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Philbin, Dolphins make the right call on Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill is the Dolphins starting quarterback for the regular-season opener on Sept. 9, coach Joe Philbin announced this afternoon.

And after the coach talked about it being a "close" call and saying it was made based on tape study and gut and discussions among, coaches Philbin did not take a bow.

But he should have.

The Dolphins coach made a hard decision. Made a timely decision. And, most importantly, made the right decision.

In choosing Tannehill over Moore, Philbin picked the quarterback of the future to take over now. So that's good. The future -- meaning whatever Tannehill will ultimately become as a player -- will get here sooner, we all expect. Furthermore, Philbin made the right call for now in that he picked the better player now.

That's right, if you've been following along on this blog or on my twitter handle or on TV, you've heard me make the point that Tannehill has outplayed Moore since he arrived for training camp.

I recognize this decision is not a slam dunk. Tannehill, as rookies often do, might struggle and the cynics will make it seem as if it was wrong to pick the rookie. But that would be the short-sighted view.

Understand that this season is not about Tannehill taking the Dolphins to the playoffs. This season is aobut making Tannehill better, giving him the experience to ultimately succeed in the future.

Peyton Manning didn't light it up as a rookie. Neither did Steve Young or Brett Favre. But they laid a foundation for what they ultimately became in their rookie years. If the Dolphins had waited until next year with Tannehill, we'd be a year behind where we're likely to find ourselves by the end of this year.

So get on with it, I say.

And a warning: When Tannehill struggles and he will, manage your expectations. Manage your commentary. He's a rookie. He started 19 games in college. He's got a lot to learn, even by his own admission.

So understand the circumstances. This is not Tannehill's make or break year. This is, however, his foundation laying year.

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OK FINFANS

POLL OF THE DAY


HOW LONG UNTIL TANNEHILL GETS BOOED?

A) 1st game

B) By the 3rd game

C) By game 5

D) Who cares? Lets Go Heat

I hate The Dolphins

who chose Marino with the 27th overall pick in the NFL draft. After starting the season as a backup to incumbent starter David Woodley, Marino was given his first NFL start in Week 6 versus the Buffalo Bills. Marino and Miami lost that game 38–35 in overtime
As a rookie, Marino set several records: he posted a 96.0 passer rating, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, he had the lowest percentage of passes intercepted with 2.03, he was the only rookie quarterback to lead a conference in passing, and he had the highest passing completion percentage with 58.45.[7][8]

This from Waki, I might be old but I do know Phin history.

We don't care about TMH, ENH and Cuba, the Miami Dolphins, Government parties or the Gods. We care about Internet and the freedom of expression it has brought us. For that We live.

Will Chad Johnson be starting too?

I Hate The Phins Too

SMF,

Everyone hates the hapless Fins

He's so stoopid. If he would just come clean and post with us under one name.....


Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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And so why don't you do the same?

I hate them the Most.

Hey U guys want to join me and my Goons Boycotting the Dolphins.

Tannehill = Mr 3 n out

Odin....

Clearly OSCAR IS THE SMF....that was just a cut and paste re-post that went horribly wrong (by not changing his sign-in name)....

Odin, I guess a persons "MADE" it once they start being impersonated, I only hope I to will become as popular as yourself.

LOL, But not really.

Posted by: FP4FGs. | August 20, 2012 at 07:59 PM

ROTFLMAO! Yeah........Fame ain't all it's cracked up to be. At least not around here ;)

Best laugh I've had all day............Truly.......THANKS!

-Odin- ;)

EVERYONE HATES A LOSER....

How long before Ireland slips up and says the N-Word?

Channing would love to be present when he slips up.

YG, Your thinking about A preseason game Vs. The raiders, I remeber thinking at the time this guys one of a kind, I think he came in the second half while behind at the time 24 to 6, he was like 15 out of 20, 3 TDs and 240 yds., All in the second half, Sure it was pre-season but the seed was planted in Shula's head.

People want Dansby gone because he's constantly injured. Other than 1 brilliant game I hear about how he's a step behind the TE when he catches a pass or how he blew the coverage compared to how often he makes a key tackle. Zach Thomas was always around the ball when the guy gets tackled, Dansby seems one step behind (in part due to injury). He's good when healthy but since he's been here when has he been healthy? It'd be nice to use his contract money elsewhere, maybe for a WR, or another, younger, MLB, or a safety etc.

Armando is horribly sick, but I think he's beginning to understand which way We are going.

Odin....

I have NO PROBLEM with what you said in regards to Dansby.....but we REALLY can't afford to lose him....we can't.....Dansby comes to play....my question is....who comes to play with him....

Now is YOUR chance to see see if he is as bad a you hope he will be....

Posted by: Kris | August 20, 2012 at 08:04 PM

ANOTHER Sad but True Laugher Kris!

You're on FIRE today Boy! ROTFLMFAO!

PS: Oh yeah...........I'm Guilty-LOL!

-Odin- ;)

Cam Philbin has already lost the locker room.

Tannehill = Tebow

Except worse...

I'm so COOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNIIIIIIEEEEE

I have to repost the same thing

Again
and
Again
and
Again
and
Again

With all my Other Names

I hate to use this word again but Dansby and even Burrnett came here as *gasp* overrated players. They are good, yes, but they aren't as good as advertised...it'd be nice to see them on the field for 16 games and to see them gel together as the key cogs to our defense. Actually they're as good as advertised, they just haven't played like it since they've been here...

I wonder if Ireland gave Philbin the complete starting roster or just Tannehill is starting.

Anyone know?

Notice how I'm the only one who says

Cam Philbin

Yeah, but I'm the only 1 who says

Moore is the Best Qb we've had since Marino

With People like Armando, in Psychotherapy, you want to take your Time.

