Matt Moore Fantasy News
Monday, February 17, 2014, 10:58am
Two Dolphins people dispute a CBS report that Joe Philbin will have a shorter leash on Ryan Tannehill and might play Matt Moore. But the Dolphins feel strongly that Tannehill must improve his chemistry with Mike Wallace. One Dolphins official said Tannehill can throw a ball anticipating where Brian Hartline will be, but cannot consistently with Wallace.
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Ryan Tannehill's job security in question
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11:26am
Miami will probably have to live with its uninspiring collection of running backs and tight ends for another year, and things could still get interesting with the quarterback position as well. Joe Philbin's job is riding on QB Ryan Tannehill progressing. I wouldn't doubt a little more pressure from highly paid back–up Matt Moore ($4M salary; $5.5M in cap) in 2014, with Philbin professing his belief in Moore to several of the GM candidates and demanding more from Tannehill.
"He definitely wants to push Tannehill more," said one source who has spoken to Philbin about the quarterbacks, "and if he doesn't see improvement he said he might go to Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they're paying him a lot of money."
Tannehill will certainly enter the season as the starter, but if the team doesn't get off to a good start, he could potentially be replaced by Moore. Tannehill is a committee-type, but fantasy owners should keep this in mind as they head into 2014 fantasy drafts.
Sunday, July 28, 2013, 4:14pm
It was another up-and-down day for Patriots QB Tim Tebow throwing the ball Sunday. He again struggled to pull the trigger in the pocket, often waiting 5-7 seconds before finally dumping the ball off. He also threw a bad pass over the middle in 7-on-7 drills that should have been picked off by Steve Beauharnais, but was dropped.
Tebow once again participated briefly as a receiver in the catch-and-run drills. It was interesting to see offensive assistant Brian Daboll, who had been working mostly with the offensive line, working personally with Tebow during some drills. Daboll got a lot out of Colt McCoy in Cleveland and Matt Moore in Miami.
Dolphins re-sign QB Matt Moore
Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:57am
It's smart work by general manager Jeff Ireland. Moore widely was considered the top quarterback in a thin NFL free-agent market and likely would have been courted by multiple teams. Moore wants to be a starter, but he's comfortable with the Dolphins and close friends with second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Moore could have had a shot at a starting job elsewhere, but instead decided to stick as Tannehill's backup in Miami. He has trade value now that the Dolphins have his rights.
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 10:26am
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer was asked who would start at QB for the Browns.
I still get the feeling the Browns would like to upgrade if they can. But their options are limited. The only quality veterans expected to be available are the three Matts: Matt Flynn, Matt Cassel and Matt Moore. Cassel isn't currently on their front burner and Moore is believed to have other destinations in mind. The draft class is generally viewed as weak, and with Colt McCoy set to make more than $2.3 million in 2013, he might get the chance to seek greener pastures. So for now, I think Brandon Weeden is still their best option, but they'll keep their eyes and ears open.
Weeden has a strong arm, which should fit nicely with Norv Turner's vertical passing attack. It's not easy to upgrade at QB so the Browns may give Weeden another year to progress.
Sunday, November 4, 2012, 8:47am
Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:25pm
An MRI exam Monday on the left knee of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill did not show any structural damage, but his status for Sunday's game against Indianapolis remains uncertain, according to The Miami Herald. The rookie Tannehill could sit out with a bruised quadriceps and, according to the Herald, a bone bruise in his left knee.
Monday, October 29, 2012, 1:41pm
On Ryan Tannehill’s status (sprained knee, bruised quad), Joe Philbin was predictably non-committal. He said on the plane ride home from New York, Tannehill expressed optimism about being able to play next Sunday at the Colts.
Is Philbin optimistic? “I don’t know much, but it was a good conversation on the plane.” Asked if snaps might be altered in practice to give more work to third-stringer Pat Devlin, he said: "It's too early to predict what's going to happen."
Would Philbin be inclined to play him Sunday at Indianapolis if he isn’t 100 percent? “You have to make a decision: Can the guy function and do the job asked of him? Either he can do the job or he can’t. You would love the guy to be 100 percent.”
Dolphins name QB Tannehill the starter
Monday, August 20, 2012, 3:25pm
The news isn't a tremendous surprise, given that Tannehill received the start on Friday night against the Panthers, didn't totally mess himself and also managed to outperform Matt Moore in one fell swoop.
Tannehill hasn't turned the ball over this preseason despite not having overwhelming stats either. As we talked about before, he doesn't have the best WRs to work with, but does have Reggie Bush at RB to help his cause. It's hard to imagine he'll be a consistent, usable fantasy QB this season in standard leagues, but can be targeted in keeper or dynasty leagues.
Friday, August 17, 2012, 1:40pm
Bush first made the statement during a South Florida television appearance in the spring, and he's not backing down.
"I believe in setting the highest goals possible," Bush said. "If you're not setting the highest standards for yourself, then you don't belong in this game."
Bush never carried the ball more than 157 times in any season with the Saints, but he led Miami with 216 rushing attempts in 2011.
With the Dolphins switching to a more pass-oriented offense under first-year coach Joe Philbin, it's debatable whether Bush will get as many carries this season.
Certainly, it doesn't appear to be an offense suited to produce an NFL rushing champion.
Bush doesn't seem concerned.
"I think it is very possible," he said. "We'll see when this train begins, but I think it is possible."
Bush may not get that many carries again, but he could make up for it in the passing game. With Chad Johnson cut, the team lacks talent at WR and the QB position seems up in the air with Ryan Tannehill, David Garrard and Matt Moore still battling for the starting spot. Bush may have to be a focal point of the offense in one way or another. He's definitely someone to look at in PPR leagues.
Friday, August 17, 2012, 9:56am
Perhaps this race for the starting QB position is getting closer. No matter who wins the job, they are only considered a QB3 option in most leagues with just not a ton of talent to work with at WR. Tannehill at least has some upside and is someone to watch, but it seems like we know what to expect from David Garrard and Matt Moore...