Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by CRIOS, Jan 1, 2013.
I hope no other teams promise him a starting role upon signing a contract. I hope everyone lowballs him and he winds us resigning with the phins at a fair backup price. If we lose Matt Moore we will need to replace him. I dont think there is a more quality player to bring in a a backup QB than Matt Moore.
I hope he stays, he's one of my favorite dolphins. Class act too, how he accepted his backup role to Tannehill.
he is a career back up -- he can go in a throw some nice passes - he can sling the ball deep since he really has nothing too loose - 2 year 5 -6 million deal
Please stop making these threads. It just gives the mob more opportunity to hate.
If Moore would have been name the starter I can't help but think we would have finished with 3 more wins at least.
He didn't get an off season and was signed very late last season and see what he got done.
I really think he winds up with the Jets. He's the only available FA QB they can afford because of cap.
I think he will take a deal somewhere they promise him a chance to start.
He signs with someone that drafts a QB this year and starts until the RC is ready. Possibly for the entire season. He then goes back to being one of the better backups in the league... My guess is Arizona
I think he can be a starter in this league, but I totally agree on your take on Moore. Matt has to make a decision...does he try to snag a starter's job in this league and get yanked around by a new coach and young QB or does he become part of the "fabric" of Coach Philbin's regime?
If I were him and I could get a quality deal in Miami, I would come back to South Fla. I could do a lot worse.
I think he goes on his own. Miami will offer him something but he wants to start and there will be plenty of opportunity in the league this year.
Right now, Matt is the second best QB in the division not named "Brady." He's made his teams better with him under center - and that includes his total time as a starter with Carolina vs the comparable number of games Cam Newton was under center. The "career backup" stereotype is malarky for a guy who's about 28 yrs old and presently capable of being the starter on Buffalo, the jest, KC, AZ and Tennessee among others. I think an argument can be made that he'd be no less effective than Alex Smith if it were he on the same roster and with the same QB-whisperer HC. Ain't no way he's staying and teams that are not too far away like AZ and WRs like Fitz can ride with last season's 4th most accurate long passer for at least a year and maybe 2 until a high potential recently drafted mid round QB develops - and maybe even indefinitely if he does a Rich Gannon Oakland type re-enactment. Unfortunately he's gone but who could blame him?
The guy is a quality player and is too often overlooked. I just dont understand why so many teams are starved for a QB and yet Moore never gets the opportunity. A team like Arizona would be wise to sign this guy and hand over the keys. Promise him they wont draft a QB. I think the last thing he wants to do is go somewhere that will draft a QB that eventually they will be forced to play. That would force him to play lights out in order to keep his job. He has been through that ringer enough already. If he goes in and plays above average somewhere, they will not let a rookie sit for more than 1 season. Hell, if he plays great but the team dosent win everyone will be crying to start whoever they drafted. Its a joke. IMHO he is a better player than Alex Smith. If you put Matt Moore on a quality team he is good enough to win whatever it is they want to try and win.
Why would he stay here. He earned a chance to start last year, and he wasn't given one. He is going to move on pretty quickly.
My hope is Miami, my concern is the Jets but I'll settle for Arizona.
Arizona would have made a playoff push with Matt. They should have desperately traded for him during the season because the consequence is that it got people fired and wasted another year of Fitzgerald's career. It would be nice to have Matt back but if he gets a chance somewhere else I wish him the best. He's severely underrated by some of you. He is at worst an excellent backup, great leader, and a valuable player for any team.
Wherever he goes he will not be given the starting job...he will have to win it,,,that being said..i say he stays here or goes to the steelers and backs up big ben or ryan.
With ARZ offensive line, he would have been on IR with the rest of the QBs.
My bet is he ends up in BUF.
Matt will leave and he will take my best wishes with him. He has been great as a Dolphin; both on and off the field. Wherever he goes I will root for him (unless he becomes a Jet) and I hope he has a good career.
my guess is oakland, palmers done, pryor was overhyped
Can't blame him if he wants the opportunity to start somewhere. If Moore is comfortable at backup I wouldn't want to keep him. Get me a backup who wants to be the starter.
nobody tries to pick him up because he sucks. his ceilling is as high as it will ever be and thats a game manager. People don't go crazy over game managers. the guy has thrown for 300 yards once in his career. the great "success" you people talk about stemmed from the defense waking up and our ability to run the ball. Henne's game against NE last season would have been the best of moore's career. Hell, henne had a couple games with the jags that top anything moore has done. Flynn had games as a back up in green bay that moore would never have and Tannehills games against the colts and cardinals this year are things you'd never expect from moore.
Moore is a back up lever player. period.
During Hard Knocks last offseason, we all witnessed Philbin's man crush on Pat Devlin. Devlin also played decent in preseason. Those things foreshadow Matt Moore's parting wiht our team. I'd love to keep him, but someone else will likely offer him more than backup money.
yeah, he earned it, and then was beaten out by better competition so he did not deserve to start this year. You do understand what competition is dont you?
Thinking Devlin is a good third choice QB does not make him a good backup qb.
Being a 3rd string QB is a backup QB. Besides, Philbin is constantly talking about developing his own players. Devlin as a backup to Tannehill is definitely plausible.
Philbin doesn't make the personnel decisions. If I'm Ireland I would bring Moore back in case Tannehill gets hurt or struggles he'll need a guy to come in and save his job.
I agree, we have been developing devlin to be tannehills back up.
I think Moore signs with the chiefs or another team that drafts a qb high. He will battle it out in tc with them and probably start next year. He will sign with the team that gives him the best chance to start.
Hayden. Dude! Moore is a Career Back Up. You know how you know? When they told him during Hard Knocks, he bent over and took it. Marino would have thrown his Playbook and Slammed the Door. Any QB with "IT" would have done the Same. No NFL Team is going to let him Lead.
Devlin > Moore
Replacement for Tony Romo?
Hope you still have Hard Knocks on your DVR. Philbin wanted to cut Clyde Gates. Ireland wanted to keep him. Where is Gates now?
Philbin has more influence than you realize over his roster. I'm sure if he told Ireland that Devlin is ready to be the #2, then Devlin would be the #2. I dont see Ireland forcing him to keep Moore.
Ireland will be fired if he doesn't win next year, if Tannehill bombs or gets hurt do you really think he'll trust a guy like Devlin to save his job? I don't.
Guy has played his cards right for sure. You can make a lot of money and stay in this league for a long time with backup/avg starting ability if you can be professional. They should teach this day 1 at rookie camp. Because a lot of people lose A LOT of money for the fact that they can't be professional and see the bigger picture.
Matt Moore is just that kind of guy. Super competitive but you can tell he's just the strictest professional but out of sincerity rather than necessity.
The fact that he was stripped of the starting job after being the MVP of the team from weeks 8-16 and handled it so well, including assisting his usurper, tells me that he's a guy you want. Hell, they said over and over Matt has the locker room. They clearly will play for the guy. I'm hoping he gets his shot somewhere, I think he's earned it - as well as a 5 mil a year payday.
We arent talking next year. We are talking next month. The decision will need to be made by mid-March at the latest.
And if you are suggesting that Ireland would force Matt Moore to be on this team against Philbin's wishes just so Ireland can keep his job in case Tannehil gets injured (which is just another unplausible anti-Ireland conspiracy theory imo), and pay a backup QB $5 million/year....well thats just about the worst move I can think of.