Adam Gase: Matt Moore is Dolphins’ QB “right now”

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Ryan Tannehill‘s knee injury has left the Dolphins in a state of uncertainty at the quarterback position.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said that backup Matt Moore will move into the top spot for the time being, just as he did when Tannehill originally hurt his knee last season. But Gase said he isn’t sure how long Tannehill will be out after re-injuring the knee yesterday, and the Dolphins haven’t decided whether they need to sign another quarterback.

“Everything’s on the table right now. We’re going to talk to a lot of people,” Gase said. “There’s no timetable. Right now, Matt is our quarterback. We’ll see where we go from there because I’ve got to figure out what’s going on with Ryan, and we’ll make decisions after that.”

There’s been talk of the Dolphins signing Colin Kaepernick, coaxing Jay Cutler out of retirement or trading for Brock Osweiler. But Moore played reasonably well after Tannehill went down last year, and the Dolphins’ best bet might just be to let Moore take over again, and hope Tannehill’s knee heals sooner rather than later.

38 responses to “Adam Gase: Matt Moore is Dolphins’ QB “right now”

  1. Id like to see Ryan be waived and let Moore go too. I feel the best move for the fins is to work with that Doughty kid & Save the money for defense.

  2. Matt Moore will have 4 games to get ready for Tampa, and he will be a good QB for Miami until Thill is ready. All teams have injuries, we just need the next man up to be ready to take over. Bill

  3. Pigsocks wore a Fidel Castro shirt. LOL. Wise business decision there bro. No chance he will go to Miami for that reason alone. That shirt . . . those socks . . . show how bad of a leader he is. A QB is essentially the CEO of the team. You cannot have the leader of your business wearing pigsocks. For any business. Would you hire a pigsock wearer for PFT?

  4. Cutler would make the most sense, thought I doubt he’s willing to give up his new career to sit on the bench. The Dolphins are not going to bring someone in to start; who ever they sign will come in as a backup. That is likely to eliminate Kaepernick from consideration, especially considering the backlash it would cause among the native Cubans living in south Florida.

  5. .
    Osweiler and Gase have a Denver connection. The Dolphins would not be buying a unknown entity. It’s a particularly cruel fate for a team lose their starting QB even before the preseason begins.
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  6. Funny no mention of the Tweet that Kaepaernick’s GF Nessa Diab sent out portraying Bisciotti as a racist cracker and Ray Lewis as an Uncle Tom. What a brilliant move!

    Funny no discussion of this on those morning TV sports talk shows that are so supposedly so brave about taking on racial matters.

  7. It is fun for racists and right-wingers to have a good reason to hate on a black QB (Kaep) and spout on about how “It can never happen, there would be a revolt” but honestly, he is the best QB available and basically their only chance now for a winning season. He took the 49ers to the Superbowl – let me repeat that – He took the FORTY-NINERS to the SUPERBOWL! #reality

    Kaep took a stand against the unlawful killing of unarmed black men, and then wore some foolish socks and tee shirts, and that is it. That is his “crime”. I am more disappointed that more white players did not also take a stand against these unlawful killings. We all want cops to be successful in keeping us safe, and trustworthy, but a few who are not. Acknowledging this reality does not make anyone anti-cop, it is about being pro-justice.

  8. i love how this happened:

    1. no offseason surgery due to arrogance
    2. they lied yesterday and said there was no damage done

    lmao

    they deserve all the bad luck they get

    the arrogance

  9. RussianBreadMaker says:
    August 4, 2017 at 11:06 am
    I wonder if he insults 2nd team defensive backs too

    3 0 Rate This

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    exactly

    when did tannehill become this respected player?

    people
    have some short
    memories

  10. I love the fins and in my mind and heart they drafted the next Tom Brady in Brandon Doughty from WKU. He came off 7th round late, yet Led the country in passing in 2014 and 2015. He holds 37 school records too. C’mon Miami Coaching staff wake the hell up. Ryan was a better WR than a QB proven by the fact There were several cases where he could have easily run for a first down and he threw a poor pass or threw the ball away. Moore really just hasn’t been solid since his torn labrum. Give this kid the reins!!

  11. tim8450 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 11:09 am
    It is fun for racists and right-wingers to have a good reason to hate on a black QB (Kaep) and spout on about how “It can never happen, there would be a revolt” but honestly, he is the best QB available and basically their only chance now for a winning season. He took the 49ers to the Superbowl – let me repeat that – He took the FORTY-NINERS to the SUPERBOWL! #reality

    Kaep took a stand against the unlawful killing of unarmed black men, and then wore some foolish socks and tee shirts, and that is it. That is his “crime”. I am more disappointed that more white players did not also take a stand against these unlawful killings. We all want cops to be successful in keeping us safe, and trustworthy, but a few who are not. Acknowledging this reality does not make anyone anti-cop, it is about being pro-justice.

