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Dolphins coaches encouraging Tannehill to continue making plays with his legs, Dolphins Wire

Dolphins coaches encouraging Tannehill to continue making plays with his legs

Dolphins coaches encouraging Tannehill to continue making plays with his legs Miami Dolphins Dolphins coaches encouraging Tannehill to continue making plays with his legs

By Brandon Howard November 3, 2016 4:21 pm ET

By: Brandon Howard | November 3, 2016 4:21 pm ET

Ryan Tannehill is feeling pressure in the pocket and is showing greater escapability than he ever has in his NFL career. Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said that Tannehill has been encouraged to run the football when plays breakdown.

“Coach [Adam] Gase has done a good job of just encouraging him, [telling him] ‘Hey, you’re a good athlete, don’t be afraid hey 1… 2… pull that thing down and you don’t understand how valuable your legs are in this whole thing.’ Stuff doesn’t go like it’s set up very often in this thing and the off-schedule plays are critical.

“We have to make off-schedule plays. … He’s getting more and more comfortable and it’s a fine line. There’s always a fine line with [Colts quarterback Andrew] Luck. When do you protect yourself? When do you not protect? When do you put yourself out there? When do you sit in there and hang and see if your third read comes open? When do you pull it down and go run for a first down? That’s the hardest teach in my opinion with quarterbacks.”

Christensen believes that Tannehill’s decision making will only improve with more time in Gase’s offense. Tannehill has played very well in the Dolphins’ last two games and the fact that he’s had a healthy offensive line has been a big part of the Dolphins’ success. Not only has Tannehill’s decision making improved, he’s also playing faster which has allowed him to extend plays with his legs.

If Tannehill’s comfort level in Gase’s offense continues to grow, teams will not be able to key in on the run game. The Dolphins have weapons at the wide receiver position and Tannehill is getting to the point where he can get them the ball in a clean or collapsed pocket.

Tannehill isn’t just sitting back and taking sacks anymore and the entire team is benefitting. Tannehill is beginning to make the off-schedule plays and his teammates and coaches are thoroughly enjoying watching him be the athlete they’ve always known him to be.

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Football Outsiders: Steelers Have NFL - s 6th Easiest Schedule, Will Win AFC North - Steelers Depot

Football Outsiders: Steelers Have NFL’s 6th Easiest Schedule, Will Win AFC North

By Dave Bryan April 11, 2017 at 11:34 am

Even though the 2017 NFL Draft has yet to take place, Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders has already released his first set of record projections for all 32 NFL teams in a post for ESPN.com. When it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Schatz has them improving on their record from last season and once again winning the AFC North.

Schatz, who has the Steelers going 13-3 in 2017, writes:

Pittsburgh and New England come out far ahead of the rest of the league in our forecast, with the Steelers powered by the best offensive projection in the league. The Steelers have exceptional offensive line continuity, as all five starting linemen have been in Pittsburgh for at least four seasons. Pittsburgh might have the best running back and the best wide receiver in the league, and we can expect some rebound from Ben Roethlisberger after an inconsistent 2016 season.

It’s hard to argue with Schatz’s quick synopsis of the Steelers offense potentially being even better than last season and especially if wide receiver Martavis Bryant is ultimately reinstated for the 2017 season after sitting out all of 2016 due to a suspension. As long as the unit stays healthy, they’ll be expected to outperform last year.

While Schatz didn’t address the Steelers defense in his short summary, one can easy speculate that side of the football will show some improvement in 2017 as well and at the very least, more consistent play. The Steelers will have defensive end Cameron Heyward back healthy in 2017 and their first three draft picks from last year, cornerback Artie Burns, safety Sean Davis and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, are all expected to improve their play as well in their second seasons.

As for the other three teams in the AFC North, Schatz only has one of them, the Cincinatti Bengals, finishing the 2017 season with a record above .500.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers: 13-3 (13.1 mean wins; SOS: 27)

2. Cincinnati Bengals: 9-7 (8.8 mean wins; SOS: 26)

3. Baltimore Ravens: 8-8 (7.8 mean wins; SOS: 19)

4. Cleveland Browns: 5-11 (5.4 mean wins; SOS: 11)

As a result of his projections, Schatz has the Steelers finishing as the No. 2 seed in the AFC behind the New England Patriots, who he also projects to have a 13-3 record in 2017.

