I hate it when these things are posted and Dirty Sanchez is in the list. I always opens it for our resident troll to butt in and thumps his chest about the paper trophy they won.
That being said, I could care less what Tannehill's numbers are from his first season. So long as he learns from them and improves this year and gets us a winning record, and hopefully into the playoffs, I will be happy.
But you are absolutely correct. Sanchez did come into a good team. And anyone, besides the homer, will agree with that.
Never go to the Library without your shotgun.
some made the playoffs and won playoff games
Tannehill flew under the radar last year due to Luck, RG, and Wilson. In a normal year, he would have received much more acclaim for the way he played with what he had. This is not a bad thing. I don't think we will know who's who from last year's QB draft for two more years.
Just me but, I don't take much from QB comparisons based on first seasons. There are sooo many differences in what each one had to deal with.
I think he will be a very good quarterback. But, the NUMBERS certainly don't show that, and he does have areas where he needs to improve, and quickly.
The reasons I think he will be good are not that he put up numbers similar to other QBs or that other good QBs struggled early in their careers. Rather, I just think that a guy who has excellent athletic talent, a strong work ethic, and intelligence enough to read defenses and coverage will be able to put it together.
The people who hate the guy and think he is going to suck won't change their minds until he proves them wrong in a big way. The people who want to wait and see before they form an opinion on him are certainly entitled -- and honestly pretty smart -- to do so. Those of us who look at what we see and finally feel some optimism should just be happy to be optimistic about the team's direction going forward. I know that in my case, it's the first time I've really been optimistic about the Dolphins in a very long time.
Now I am become coach, the destroyer of teams.
Last edited by JTC111; 07-29-2013 at 11:23 AM.