Thursday night’s preseason game in Philadelphia featured some oohs and ahhs from some exciting plays downfield as the Dolphins first team offense scored with ease.
As for the second team, quarterback Matt Moore couldn’t find a rhythm and threw two interceptions, one of them a pick six.
At this point in the season, the Dolphins will inevitably go with David Fales and Doughty to round out the preseason schedule and allow Matt Moore and Jay Cutler to work on getting ready for week one.
Even though Cutler appears to be the starter, should be named the starter, and was brought in to start, Matt Moore is there just in case Cutler has an injury.
Moore’s always been ready to be that backup who gets the job done and wins games when called upon.
Surely his track record of wins in a Miami uniform speaks for itself after coming in for an injured Chad Henne in 2011 and seemingly making the Dolphins watchable after a dismal start. Some would argue that they missed out on current Colts quarterback Andrew Luck who has since begun to show a lack of durability.
Last season was no different as Moore moved the football through the air with ease and found ways to win convincingly in New York versus the Jets and then go toe to toe with the Bills. Both big wins and none bigger than the one at Buffalo leading the Dolphins to the playoffs.
Yet, here’s the thing about Matt Moore, he’s going to give you everything he has to help the team in the quarterback room and work with the young guys as well.
Except, what if the Dolphins looked around the league and got into deal making mode and sent Moore to say Jacksonville who needs a starter so that their fans go to the games or even the Cowboys who need a backup to replace Kellen Moore who hasn’t been too effective as a backup during the preseason not finishing drives and throwing interceptions. What if the Bills needed Moore?
Would the Dolphins send him in division for a late round pick?
We know that coach Gase likes Moore in this offense, but we know the Dolphins collectively felt they featured too talented of a roster to trust him as a franchise caliber quarterback and so they acquired Jay Cutler and swayed him back to the NFL after his brief retirement.
As we approach week one of the regular season will Matt Moore be in a Dolphins uniform or will Mike Tannenbaum and Chris Grier send him elsewhere where he has an opportunity to be trusted as a starter again?