Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
All throughout the past week, speculation was running rampant that Matt Moore would either be cut or traded based on the fact that the Miami Dolphins signed Brady Quinn. However, it seems that Moore slammed that door shut with his performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he finished 13 of 19 for 158 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
“It felt good to finally get back out and play, get into a little bit of a rhythm there,” Moore said. “Everybody was in the right spot making plays. It felt great to be out there. Everybody was in tune with the situation. It was good to hit some balls, move the ball and score at the end of the half. That was a big deal. It was a good job by everybody on the field there.”
It was hard for Ryan Tannehill to contain his enthusiasm about Moore’s performance. Tannehill, who has grown close with Moore over the past two years, probably had some thoughts running through his head throughout the week as well after the Quinn signing.
“He led a great two-minute drive to finish the half off and then came out strong in the second half,” Tannehill said. “He’s playmaker. He’s got the old gunslinger mentality, just letting it rip. He’s not afraid to pull the trigger.”
It appears that Quinn will now have to prove himself and make the coaching staff seriously consider keeping three quarterbacks on the roster. If he can’t, then he will end up back in the booth with FOX Sports.