THE ONLY KIM I LIKE AND ADORE/

I'm just saying overall Spielman has done very well for the Vikings, and the fans really like him there.

Posted by: Phins78 | August 14, 2012 at 06:27 PM

That statement right there proves you know nothing. Why others even respond to you is tough to figure.

Posted by: Malolactic fermentation | August 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM
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Hmmmmfph..........Monkey Boy?

I'm getting jealous. Thats the same old boring line you always use on me.

(Sheesh-as he spends MORE time here than anyone else, you'd think he could come up with something a NEW every once in awhile :(>

Kris,

Just like the others have said, congratulations on your new baby daughter. To bad it wasnt a boy so you could immediately throw him into the fins qb competition. LOL

You know,ALoco, my Father was once in NYCity in a restaurant and he had his arm resting on the top of the seat. Then he feels 2 warm things resting on top of his arm. They belonged to Kim's. Pardon me, and he stood up.

Have you ever fuc-ed a Lesbian, ALoco? We can do with them whatever we want.

- I tell you man, this chick wetted the bed, man. - She needs a new joint, man.

None of those names are on the radar Aloco...

Posted by: Kris | August 14, 2012 at 07:15 PM

Kris,

I'm just going to assume we can cross Evelyn off of the list of Baby names........RIGHT?

(That ALoco feller is............Peculiar ;)

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