Wallace > Jennings.
Nope, they didnt. If they wanted him he would be in Miami, not Seattle. Philbin KNEW that Flynn was not worth the money that he wanted, which Seattle gave him. He was not wanted in Miami by Philbin or Ireland. Not sure why people do not understand this. Flynn was the MOST overrated FA last year and he accomplished close to nothing to warrant he was a franchise QB, while in GB. They also knew Moore was a better QB than Flynn and he is. Philbin and Ireland made the right decision by passing on Flynn.. No doubt about it.
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The premise of this question is flawed.
One is a proven NFL commodity, the other wasn't.
I dont doubt they they liked Tannehill. But that doesnt mean they wouldnt have also drafted Wilson. The Colts and Redskins drafted quarterbacks with the first and second overall pick but still identified Wilson as someone to draft(Redskins would keep with that theme and draft Kirk Cousins). Should we assume that the Colts and Redskins werent sold on Luck and RG3 simply because they were looking at other prospects?
Seahawks understand that you cant go wrong loading up on that position. The days of "having 2 means having 0" are gone. Teams like the Eagles have shown you can buy low and sell high. Seattle identified talented players at the most important position on the field and went after them hard. They got 2 out of their 3 apparent prospects. Carroll allowed an open competition(they also told Flynn he wouldnt be handed the starting job and would have to compete) and the borderline phenom player won it. Thats not an indication of Flynn being awful and having to be stashed on the bench, thats an indication of just how good Wilson is.
At the end of the day, it comes down to this: Miami wanted Flynn and couldnt sign him. To say Miami didnt want him enough and use Flynn losing a competition as validation that our front office made the right choice revisionist history.
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Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolph...#storylink=cpyFlynn has agreed to a three-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, according to Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
They're visiting with Alex Smith. They have another visit set up tomorrow with David Garrard.
How do you feel about that one?
I'm sure the Dolphins will eventually portray this as having a plan (yeah, right) and sticking to that plan of not overspending for any player (including a QB). I'm sure they'll eventually get the message out that Flynn was a nice but not great option.
Sorry, but some facts simply get in the way. For example, someone else apparently believes Flynn is worth a good but not great contract. Seattle is paying approximately $8 million per season -- probably less when the actual numbers come in -- and that's not exactly breaking the bank for a starting QB. Even the $10 million signing bonus is modest for a QB. All indications are the Dolphins thought Flynn to be that potential starter but still couldn't pay him that?
Well then, why did the personnel and offensive staff spend nearly 40 hours of total tape time studying this guy, a figure I was told by a source was conservative? Otherwise, why would coach Joe Philbin be calling him throughout the free agency process to make sure Flynn knew he was a major Miami target? Otherwise why did the Dolphins immediately pivot to Flynn once they knew they'd been eliminated from the Manning derby? Otherwise why did they offer the kid a contract?
Something went horribly wrong here. I was told three days ago Flynn was going to be Miami's guy. I was told it would take a significant screw up to fail to get him in a Dolphins uniform because the club believed he could win the starting job and Flynn liked the idea of playing for Philbin.
So what changed? What went wrong?
I'm pretty sure knowing Ireland contract runs out next year and id he doesn't produce results he's out so why would he not use FA? No where have I heard Philben won't use FA even though that will be Ireland's job not philben, and one of them is on a seat that's very hot.
Its different because a. Matt Flynn was unproven and b. We only needed 1 quarterback and we were pretty sure we had tannehill at the 8th slot. On the other hand, we dont need only one WR. We need a few more pass catchers.