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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
 
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: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:14 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

No luck for the Hawks



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:40 pm
 

Love the Picture caption

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Since: Oct 17, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:59 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

First who was the brains that decided Jeff Ireland had an opinion that even mattered and than wrote it down as if  he had a clue as to what he was doing I believe his track record backs me up on this. What is it going to take before people will realize the guy is a joke and dragging the Fins down much the way anybody who rode into town with Parcells has down the only difference was that Parcells got his money and left when he started sinking the ship Ireland is hanging on like a barnacle on an old sip that just needs to be cleaned away for the better of the ship or team in this case.



Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:38 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

What is a live stream if it isn't video? 



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:37 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

It usually takes CBS/eye-not-on-editing longer than two paragraphs to contradict themselves.
I don't see how that's contradictory.  The 'live stream' was in text form, not video.  There still weren't any pictures or film of the event (as the caption stated).



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:31 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

I'm not so sure the chiefs don't win the division though.  Assuming health, as always, this defense is top notch.  The addition of Routt is a nice addition (though a bit overpaid he's still very good).  Alongside a guy at safety who I think is one of the top 3 safeties in the league (yes Eric Berry is) and Brandon Flowers.  That's a formidable defensive backfield.  Tyson Jackson and the rest of the defensive front are underachievers but have great potential still.  Derrick Johnson is a Pro Bowler now at LB.  The offense needs RB depth but Jamal Charles is no joke and Dwayne Bowe can catch the rock.  I love the idea of Stanzi coming to life for them.  He's got a big arm but can make some stupid throws (I remember him at Iowa.  He does know how to win though).  Tony Moeaki was brilliant his rookie campaign so he's got a big upside.  All this is assuming many fewer season ending injuries and the hopes that Romeo Crennel really is a NFL coach that's work anything (didn't prove it in Cleveland).



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Dolphins, Chiefs win coin toss, draft order set

Really? How hard is it to live in your head 24/7


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