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#1 Kurb

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:27 PM

Catch All Thread For Your Sacrificing of Virgins and Anointing of Savior.

#2 Mekeritrig

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:31 PM

[IMG]http://imgur.com/DqiQ4.png He has arrived.[/IMG]

He has arrived.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:33 PM

Matt Moore once took a trip to the Virgin Islands. When he returned they were just the Islands.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:33 PM

Moore made fuging strides today

and i earned a measure of respect and confidence in this guy.

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:41 PM

Matt Moore has a bright future

No sarcasm here

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:42 PM

Matt Moore once took a trip to the Virgin Islands. When he returned they were just the Islands.

#7 mav1234

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:52 PM

Barring a complete and total meltdown by Moore, he deserves a chance in training camp to compete at least for his backup role next year, no matter the coach.

He stepped up against a great team.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 12:26 AM

It must've had a lot to do with the weather/rain last week. The guy looked legit tonight. I've been touting Alex Smith or Campbell as options, although Smith is under contract through next year, but I've got to say, Moore has made me question as to how much we need to look outside...

The only thing I see he is lacking right now is consistently hitting receivers on the timing routes like Collinsworth mentioned... For example, last week against the Pats, he tried to throw to the flat to Smitty, but Smitty saw the DB crashing down and ran out to the corner straight up the field, he would've had a TD... Moore doesn't have the timing and chemistry with Smitty yet to know where he's gonna be on throws like that. But, given time, it will come.

I wasn't sure how legit Moore was as a long term option, but like I've always said, Jaworski said this kid was a steal and could be a legit starting QB when he came out - And I trust Jaws. The more time he's played, the more progress he's shown, and now I've got to believe that this guy has a chance of being our starter long-term.

I believed Moore was the best QB on the roster earlier in the year, even though I didn't know how viable he'd be come next year, I think he's starting to prove how viable he'll be.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:15 AM

Work on his accuracy and I wouldnt mind giving him a shot to battle for starter next tc.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:15 AM

if Moore plays like this against the Giants and Saints, he should absolutely be kept around next year to compete for the starting job.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:34 AM

You could *see* Moore's throws improving through the game. It was clear his accuracy was improving. His timing was still missing, but he started to trust receivers, and started to lead Smith (on that one beautiful freaking TD play, that was all trust that Smitty would come down with it...). Most of all, HE IS MOBILE.

My FAVORITE play (that didn't involve Smitty >.>) Moore made that game was scrambling out of the pocket on first down, gaining a yard and preventing a sack. So many QBs would have just been taken down, but he ducked and ran. It was nice to see.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 03:06 AM

if Moore plays like this against the Giants and Saints, he should absolutely be kept around next year to compete for the starting job.


Agree. It can save us the trouble of likely getting a QB in the Draft who could be a bust. We tend to have trouble getting a successful QB in the draft for years, even before Fox & Hurney came here. Plus, we don't have to pay a lot to keep Moore & make him the starter where we couldn't sign some good QBs that would've cost us too much to pay other good players on our team to stay. We seem to do better with picking undrafted QB like Jake & Moore than the Draft. Weird, huh?

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 04:21 AM

I was trying to find the clip of Jaws talking about him during the draft... Can't find it, but I did find this, nice read:

Moore had been talked up as a possible late-round steal by various ESPN commentators. Ron Jaworski raved about him on Sunday. During an on-air discussions, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay were talking about who might be the next Tom Brady, and they both mentioned Moore.

"He got a lot of publicity for a guy who wasn't drafted," said Lynn Lashbrook, one of Moore's agents. Lashbrook is the president of Sports Management Worldwide in Portland. Matt is also being represented by family friend Joe Aloisi, the father of his best friend from Hart High, Matt Aloisi.

Lashbrook said Kansas City, Detroit, Carolina, and Cincinnati were also interested in bringing in Moore as a free agent.

Moore can't throw a ball 64 yards while kneeling down (did you see JaMarcus Russell in that clip on Saturday?) but he does have enough "intangibles'' to warrant a long look by the Cowboys.

OSU coach Mike Riley said last week it was a joke that Moore wasn't invited to the Combine. Riley also said that he firmly believes no quarterback in the country made as many clutch plays as Moore during OSU's remarkable 8 of 9 run in 2006.

Lashbrook thinks Moore will shock the world again, only this time in the NFL.

"He handled (not being drafted) well, like he's handled everything else,'' said Lashbrook. "His story is kind of an underdog story. He's always had to overcome a lot.''

http://blog.oregonli...oore_signs.html

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:10 AM

It was my first proper chance to see Moore play today & I was impressed. Sure he is not the most complete QB going around but he got the chains moving albeit with a few errors but nonetheless he got the job done.
I like what I saw and I for one hope to see him start. He deserves that much after today.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 07:49 AM

I still don't like to see Moore overthrow his recievers so often. Jake had the same problem. Moore has a couple of these early, but then he settled down and his passes were more on target. Overall, his accuracy is better than Jake's, and so is his arm strength. Clearly Smitty just needs someone to get the ball far enough downfield tht he can go up and get it. If Moore can get that done...

One thing I will say for Moore is that he throws the screen pass very well, sooooo much better than Delhomme ever did. Also, he took a couple of sacks, but he also bought himself some time and scrambled. He made a few key throws on the run. And the game plan called for some roll-outs, which were effective against the pass rush.

The game plan, for once, was well designed, and for maybe the first time all year...WELL EXECUTED at the QB position.

I'm still not sure I want Moore as the permanent starter, but with McCown and Delhomme as potential #2 next offseason, we should bring in a free agent and make it an open competition. Certainly you don't simply cut Moore...and it doesn't really make sense to bench a guy who has started only 6 games in his career and is 4-2.


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