Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/25/12

Even though Matt Moore was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 2011 after leading the Dolphins to a 6-6 record, and producing an 87.1 passer rating, the incumbent starter openly admits he views himself as an underdog in the starting quarterback battle.

But Moore said he's not worried about rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, whom he admits knows more of the Dolphins' new west coast offense than he does, or David Garrard, a nine-year veteran whose skill sets suit the scheme.

He's focused on himself, and becoming more consistent in practice, which he believes will win over his new coaches.

"The competition is one obstacle," said Moore, who completed 60.5 percent of his passes last season, throwing for 2,497 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. "The main word for me this year would be consistency. There were times last year where things were good, and two seconds later they were not so great.

"I think when I get the opportunity (I need to be) as consistent as I can. Continue to move the ball and try and limit negative players or bad plays."

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