Rock Sexton wrote:
It's kind've funny though how Philbin/Ireland don't know what they're doing - accept for drafting/starting Ryan Tannehill right?
Who has said Ireland and Philben's decisions were all bad? That's twisting the truth to support your argument. I don't have a problem with any of the first round picks on Ireland's watch. In fact, I would say that he has had more first round success than any GM that we have had.
2008 1 Jake Long * Offensive tackle Michigan
2009 25 Vontae Davis Cornerback Illinois
2010 28 Jared Odrick Defensive tackle Penn State [r]
2011 15 Mike Pouncey Center Florida
2012 8 Ryan Tannehill Quarterback Texas A&M
2013 3 Dion Jordan Defensive End Oregon [s]
Rock Sexton wrote:
Sorry but this comes with the territory for the QB position. To absolve Tanny of any of the team's struggles last season is heresy.
Tannehill needs to continue to improve, but I will quote RotoWorld on this: "Unbelievable
. Tannehill is the least of the Dolphins' problems and very arguably their biggest strength, so the notion of him losing his job is yet another reminder of the continued dysfunction in Miami." I think the problem with some of you is that Tannehill isn't Dan Marino. Don't let that one semi-deep pass that Moore completed against the Bills bewitch you . Tannehill had more deep passes completed last year than Moore had in 2011 behind a better offensive line. Of course, when you figure Tannehill played 3 more games and had more attempts, it probably balances things out.
Pro Football Focus credited Tannehill with 3 sacks last season. They credited Matt Moore with 7 in 2011 behind a better OL.
Youall are barking up the wrong tree. There are indeed holes in Tannehill's game: he has problems with the deep pass (perhaps we now have an OC that will actually practice the deep pass), he doesn't step up into the pocket (maybe if the OL would give him more time and better pocket protection he could improve this part of his game), and he doesn't use his athleticism to buy more time (I don't have an answer for that one).
Look at what he can do: quick release, makes quick decisions, put the ball in a tight area that only his receivers can catch, very accurate 10-20 yards, hits his receivers in stride, and is the best quarterback in his class to throw on the run. Let's not forget that Sherman expect Tannehill to carry the Dolphins offense without an offensive line or running game. You couldn't ask for a better prospect. I am concerned about the last two games as much as any of you, but let's be honest, the entire team took a nosedive in those last two games. If it were just Tannehill then I would be more concerned about him, but when the entire team takes a vacation playing for their lives against AFC East rivals, then it goes beyond the players.