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Tannehill all but begging to be Miami's RGIII

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06:58 AM ET 07.18 | Have legs, will travel? On a conference call with Dolphins fans Wednesday evening, [Ryan Tannehill] all but begged offensive coordinator Mike Sherman to let him use his mobility more this season -- before acknowledging that he will never be Miami's version of RGIII. "I like throwing on the run," Tannehill said. "Whether it's designed, a naked bootleg, or something that's spontaneous, I think it adds an element where defensive linemen just aren't teeing up." But Tannehill later added: "It will always be a small part of our offense. I don't think we're going to rely heavily on my feet. ... The onetime collegiate wide receiver ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. And he had 211 yards on the ground in 2012 -- 10th-most among NFL quarterbacks.

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July 18, 2013  07:37 AM ET

I didn't know he was that fast.

July 18, 2013  07:48 AM ET

OK, get the gurney ready for another run-option quarterback.

July 18, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Actually, I thought Miami was begging Ryan to be RG111.

July 18, 2013  08:05 AM ET

You know... This dude was OK at A&M. But I never had him in the same class as RGIII.

I gotta see it first.

July 18, 2013  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

You know... This dude was OK at A&M. But I never had him in the same class as RGIII. I gotta see it first.

Besides, I thought Alex Smith already had dibs on being RGII out in KC.

July 18, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Tannehill must have not noticed what happened to RG3 last year......and no way he can be as accurate throwing the ball on the run as sitting in the pocket, after 1 yr in the NFL he was average at best with 12TD 13INT and 58% completion rate .....but its the year of the fish in the EAST.

July 18, 2013  09:38 AM ET

Tannehill isn't even in the same league as RGIII. To even to suggest that is way off base. Tannehill can beg all he wants

July 18, 2013  09:40 AM ET

RGIII,
RGIII,
RGIII!!!!!!!!


Hail to the Redskins!!!

July 18, 2013  10:17 AM ET

When was the last time a "running" QB won a Super Bowl? Thought so.

July 18, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

RGIII,RGIII,RGIII!!!!!!!!Hail to the Redskins!!!

I want to believe, I want to think that this time it'll be different.

We Redskin fans are the beaten spouse who keeps taking the miscreant back thinking that he/she has finally changed for the better.

July 18, 2013  10:29 AM ET

"Tannehill all but begging to be Miami's RGIII"

"It will always be a small part of our offense. I don't think we're going to rely heavily on my feet."

Once again I can't fathom how the headline could possibly be drawn from the story.

July 18, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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Once again I can't fathom how the headline could possibly be drawn from the story.

It does boggle the mind, doesn't it?

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July 18, 2013  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

When was the last time a "running" QB won a Super Bowl? Thought so.

the 2013-2014 season

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