The run support is on par???? What are you talking about???? Washington and Seattle have elite 1,200 yard runningbacks on their team. Wilson and RG3 are scrambling quarterbacks. They have an obvious advantage over us in the running game. The only team you can make an arguement is for the Colts, but they're a team that is obviously content to let Luck throw the ball 50+ times a game so he can learn (something I think we should do with Tannehill at least twice before the season is over).
While I do think we have a solid trio of runningbacks who can obviously tote it, we lack the offensive line to consistently open up the rushing lanes for them. Until our offensive line can execute the zone blocking system we'll never be up to par with these other teams (Redskins / Seahawks).
Also, with regards to the passing game. While Fasano is quietly having a nice season, the rest of our receiver corps is far behind these other teams. Our wideouts (Hartline, Bess, Moore) have three touchdowns combined. Every single one of those teams has at least two receivers who have three touchdowns or more by themselves. It's obvious that our wideout group is lacking and very far behind these other teams. We're very thin at the positions. We have a slot wideout (Bess) lined up on the outside on more than half of our plays because we lack a second outside option. You don't see things like that on those other teams. They have three to four clearly established receivers on each of those teams.
Your arguement is very thin in my opinion. Tannehill's situation is extremely different to these other rookie quarterbacks. While he's been able to have a little success this year, it's still clearly obvious that he needs help, especially on the o-line and at receiver.
Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree. Tannehill can scramble too, it's not like he played WR or anything for a few years.
I'm not saying that his supporting cast isn't weak, he needs help, it's obvious, I'm just saying that the supporting cast for these other rookies is nothing lights out like a lot of people make it out to be. Their teams are very much rebuilding as well and are very much searching for that young talent too.
I love Ryan Tannehill, I bought his freakin jersey man, I just think that sometimes you gotta take off the rose colored glasses and look at it for what it is. Right now, at this point in the 2012 NFL season, Tannehill is being outplayed by the other QB's in his class. Will that change? Can that change? Sure as hell can, and I sure as hell hope so...
I personally think a lot of the problem is very much on the coaches too, I'm not just throwing it all on Ryan. Reggie Bush is underutilized, young guys like Matthews and Egnew aren't seeing any time in a blown season, Charles Clay, despite the offensive coordinator openly saying he wants to get him more involved, still isn't involved enough.
We don't have that big WR or that speed WR so we have to compensate. If Reggie isn't in there as a tailback, he should be lined up at WR. There is absolutely no reason that our best player on offense, without argument, should ever be on the bench aside from fatigue. To quote PhinsRock... PERIOD!