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Thread: Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: Backup QB

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    Shutdown Corner's Overrated and Underrated: Backup QB

    UNDERRATED

    EE: Matt Moore
    Moore is unfairly beaten up for playing poorly for a horrific Panthers team in 2010 (12 turnovers in his five starts that season), but he otherwise has been surprisingly good for the rest of his career.
    An undrafted rookie in 2007, Moore was among the final cuts of the Dallas Cowboys despite a strong preseason performance. Seeing that, the Panthers picked him up and added him to the roster. Smart move: He ended up starting, and playing relatively well, in three games down the stretch.
    (USA Today Sports Images)Moore also looked very strong in 2009 when he started five games for the Panthers, throwing for 1,053 yards with eight TDs, two interceptions and no fumbles lost.
    Signing in Miami prior to the 2011 season, Moore also bailed out an 0-4 Dolphins team with a few gutsy performances and turned what looked like the worst offense in football to a 6-6 finish with a 16-9 TD-INT ratio despite a crummy offensive line and few weapons around him.
    For some reason, Moore was also criticized for not holding off rookie Ryan Tannehill longer in 2012. But why? Mike Sherman was tasked to make the system work for the rookie, and thatís why Tannehill played right away after he showed it lights would not be too bright.
    Moore, who turns 30 this summer, has put together a nice little NFL career and is the perfect backup: good enough to step in when called on yet not too sexy so as to distract attention away from the starter, even if Tannehill were to struggle.
    Plus, Mooreís teammates describe him as very easy-going and smart, well-liked by just about everyone he has come to play with or for.
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    while I do agree that Moore is one of the the better backups in the league, I think the writer wants to have it both ways. Its just as fair to criticize Moore for his bad play with the Panthers as it is to use his good play to give him props.
    Also his comment on Moore holding off Tannehill is incorrect. We did not instill Tannehill right away as our starter. We signed Garrard and had Moore as possible starters, in fact in early going Garrard was number one on the depth chart.
    It wasn't the case of Sherman coming in and from day one everything was tailored to Tannehill. If Moore is your backup u have a solid guy but very few teams would make a move to have him as their starter.
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    Moore is capable in stretches. With the offensive line being a issue, capable will be needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlockz View Post
    while I do agree that Moore is one of the the better backups in the league, I think the writer wants to have it both ways. Its just as fair to criticize Moore for his bad play with the Panthers as it is to use his good play to give him props.
    Also his comment on Moore holding off Tannehill is incorrect. We did not instill Tannehill right away as our starter. We signed Garrard and had Moore as possible starters, in fact in early going Garrard was number one on the depth chart.
    It wasn't the case of Sherman coming in and from day one everything was tailored to Tannehill. If Moore is your backup u have a solid guy but very few teams would make a move to have him as their starter.
    That statement is true, but I think NFL management of the QB position is at an all-time low because of the constant desperation of teams to find talent in youth at the position. Most of these young QB's are not only bad, some of them end up turning in downright horrible performances over their career. Matt Moore won't be an NFL week one starter because he isn't twenty three, drafted in the first round, and sellable to both fans and the owner as the answer, not because he couldn't provide a performance as good or better than what almost any young QB's will do in their first year, and likely in subsequent years is over.

    Teams always drafted QB's in the first round, but now teams draft QB's in the first round to find their starting QB for the upcoming season.
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    hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
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