In his latest projection post, Schatz details what criteria was used when formulating his early projections:

Our projection system starts with Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) ratings for the past three seasons, although last year’s ratings end up about six times as important as either 2014 or 2015. (You’ll find last year’s final ratings here.) Offensive projections also incorporate a separate projection for the starting quarterback done independent of the team. After that, we account for general regression trends and incorporate a number of other variables that measure everything from turnover ratios to personnel and coaching changes on both sides of the ball.

Each team has a forecasted record but also, for those of you wanting more detail, a more exact “mean projected wins” number. We also list strength of schedule based on average projected DVOA of next season’s 16 opponents, ranked from the hardest (Dallas is No. 1) to the easiest (New England).

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Let’s just skip to the playoffs then to avoid potential injuries. Enjoy the bye week, and Steelers Depot staff, you can just take the week off too!

Yeah,the steelers are not going 13-3.

No one ever factors in the inevitable injuries. You got to factor in at least one of your top rookies getting injured and at least two starters being injured to start the season. 11- 5 sounds about right.

Oh and I forgot to factor in the one bad lost that we have every single year.

A little off topic but… Has there ever been a team in the history of the NFL with a weaker division than the Patriots over a 15 year span?

I mean look at the Dolphins and Jets and Bills over the last 15 years. What a sorry sack of chumps. You get to play them 6 times a year, of course you’re gonna secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

AFC North seems a little weak this year. There’s a good possibility the Steelers are the only team going over 500!

I’ve mentioned this as well. It’s a huge key to their success that no one ever mentions or is largely overlooked. Getting that home field plus the bye makes it so much easier. Only takes 1 home win and you’re in the AFCCG.

Tom Brady hasn’t won a road playoff game since 2006.

Okay, so by his projections, if it goes chalk, it could only have Pittsburgh IN Foxboro, yet again.

Oh, no… here comes the dark clouds of depression rolling back in….

*Clicks heels together and chants*

“There’s no place like home, There’s no place like home, There’s no place like home..”

True. But to be fair…. we get Cleveland.

Buffalo usually hovers between 6-10 and 9-7. The Dolphins actually average a bit better. And the Jets are the most schizophrenic of the bunch, going from 4-12 – 11-5. With 5 seasons in there of 10 wins or better.

But point taken… they’re not good.

Average best record of division foes.

Average worst record of division foes

With the strength of schedule next year plus the return of bryant on offense and an improving defense. I think the steelers can easily win 12. I think they will get 13 because they will beat the packers. I only see losses to the patriots, ravens, and a bad loss to chicago

You’re overlooking one thing. Maybe Bills, Dolphins, and Jets don’t look as good because New England is consistently taking care of business when they play them. Now granted, I’m not saying their division is the epitome of difficult, but you have to keep things in perspective. They could very easily do the same in the AFC South for instance.

I think we beat patriots at heinz field

Doesn’t Tomlin have a history of losing to weak teams. I hope they treat each game like it was a playoff game.

I think we can too but it depends on injury and timing of the game. If we play them early in the season it might be hard to beat them. If we play them later on in the season I think we can beat them. Historically the steelers become great in the final third of the season. The goal is to be able to go 6-2 in the first 8 games.

So in other words, we’ll finish 9-7, right?

Yeah I hear ya loud and clear Darth Blount. We need to be in the Burgh if and when we play those guys in the playoffs again. But that’s not all. Just cause we’re at home doesn’t guarantee a win. Improves our chances, yes, but if we can’t hit Frankenstein (Brady) in the mouth we will lose again. I don’t care where we’re playing. Need to create pressure on every play otherwise he will scorch us like every other time we play them but we don’t have the horses to do that right now…..

Easy schedule means an 8-8 season. We are talking Mike Tomlin here.

If, and this is a big if, if we can execute our offense they way we all know it run, we can beat the Patriots wherever.

I don’t wish injury on anyone… But Tonya Harding MAY have had the right idea to overcome Nancy Kerrigan. 😉

Where’s Kimo Von Oelhoffen when you need him.

Very good stats. But this is where stats can be confusing, because the Browns tip the scales so extremely when calculating averages.

In the AFC East: You have three teams who are ALL somewhat mediocre. That means you play six “winnable” games every year (where you should be the favorite). Your chances of going 6-0 or 5-1 are fairly high.

