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Former UM QB Stephen Morris on the Dolphins radar

While much of their draft focus is rightly on offensive line, it should be noted the Dolphins have a long list of needs, wants and must haves. And while quarterback is neither a need nor a must have, it definitely is a want -- one which the team might fill with a local player.

The Dolphins had University of Miami quarterback Stephen Morris at their facility last week as one of the "locals" visits they're allowed. Coaches also had dinner with Morris the night before the visit. And it should be noted that general manager Dennis Hickey and coach Joe Philbin attended the University of Miami Pro Day where Morris showed his skills two weeks ago.

Morris, I'm told, has impressed several Dolphins people -- including general manager Dennis Hickey -- with his maturity, intelligence and overall approach.

So does this mean the team is going to draft Stephen Morris?

That is not certain. But it means Morris is on the radar and the Dolphins are doing their due diligence on him. And that's a good thing because the Dolphins are going to have to draft a QB soon enough or find one through free agency or some other means.

Why?

Well, Ryan Tannehill is the starter. There is no controversy or question about that.

And Matt Moore is well-liked and appreciated as the backup while Pat Devlin recently signed his exclusive rights tender to be the No. 3.

But Moore is in the final year of his contract and while his experience is valuable, paying $4 million per year or more for a backup quarterback isn't the most efficient use of salary cap space. Devlin, meanwhile, has been in the Dolphins program for three years and it seems he's no closer to challenging for the backup job than he was in 2011 when he arrived.

Indeed, it has not been a competition for the No. 2 job at all.

So the Dolphins can obviously be improved by adding a young, talented quarterback with a Pro caliber arm (like Morris or someone else) to push Devlin for the No. 3 job but also to make a strong push for the backup job as well after 2014.

Maybe Stephen Morris is that guy.

Anyway, check out some 2013 highlights:

 

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As of right now, Dolphins still have worst rated rushing attack in AFC East. Moreno does not upgrade our rushing attack, he only upgrades our completely horrible rb corps.

Lets go right ahead and wait until 4th-5th rd to draft a rb.

Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson

Welcome to Chris & Chris RB duo

Lightening & Lightening

Go JETS !

Why do the Jets sign all the stars?

wtf is lightening?

Mike Vick w Chris Johnson

and

Eric Decker & Jacoby Ford

WOW!

NJ JETS spread out defenses everywhere they go

NY JETS Playoff Bound !

Garcia1972, don't worry about it getting kind of crazy on this site. Its 3-5 people at most.

I don't think Moore will get us much of anything, and definitely not up to to pick 8.

We get shyt

i hear yah nemo... i view daily, then it just starts getting stupid..... i never really post.

Tannehill would probably bring us a 5th rider in trade

ok...NostraHomeUS...predict the final AFC East standings for 2014:

Pats: 11-5
Fins: 9-7
Jets: 9-7
Bills:8-8


Just saw her on a movie with Jamie Foxx. It was a decent movie on the terrorist thing. Can't recall the name.

Posted by: Dolfan Rick | April 16, 2014 at 03:59 PM

***The Kingdom***

Excellent movie!! I saw it at the theater a few Yrs. back with Jason Bateman as well who almost gets decapitated.

Yeah , I can't think of anyone who would want Moore ... heck, i don't want him here...
Posted by: Mark in Toronto | April 16, 2014 at 03:47 PM

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I actually think Moore would save some value as a back-up. Although having a good back-up appears to be fading somewhat, I like the idea of having a veteran on the bench that knows the offense. I mean the Giants just signed Josh Freeman.

Garcia,

Yeah, there's some good guys on here for good discussion most of the time. I just try my best to ignore all the BS even tho it is tough sometimes.

Josh Freeman?

That's impossible, ETF said he was going to come here to take Tannehill's job..

More Crap @ 4:04

The Jets didn't get all the stars, we got Smith/Fox/Rios/Cone/Mitchell

Dolphins signed 3 fat guys and a blocking RB w one good yr behind elite HOF QB Peyton Manning

NY Jets after beating the Dolphins last season
signed 4 veteran play makers who all have plenty of game left

Mike Vick playing injured -better rating last year than Fake Franchise QB Tannehill

Decker 24 passing TDs in the last 2 seasons

Jacoby Ford KR/PR/ deep threat WR

Chris Johnson 1500 YDs on a bad knee last season. Now had surgery and 1005 healthy

Look Out for the 2014 NY JETS

Meant to say Moore would have some value on the market as a back-up.

tannehill, pouncey , and our 19th pick for manziel

what does "1005 healthy" mean?

MIT,
I called Josh Freeman as soon as we hired Hickey and josh said, "I was the first one he called".

Evidently Josh felt beter going to a team that has won 2 SBs in the past 6 years than this crapy place.

i see why oscar never chose to go into business. wise decision.

That's impossible ... Josh is not smart enough to operate a phone...


wtf is lightening?

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | April 16, 2014 at 04:05 PM

I believe it's when you mix bleech with water then put in your laundry to dile down the tone on those skid marks in underwear. I suspect a common practice for our resident Jets fan.

