By Henne not learning and starting in 08, the franchise and team had to endure the growing pains up until 2011. This franchise then found out Henne wasn't the answer a year later than it should have. Setting this team back, and bringing in a new CS. If you don't understand that 08 hurt this team in the long run, then it goes to show the shallowness of anything you have to offer here.
Penny never won a big game in his career. His 19 starts did nothing for this franchise that mattered. He accomplished something the likes of Scott Mitchell and Jay Fiedler did and that was to take the team to the playoffs. Nothing more. Dan Marino won games and went to a SB. He redefined the QB position for his era. And Griese? Do we even have to go into what he did for the franchise?
But you have a 19 game starter on a equal plane with those MIA greats. Someone should take your fan card if not your man card.
On the other hand buttfumble's failure to become a solid NFL starter and franchise QB has been reasoned because of his lack of college starts (16).
Wanna play devil's advocate.....?
Not pinning any hopes on Tannehill's lack of experience. But it would be a reason to expect a first season of growing pains.
buttfumble started his career with a team built to win and win now. Can you say that about MIA and Tannehill's supporting cast his rookie year?
That NYJ offensive line in 09 was TOP 3 easily.
I was just thinking about this last night. Opposing D's will have Bob Griffin, who is not as complex as a certain formation Miami used to run, figured out by this time next yr.
Luck is near the top of his ceiling but will/should remain there for the next 12 to 15 yrs. Much like his predecessor in Indy, AL12 is one of a kind.
Weeden's age could work against him. Wilson will have a sophomore slump; how he plays the 1st half of 2014 will be a good indicator of his career.
Winning without ethics is not winning at all - Don Shula.
I don't understand this at all.
Is the problem that he has more interceptions than touchdown passes? Good thing Peyton Manning wasn't a rookie in Miami.
Is the problem his 72.3 passer rating? He's just four points behind Andrew Luck on that.
Is it his 57.9% completion rate? Matt Moore has exactly the same percentage on the season, and he's actually ahead of Luck.
Is it just the 2,559 yards for which he has thrown this year? That ranks him 20th in the league, and is the highest yardage for a Dolphins rookie, ever.
Maybe it's the 7.05 yards per attempt average. That's 19th in the league, ahead of Carson Palmer, Matthew Stafford, and Phillip Rivers. And, that's running a west coast offense that uses short passing route predominantly.
Tannehill's going to make rookie mistakes. Maybe, that's because he's a rookie.
Quoted from article: http://www.thephinsider.com/2012/12/...miami-dolphins
Point of reference. At the 8:50 mark of the Pats/Dolphins game, Brady BADLY overthrew a wide open Edelman in the endzone. Brady must suck.
If Tannehill was wearing any uniform but a Dolphin uniform then the majority of Dolphin fans would agree that Tannehill is the worst of the 1st round picks. Could you imagine the sarcastic posts to NYJunc if Tannehill wore a Jet uniform? An argument can be made Weeden is equally as bad, but at least Weeden has shown the propensity to put the ball in the end zone a little more often. One thing is for sure and that is Luck, RG3 and Wilson are far superior than Tannehill as a QB. Would have been much better off signing Flynn and spending the #8 pick on a player like Kuechly.
Unfortunately, this has all the makings of another Chad Henne type of situation in which the player is given the better part of 3-4 years to prove he is not up to the task and then it is back to drafting another QB or the revolving veteran like what happened the first 10 years after Marino retired.
I hope Tannehill proves me wrong, but if history holds true then more than a 90% probability Tannehill is just another overrated 1st rounder due to the importance of the position. At best, an average starter with maximum potential to fall somewhere to be a top 15-20 QB. That generally doesn't earn a team many trips to the playoffs.