In the AFC North: You have two teams who are consistenty tough (Ravens and Bengals) and then one team who’s horrifically bad (Browns). So you have two “winnable” games and four “coin flip” games (depending on the year). So you’re chances are MUCH higher of going 4-2 or 3-3.

Since the Brady / Bellichek era began in 2001 the Patriots division record is:

72-21 vs the AFC East

Here is the list of QB’s the Patriots faced (between the Bills, Jets, Dolphins):

Alex Van Pelt, Vinny Testaverde (Jets) (in his late 30’s), Drew Bledsoe (Bills) (in his early 30’s), Jay Feeley, Chad Pennington, A.J. Fiedler, Brooks Bollinger, Gus Frerotte, Kelly Holcomb, Joey Harrington, Daunte Culpepper, Brett Favre (Jets) (39 yrs old), Cleo Lemon, J.P. Losman, Chad Henne, Mark Sanchez, Trent Edwards, Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick, E.J. Manuel, Matt Moore, Michael Vick (Jets) (34 yrs old), Ryan Tannehill, Kyle Orton.

Meanwhile the Steelers are facing at least “decent” QB’s like:

Jon Kitna, Jeff Garcia, Trent Dilfer, Carson Palmer, Derek Anderson, Steve McNair, Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco.

My point is… If the Steelers had played the Bills + Dolphins + Jets (6 times a year) instead of the Ravens + Bengals + Browns (6 times a year) maybe our division record would be closer to 72-21 as well?

I wish I could up-vote this 30 times.

Look at the AFC East QB list I posted above. Anyone could take care of business against those chumps.

So you are saying he will equal his worst seasons ever! I bet a bunch of coaches would love their worst season ever be 8-8.

90% sure it’s Steelers @ Patriots opening night game (Thursday). And I actually don’t mind that because at least we’ll be healthy. We haven’t played the Patriots fully healthy in like 6 years.

The Pats loved playing us in the AFCCG when we didn’t have Bell or Bryant. Let’s see how they do when we come at them with:

Villanueva + Foster + Pouncey + DeCastro + Foster (all healthy)

– opening holes for LeVeon Bell (who gashed them for 150 total yards with Landry Jones at QB)

– giving protection to Big Ben (who still completed 66% against them for 300+ in the AFCCG)

But most of all, let’s see how the Patriots plan to stop Brown + Bryant + Green + Rogers (all on the field at the same time). They don’t have the coverage or pass rush to stop all of them.

and that could be enough to clinch home field (or at least have the tie breaker) so it is definitely one of the most important games on the schedule (and since its at home I agree they can win it)

Steelers/pats is in Pittsburgh so it cant be the season opener,

my prediction is the Packers as the opener, if they get to start the season at home, and in KC if they are on the road

hateriots have the falcons as a home game so my guess is a SB rematch to start the season

Good call. I forgot about the home field.

Hopefully we play them week 2.

and the Cheaters start 0-2.

….all part of the conspiracy

#2 seed means another trip to Foxborough and another beating.

I think 2 of the toughest games are against the other AFC division winners *(Chefs and pats *cant include the texans since they have QB issues) Packers is the only NFC game where they should have a hard time, but like the pats game its at Heinz field (so I like the chances of them winning both games) the game in KC is tough, but the Steelers seem to play them well enough that they could win it (hopefully its not the opening week game, because I think the extra time to prepare is in favor of Andy Reid and the Chefs)

the division games will be tough as always, but at worst they lose 2, in Baltimore and one of the bungles games? (cinci hasnt had a very good offseason and seem to still be plummeting from their playoff meltdown 2 yrs ago, so I could also see the Steelers sweeping them again this season)

there should only be wins against the AFC South, but they have some young talented teams in that division and if they can put it together will be tough to beat so none of them are gimmies (even the Jags which screams letdown/trap game, mainly because it happens so much you can almost schedule one every season)

so I agree they should go 13-3 (and if 1 of the 13 is against the pats they could have the tiebreaker for home field advantage) NE actually has a pretty tough schedule, games in Pittsburgh, Oakland and Denver will be tough for them which makes home games against the Falcons, Chiefs, Texans, must wins, I could see the pats going 12-4 at best, but wont count on it (somehow they will get to 13-3) I could also see them closer to 10-6 (I dont like looking at a different teams schedule to gauge where the Steelers need to be (prefer the take care of your own business and let everything else sort out) but with the outcome of Steelers games in NE, getting home field is very important in the playoffs) I think the Raiders should be the other main contender in the AFC and they have a tougher schedule than the Steelers as well so #1 seed is attainable (really need to stay focused and cant afford any letdowns this yr)

