A T-Hill Prophecy? Our Most Successful Drafted and FA QBs All Wore Double Digits!

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  1. Vaark

    Vaark Nihil taurus crappus Finheaven VIP Donator

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    If you believe in omens, Tannehill's #17 portends well for his career success.

    First consider our drafted QBs: the two best ever: Marino and Griese respectively wore #13 and #12. Then there was the late David Woodley who went 27-12 while wearing #16. Don't forget our backup extraordinaire, Don Strock, #10, who went 14-6 over his long career with us. Even backup Damon Huard, #11, drafted in '98, started 6 games and went 5-1. Scott Mitchell, #19, didn't set the world on fire here before he snookered Detroit into that FA contract, but still he threw 12 TDs to 8Ints.

    On the other, darker side of that draft road we have: John Beck #9, wee Patty White #6 and Henne#8. I've likely missed a few others unlike Josh Heupels who never saw the field so chime in.

    For those who were initially drafted or signed elsewhere before reaching Davie, it's a bit murkier:

    On the very bright side there's Earl Morrall #15 and Chad Pennington #10, arguably 2 of our 5 or 6 best QBs in franchise history. To a lesser extent although he won 9 games for us in his short pit stop is Gus Frerotte #11. Conversely, moderate positive exceptions to this Double Digit Hypothesis would include Jay Fieldler #9 and Matt Moore #8

    Free Agents who negatively lived up to their assigned numbers include Culpepper #8, Lucas #6, Harrington #3
    ... and the outright awful or circumstantially underwhelming double digit jersey exceptions coming from elsewhere include Cleo Lemon #17 (hopefully not an omen), Thigpen #16, Trent Green #10, Brian Griese #14, Sage Rosenfels #18, and AJ Feely #13

    So obviously 2 of our best ever QBs, FAs Morrall and Pennington experienced their success for us while wearing double digits on their backs, so that's relevant despite the many FA exceptions, but largely it's the homegrown under center hypothesis that has held up pretty firmly for those drafted QBs who precede T-Hill.

    I understand that the assignment of numbers is somewhat either arbitrary or a carry-over from college and an argument can be made that the foregoing is hogwash. However, there's no denying that our greatest QBs whether drafted by us or not, all sported double digit numbers on their backs. It just is what it is. Although he's got some big shoes to fill, hopefully Ryan will carry on in that grand tradition. :up:



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    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    If he throws 17 td's in the first 8 games that'd be a good omen too!
     
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    I was 90% sure that Henne wore number 7...
     
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    Who is T-Hill?
     
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    AJ Feeley wore #13??? Hmm, all along I thought that number was retired. silly me
     
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    didnt he wear that garbage *** number 7? god i hate that number
     
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    i cant believe you wrote that long of a post for a jersey number...LMAO!
     
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    Vaark Nihil taurus crappus Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Best not laugh too much or you might just disappear!
     
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    Sounds legit to me.
     
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    you cant argue facts...
     
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    It was posted by Vaark, therefore it must be true!

    Vaark the prophet! ALL HAIL!
     
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    How is this for a "Omen".

    The Miami Dolphins have had great success with every QB they have drafted in the first round

    So if you have to have a number, use the number 1, as in which round they were drafted in.


     
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    Vaark Nihil taurus crappus Finheaven VIP Donator

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    If you can't figure that out, the roadmap you need to get hold of should extend far beyond the fins and football!


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    If you spend your time writing this silly stuff, your time cannot be that valuable.

    This is one of these threads you should quietly walk about from and hope people forget you wrote it.

    P.S. I'm not calling our future franchise 1st round QB by some goofy hippity hoppity nick name.

    But do not let that stop you V-Ark :up:
     
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    Vaark Nihil taurus crappus Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Not to worry: beyond reminding me that I'm running low on flushable wipes, your input won't give me even a millisecond of pause for cause :up:
     
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    Wow.. slooooooooooooow time of year...so our most successful QBs had double digits, huh?? Well they wore shoulder pads too...does that count ??
     
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    Yes, it is clear that you are not thinking about what I've saying at all...........:rolleyes2:

    I did believe that I made a good and obvious observation that we have had great success with our 1st round QBs. This is a old debate that we have had here and on other Dolphin fans sites for many years. I think we drafted Dan Marino 20 years ago and have not drafted a QB in the 1st round since.

    I'm sorry V-Ark if I came across as being rude but I thought your thread starting post was you just being silly (which I'm all for, silly is good). I did not understand that you were being serious.

    :tank:
     
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    17 is a prime number.
     
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    I think the number is irrelevent.

    The key here is that they finally drafted a QB in the 1st round for the third time in Dolphin history....the first two went to the hall of fame and led this team to Superbowls.

    The odds of finding a great quarterback are infinitely higher in round one than anywhere else.

    Incidently, Woodley was very mediocre and no exception to anything, he had a top rated defense and it was only his ineptitude that cost the Dolphins a third world championship in Superbowl 17, a game that the Dolphins were leading after 3 quarters.
     
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    Not trying to be a jerk or anything, but this is the fourth quarterback that we have taken in the first round. A lot of people forget about Rick Norton, taken second overall in the 1966 draft.
     
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    How about the number 3? For Dale Earnhardt! Woo!:woot:
     
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    Well that was the AFL.

    In the NFL draft hew went in the 2nd round
     
  24. cowboy82nd

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    That is true, but the poster stated that this would the third time in DOLPHINS history that a quarterback was taken in the first round. He was drafted by Miami in the first round and by Cleveland in the second. It doesn't matter that it was the AFL draft, he was talking about Dolphin history. Again, not trying to start anything, just trying to report accurate information. That is all.
     
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    i stopped reading after "henne #8"
     

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