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It's clear Tannehill should be the starter

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has been deliberate and coy about his quarterback decision this preseason. He doesn't give a lot of clues. And he has taken a systematic approach to getting the right player on the field with the first-team offense.

This week appears to be no different. Philbin wanted to name a starter for Friday's Atlanta game this week and that's very important because that player is probably going to be the starting QB in the regular-season opener against Houston.

But Philbin has tapped the brakes on the idea of making a final decision.

"We may have a decision soon, but we may not until, we may play it out another week," Philbin said. "That’s still up in the air. We certainly haven’t come to any decision on that."

Well, my question would be why not?

It is clear as day to anyone with eyes that Ryan Tannehill has so far gotten the better of Matt Moore in the quarterback competition.

Tannehill has looked better than Moore when you compare their starting assignments this preseason. Tannehill also looked better than Moore when each played with the backups this preseason.

The statistics show more definitively what we've seen on the field:

Tannehill is 25 of 44 (56.8 percent completion) for 267 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. He has an 82.3 quarterback rating.

Moore is 12 of 27 (44.4 percent completion) for 136 yards with 0 TD and 1 INT. He has a 44.7 quarterback rating.

The competition has been closer in practice, but Tannehill has generally been as good if not better than Moore in that venue.

Beyond that, Moore has not led a TD drive yet this preseason. Tannehill has.

So what decision is there to make?

Ryan Tannehill should start against Atlanta Friday night. And he has done more to win the regular-season starting job than Moore.

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j pruitt.

OH look, it seems that philbin understands what the future means as well for miami,

Hey Grow Up, bet you feel real arguementative now that your opinion on tanny not starting has shall we say gone out the window...
Its alright, your still mr-Irrelevant to me buddy LoL

Lets all forget about the win/losses total this season we all know the team wont win more than 6 games. Lets just all hope that Tannehill somehow can put up similar numbers to Cam Newton(passing numbers) or Andy Dalton although I doubt it since we SUCK at every position. F YOU IRELAND!

Dashi knows all, after the facts are in. That's no Fun.

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Yup. Just read about it, Tannehill starting. Many inferences that can be drawn from that fact. But we'll let them rest. We'll see..

Posted by: oscar canosa | August 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM

^^^^

Does that mean "We" are Going to Stop with all the Senile Remarks about Moore now. That U are Completely Wrong!!!!!!

F'n Fool

I have to use the Word "WE" when I'm talking TO U. SO MAYBE THEM 1001 ALIASES GET THE F'N POINT, CORNBALL.

Philbin is making the right choice here....if this kids gonna learn, let him learn on the field, and take some lumps on the way which he surely will...

Parcells cashed out on the Dolphins and some of you still defend him.

HoHo!!

OH look, it seems that philbin understands what the future means as well for miami,
Hey Grow Up, bet you feel real arguementative now that your opinion on tanny not starting has shall we say gone out the window...
Its alright, your still mr-Irrelevant to me buddy LoL

Posted by: SayWhatCheck | August 20, 2012 at 03:33 PM

This post proves what a dummy you are LMAO

The argument was NOT whether he would or wouldn't start. It was about whether it's best for him at this point or not.

Do you already know, can tell the future that it's for the best? In that case, we can call you Nostradamous!

My word, you are DENSE.

The future is now. Just don't yank Tannehill through the season unless he's injured.

Can't complain though - he won the job fair and square.

Personally, I think Tannehill should have been named the starter from day 1. What does Miami have to lose? More games? I'm good with that if he somehow shows promise towards the future.

Naaaah, the move was the best for the Team according to Philbin, ya hear well.

The future is now. Just don't yank Tannehill through the season unless he's injured.

Can't complain though - he won the job fair and square.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | August 20, 2012 at 03:40 PM

I wouldn't call it fair & square. More lucky I'd say. He did beat out 2 guys but, if Garrard didn't get hurt & was healthy, he'd be holding a clipboard all year.

Well, now we'll go 2-14 and draft Matt Barkley.

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Seems like the organization knows whats best for him as do most people looking towards the future, dont worry Mr Irrelevant, You'll fall in line soon enough


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told u cash

So you want me to state my inferences in respect to this move? Probably does LV also. No chance.

HEY

ON CONDOM, OFF pENIS

Dashi has been saying since last Week when we all knew Garrard wasn't going to be ready for the Season.

Start T-Sizzle.

One thing is definetly for Sure I wasn't waving the MAtt Moore flag like U were doing.

Just cause u use a 1000 names to state them same thing OVER and OVER and OVER and OVer and Over and Over, again.

Doesn't mean Ur opinions Count.

It's Ok keep Spewing Ur Negative Rants on This Storied Franchise.

Dashi will Slay All AszClowns With the Sword Of Truth and Knowledge.

Put down that little Shank, Little Man. Dashi Swings the Excalibur.

Get the Old Hag Ready, We Celbrating Tonight. I'ma leave her SuperSoaked tonight Oscar.

Youre right he would be backing up Garrard and Matt Moore would have been traded. Then next year Garrard is either on to another team or losing the QB battle to Tannehill so why delay the inevitable? Just pray the right side of the line plays decent..

This is great news for my under bet. Money in the bank.

Well here we go! It's a new era in Miami, just remember that Tannehill is going to have some bag games during the year a la Peyton, Brees and others

That would be kinda difficult for you, Dashi. My "Old Hag" is not around Us anymore.

wouldnt be surprised to see moore possibly up for trade bait now or garrard let go after he heals...just dont see one of them liking the 3rd QB role and it provides almost zero chance of playing this year....

Well here we go! It's he same mistake in Miami, just remember that Tannehill is going to have some bad games during the year a la Beck and Henne.


Well here we go! It's a new era in Miami, just remember that Tannehill is going to have some bag games during the year a la Peyton, Brees and others

Posted by: Tritium | August 20, 2012 at 03:48 PM

If he comes anywhere near the play of andy daulton or newtons throwing statistics from last year, I'll take that success over a bad year for this young mans progression any day of the week....

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Why you deleted my other posts, Armando? You have indicted yourself.

QB isn't the main PROBLEM for this team, the rookie should start (being the 8th pick).....THEY NEED TO FIND A DEFENSE. QBs don't stop teams from scoring. BIG MISTAKE (as usual from management)TO LET NOLAN leave the defense and replace him with ANOTHER inexperienced coach AND change the scheme.

Now they need to cut Garrard before the season to save the two million dollars. Use that money to try to get a receiver.

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