Those are good ( and interesting ) stats, so thanks for that. But there’s a key difference which I can see there but maybe not obvious looking at those numbers. The ravens and bengals are usually in the playoff hunt whereas none of the AFC east are regularly competing. So I went and pulled up the stats and sure enough.

Playoff appearances since 2005

The Ravens and Bengals are regularly competing for playoff berths That’s a much more difficult 4 games ( granted, with the 2 easy ones) whereas NE has 6 pretty winnable games. Give me the latter any day.

First, we play the Pats at HOME in Pittsburgh in 2017.

And Second, you just got me JACKED UP! Bring on them cheatin’ bastar**.

Sure sounds nice, though, doesn’t it? One thing is for sure: This team has the firepower and should be considered the top contender to the Pats out of the AFC. Now let’s see if they can finally clear that hurdle and get No. 7.

Money next season

Soo this means a lot of teams we will be playing down to?

Trap games aplenty.

Agree something always happens that’s what kills the Steelers every year… I. Mean every team has injuries… But we lose top notch guys seems like we’re cursed.. Look it Brady he almost never gets injured the dude is totally lucky in general ugh!!

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Adam Gase has had a fascinating career to this point. He has garnered a reputation as a quarterback whisperer because of his work with Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning, and Jay Cutler. He received a lot of credit for the production Tebow and Cutler had when he worked with them in different roles. Nobody was going to give him credit for working with Manning, but Manning himself spoke highly of Gase on more than one occasion. "Adam had a great impact on me during our three years together," Manning said when Gase became the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. "He's an extremely hard worker. extremely bright. an excellent communicator and always eager to learn more. I've always been impressed with his work ethic and his eagerness to learn more."

The idea of quarterback whisperers is generally preposterous. You can refine the edges of a quarterback, but the individual is 95 percent responsible for whether he will be good or not. What a coach can do is accurately assess his quarterback and do everything possible to set him up for success.

When Gase was the offensive coordinator in Chicago, he alleviated pressure on Jay Cutler by relying heavily on screens and clearly defined short throws. He knew that Cutler couldn't be trusted throwing the ball downfield. He ran an offense similar to the one that Jim Bob Cooter is currently running in Detroit to get the most out of Matthew Stafford's skill set.

On Gase's arrival in Miami, Ryan Tannehill had thrown more than 2,000 passes in his career. He was on his second contract in his fifth season, but had not had a winning season or eye-popping statistics. Tannehill was one of the most polarizing players in the NFL. He still is, really. Gase and Tannehill together allowed for an easy narrative. Gase was coming to fix Tannehill because Gase is the quarterback whisperer.

Yet, Gase himself didn't buy into Tannehill from the very start. He was hesitant to commit to the quarterback during his introductory press conference, saying "I've seen him play very minimal games. I've seen him play live once, not counting a preseason game where we played him at Denver. We're going to evaluate everything from the quarterback on down as far as offensive personnel. So really, at this point, we're not ready to make any kind of predictions. I think we're just going to have to see where his strengths are and really emphasize that."

Gase was shockingly. honest.

The narrative had been pre-written, though. Gase also spoke about how he would work with Tannehill, and those quotes were used to talk up how he was here to fix the quarterback. Fast-forward a few months and Gase's opinion had been formed. "I'm ready to jump on a grenade for that guy if I have to," was the statement that stood out to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Salguero noted that after his introductory press conference, Gase sat down and watched every throw of Tannehill's career. It was actually sitting down to watch Tannehill that won Gase over. Salguero pointed out that Gase had told his staff that he "had confidence" in Tannehill and "made the point he's' committed to Tannehill."

When the offense as a whole collapsed against the Tennessee Titans early on in October, Tannehill's status as the starter was pushed into focus. Gase dismissed all questions about his performances. Head coaches often do, but Gase offered actual reasoning and analysis to backup his decision.

