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Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:09 am
Edited on: February 24, 2012 12:39 pm
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Here's a random old pic of a coin toss, since there's no vid or pics of Friday's action. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2012 NFL Draft order is finalized: the Dolphins and Chiefs won coin tosses (against the Panthers and Seahawks, respectively) on Friday morning in Indianapolis to secure the eighth (Miami) and 11th (KC) picks in the draft.

The Panthers will now select ninth in April, and the Seahawks -- losers to the Chiefs -- will select 12th. The coin tosses took place early in the morning, utilizing specially-designed, commemorative coins. There were no media present (or allowed, for that matter), but the teams streamed the flip live on their various websites.

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"It kind of went straight up and it didn’t start flipping until it hit the ground," Chiefs GM Scott Pioli described. "It’s a huge difference because in that one spot in the draft you don’t know who the other team is going to pick. It’s just an earlier opportunity for you to get what you want in the draft."

While the difference between winning and losing the toss is only one pick, it does make a huge difference. If a team like the Panthers was (hypothetically) eying someone like UNC defensive end Quinton Coples, they'd be in a world of hurt with the Dolphins now one spot ahead of them.

"I think it makes a big difference,” Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said on Thursday. "I’ve never been into a draft where I didn’t feel like if you’re at the 10th pick there are nine players and if you’re the 22nd pick there’s usually 20 players so you’re usually right behind it. So the higher up the board I can get, as long as it’s with the flip of a coin, I’ll take it."

Perhaps the biggest difference in the one draft spot is the value in a potential trade: for every spot that a team moves up, the value of the pick grows exponentially.

Just ask anyone trying to move up to the Rams spot at No. 2 overall.

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Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:39 am
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

@winskin8, i agree with most of what you said except one thing bothers me. University of Illinois and obscure team? I don't think that University of Illinois or any other Big Ten team is obscure. Really, you could used Coastal Carolina or another team of their standing as a better example of "obscure",  don't you think ?

      
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Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:26 am
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

Anyone who doesn't think that the coin toss was an important aspect of the draft well.. just doesn't know very much about the how the draft works and, how much a pick higher than the one below a team in draft order means as far leverage and possibly getting or losing the player you wanted on the board at the time. It is sad to see so called football fans miss the significants of gaining or losing one spot in the draft. Come on people do your home work before get on here and embarrass your self. The Dolphins need a quarter back and that one spot could be the difference in moving up via some kind of trade with another team to get that QB. It is embarrassing for me to have to even get on here and explain this, dang.

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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 1:45 am
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

Ok what happened...why was my post deleted...what the fuck CBS?  Cursing and an opinion even an opinion that is an insult about how someone does there job is freedom of speech assholes....why'd you delete that post..and lol probably this one too fucktards...doesn't matter post will be deleted anyway.




Since: Sep 11, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:40 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

It may not be headline news, but as the other guy said, it is news if you're a Dolphin fan. Now, snag Flynn out of Green Bay, and let's have a training camp battle for number one! Or just go with the incumbent, who played pretty well last year.
Anything, ANYTHING, PLEASE, just leave Peyton Manning alone. Pretend he doesnt exist. I've seen this situation too many times; a once-great QB becomes available, and team owners run as fast as their well-fed guts will allow them to sign the guy, ignoring team chemistry.
Please, Fish, please-why risk everything for a 36 year old with a debilitating neck injury who, even at his healthiest, was always a huge big game choker??



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:58 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

Wooooooooooo hoooooooooooo lol


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Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:53 pm
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Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:32 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

nut job ... lol .. none of the things you mentioned will happen..



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:28 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

It IS a story if you're a Dolphins fanSmile



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:53 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

This is what you call a slow news day.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:46 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

This is considered a story?


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