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Tiko377
02-20-2012, 03:16 PM
The Dolphins are in a better position (http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2012/02/mike-sherman-thinks-ryan-tannehills-a-winner.html) than any team to know whether Matt Flynn (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4949/matt-flynn) is worth franchise quarterback money.
They are also in a better position than any team to know whether Texas A&M product Ryan Tannehill (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7417/ryan-tannehill) is a worth high draft pick in April. Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman speaks highly of his former pupil (http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2012/02/mike-sherman-thinks-ryan-tannehills-a-winner.html).
“Like all good quarterbacks he had great poise. Very confident in any system, west coast or not,” Sherman said via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Any quarterback has to be confident in his own skin and believe in himself. They always say a great quarterback makes those around him better. I thought [Brett] Favre did that. I think Aaron Rodgers (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3118/aaron-rodgers) does that. I think Tannehill does that as well.”
Sherman and Tannehill didn’t make the Aggies enough better last year or Sherman wouldn’t have been fired. A former college receiver, Tannehill is a good fit for a West Coast offense at quarterback.

Tannehill’s tools and intangibles will likely make him a first round pick and the No. 3 quarterback in this class. Like Christian Ponder (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6433/christian-ponder) and Jake Locker (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6424/jake-locker) last year, we expect Tannehill to get pushed up high in the draft because so many teams need quarterbacks.

One of those teams — Miami — might tell us what they are thinking about Tannehill in free agency. If they sign Flynn or Peyton Manning (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1493/peyton-manning), it’s hard to imagine them taking Tannehill.

If the Dolphins only sign a second-tier player at quarterback, perhaps Sherman has convinced the organization that Tannehill is ready to lead an organization.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/20/mike-sherman-compares-tannehill-to-favre-rodgers/

DolfanDuBbZ~
02-20-2012, 03:21 PM
The Dolphins are in a better position (http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2012/02/mike-sherman-thinks-ryan-tannehills-a-winner.html) than any team to know whether Matt Flynn (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4949/matt-flynn) is worth franchise quarterback money.
They are also in a better position than any team to know whether Texas A&M product Ryan Tannehill (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7417/ryan-tannehill) is a worth high draft pick in April. Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman speaks highly of his former pupil (http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2012/02/mike-sherman-thinks-ryan-tannehills-a-winner.html).
“Like all good quarterbacks he had great poise. Very confident in any system, west coast or not,” Sherman said via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Any quarterback has to be confident in his own skin and believe in himself. They always say a great quarterback makes those around him better. I thought Favre did that. I think Aaron Rodgers (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/3118/aaron-rodgers) does that. I think Tannehill does that as well.”
[B]Sherman and Tannehill didn’t make the Aggies enough better last year or Sherman wouldn’t have been fired. A former college receiver, Tannehill is a good fit for a West Coast offense at quarterback.

Tannehill’s tools and intangibles will likely make him a first round pick and the No. 3 quarterback in this class. Like Christian Ponder (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6433/christian-ponder) and Jake Locker (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6424/jake-locker) last year, we expect Tannehill to get pushed up high in the draft because so many teams need quarterbacks.

One of those teams — Miami — might tell us what they are thinking about Tannehill in free agency. If they sign Flynn or Peyton Manning (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1493/peyton-manning), it’s hard to imagine them taking Tannehill.

If the Dolphins only sign a second-tier player at quarterback, perhaps Sherman has convinced the organization that Tannehill is ready to lead an organization.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/20/mike-sherman-compares-tannehill-to-favre-rodgers/

Hope this is fluff. Because Tannehill is a raw project and isn't worth a TOP 10 pick, much less a 2nd rounder.

And yet another writer who says Sherman lost his job, because he failed to live up to expectations. 4 wins in the BIG 12 this year...4.

andyahs
02-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Smokescreen.

