By Barry Jacksonbjackson@miamiherald.com
“You owe it to your team to give Matt Moore an opportunity,” NBC’s Rodney Harrison said Sunday night.
CBS’ Boomer Esiason seemed even more adament. “Why isn’t Matt Moore playing?” he asked. “Sooner or later, it has got to come to an end. There is no passion, no excitement, no inspiration. He can’t make a play. I see a guy dance around, can’t find a spot in the pocket to deliver the football. It’s not all his fault. I get it. But you’re got an alternative” in Moore.
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, a longtime NFL writer, said other teams are laughing at the Dolphins for their commitment to Cutler. ...
• Gase made two changes with offensive snaps in decisions unrelated to injuries: Tight end Anthony Fasano, who played far less than Julius Thomas in the first three weeks, started for the first time and played 44 snaps, compared with 36 for Thomas and 18 for MarQueis Gray, who played far more than the previous three weeks but dropped a pass.
Also, instead of alternating Anthony Steen and Jesse Davis at left guard, Gase gave all 59 snaps to Steen.
Per Pro Football Focus: “Steen was the third-ranked overall guard on the week with an 84.2 overall grade. Although he really struggled in pass-blocking (54.7 grade), he dominated as a run-blocker with a grade of 90.4 on the day. His overall grade for the season is now a respectable 72.0, 26th-ranked for all guards in the league.”
PFF says Mike Pouncey graded third among all centers this week.
PFF says Alonso was the league’s best linebacker in Week 5 and Jones the best safety.