"I know when we have 18 dropback passes and he's hit or sacked on nine of them, and then the completions we do have, he's got guys in his face," Gase said. "So I'm supposed to blame [Tannehill] for that? . Everybody wants to blame that position. It's the easy one to do because you can see completion, incompletion, interception. When you hit your back foot and you get sacked, there's not much you can do about it."

Gase backed up his points by releasing two offensive linemen who started that game. At the same time, he reiterated his commitment to Tannehill: "He's not coming out. You can ask me about that 100 times. He's gonna be in there the whole season."

It's not just with the quarterback where Gase has shown off an ability to create a culture of accountability. Jay Ajayi has become a star over recent weeks. Does that happen if he is not made inactive at the start of the year for his attitude after the signing of Arian Foster? Byron Maxwell is back in the starting lineup now, but when his play was subpar earlier this year Gase benched him without a second thought. Mario Williams received similar treatment when his effort was questioned. When a wide receiver ran the wrong route for an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals, Gase recognized it and blamed the receiver for running the wrong route. He didn't default to the flawed ideology that says everything is the quarterback's fault.

This is who Gase is as a coach. He has been a complete departure from Joe Philbin. He offers everything that Philbin never did: accountability, a rational thought process, intelligent insight, and not just a willingness to change, but an ability to recognize what needed to change. You only need to look at how the Dolphins have ridden Ajayi lately to see the difference compared to Philbin and the way he treated Lamar Miller. The culture that Gase is creating should only help make the team perform better on the field. That culture is crucial for creating a team that is capable of sustaining success.

Gase will probably get the credit for turning Tannehill into a good quarterback, but that's not fair to the quarterback.

With improved play around him, the Tannehill criticism has all but disappeared over the last month. He hasn't changed much, if at all. Tannehill has always been a good quarterback, but he has never had the supporting cast to show it off consistently. Last year he had an accuracy rate of 80.8 percent, but his receivers cost him 63 completions on accurate passes for at least 717 yards and six touchdowns. Only Aaron Rodgers lost more completions to wide receiver error; only Cam Newton lost more yards to wide receiver error. Rodgers, Newton, and Andrew Luck were the only quarterbacks to lose more touchdowns. Tannehill lost a completion on an accurate pass once every 9.3 attempts. For comparison, Marcus Mariota lost a completion every 9.0 attempts -- more often than anyone -- whereas Andy Dalton lost one every 21.4 attempts, less often than any other quarterback. Tannehill dealt with this incompetence at wide receiver while also playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league.

One of the widely-accepted criticisms of Tannehill has been that he can't throw the ball deep. In 2015, he was one of the league's best deep passers. Receiver error meant that nobody noticed. Fortunately, that has been less of an issue this year. This year Tannehill's deep passing has been astounding. It peaked in Week 10 against the San Diego Chargers.

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On his deep 39-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills, Tannehill made a throw that not many quarterbacks in the NFL are capable of making. It officially went down as a 39-yard throw but the deep play action meant that he actually released the ball from his own 49-yard line. He was on the far hash and threw back across the field outside of the opposite hash mark. The ball traveled to the back of the end zone, so it travelled at least 60 yards in the air after leaving the quarterback's hand. Despite throwing the ball that far, Tannehill hit Stills in stride, and fit the ball over a defender who was in relatively tight coverage, before he ran out of the back of the end zone.

Now take your eyes off the ball. Watch right tackle Ja'Wuan James. He gives up on the play. James makes his initial block by clamping down on the defensive end to sell the play fake, but then stops as soon as he has crossed the face of the defender. He just lets the defensive linemen run down Tannehill. When the above GIF freezes, you can see that the ball has just left Tannehill's hands and the defender is about to hit him. Tannehill gets planted into the ground and absorbs a heavy hit, but he never lets that impending hit impact his mechanics. He delivers the ball while understanding that he is going to be hit.

Since Tannehill entered the league in 2012, he has been sacked 204 times. No other quarterback has been sacked more than 183 times over that span. Yet despite constantly being target practice for defenders, Tannehill's mechanics have never suffered. He has never refused to plant his feet or step into throws. He has always been willing to take contact to prioritize delivering the ball.

That was highlighted again late against the Chargers.

