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    I like MM, don't get me wrong. I just think that some other team would love to have him starting...

    And I would say that Devlin is untested and unsure, no doubt about it. But he garnered solid review from Philbin all off-season... and essentially made an injured Garrard even more expendable. So, although I agree that it would not be a good idea to have him as the 2nd, I would at least feel as comfortable w. Devlin as a 2 as with Garrard there. imo, Garrard has shown exactly what he is as a QB... and Devlin at least flashed the potential to be better than that Garrard-esque play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG12DM13CP10 View Post
    Nick Foles, Kirk Cousints, TJ Yates, Marino, Aaron Rogers, Tom Brady, etc. never had experience and were #2. How are you going to get experience unless you get a chance to play? Besides, Devlin will be a great #2 (even evidenced by his preseason play last year, and hopefully they will give him more preseason opportunity in 2013); then when Tannehill sucks next year we can go to Devlin and start winning.
    Tannehill isn't going to suck next year, and especially not if he gets some talented WRs and TEs.

    He might get hurt though, which raises the question of a good #2 QB.

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    Philbin always talks about developing your own players. If Devlin has performed well thought this year in practice and in meetings, there no reason to think he cant become the #2. A 7th round draft pick in Matt Flynn did it in Green Bay under Philbin.

    Also, if Miami didnt think it was possible Devlin could be a #2, then he wouldnt have been on the active roster all year. Most teams dont carry 3 QBs all year. They were obvioulsy afraid Devlin would be poached from our practice squad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG12DM13CP10 View Post
    Nick Foles, Kirk Cousints, TJ Yates, Marino, Aaron Rogers, Tom Brady, etc. never had experience and were #2. How are you going to get experience unless you get a chance to play? Besides, Devlin will be a great #2 (even evidenced by his preseason play last year, and hopefully they will give him more preseason opportunity in 2013); then when Tannehill sucks next year we can go to Devlin and start winning.
    So you think Tannehill sucks, yet Devlin could be the next Tom Brady? THERE'S A REASON HE CAN'T BEAT OUT MATT MOORE.
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    could be worse... could be Webb at backup
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    Quote Originally Posted by -=DolfanDave=- View Post
    could be worse... could be Webb at backup
    SO TRUE! lol

    With RT, MM and Devlin, Miami actually was more set at the QB position than at any time in recent memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zounds View Post
    Philbin always talks about developing your own players. If Devlin has performed well thought this year in practice and in meetings, there no reason to think he cant become the #2. A 7th round draft pick in Matt Flynn did it in Green Bay under Philbin.

    Also, if Miami didnt think it was possible Devlin could be a #2, then he wouldnt have been on the active roster all year. Most teams dont carry 3 QBs all year. They were obvioulsy afraid Devlin would be poached from our practice squad.
    Good thoughts! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDaniel7 View Post
    SO TRUE! lol

    With RT, MM and Devlin, Miami actually was more set at the QB position than at any time in recent memory.

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    Good thoughts! Thanks!

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    Yup. Too bad those fins QBs have no one to throw to ... sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zounds View Post
    Philbin always talks about developing your own players. If Devlin has performed well thought this year in practice and in meetings, there no reason to think he cant become the #2. A 7th round draft pick in Matt Flynn did it in Green Bay under Philbin.

    Also, if Miami didnt think it was possible Devlin could be a #2, then he wouldnt have been on the active roster all year. Most teams dont carry 3 QBs all year. They were obvioulsy afraid Devlin would be poached from our practice squad.
    Agreed. There is a reason they kept 4 quarterbacks when the original 53 man roster was set. They knew they wanted Tannehill and Devlin but had to make a decision between Moore and Garrard. Devlin is called the "Teacher's pet" because Philbin is very high on him and even Dan Campbell compared him to a young Tony Romo. So it is obvious to me that the coaching staff sees something in him and are pleased with his development. Devlin went from a practice squad player in 2011 to a player in 2012 that they were scared to death of to exposing him to waivers.

    The fact is that Devlin appears to have taken a big jump from where he was in 2011 to where he was in 2012. Good coaches and organizations develop the players they have, so I don't know why it is so crazy to think Devlin can be the #2 in 2013. If the coaches believe in him, why can't fans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nublar7 View Post
    Agreed. There is a reason they kept 4 quarterbacks when the original 53 man roster was set. They knew they wanted Tannehill and Devlin but had to make a decision between Moore and Garrard. Devlin is called the "Teacher's pet" because Philbin is very high on him and even Dan Campbell compared him to a young Tony Romo. So it is obvious to me that the coaching staff sees something in him and are pleased with his development. Devlin went from a practice squad player in 2011 to a player in 2012 that they were scared to death of to exposing him to waivers.

    The fact is that Devlin appears to have taken a big jump from where he was in 2011 to where he was in 2012. Good coaches and organizations develop the players they have, so I don't know why it is so crazy to think Devlin can be the #2 in 2013. If the coaches believe in him, why can't fans?
    Erm lets not go too much by hard knocks!
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    Devlin is solid. Would love to have him be the #2 if he earns it - hes a smart, young, cerebral QB at #2.


    Matt Moore is ok but you guys know he is a fumble waiting to happen. Let him go compete against Tebow for the number one spot Jacksonville next year.
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