OSCAR, WHY YOU BEING MAD?
WHAT DIDD YOU HAVE FOR DINNER TONIHGT?
TO BE OR NOT
TO BE.

MiamiD20....

Good post....

Dansby was EVERYTHING we asked for in a LB in AZ.....but we haven't gotten the same Dansby that AZ had....

As of right now....Dansby INT against the PACK has turned out to be a 50 million dollar INT.....

lol moore is awful

Ole Philibuster lost the locker room when he canned 85. I still think we should have kept CJ, Tanne will have a more difficult time with no proven WR. Ireland still has his head up you know where claiming he likes our current WR's... I like some, no wait, I like a few, nahh, I like 2 of our WR's

I Make ASININE Remarks

Who am I?

MiamiD20 is an idiot. Everyone was saying Cam Newton couldn't throw the ball. Then he proved everyone wrong. Jury still out on RG3.

Oh, yes, you can do individual Psychotherapy over the Internet, but most importantly, Social therapy.

Aloco,
I had fried Chinchilla with asiago cheese and and swisschard

Kris

How far is your chest pumped out now that you have had two compliments by odins?

I'm sure you are walking on the clouds.

He's so stoopid. If he would just come clean and post with us under one name.....

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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And so why don't you do the same?

Posted by: Kettle | August 20, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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Kettle(Ahem), you just busted yourself REAL BAD today. Right here in front og God and EVERYONE!

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Seems to me you like you should just concentrate on remembering to change your sign in name back to the proper alias.

Now......AGAIN:

Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

I just LOVE it when you bust yourswelf like that. It makes my job SOOOOOOOOOOOO much easier.

Oh Yeah......and Thanks ;)

-Odin- ;)

I ate Tube Steak Tonight.Still have some in my teeth.

Umm Delicious

Anyway, I think that basketball wife probably head butted CJ anyway, she's a gold digger, even thought she earned a buck being on a horrible tv show...class-less

I only post under Odin-PERIOD!

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 20, 2012 at 05:49 PM


Say what? It's right there for all to see....


He is by far our best LB...and probably the BEST Defensive player on our team....

Posted by: Kris | August 20, 2012 at 07:54 PM

Kris,

You said people are constantly throwing our best players under the bus and not necessarily so! I wasn't for the Marshall trade and hate the player we drafted for the pick we got but Dansby has in my opinion become a sort of sounding board for all players (vets) cut always undermining his Coaches in the process.

He did it when we cut Chowder loose and this Yr. with Stinko and last Yr. he was bummed with Bush for calling the team out. It seems everytime he opens his yap I find it disagreeable and my opinion and .75 buys you the Sunday paper but still my opinion on this particular player.

I forgot to Change MY NAme @ 8:43 ALoco

But still....

Dansby is the best LB we got....and the QB of our "D".....we need him....lets see how he is come week 1....

cowkila

Had you studied physics, you'd know for sure it was Marshall that butted her. Science don't lie. Marshall didn't even try to tell coach he was innocent.

Odin....
Clearly OSCAR IS THE SMF....that was just a cut and paste re-post that went horribly wrong (by not changing his sign-in name)....

Posted by: Kris | August 20, 2012 at 08:27 PM

Y-E-P!

Now he'll TRY and post all kinds of different stuff to confuse everyone.

Then finish it off with the Old: I JEEST GET BACK FRUM WORK AND.........no, wait, that's when he's the "Other(Ahem)Guy".

He'll say, I just woke up from a nap and......oh wait, he can't use that either. He already did, Right before his "Slip-Up".

ROTFLMAO: NORTON! This ANOTHER FINE mess you've gotten us into!

Nice ;)

I'm being mad because of the impersonations in this Blog, ALoco. Not because it's my name being used, I laugh at that. Because I believe it attempts to restrict the newly found Freedom of Expression for all Humanity. You dig? Again?

only post under Odin-PERIOD!

Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 20, 2012 at 05:49 PM


Say what? It's right there for all to see....

The Fix is In I'm Screwed

I'm one of Odins Wong Watchers.

Me Sucky Sucky

Me Sucky Sucky

does it matter kris. u and i could be better corners than this team has. please tell me u take back that 11-5 thing now, forget pride man

I on only post under Superman-PERIOD@

@ 8:45 and 8:50

There I go again

and

Again

and

Again

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Voices in My Head.

I only post under Madonna-PERIOD!

Mallet look pretty good!! JI sucks we could of had our qb last year and JI screwed that up too! Anyone seeing MNF. Mallet look good against the ones of Philly.

Odin....

I have NO PROBLEM with what you said in regards to Dansby.....but we REALLY can't afford to lose him....we can't.....Dansby comes to play....my question is....who comes to play with him....

Posted by: Kris | August 20, 2012 at 08:31 PM

I have NO PROBLEM with you saying this. We DO need him right now and BAD!

Here's to keeping an eye towards the future ;).

BTW- Did you happen to notice the couple of times that we went 3-4 against the Bucs?

Dansby and Guyton were in the middle and they looked like a couple of Missiles! It was pretty inpressive..........for a quick second or two-lol.

I only Post Gayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Sttttuuuuffffffffffffffffff

and Sometimes Swallow other Times I Spit.

He's so stoopid. If he would just come clean and post with us under one name.....


Posted by: Coalition To Get Coalition Out Of The Closet | August 19, 2012 at 03:42 AM
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And so why don't you do the same?

Congratulations Ryan Tannehill and Good Luck!

Hit me 1 more time Bartender

Ray...glad to hear it...but JS may not be so happy...

It is a fact that People like Armando, who have 3 Psychiatric diagnosis, are made very difficult to understand then make them understand.

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