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September 13, 2013

Luck, Tannehill ready to go

A definite bond exists between Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

First of all, both were first-round selections in last year’s National Football League draft. Luck was the first overall pick while Tannehill was the eighth overall player taken.

They play the same position. And they have similar styles. While Tannehill isn’t quite the runner that his Indianapolis counterpart is, he isn’t adverse to keeping the ball and picking up a few yards if the situation warrants. They are both pretty good athletes in their own right.

Tannehill and Luck are part of one of the stronger quarterback drafts in recent history, along with Washington’s Robert Griffin III and Seattle’s Russell Wilson.

Both grew up in football-crazy Texas, where they each earned quite a following. Tannehill (Big Spring) opted to stay in state to go to college, attending Texas A&M. Luck (Houston), meanwhile, headed west to Stanford.

And, finally, both have coaches who worked with them in college serving as their NFL offensive coordinators. Miami’s Mike Sherman was the head coach at A&M when Tannehill played there. Pep Hamilton, who is in his first year with the Colts, was Luck’s position coach and offensive coordinator at Stanford.

While Tannehill and Luck aren’t close personally, they got to know each other fairly well in the weeks and months prior to the 2012 NFL Draft. The pair had initially became acquainted a year earlier when both attended the Manning Passing Academy.

“Just a great guy, great competitor and a great quarterback,” the Dolphins signal caller said this week during a teleconference with the Colts media.

“I admire [him] a lot. He can make all the throws. He’s really good in the pocket after contact, shrugging off defensive linemen. I can’t tell you how many times last year during our game that he was able to stand strong in the pocket and he may be falling out but get the ball out and somehow get the first down. That’s something I admire about him.”

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