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Dolphins, Chiefs win NFL draft coin tosses

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The Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs won today’s coin tosses at the NFL Scouting Combine, and now the NFL draft order is officially set.

The Dolphins won their coin toss with the Panthers, which means the Dolphins will select eighth and the Panthers will select ninth in the first round. The Chiefs won their coin toss with the Seahawks, which means the Chiefs will select 11th and the Seahawks will select 12th.

To ensure there would be no heads-or-tails controversies, the NFL went all-out and made special coins with the teams’ logos, one with the Dolphins’ logo on one side and the Panthers’ logo on the other, and one with the Chiefs’ logo on one side and the Seahawks’ logo on the other.

The picture comes from Josh Looney of the Chiefs.

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23 Responses to “Dolphins, Chiefs win NFL draft coin tosses”
  1. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 24, 2012 8:02 AM

    Could the JJ/Wannie/Saban/Parcells stink finally be lifting?

  2. AlanSaysYo says: Feb 24, 2012 8:03 AM

    I assume the Dolphins deferred and took the wind.

  3. FinFan68 says: Feb 24, 2012 8:06 AM

    Well, at least one thing went right for the Dolphins. It’s a start.

  4. chief67 says: Feb 24, 2012 8:11 AM

    Happy to see the Chiefs win something , and I`m kind of curious as to what that Chiefs – Seahawks coin would be worth ?

  5. dubaradhandi says: Feb 24, 2012 8:15 AM

    Ok at least they win something this year. Good job.

  6. driftw00d says: Feb 24, 2012 8:18 AM

    Call it, Friend-o

  7. redrew says: Feb 24, 2012 8:24 AM

    Dolphin fans a thrilled to get another high round tackle to protect the latest greatest mediocre QB to be installed. In other news, Brandon Marshall’s head exploded all over his pile of cash

  8. lostsok says: Feb 24, 2012 8:30 AM

    Rex Ryan is dumbstruck. He was sure the Jets would win both tosses…

  9. nothimagain says: Feb 24, 2012 8:31 AM

    No heads/tails controversies? I’m going to make the leap and assume at the start of each flip one team had to be facing up and the other facing down.

  10. dolfandon says: Feb 24, 2012 8:33 AM

    Aw man, AlanSaysYo stole my thunder. I was going to say knowing how things are going in South Beach lately the Fins probably deferred.

  11. chuckxx says: Feb 24, 2012 8:34 AM

    Now if Pioli would only go after RG3 and get a true gamechanger for once in his life!!!!!!

  12. paleandpasty says: Feb 24, 2012 8:36 AM

    No head tails controversies?

    Is that like when Ralph told Norton, heads I win tails you lose?

  13. tundey says: Feb 24, 2012 8:39 AM

    It’s 2012 and we are still using coin tosses to break ties? Come on, man!

  14. squared80 says: Feb 24, 2012 8:44 AM

    In today’s sports scene, coin tosses should determine nothing but who elects to kick or receive. Hell, you could use divisional winning percentage if you wanted. Or offensive and defensive ranks. A franchise’s future players shouldn’t rest on the luck of a coin flip.

  15. kevpft says: Feb 24, 2012 8:50 AM

    How strange that there isn’t just another layer of tiebreakers for draft order. Going to a coin toss so quickly is odd.

  16. kd727 says: Feb 24, 2012 9:00 AM

    “To ensure there would be no heads-or-tails controversies, the NFL went all-out and made special coins with the teams’ logos, one with the Dolphins’ logo on one side and the Panthers’ logo on the other, and one with the Chiefs’ logo on one side and the Seahawks’ logo on the other.”

    What a gigantic waste of time and money.

  17. riverhorsey says: Feb 24, 2012 9:03 AM

    Special coins for the flip??? That sounds redic

  18. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 24, 2012 9:35 AM

    Instead of a coin toss, they should madden tournaments. Way more interesting.

  19. whodoes says: Feb 24, 2012 11:06 AM

    “To ensure there would be no heads-or-tails controversies…”

    More like: To ensure they would have some memorabilia they could sell…

  20. celly84 says: Feb 24, 2012 11:06 AM

    @sportsmeccabi…

    even though what you said got alot of thumbs down, it would be rather funny (and money generating) if they did something like this:

    Each team designate who their best Madden player is. The respective players would then have to select their team (i.e: Dolphins vs Panthers) and the winner of that game gets the win in the “coin flip.”

    Hell, Goodell could even televise the game and turn it into a revenue stream. It would be a hell of a lot more fun that a simple coin flip…

  21. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 24, 2012 12:12 PM

    You know your business makes a lot of money if you can commission special coins for a single coin toss. They should hold onto the coins, see if one of the teams drafts a great player with the pick they got as a result of the flip, and auction it off for charity.

  22. waxedagain says: Feb 24, 2012 12:35 PM

    Failed to mention that the order alternates in each round.

  23. agelardi says: Feb 24, 2012 10:35 PM

    It’s gonna be a great year for the Fins!!! We’re already 1-0 in 2012 and now we win the coin toss!

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