You may remember that some of us here were chanting "We Want Moore!! We Want Moore!!" for a number of years now, and it honestly had nothing to do with Tannehill. He's just the ultimate leader that players love, and he plays fearless football for sixty solid minutes. I wanted to give everyone a little background on him though so you can understand how good this guy really is. In 2009, Moore came off the bench in Carolina and threw for over 1,000 yards in the final couple of games with an 8/2 TD/INT ratio and a 98.5 QBR. They decided right then that he was their franchise quarterback....despite being drafted by the team in 2007. He did play a little in the '07 year but a really bad series of concussions kept him out for 30+ games. In 2010, Moore got brutalized with another big hit to the head and they kept him out a couple of games. The Panthers line was deplorable back then so it's no place for a guy with concussions, but they threw him back in anyway and he kept taking hard hits to the head. Towards the end of the season he was darn-near a zombie on the field, yet he kept trying to be competitive and the Panthers left him on the field. He put up a 55.6 rating that year and probably should have retired. 2011 was the year Moore came to Miami and ultimately started over the last nine games. He went 6-3 in that stretch and the team fell in love with him...the guy would throw an easy pick and walk off the field laughing. Then on the very next drive, he'd launch a 70 yard TD pass and all was forgiven; the players were nuts over the guy because there was always a chance to win. He finished the season with an 87 QBR and seemed a lock to start in 2012...the year we grabbed Tannehill. You guys know the rest though- Tannehill came in and has started ever since. The team kept Moore around though because he's such an amazing presence in the coaching rooms and on the field...he's a lot like Manning in that regard. Only, he definitely does not have Manning's discipline...he plays like a Brett Favre and takes lots of chances when he's feeling hot. The coaches don't generally like it but Matt wins more than he loses, and the players are ready to die for the kid on any given Sunday. A lot of people say his vision is his best trait and also his biggest curse- he will launch a rocket to a guy that's open by two inches. Now, I'm not going to compare Moore to Tannehill here because I'm biased- I've always loved Moore and thought he should start in Miami. Tannehill is the better pick overall because he's more of a complete player, but Moore brings so many intangibles that can't be coached. His instincts are off the charts and he's such an amazing leader. At this point though, five years later, I am a bit nervous because- 1) Moore always plays fearless 2) Moore took a concussion in preseason and took forever to recover 3) Moore will play hard until he's knocked out of the game That doesn't mean I don't trust his abilities though- I truly believe we have a better chance of closing the year 3-0 under Moore than we do with Tannehill. And that's because he plays so differently...the Pats and Bills are watching tape from 2011 to figure out what to expect. That's a huge benefit from any backup and Moore isn't your typical scrub, so I really like our chances here. Anyway, that's the good and the bad on Matt Moore. If you don't count his concussion-filled 2010 season, he's been a low 90's QBR his entire career and he doesn't hesitate to put the team on his shoulders. Hopefully that won't be a problem with our starting line and Mr. Ajayi...just pray Matt doesn't take any hard hits upstairs. But if our line plays well and we develop a run game in these last three- watch out folks! Moore is going to be taking shots down field all day long to open receivers. That's just who he is and our ability to score will be amplified over these next few weeks.