Rock Sexton wrote:
I seriously would like some back up on the earlier statement that miami is NOT picking up where they left off...
From my perspective, we are watching an 8-8 team that missed the playoffs by a tie breaker.... that is returning All their offensive skill position players and then some. "Oh but our offense was not that good".... Lets not forget that Tannehill threw for the most amouth of passing yards for a Dolphin since Marino in the mid-90s behind a historically bad O LINE and taking 58 sacks....
3,900 yards really isn't what you make it out to be considering Tannehill dropped back to pass a ridiculous 588 times at a paltry 6.2 YPC. His stats were inflated if anything and they need to lower that number by a good 300-400 attempts IMO.
His stats are not inflated. His 588 attempts were 7th most in the NFL last year. But his 3,913 yards were good for 10th most in the NFL. His yards per attempt was 6.7. Not sure where you're getting 6.2 yards per completion when his yards per attempt is 6.7. In my opinion, Tannehill is right about where he should be.
For a solid comparison, Joe Flacco attempted the 6th most passes last year (614), just ahead of Tannehill. Flacco finished 11th in the NFL in yards, just behind Tannehill (3,912). His yards per attempt was 6.4 (worse than Tannehill). This is a quarterback just coming off of a Super Bowl winning season.
The big things I want to see out of Tannehill this season are improvements in his completion percentage (especially on deep balls), turning the ball over less, increased redzone execution, finishing out halfs/games (2 minute drill), and performing more consistently (week-to-week). If he gets better in all of these areas, the Dolphins are going to be much better off than they were last season. He doesn't need to throw the ball less, he and the rest of the offense just need to do a better job executing when he does drop back.