My Thoughts On Matt Moore

Everyone seems to be talking about Matt Moore these days. Well, with Miami's struggles at the QB position, it's only natural. I would really like to see how he fares the rest of the way before I form a definite opinion on him, but so far I like what I see. One thing I don't think that there should be any doubt about, he is a better option than Chad Henne. I thought that even before the season started. I went to the Dolphins final pre-season game Vs Dallas and not only did he play well during that game, he teammates seemed to respond to him better than I've ever seen them respond to Henne. And I think you can see that now too.

While it's true his first four games (3 as the starter) weren't the best, consider that because of the lockout, he had no training camp to learn a new offense and because he only played with second and third string players during pre-season, no reps with the starters. So those first four games were basically his pre-season, his time to get on the same page as his teammates. He's played very well since.

As for the Thanksgiving day game at Dallas, I think he played as well as possible considering he had Cowboys in his face all day. I really didn't think Miami had a chance to win that game. Dallas has a top 10 offense and defense, not to mention it was on their home field. The bottom line is the Dolphins had the lead with 3 minutes left and the defense failed to hold. Tony Romo was hot. He was completing passes while he was being mauled. It's hard to overcome that.

It's conceivable that the Dolphins could win 4 of their last 5 games. That might put them out of the running for one of the top 4 QB prospects. If that happens, and Matt Moore has played well and been consistent during that stretch, would you be comfortable with him returning as the starter in 2012? Sometimes quarterbacks take 3, 4, 5 years to blossom. Drew Brees didn't blossom until his 4th year. Kurt Warner was in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe for 4 years before he blossomed into an elite QB. I am in no way, shape or form saying Moore IS going to turn out like Warner or Brees. He could just be a good back up. But just like Warner and Brees, you never know.

And in case you are wondering, YES, if the Dolphins have a chance at one of the young QB's in the draft, take him no matter how well Moore plays in the final 5 games.