Miami Dolphins' Matt Moore looks to establish starting role

Many in South Florida are excited at the prospect that No. 8 overall pick Ryan Tannehill could grab the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback position, but 2011 team MVP Matt Moore has other ideas.

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"When I hear it over and over 100 times it gets a little annoying," Moore told The Palm Beach Post. "I just try to win ballgames and do my best. They'll talk about me when they need to talk about me."

Moore led the Dolphins to a 6-3 record after taking over in Week 5 when Chad Henne suffered a season-ending separated left shoulder.

The Dolphins brought in more veteran competition for Moore when they signed veteran David Garrard before the draft.

Garrard recently said that Tannehill has been able to pick up the Dolphins new offense faster than the veterans because Miami's new offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was his coach at Texas A&M.

Moore is entering the final year of his contract and hopes to establish himself as a starter before potentially entering free agency at the end of the season.

"It's an important year personally," Moore said. "And if (that future) is here, that would be great. Obviously I want my career to continue, and I'm just very excited. It is a crucial year. Guys always have years like this in their careers. I've had years that are important, but this is a big one."

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