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07:58 AM ET 07.03 | A weekend report suggested that David Garrard had the advantage in the race for the starting quarterback job in Miami, thanks in part to the eye test. The only time we saw Matt Moore or Ryan Tannehill working with the "ones" was during the mid-June minicamp. But Garrard is the first to say that, while he's never played in the West Coast offense, it's a great fit for what he does best, which is drop back, read and get rid of the ball quickly. ... As for Tannehill, he's not in the running right now due to his untimely mistakes, particularly when throwing into traffic. Coach Joe Philbin and his staff have made it clear that turnovers will not be tolerated, so for now at least Tannehill will continue his apprenticeship as the No. 3 guy.

The Palm Beach Post

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July 3, 2012  08:01 AM ET

Tannehill's not ready



Really?

July 3, 2012  08:07 AM ET

Matt Moore should ask for a trade. He's been the only successful quarterback Miami has had for 3 or 4 years, and it looks like he's being pushed aside. He'd be a good backup almost anywhere, and there are teams where he could be the starter.

July 3, 2012  08:13 AM ET

LMAO!!! Did the fish expect something different?

July 3, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Duh.

July 3, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Garrard is the number one? Oh-freaking-oh!

July 3, 2012  08:19 AM ET

And guess what.... Garard is going to win some big games for them this season.

July 3, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Matt Moore should ask for a trade. He's been the only successful quarterback Miami has had for 3 or 4 years, and it looks like he's being pushed aside. He'd be a good backup almost anywhere, and there are teams where he could be the starter.

Why be a backup elsewhere, when he's already a backup in Miami ?

July 3, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Amazing how the comments behind this story turn into how everyone else is not shining, instead of how David Garard IS. He's clearly the best QB in their camp if you guys know anything about football. The object is to win the game, not search for the next "golden boy".

July 3, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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Amazing how the comments behind this story turn into how everyone else is not shining, instead of how David Garard IS. He's clearly the best QB in their camp if you guys know anything about football. The object is to win the game, not search for the next "golden boy".

The only thing that will ever be 'golden' about Tannehill is his wife.

July 3, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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The only thing that will ever be 'golden' about Tannehill is his wife.

Silly Management in Miami, IMO... They could've used the pick on Tannehill to address some of their many other needs. Everyone knew he wasn't all that.

July 3, 2012  08:41 AM ET

A young QB needs a little time to sit and learn before he's ready to start. Stunner....

July 3, 2012  08:42 AM ET

David Garrard is 34 years old with a 39-37 career record and an 85.8 passer rating. He's coming off an injury year where he didn't play or even sign with a team. Matt Moore is only 27 and was hot at the end of last season.

Garrard may look like the best guy in practice, but he's not going to last long. If the idea is to use him as the setup man for Tannehill, fine, but don't expect much out of him.

July 3, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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Silly Management in Miami, IMO... They could've used the pick on Tannehill to address some of their many other needs. Everyone knew he wasn't all that.

Kind of reminds you when they reached for Ted Ginn Jr a few years back.

July 3, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Silly Management in Miami, IMO... They could've used the pick on Tannehill to address some of their many other needs. Everyone knew he wasn't all that.

They pulled off one of the greatest draft reaches of all time. He won't amount to much.

July 3, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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They pulled off one of the greatest draft reaches of all time. He won't amount to much.

The more things change in the Fish tank the more they remain the same.

July 3, 2012  09:00 AM ET

I'm sure Miami fans are not shocked by this revelation. Drafting Hill at 8 might have been the biggest reach in recent memory.

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July 3, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play.

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July 3, 2012  09:08 AM ET

What do you expect when you draft a low second round QB in the early part of the first round?

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