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    let’s try this again since my first post got deleted.

    wearing pick socks is anti cop, it’s about as clear as it gets. Just like if I wore a shirt depicting negative African American stereotypes in an offensive manner it would be racist, not pro white.

  12. Albert Breer of SI.com brought up a good point today – He wondered if Kaepernick even wants to play football.

    HE OPTED OUT OF A CONTRACT THAT WAS TO PAY HIM MILLIONS! HE EVEN HAD A 14 OR 15 MILLION DOLLAR INJURY GUARANTEE.

    I think he enjoys playing the roll of the Martyr. Breer might be on to something. This guy may have no interest in playing at all.

  13. They need to reinterview the Dolphin who said they will beat Pats
    twice this year.

    He needs to reconsider.

  14. If Matt Moore is the answer, the Dolphins are in for a long, unfulfilling season. They have the pieces to be good, but without a quarterback, you can’t win in this league.

  15. I believe the Fins do not have the cap space for Kap, Jay, or Brock. Suh would have to take a cut and he is all about the $$$$$ not winning.

  16. I think trading for Osweiler might make sense. He has a history with Gase from their Broncos days. Look, they are not going to find a QB who can take them to the Superbowl on his back. Osweiler might be an adequate game manager and if their defense can live up to billing, they might… oh heck, they are doomed.

  17. tim8450 says:
    August 4, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Kaep took a stand against the unlawful killing of unarmed black men, and then wore some foolish socks and tee shirts, and that is it. That is his “crime”
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    You are every bit as blind as you claim others are. Your Jesus made his own cross using hypocrisy, ignorance and dilettantism for his hammer, nails and wood. It’s not hard to see why you identify with him, you both suffer from credibility issues. If you expect to be taken seriously willfully ignoring reality is a poor place to start.

  18. bigsc says:
    August 4, 2017 at 11:22 am
    I love the fins and in my mind and heart they drafted the next Tom Brady in Brandon Doughty from WKU. He came off 7th round late, yet Led the country in passing in 2014 and 2015. He holds 37 school records too. C’mon Miami Coaching staff wake the hell up. Ryan was a better WR than a QB proven by the fact There were several cases where he could have easily run for a first down and he threw a poor pass or threw the ball away. Moore really just hasn’t been solid since his torn labrum. Give this kid the reins!!
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    WKU runs a gimmick offense akin to Chip Kelly’s system. There have been a few stat warriors out of schools like Texas Tech who were absolute duds in the NFL. I’d slow my roll a bit. Then again if your choices are Moore, Cutler or Osweiler then what’s to lose? Pull a Colts and play out the season and “earn” the first choice in the draft.

  19. PFT commentators about to be beside themselves when Kap starts under center for the Dolphins in Week 1. This is about to be wildly hilarious. Show your true colors my friends, your idiocracy is showing.

  20. Brandon Hides the ball well on play action passes. Has a Quick release on all horizontal routes. Gets the ball out quickly. Has good zip on the short, swing, and intermediate passes. Plays mostly in the shotgun but he also takes snaps under center. A pocket passer who is not a scrambler or a good foot athlete. Stands tall in the pocket and reads his progressions. He stays strong in the pocket whenever he feels pressure. Has good location on his passes where the receivers catch the ball in stride with timing. Puts air under the ball on fade and deep routes. Knows where all his receivers are and checks the ball down as needed. A two-time Conference USA Most Valuable Player, Conference USA championship game MVP, and MVP for the Miami Beach Bowl. Was the top rated quarterback during the week of practice at the East-West Shrine game. Will need to get more core strength to hold up to the NFL pounding. He’s a solid guy. Watch him play.

  21. Bring in Culter or Osweiler. Neither are great options, but both have led teams to the playoffs. I’d prefer Cutler due to his experience and better arm, especially with the speedsters Miami has at WR.

  22. firejerry says:
    August 4, 2017 at 11:50 am
    I believe the Fins do not have the cap space for Kap, Jay, or Brock. Suh would have to take a cut and he is all about the $$$$$ not winning.
     
    This is a false comment about Mr. Suh, Sorry but he’s one of the best DT’s in the game. I don’t have to go into his skill set to prove it or his stats. The man is loved and appreciated for his hard work in Miami and will continue to be. He’s worth big $ & I pray he retires in a Fins jersey with multiple rings. But you were spot on about the cap space.

  23. When Jay Cutler retired he (his wife) posted a thinly veiled example of Jay mooning the world and all his critics. Him enjoying his money, his wife, his life, the beach, and his permanent separation from all those who knocked him. Don’t expect Moons Over Miami. He ain’t coming back. That was the message in that instagram pic.

  24. 5280broncosfan says:
    August 4, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    Bring in Culter or Osweiler. Neither are great options, but both have led teams to the playoffs. I’d prefer Cutler due to his experience and better arm, especially with the speedsters Miami has at WR.
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    Led teams to the playoffs. As opposed to a QB that led his team to the Super Bowl

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