How in the hell did i miss this video?
Terrorist attack count against the Anything Goes Thread: 5
Tannehill is better because.....Dolphins. This all goes back to what we were talking about before. If Tannehill was any one of the other 31 teams in the league, people's reactions would be "he's ok but nothing special." But because he has that dolphin on the side of his helmet, suddenly he's the second coming. Don't get me wrong I think Tannehill is good, but to say what some were saying in that thread is downright stupid.
Last edited by PhinsPhan11; 07-20-2014 at 08:47 PM.
I thought he was a pretty nice guy Friday. I dont hate him. But he isnt better at this point than Colin Kaepernick. I mean, ****. ANd i got dudes who think its crazy to even mention a great like Tannehill with the likes of a plebeian like Kaep.
But yea, you said it best. Any proposed straight-up trade of Tannehill for Kaepernick would get laughed out of any other place but a Dolphin forum. Jaws has Tannehill ranked 23rd amongst QBs this year and Kaepernick ranked 13th. Not that I think his rankings are Gospel, but he does break down every single snap of all the starting quarterbacks for these rankings, so to answer Nawledge's question, he's definitely seen't them play.
The 49ers do have more talent than the Dolphins, but the only sane reason for saying that Tannehill might be a better quarterback than Kaepernick (not that he's played better, but that he might be better) is the presence of Jim Harbaugh. The man is an absolute genius when it comes to quarterbacks. You look at what he got out of Josh Johnson (in college) and Alex Smith compared to what other coaches got out of those players... and it makes you question just how good Kaepernick really is.
I will admit, I am sort of convinced by that argument, and not just because I wasn't a Kaepernick fan when he came out of Nevada.
I was once a normal kid
Till the Devil came down and flipped my lid
He gave me a switchblade and he gave me a muse
Then he vomited acid all over my shoes
I'm intrigued to see what our offense will look like this year but I think most fans are going to be annoyed to see how similar it is. I've seen no reason to believe Bill Lazor is a savant on the level of Harbaugh. Some people seemed to have latched onto the "detail oriented" and "precise" narrative as if players don't always say that about a new coach... and hadn't always said that about the coach who just left. I can't remember who said it but my favorite quote about coaching is, "it's not about what you know. It's about what you can get them to do."
I'm suspicious of Lazor because he strikes me as a case of buying high. Nick Foles comes out of nowhere to have a great year, so we snap up his quarterbacks coach when his value is at its highest, regardless of how meh his career has been to this point (and his work at Virginia was decidedly meh). It's the same logic that led to the hiring of Philbin. A meh coach who bounces around and suddenly Green Bay's offense explodes and he's the man of the hour. Look how that's turned out. The key hire of the year was John Benton. His star had faded a bit because of Houston's terrible season, but his offensive lines have always been good so it's reasonable to expect that he'll bounce back just as it's unfortunately reasonable to expect Lazor to be what's he's always been.
As always, the first preseason game will be a celebration right up until the first drive is over. Then all hell breaks loose.
Last edited by TheWalrus; 07-21-2014 at 03:02 AM.