One thing i do believe strongly in though. A good part of those sacks were on him and the back .....
I think the snap count us being underplayed as an issue here. Two offensive linemen noticed it in two different games. Garner against the Bucs, in which the Dolphins rushed for 2 yards, and McKinnie against the Bills, in which Tannehill was sacked 7 times.
When your snap count is always Blue 88 GO or Blue 88 GO GO... and you literally use the same cadence play after play with a few minor exceptions, it makes it a lot easier for the defense to tee off.
On the very few occassions in which Tannehill said Blue 88 GO and the ball wasn't snapped, you could see the entire front 7 move to the play and then have to jump back in position, because they had the snap count so timed they weren't thinking anymore, just reacting. And when you don't have the defense thinking, you're in trouble on offense. So why not alter the snap count more to throw the defense off more?
The snap count played a huge role in the lack of offensive success for the Dolphins, both running and throwing. They were tipping their hand before playing their cards.
You already have an offensive line with issues... why augment those issues by being lazy with the snap count? In football, half a second is a lifetime... why not give your QB, offensive linemen, wide receivers and running backs that extra half a second to make a play?
That's what something as simple as switching your snap count and cadence can do.
The Dolphins coaching staff was questioned about this and they never changed it. Players raised a concern and they never changed it.
It is gross negligence on their part not addressing something so simple, that would have required a simple fix and potentially had a considerable positive impact on offense by simply buying the players a little bit more time to make a few more plays... that could have been the difference between 8-8 and 10-6.