The unwillingness of Dolphins coach Tony Sparano to be unequivocal can cause some uncomfortable moments. For example, when Sparano recently refused to rule out the possibility of pursuing a certain 41-year-old quarterback, Sparano temporarily put South Florida on Favre Watch. (We’ve got a feeling many Miami residents would rather be under a hurricane warning.)
On Saturday, Sparano may have unintentionally, or otherwise, put his starting quarterback job in play.
Asked whether there’s a battle at the position between Chad Henne and Matt Moore after one preseason game, Sparano said, “I mean I wouldn’t say there is a battle right at this second. To me it takes more than a few outings, couple practices any of those things. But I mean I thought Matt [Moore] did some good things [on Friday night against the Falcons]. I mean on the surface it’s going to look like Matt did way more good things than Chad maybe, I guess to your eye but there was enough things in there to Matt’s 36 plays I believe it was that needed to be corrected as well.”
In those 36 plays on six drives, Moore completed 11 of 18 passes for 123 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Henne, taking 13 snaps on four drives, connected on four of eight for 77 yards, a touchdown and two picks.
Of course, in the opinion of plenty of Dolphins fan the best thing Matt Moore has going for him is that he isn’t Chad Henne.