Steve Zissou wrote:
I seriously doubt that Tannehill has the same kind of arm as Griffin right now. After watching both guys play I can make an easy assessment & say Griffin has a special kind of talent. He has the ability to put a bullet on the spot while looking like he hardly flicked his wrist. Tannehill doesn't have that quick release yet. He is certainly capable of making the tight passes some day but that NFL game speed will eat him up if he plays right away. Hes only had about a season & a half at this position so its not unexpected to be a bit behind the curve but to me its obvious where the difference between these two QBs is right now. RG3 has owned his position with a cannon & it was stupefying when you saw a Baylor receiver drop a pass from him. To me Robert's ready & Ryan needs time
You act as if RG3 is so far ahead of Tannehill, but when they met head to head Tannehill blew his team out of the water. Heads up, Tannehill looked like the better player. One thing I'd like to point out is RG3 is only working on fundamentals in his rookie camp, he's not out there running the offense. Why do you think that is??? Maybe RG3 isn't as pro ready as some people seem to thing. He's got a lot of learning to do before week one in my opinion. Mostly learning an NFL offense and partly learning how to take snaps from under center and read defenses, things Tannehill can already do at a very good level for a rookie. I know RG3 is a talented athlete, but I doubt Shanahan is going to change his offense to mostly read option just for RG3's sake. I'll admit that Tannehill needs to fine tune things before he's ready to get out there, but that being said, he's still ahead of the curve in terms of comparing him to most prospects. If we played the Redskins this year on week one, Tannehill vs RG3, I'm picking the Dolphins to win that one.
Thats a good point about RG3. Its probably going to be very difficult for him to transition to an NFL offense, especially coming from Baylor. Conversely, the transition could be easier for Tannehill due to his knowing the offense. But thats not what this is about. The difference, as I saw between these guys, was arm strength & release. I still think RG3 has more zip on his passes & impressed me with his accuracy. To me Tannehill has a bit of a wind up to his pass & sometimes they float a little. That could certainly improve with some time, as I said he hasnt played the position as much as RG3 yet. So I think Ireland was just sorta pumpin his guy/draft pick up a bit here.