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Featured Stat: In 2011, Matt Moore ranked 4th deep pass percentage.
With the lack of a deep threat on this roster, look for that number to drop immensely,
Just about anyone with a shred of knowledge on the NFL knows that the quarterback position has been the Miami Dolphins weakest link for years now and after 2011, that sentiment was no different. But are we actually being fair this time? Like some of these pretty boy quarterbacks who would date anorexic models and actresses rather than having a big, opera woman(and yes I like opera) on their arm we’ve grown accustom to inflated stats. I say inflated stats because back in the 1970s, Matt Moore’s stats would have been viewed as impressive.
There are two things a quarterback must always do when on the field.
1)Prevent from turning the ball over.
2) Take control of the offense consistently.
And so far, coach Philbin has had high praise for Moore.
“He’s done well,” Philbin told the Sun Sentinel. “I like the way he’s caught on to the system.”
The acclaim has come even with rookie Ryan Tannehill has learning the offense and giving him and David Garrard a run for their money in this competition.
Obviously I’m not saying that Moore is a potential franchise quarterback but what I’m trying to get through your noggin is that Moore is effective enough to be the starter as they transition to the Ryan Tannehill era. While 2011 was deemed as an intermediate success for the former Oregon State Beaver, 2012 may be a different story. With Brandon Marshall gone, your best receiver at the moment is Ochocinco, who has outperformed his expectations so far during mini camp.
So it may be a rough encore for Moore but with an offensive genius in Philbin on his side, I won’t count him out just yet.
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