Moore would bring more in trade than TannePuke

Thats it F4L The Kingdom. That scene with Bateman actually reminded me of the video of a beheading that was going around several years back. Creepy.

NH,

Here U Go

NostraHomeUs 2014 prediction AFC east standings

NE Pats 14-2
NY JETS 11-5
Toronto Bills 8-8
Miami Dolphins 7-9

Josh Freeman got two coaches fired last year lol.

ah f4l, thanks for that info...

why is it when Home starts posting ... we get all these other TGH and Monte and Jay and all posting at the same time.

Why?

*lightning

Go JETS!

Awesome 2014 Free Agency

Hogwash, that team would never be named the Bills...

Mounties maybe

Nemo, i just don't understand who has time and energy to post such stupid stuff... i smh in amazement.... really, you're on a phins site posting jets rule! brady rules! etc... just go away...

5-11 in 2014

lightening is what Sammy Sosa did when he beached his skin hoping nobody would notice him off steroids and 110 lbs lighter

*bleached ^

lol

They do rule

Dolfans must be fair and accurate

Tannehill & the Dolphins suck
20 YRs for an appearance in the AFC Championship game

phinz
1st over all
in 2015 draft
.
lol

dude jets won a superbowl when? oh yeah in the freakin 60's when there was actually good music!

23-0

Winning all the preseason games too

The fish are a pathetic franchise

later MIT, nemo and the rest of you.... the bs has begun....


That scene with Bateman actually reminded me of the video of a beheading that was going around several years back. Creepy.

Posted by: Dolfan Rick | April 16, 2014 at 04:16 PM

You mean the beheading of that kid Nick Berg by Zarqawi back in 04 which went viral? I only saw it once and then didn't want to watch it again and remember people playing it over and over.

NY JETS should sign FA WR Brandon Lloyd

and then put together a package of draft picks
move up and get Clowney

and the Dolphins have the skinny kid w the chronically bad shoulder

Steve Ross is a cheap SOB and will never have a winning season

Texas drafts Texas A&M Johnny Football

NY JETS trade up to ST Louis and draft Clowney for Sexy Rexy's defense


Hogwash, that team would never be named the Bills...

Mounties maybe

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | April 16, 2014 at 04:19 PM

It now appears Donald Trump will sell off his Gambling interests in Atlantic City and buy the Bills. It will be wierd watching the comb over in a press box as NFL Owner.

Does Trump have the $$$?

Trump should buy the Bills and move them to Atlantic City!

Johnson has never had a season which he didn't break 1,000 yards rushing

and w Vick

look out AFC!

I wish Trump would buy the Dolphins

Tanaka will be rookie of the year hands down just outright nasty the best 150 million the stienbrenners ever spent he's amazing

f4l,

Trump is a real estate investor and he needs the depreciation, the same as Ross does.

Trump will threaten to move the team and get both Buffalo and the future site bidding to see who can provide he most expensive staium which Trump will own and depreciate.

DEPRECIATION + REVENUE SHARING = REASONS TO OWN NFL TEAM

Home says, . . .

Bills already have a buyer and
it aint Trump

talks in progress

Lloyd already signed with the 49er's numb nuts-LOL!

Johnson will bust he's been going downhill for 5 years now he's done

oh he is so cheap... so stupid... and using his own money for upgrades...

Ross is a major benefactor of his alma mater, the University of Michigan; with lifetime contributions of $313 million to the university, he is the largest donor in university history.[2][4] According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Ross's higher education gifts rank behind only billionaire New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose recent $350 million contribution[4] to Johns Hopkins University increased his lifetime total to $1.1 billion.[5] The University of Michigan renamed its business school, the Ross School of Business, in Ross's honor in 2004, after Ross made a $100 million gift to fund a new business-school building.[6][7] In September 2013, Ross donated $200 million to the University ($100 million to the Business School and $100 million to Michigan athletics), the largest single gift in the history of the university; the University of Michigan announced plans to rename the university's athletics campus in his honor.[4] Ross also gave $5 million to the athletic department's academic center and $1 million to endow a professorship in real estate at the Ross School of Business.[4]

Marc,
Steinbrenner bought the Yankees for $2mil, that was his best investment.

None of the $2mil was his. He sold a 10% stake in the team for $2mil and he got 90% of the team for making a couple phone calls.


Does Trump have the $$$?

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | April 16, 2014 at 04:30 PM

I was listening to a piece about it just yesterday driving real early over to Naples. Trump has over 7 Billion tied up in his real estate holdings with close to 1 Billion in cash and only 400 Mil in debt over other sights still in project faze. So can go to his Bankers for the money to complete purchase and apparently is doing just that.

He was the greatest owner in the history of sports ,,,,,,George Stienbrenner is a hall of fame owner

just a small sample.... get a clue before making a stupid comment, or your just a racist who think all jewish people are cheap.... pathetic.

Home why does Moreno get shat on for playing with Manning and Decker is the next Jerry Rice?

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