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‘Relatively Close’ Gap Between Dolphins QBs Moore And Tannehill

August 11, 2012 Dolphins

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin believes that the gap between the incumbent starting quarterback, Matt Moore, and rookie signal-caller Ryan Tannehill is ‘relatively close’.

The third Dolphins QB, David Garrard, is out for two to four weeks with a knee injury, which makes the race for the starting job a two-horse race.

“We had a fast-tempo run play designed into our boundry and they had blitz called and if he had handed the ball off it would have been a minus play,” Philbin said, via the Miami Herald.

“But he made a quick decision, no hesitation, saw it clearly, got the ball out and we got a seven or eight-yard gain. Those are the kind of things we like to see from a rookie quarterback.”

In Miami’s first preseason game, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Moore completed 7 of 12 passes for 79 yards and an interception. Meanwhile, Tannehill completed 14 of 21 for 167 yards and a touchdown pass.

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