Whiffing? Luck was never an option. The Redskins gave up way too much for RG III. When you weigh the options of Tannehill for a first round pick at #8 or Griffin III for three 1st rounders and a second, Tannehill is a much better choice.
Don't get me wrong, I think Griffin III is the better prospect but Tannehill is the better value. I believe Tannehill can be a great quarterback in the NFL and has all the tools necessary to be a franchise guy. I am glad the Dolphins didn't give up 3 first rounders and a second for RG III and instead took Tannehill even at #8. Add in the fact that Sherman knows him better than anyone else, and I feel good about him over all the other guys.
We couldn't afford to pay Manning 19 million a season even if he wanted to sign with us and he has 1 or 2 years left at most.
Offering Flynn what they thought he was worth instead of overpaying is not a whiff. Philbin should know better than anyone else what he was worth. I am comfortable with his decision not to overpay for Flynn. I don't see how any of those can be considered whiffs.