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Loser in Dolphins QB race may be cut loose

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08:06 AM ET 08.03 | Not only is Ryan Tannehill playing for his own future, but his success may also be yoked to the futures of David Garrard and Matt Moore. While all three quarterbacks will be given a chance to win the job, it's not a given that all three quarterbacks will be on the roster for Week 1. While the likeliest scenario has Tannehill serving in the No. 3 role this year, a league source with knowledge of the Dolphins' front office said the Dolphins have considered every contingency at quarterback, and one of them is carrying Tannehill as the No. 2 quarterback if he plays well enough in the preseason and proves that he could handle himself this year if called upon to play. If Tannehill does play well, it could make either Moore or Garrard expendable.

The Palm Beach Post

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August 3, 2012  08:13 AM ET

In other words, the "loser" wins.

August 3, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Adios, Garrard...

August 3, 2012  08:18 AM ET

I am sure one of them can get a backup job quickly if/when they are cut.

August 3, 2012  08:22 AM ET

and yet they drafted Tannehill in the 8 slot. brilliant move.

August 3, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

and yet they drafted Tannehill in the 8 slot. brilliant move.

Not as bad as Seattle, I think. Sign a guy in free agency then spend a pretty high round pick on another QB.

August 3, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Not as bad as Seattle, I think. Sign a guy in free agency then spend a pretty high round pick on another QB.

the common denominator is they are both playing for last place.

August 3, 2012  08:37 AM ET

I'm just so happy to have teams (plural) like this with quarterback woes in my division.

August 3, 2012  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

the common denominator is they are both playing for last place.

Or second, depending on who else in their division does face plants into the turf every week.

August 3, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I am sure one of them can get a backup job quickly if/when they are cut.

"You mean, if I suck now I could end up on a better team?"

Shades of Chinese Women's Badminton.

August 3, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Sad thing is either of them could win the backup job in Atlanta

August 3, 2012  09:05 AM ET

So does this mean, they're sticking with the Wildcat since they won't have a QB this season?

August 3, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Not as bad as Seattle, I think. Sign a guy in free agency then spend a pretty high round pick on another QB.

Seattle basically hit the offseason without a QB. They needed a few pieces. Not saying what they did isn't questionable but maybe Flynn is the guy and they can either develop Wilson enough to have some good trade value. Both have some upside and a lot of ??? but when you have nothing, it may be better to take the John Gruden approach and start collecting.

August 3, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

In other words, the "loser" wins.

Well put!

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August 3, 2012  09:20 AM ET

The Loser goes to Pittsburgh as the third backup!!! Hopefully it's Matt Moore, da Dolphins don't deserve him!!!!

August 3, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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I'm embarrassed, I know nothing about Miami

Beaches, babes, bikinis.

There, you know everything you need to know about Miami.

August 3, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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http://www.eatdungforever.org Offer China Nike Shoes,

Xianzong?

Now we know what happens to those Chinese Women's Badminton players.

 
August 3, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'm embarrassed, I know nothing about Miami

Neither do the citizens of the city

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