PSU Cane
02-20-2012, 03:43 PM
I like Tannehill and think he has potential to be a very good QB....but he is at least 2-3 years away from every seeing the field. He's only play 1.5 seasons at QB and needs much more grooming than the others QB in the draft who have been playing the position much longer. It's for this reason that you can not draft him high in the 1st round. The top end of round 1 is for guys who can step in and help the team immediately....or at least within their 1st contract to see what you have. If you take Tannehill, you would be paying him almost his entire rookie contract before he even saw the field.....and which point he would be free to walk. How does that really benefit the franchise? Now in the 2nd round, it becomes a completely different conversation.

SebasMiamiFan
02-20-2012, 04:32 PM
I like Tannehill, but selecting him with the 9th pick is a huge reach. Even if we trade down, I don't think he's worth a late first round pick.

MiamiMuss
02-20-2012, 05:25 PM
Holy carp what a joke.Really?This is like comparing apples to oranges.

Crzynick25
02-20-2012, 05:41 PM
The coach that didn't start Tannehill for 3 years and even moved him to WR until he literally had no options left is now comparing him to Farve and Rodgers......really?

datruth55
02-20-2012, 06:16 PM
You guys are blowing this out of proportion. He compared one aspect of Tannehill's game to Favre and Rodgers, that was it. He was a former player of course Sherman is going to talk him up...every coach does that.

I might as well bring this up here cause I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere yet but Sherman should also give us a little bit of an inside track on Weeden having faced him twice, studied him and game planned against him. It's not exactly coaching him but if you put a game plan together to stop the guy he should give some insight on how well Weeden reacts to what he was trying to do and how well he adjusted over the course of a game.

MiamiMuss
02-20-2012, 06:23 PM
You guys are blowing this out of proportion. He compared one aspect of Tannehill's game to Favre and Rodgers, that was it. He was a former player of course Sherman is going to talk him up...every coach does that.

I might as well bring this up here cause I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere yet but Sherman should also give us a little bit of an inside track on Weeden having faced him twice, studied him and game planned against him. It's not exactly coaching him but if you put a game plan together to stop the guy he should give some insight on how well Weeden reacts to what he was trying to do and how well he adjusted over the course of a game.

That is a good point for Weeden good call on that.

Valandui
02-20-2012, 06:24 PM
Man, Sherman MUST be an idiot. Why did we hire this guy?

finfan54
02-20-2012, 06:25 PM
I like Tannehill and think he has potential to be a very good QB....but he is at least 2-3 years away from every seeing the field. He's only play 1.5 seasons at QB and needs much more grooming than the others QB in the draft who have been playing the position much longer. It's for this reason that you can not draft him high in the 1st round. The top end of round 1 is for guys who can step in and help the team immediately....or at least within their 1st contract to see what you have. If you take Tannehill, you would be paying him almost his entire rookie contract before he even saw the field.....and which point he would be free to walk. How does that really benefit the franchise? Now in the 2nd round, it becomes a completely different conversation.

This is the peyton manning scenario IMO. Get Manning, Moore gone next year, and Tannehill takes over in two or three via aaron rogers. discount double check.

JerryD
02-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Guess we won't be drafting Tannehill. lol

Ole Ross would nail someone's balls to the wall of his owner's suite for spilling our draft beans ... and Ireland would call his momma a "hoor"

Valandui
02-21-2012, 12:16 AM
I guess that Sherman hasn't figured out that Tannehill got him fired.

Gonzo
02-21-2012, 12:21 AM
Omar is being a little loose with the term "compare."

Roman529
02-21-2012, 12:35 AM
I don't think anyone can know for sure how a college QB is going to fare in the pro's. Many people thought Ryan Leaf was a can't miss, and some people thought the same thing about Jamarcus Russell. Some guys cannot handle the pressure in the pro's or they get big money and become lazy. At least with Matt Flynn we have seen him play a few games and he looks confident, and doesn't have the "deer in the headlights" look. Many people dismiss what Flynn did against the Lions, but he threw for more yards and TD's in that game last year than any QB in the history of the Packers. Flynn won a BCS Championship with LSU so he knows how to handle pressure in a big game. I hope we can acquire him.