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Fine with me. I Googled and found some. I just didn't want to throw them out and be wrong or have Hammy ask me where they were from.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
I think I read something posted about Justin Blackmon from some ESPN analysts saying essentially that a concern about him is that when he faced the Texas DB's he got shut down and he's going to face those kind of DB's every Sunday in the NFL. I think the same argument can easily apply to Tannehill and maybe more so. The three best defenses that Tannehill faced last year were Texas, ousux, and OSU. He threw 3 picks in each one of those games. Decision making is one of his biggest criticisms. Will he get better? Maybe so. But if this guy starts from day one, he will likely be a bust.
JKates: The stats came from ESPN, a Numbers Never Lie segment that they showed on SportsCenter.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
ESPN’s Todd McShay: “I don’t think the difference between Tannehill and Robert Griffin is all that great. He has everything you look for in a potential franchise quarterback if you develop him properly and are willing to be patient. In my mind, he was a mid to late first round prospect but when you start to look at it and take your initial bias out of it, he has everything you look for. He belongs in the top 10 and has a chance to be an elite quarterback in the NFL. He has all the physical tools – size, strength, the accuracy, the mentality to handle pressure and has intangibles through the roof.”
ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Miami rated Tannehill one of the top five quarterbacks of the past five years in terms of athleticism and arm talent. He said the Dolphins sat Tannehill in a room with Sherman, asked Tanehill if Sherman made a mistake by not starting him at quarterback when he arrived, and Tannehill clearly explained why it was a mistake. That impressed Dolphins management. By the way, Texas A&M counted 64 dropped passes by receivers last season, but the Dolphins counted 79, mitigating some concerns about his fourth-quarter issues.
Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2012/04/reaction-on-dolphins-selection-of-tannehill-buzz-on-upcoming-rounds.html#storylink=cpy
Frankly, quoting McShay and Mort doesn't bolster the case in my eyes. I don't respect McShay as a talent evaluator, and Mort just spreads what people tell him.
I do appreciate the 64 drop stat. Now find Baylor's drop stats and we'll determine if it's a factor or not.
Nice edit, SM. The two best comments out of about eight, the rest questioning the pick or uncomfortable with it at that point in the draft.
Four come-from-ahead losses last year and one solid put-away (Baylor). I don't blame all of that on Tannehill but I don't think he's a franchise QB.
Good lookin out Bob.
Obviously there's a lot of questions about Tanney and rightfully so. It was edited to provide a specific answer to Kates specific questions. If I wanted to hide the rest I wouldn't have provided a link.
I had something here.. but NM. I realized its impossible to have a logical conversation with a Aggie.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Statx98 2 years ago
Tannehill iis an amazing turnover machine with a lot of "potential", but that is the kind of potential that translates for coaches as " Son, your potential is going to get me fired."
Interesting that he may be able to get his coach fired in college AND in the NFL.
The best thing for Tannehill is to hope that the Matt Moore/David Gararrd platoon can last through the 2012 season. The longer he sits with his face in the playbook and his butt in the meeting rooms the better it will be for his career.
Unfortunately, I don't think that happens. Ross seems like a Dan Snyder type of owner who can't learn to leave the football side of things to the football people in charge. There will be fan pressure to play Tannehill -- I can't believe the Dolphins haven't drafted a QB in the first round since Marino -- and it'll be interesting to see if Joe Philbin is the kind of coach who will give in to what the owner wants, or sticks to his guns to what might be best for the long-term future of the franchise.
Pepper...what the hell is the blonde in black on the left holding??!
Sigh. The rest of the analysts in the article:
Mel Kiper: "I didn’t put him in my top 25 until three weeks ago. I moved him to 18." That's first round.
Jon Gruden: "I really like this pick, because Sherman and Tannehill continue to work together." Likes the pick. At no time does he suggest Tanney is not a first round pick.
Charley Casserly: “I don’t see an elite quarterback here. I see a guy that can develop and be a solid quarterback.” But “I like him better than Jake Locker and Christian Ponder.” Likes him better than two first round picks last year, but says he's not elite. Not sure what to make of that.
Michael Lombardi: "Troubled" by picking him at #8. Doesn't say he's not first round material, but maybe that's what he means. Dunno.
Brian Billick: Said he would be “scared” to draft Tannehill and he feels like a “classic miss”. Seems obvious he doesn't think Tanney is a first rounder. By the way, story linked below of Baltimore fan site chuckling about Billick rating QB draft picks.
Steve Mariucci: Said the Dolphins should “let him compete early” and not assume he will sit as a rookie: “I would love to work with this guy because he has all the tools.” Doesn't sound to me like he has a problem with Tanney as a first rounder.
Marshall Faulk: Doesn't really say anything other than that the "Dolphins had an unfair advantage on every team” because of the presence of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman."
Are you sure you aren't just reading into things a bit?
Former Baltimore Ravens coach and current NFL Network analyst Brian Billick tells us how to draft an NFL QB and uses Kyle Boller as an example.
That's okay. I already captured it. Maybe you went back and read the article. :)
Drafting a QB with 16 starts is a giant risk, I don't give a shit who it is. Throw in his struggles against good defenses and his decision making at the end of games and you have lots to be worried about. Not to mention he loves throwing out routes which won't fly for very long in the NFL.
Actually I did read the article and you proved my point really. Your points posted were laced with negativity along with the article itself and many of these inserts never said he was a 1st round pick. Bad throws, bad decisions, not great game management so on. Not that he wont be good eventually with some coaching but not worthy of the first round pick is the general word on the street down here and most everywhere I've read and listened to. ALL your points can be easily disputed because by my reading, there was MUCH more negative than positive in the article especially to spend your first round pick on. I really try to be objective in all things and there's way to many questions especially since RT didn't do much through is senior season to prove he deserved to go in the first 32.
This post was edited by Statx98 2 years ago
What I am reading by the way is that 2 out of the 11 analysts in the article you posted were willing to actually say he was a 1st rounder correct?
Lol...you're trying to hard. Most don't come right out and say either way. Count the ones that said he was NOT a first round pick. I'll hang up and listen. :)
What was Tannehill's win/loss record as a starter with arguably the most offensively talented team A&M has had in over a decade?
Remind me again how A&M managed to lose so many big leads last season? Was it because they decided to run the ball too much, or was it something else? Hmmm. Just where was he when the countless epic meltdowns occurred? Pouting on the sidelines? Head down, looking like someone just kicked his collie?
Tannehill drafted 8th overall is a joke. Just a complete joke. He's not a winner. He's not clutch. He's overrated. Period.
This post was edited by Black Shipley 2 years ago
I'm going to put it this way:
The only reason Sherman was in a position to get Tannehill drafted is because Tannehill wasn't good enough for Sherman to keep his job in the first place .
Most people are still laughing.
Ahhhh. I see what you are doing. The troll is strong in you.
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