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  1. Shivvy

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/miami-dolph...-selected-the-right-quarterback-in-2012-draft

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    It was not long ago when the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins were both desperate for quarterbacks entering the 2012 NFL draft.

    Miami was coming off a 6-10 season when it fired coach Tony Sparano and hired Joe Philbin. The Dolphins suffered through quarterbacks Chad Henne, Matt Moore and J.P. Losman in 2011.

    Meanwhile, Washington was coming off a 5-11 season. The Redskins relied on downtrodden quarterbacks Rex Grossman and John Beck and needed what they felt was a long-term solution.

    Washington selected Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick in 2012. The Redskins used multiple first-rounders to trade up and get Griffin, who was considered a sure thing and on par with No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck.

    The Dolphins’ selection of former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 overall pick was considered more of a project. Tannehill had limited experience with 19 starts at quarterback before Miami took him in the first round. Many draft experts said Tannehill had boom-or-bust potential.

    Kirk Cousins and his future in Washington is in question. It’s possible the former No. 2 overall pick could be released and looking for his second team entering just his fourth season.

    The Dolphins, in retrospect, got their quarterback decision correct and Washington did not. In fact, the top of the 2012 draft was littered with first-round busts. In addition to RG III, former Cleveland Browns tailback Trent Richardson and former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon also were huge flops.

    Tannehill, 26, is not a Pro Bowler or an elite quarterback, but he is a solid, ascending player who turned out to be a nice building block for Miami.
     
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    Nice
     
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    Boom or bust?
    Including Robert Griffin III, there were a lot of flops at top of the 2012 draft.

    PICKPLAYERTEAMBOOM OR BUST
    No. 1QB Andrew LuckColtsBoom
    No. 2QB Robert Griffin IIIRedskinsBust
    No. 3RB Trent RichardsonBrownsBust
    No. 4OT Matt KalilVikingsBoom
    No. 5WR Justin BlackmonJaguarsBust
    No. 6CB Morris ClaiborneCowboysBust
    No. 7S Mark BarronBuccaneersBust
    No. 8QB Ryan TannehillDolphinsBoom
     
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    The author got RG III and Kirk Cousins mixed up the 3 paragraph up from the bottom, maybe he needs to be benched too. :no:
     
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    The steal of the 2012 draft:

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    Basically all I'm reading is that the Redskins did the Dolphins a favor by taking RG3.

    Phins still fucked up by not taking Russell Wilson or Nick Foles.
     
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    Best part of article:

     
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    Shiv has a secret hard-on for RG3
     
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    :jj:
     
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    no. i have a hard on for tannehill :jerk:
     
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    i think you and schmoopy should meet up and fuck....its almost as embarrassing as your manlove for lawyerlarry
     
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    What went wrong between Kanye and Shiv? :no:
     
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    I keep forgetting, years later, and having to be reminded how fucking much Washington gave up to get him.

    When you factor all that in, does he have a chance to knock off Leaf as the biggest bust of all time?
     
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    I've had it with his choice of friends

    lawyerlarry
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    its ridiculous
     
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    your mom has the biggest bust of all time turdtits
     
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    He's become the crown jewel of the Daniel Snyder stupid decisions
     
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    Fuck Haynesworth, he looks like a steal compared to this
     
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    well, Jamarcus Russel got paid more than both of them combined. so he is up there with biggest busts
     
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    Yeah, AND he was the number one pick as opposed to their 2's, but it just feels like Leaf crashed and burned so much more spectacularly, and RG3 was so much more disappointing, whereas Russell just kind of got fat and went away
     
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    Leaf being a bust looks bad because of how good Peyton Manning became. Redskins did give up a lot for RG3 and every QB in that class is doing waaaaay better than he is.
     
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