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was he drafted to be bench warmer forever ... no, but he was drafted 1st round with management understanding that the might not start first year. between your giggling, try watching some football and you too might have known this too.
If you had watched football you would have known that Tannehill didn't even sign his contract and report to camp until July 28th (a week and half or so before the first preseason game). So it makes sense that someone other than he would have taken all the snaps during summer camp.
it didn't matter, they were planning to play gerard the whole time with moore as the back up ... thus drafting him as the 3rd string. NEVER did they draft him and say that the position was his ... i.e Luck, RG3.
if they had, they would have given him the starter reps as soon as he got signed ... they didn't. he played due to 1) injury to gerard, 2) out played moore. if they knew that we was the number 1, they would have gotten him as many reps as they could immediately.
I'd rather keep Romo.
"In Garrard's absence, Moore struggled, but the rookie Tannehill looked comfortable running the offense on his way to passing for 167 yards and a touchdown.
A source close to the competition told Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post that quarterback coach Zac Taylor had "to call in the play two or three times (in practice), or have a teammate explain the play to (Garrard), before recalling the play and everyone's responsibility."
That little nugget presents a ripe opportunity to overreact, but the reality in Miami is that Tannehill -- seen previously as a slow-cook project -- might be closer to moving up the depth chart than previously believed." miami herald ...
you don't "move up the depth chart" if your number 1. sorry to interrupt with facts but he wasn't drafted to be immediate starter.
A little on the slim side at 220 pounds
Very inconsistent footwork - takes unnecessary steps, throws off his back foot too often, also lifts it needlessly, causing passes to sail
Irregular throwing motion - drops arm too often and has too many passes batted at the line despite being as tall as he is
Lacks accuracy on downfield throws
Doesn't seem to have the best peripheral vision when it comes to seeing the pass rush
Doesn't protect the football as well as he should - threw nine picks over his final six games in 2011, finishing with 15 interceptions on the year
Can struggle with in-play coverage reads
Prematurely reacts to pressure
Recovering from a broken bone in his foot
Expected draft placement
Tannehill is probably a late first-round or early second-round selection in April's draft. He is a bit of a project quarterback and will need time to develop in the pros, so teams shouldn't view him as an NFL-ready prospect. "
this was his overall evaulation after the combine period.
He has the arm, thats for sure. Just gotta stop falling back when he throws with somebody in his face. When he sets and throws though, he has a cannon. Best arms in the Stoops era, in order; Hybl, Jones, Bradford, White, Bomar, Thompson, Huepul. 6 if tge 7 have a B12 title by the way and Bomar probably would have one if handnt screwed up.
tannehill got drafted high after the combine and scout day at atm where he excelled with his physical attributes thus the reason why scouts tagged him as "bit of a project quarterback and will need time to develop in the pros". in no way is he even close to landry based on what they did during game. ... and landry as yet to go to combine or get his scout day for grades.