"At the end of the week, we're going to pick the 46 guys that give us the best chance to win the game in London," Philbin said Tuesday.
Philbin was asked if he felt it necessary to sit down with Tannehill after the coach was publicly noncommittal about his plans.
"I talk to him all the time. So we have multiple conversations," he said. "So again, I communicate with him frequently. And yeah, any kind of -- I don't usually get into personal conversations that we have."
Tannehill's struggles have given Philbin pause, but it's too early in the season to give up on the former first-round draft pick who was expected to emerge as the face of the franchise.
Moore is a serviceable backup option, but he's not going to save the season. The Dolphins' offense -- and Philbin's coaching career in Miami -- ride on Tannehill reaching expectations.
He can't do that on the bench.