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Marino Praises Efficiency of Matt Moore
By on November 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

Marino’s Analysis of Matt Moore’s Big Game in K.C.

By: REBECCA CARMENATE

Jesse Agler and John Congemi spoke with Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino about the Dolphins’ first win against the Kansas City Chiefs as well as Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

Regarding last week’s game, Marino said Matt Moore was “very efficient, and that’s how you got to be in the NFL, and Aaron Rodgers is like that.“

Moore threw three touchdowns which left many fans anxious for a fourth which has not been done in the Dolphins since Marino. “If you can (be efficient) in this league on a constant basis, you’re going to be strong,” added Marino.

On Wednesday, Moore was named AFC  Offensive Player of the Week. To put Moore’s performance in proper perspective; consider that Moore’s QB rating of 147.5 is a rating number that Marino was only able to eclipse once during his legendary career, a brilliant 5 touchdown performance against the Redskins in 1984 (more on that game later).

Here are some of the other thoughts from #13:

Question: Now at 1-7, is it a week to week process with the Dolphins?

Dan Marino: “No matter what team, it is a week-to-week process. It does not hurt to look ahead every now and then but now as a group of professionals they need to concentrate on beating the Redskins  and then move on to the next one.”

Question: Do you think for the Dolphins this is a danger feeling like this is a game that is a must-win? Or do you feel it is ok for the team to feel confident?

Dan Marino: “Well I think when you’re 1-7, you can’t be over-confident. I think they have to take it one game at a time.Whatever (they) did last week, whatever that may be to get that extra edge, do the same thing maybe do that a little more this week. Go into it like ‘hey we’re trying to get two wins’… Against the Redskins, a team that has struggled some,  (The Dolphins) got a darn good chance of winning (this) game too.”

Question: On his 1984, 5 touchdown performance against the Redskins

Dan Marino: “It set-up good for us back then…they were trying to play some man coverage on (Clayton and Duper) on the outside and that just doesn’t work. I don’t care if you’re Lester Hayes, Mike Haynes, Darrelle Revis- you line them up- Hall of Famers or not, if you’re going to challenge (the Marks Brothers) one on one, you’re going to get beat.”

For all of Marino’s thoughts, check out the complete podcast with him by clicking here!


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