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Matt Moore: 'I just want a fair shot' at Dolphins job

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Matt Moore went 6-3 in his last nine games as a starter last season, winning 67 percent of the games the Miami Dolphins put in his hands.

Over an extended stretch, that type of percentage sends you to the Hall of Fame, as Johnny Unitas (.653), Terry Bradshaw (.684), Joe Montana (.711) and others have proved.

Moore won't get a bust in Canton for pushing the Dolphins to 6-10 in 2011, but he at least deserves consideration to keep his job. The Dolphins went hard after Peyton Manning last month, then kicked the tires on Matt Flynn and a trade for the No. 2 pick (a.k.a. The RG3 Golden Ticket).

In the end, they settled on David Garrard, a player on the downside, unlikely to keep Moore up at night. A more pressing Moore pothole is the possibility Miami could select Texas A&M star Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick in this month's draft.

“I was fully expecting a quarterback competition. I still am,” Moore told WQAM-560 (via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel). “…I get it, I understand and in any case, as a player, you just want a fair shot to show your talent and prove to the coaches you can win or lead this team to win. That’s all I was hoping for, and I think that’s the situation we have here.”

Moore lacks the Q-rating team owner Stephen Ross covets in a quarterback, but he put up good numbers last season, and is currently in a nice position to keep his job. Moore will make $2.5 million in the final year of his Dolphins deal and can be a player on next year's free-agent market with a strong performance in 2012.

Yes, we know we're talking about Matt Moore here, but stranger things have happened. Have you seen Kevin Kolb's house?

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