But neither quarterback has kicked down the door in the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Moore completed 7 of 12 passes for 79 yards and an interception. It wasn't an awful performance. But it certainly wasn't a strong statement. Moore had three drives that led to zero points. He even had the benefit of a 46-yard kickoff return, but threw an interception on a deflected pass to kill the drive.
Miami rookie Ryan Tannehill replaced Moore near the end of the first half. Tannehill went 3-of-7 with 45 yards. As expected for a rookie, Tannehill made some good throws and bad. He missed a fourth-down attempt from close to the goal line.
Tannehill, the No. 8 overall pick, will continue to get much-needed reps in the second half.