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Owner tips Dolphins' hand on starting QB

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08:06 AM ET 05.22 | Even if he was hoping to draft Miami's franchise QB of the future, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn't playing favorites. [Ross] told NFL.com and NFL Network that he expects Matt Moore to be the starting quarterback when the 2012 season begins. "I don't think they're going to rush (Ryan Tannehill) into anything," Ross said. "He's going to have to win the starting job. I think Matt Moore will probably be the starter, and I wish him the best." Asked when he expects Tannehill to take over the job, Ross didn't discount the possibility of Moore remaining the man in Miami. "Whenever (Tannehill) is ready," Ross said. "And if Matt Moore develops, so be it. We want a franchise quarterback."

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May 22, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Because Matt Moore is such a proven winner.

May 22, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Typical Dolphins. How many No. 8 picks sit on the bench?

May 22, 2012  08:19 AM ET

When your team's owner is dictating who your starter is, you are doomed.

May 22, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

When your team's owner is dictating who your starter is, you are doomed.

You're speaking from experience?

May 22, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Hopefully one of these QBs can read defenses better than Ross reads tea leaves.

But I doubt it.

May 22, 2012  08:26 AM ET
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Hopefully one of these QBs can read defenses better than Ross reads tea leaves.But I doubt it.

He should just be his own GM and get it over with.

May 22, 2012  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You're speaking from experience?

That's how I read it. Sadly!

May 22, 2012  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You're speaking from experience?

Sadly... Yes

May 22, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Floundering Fish.

May 22, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Owner forces the football guys to draft the kid. Then the owner decides he doesn't want him to start right away, effectively wasting a top 10 pick. Look out NE, here come the Phins!

May 22, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Because Matt Moore is such a proven winner.

He was good enough to take the Dolphins out of contention for Andrew Luck and RG-III last season. Isn't that enough?

Oh, wait...maybe letting Moore start for the Dolphins is actually punishment...

May 22, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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He was good enough to take the Dolphins out of contention for Andrew Luck and RG-III last season. Isn't that enough?Oh, wait...maybe letting Moore start for the Dolphins is actually punishment...

Yup. He won't last the whole season that's what they're banking on.

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May 22, 2012  09:50 AM ET

whatever...

May 22, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Because Matt Moore is such a proven winner.

Not yet but they should at least give him a shot. Tannehill will be a bust.

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May 22, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Because Matt Moore is such a proven winner.

Or because it just doesn't matter

May 22, 2012  10:41 AM ET

What a bs story, and everybody actually believes it. The owner is just giving his opinion, he has NO say over who will start at qb on the team. He's just saying what he thinks, but of course the media has to write something, so they put their twist on it, and ya'all think it's a fact. ha

May 22, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Mat Moore finished the season on a roll and should start. Tannehill will have to earn the number one spot as it should be. Anyone who thinks Tannehill should start is a fool.

 
May 22, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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Anyone who thinks Tannehill should start is a fool.

It was damn foolish to pick him at No. 8 to begin with.

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