Found August 22, 2012 on Football Nation:
As the preseason reaches the halfway point, two winners have emerged from this year’s trio of quarterback competitions (Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will try to wrest the job away from Matt Flynn against the Chiefs on Friday).Although the battlefields may have been tilted towards the coaching staff’s desired outcome, the Dolphins have named rookie QB Ryan Tannehill as their starter for the season, while second-year signal caller Jake Locker has emerged victorious over Matt Hasselbeck for the Titans’ job.Both QBs have distinct advantages that they can harness – Locker with a strong arm and mobility suited for the vertical Run-and-Shoot-inspired passing game ran by offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, and Tannehill with his firm grasp of Mike Sherman’s offense and the complicated verbiage associated with a West Coast offense.Dave, with the Titans facing a number of daunting defensive units this season, and the Dolphins wide receiver corps lead by Roberto “Ankle Weights” Wallace, ...
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