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Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano on ‘Suck For Luck’: “It’s Sick”

by BSO Staff | Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
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If you’re a Colts or a Dolphins fan, you probably have conflicted views on how the season’s gone so far. Nobody likes to lose games — however, by losing the most games this year, you could possibly draft the best QB prospect in decades in Stanford’s Andrew Luck,

Players such as Anthony Fasano of the Dolphins are aware of the repercussions/benefits of losing the most games, but state that intentionally tanking is sick.

“It’s sick actually. I can’t even fathom those thoughts of those people that conjure up that stuff,” he told WFAN-AM in New York (via SportsRadioInterviews.com). “They have never played sports and pretty much aren’t really our loyal fans. I can’t really put any weight into that and I know the players don’t listen to it.”

Jeff Saturday of the Colts also had similar feelings:

“I have done this for 13 years … I’ll steal a Robert Mathis quote: I ain’t sucking for anybody,” Colts center Jeff Saturday said Wednesday, according to the Tennessean. “Robert said it best, and that is the reality of it. I am out there every week trying to win games, and I don’t care about the rest of it.”

If I am a fan of one of these two teams, I want to win games. I agree with the perspective of the players. If there’s one thing I hate doing — it’s losing; there’s nothing worse than getting beat. However, if I’m 0-14, I wouldn’t necessarily tank, but I’d play inexperienced players to see what the team has (which might as well result in losses).

Andrew Luck, QB Stanford

The reality is that this draft happens to a DEEP draft. Besides Luck, you could land a 1st franchise QB in Robert Griffin (Baylor), Matt Barkley (USC), and Landry Jones (Oklahoma). Additionally, you could get yourself a playmaker at WR with either Alshon Jeffery (S.Car) or Michael Floyd.

Robert Griffin III – QB Baylor

Also on the defensive side of the ball there is so much talent available — franchise-changing talent. Morris Claiborne from LSU could be a shutdown corner, and at the MLB position, the draft is deeper than ever. Luke Kuechly from Boston College leads a pack of talented linebackers. Simply put, if your team doesn’t land Luck, it’s not the end of the world.

And I was just thinking, What if Andrew Luck sucks? …..

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