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After Philip Rivers found Tyrell Williams to give the Chargers a three-point lead, Tannehill came out looking for a big play immediately. There were four minutes left, so the Dolphins didn't necessarily need to be as aggressive as they were. Tannehill had shorter routes, but the defense's alignment and coverage after the snap told him to take the shot downfield to DeVante Parker. As the above GIF shows, Tannehill got blasted not after he released the ball, but as he released the ball. The timing of the hit was such that the cameraman never realized that he got the ball away -- he stayed on the play thinking that it was a sack, only looking upfield after Parker had caught the ball.

There are many reasons to marvel at this play.

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First of all, the hit. It was flagged for roughing. It didn't impact how Tannehill threw the ball. He didn't even stay down after the play or show any signs of pain once he got up. He just jogged upfield for the next play.

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Secondly, the throw itself. This ball could not be more perfectly placed. Parker doesn't have to slow down; it leads him away from the cornerback and towards the sideline so the safety has no chance of impacting the play.

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Maybe most impressive of all was the timing. Laremy Tunsil has been very valuable to the Dolphins this year, but he has had bad moments like any rookie who is changing position will. This was one of those. Tunsil gets beaten quickly. That gets his quarterback pummeled. It should have destroyed the play design too, but Tannehill released the ball before his receiver was level with or past the cornerback he was running a double-move against. Tannehill saw that the cornerback had committed and understood the safety wasn't in position to cover for him.

You can carve out a 15-year career in the NFL and never make throws as impressive as either of those two. Tannehill made them both in the same game. He had a couple more that were pretty impressive too.

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A precise touch pass to Damien Williams for a touchdown.

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And a dart to Jarvis Landry on the run.

It's fair to say Tannehill doesn't always make these plays. It's not fair to call this game an aberration though. Tannehill has always been a talented deep passer. His perception has been hurt by having ineffective receivers. Whether it's Mike Wallace's inability to track the ball and his penchant for trying unnecessary one-handed catches, or Kenny Stills' inconsistent hands, or Jarvis Landry's inability to get open deep, Tannehill has never had a receiver who he can trust to make a play on the ball if he puts it in the right spot.

Tannehill's perception has also been hurt by how bad some of his misses have been. Accuracy should be measured by how often you make a throw, not how it looks when you miss or when you hit. It's why guys like Derek Carr have their accuracy overrated. Every pass Carr throws looks pretty because of his instantaneous release and the velocity he generates, but his consistency on a play-to-play basis isn't where Tannehill's is.

Whether you look at this season.

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. you can find plenty of examples of Tannehill giving his receivers opportunities to catch the ball deep downfield that they simply didn't take. Gase's culture of accountability should instill greater focus and better execution. He's already shown that if it doesn't, he'll replace the pieces of the offense that are preventing the unit from being productive.

Tannehill doesn't look like he's going to be one of those pieces, at least not for another few years.

Posted by: Cian Fahey on 17 Nov 2016

8 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2016, 8:01pm by Richie

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Man, in that first play, the lack of effort from James is inexcusable. How do you just stand and watch the guy you should be blocking sledgehammer your QB like that?

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And in keeping with the "Gase prizes accountability" paragraph just above it, are we expecting James to be benched? Do the Dolphins even have enough OL depth to sit him?

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He's kind of stuck with James. Especially with Albert not being someone they can rely on to stay healthy. I think it's fair to give him a pass on that when he's already cut two offensive linemen for performance. Most teams don't have four or five effective linemen so it's hard to get rid of three guys when you've already lost another guy to injury.

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This was an awesome film room. Like most people I just thought that Tannehill was another below average quarterback that would be replaced in the next couple years, but some of these throws were insane. I'd love to see you do a film room on the Titans and Mariota again because I know you say the offense doesn't suit him and the success is just because of the opponents. I'd love to see some examples of what works and what doesn't with Mariota and your opinion on what needs to happen with the coaching going forward.

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Indeed, that's the kind of thing that should get you benched.

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Very good write-up, and thorough. It's easy to decide no QB can fail to give good results in the W column for such a long time and still be good, because we find it hard to believe a supporting cast can be so bad for so long. And yet, here we are. 2012: Leading receivers were Davon Bess, Brian Hartline and Anthony Fasano. 2013: Bullygate and Jon Martin. 2014-2015: The Dallas Thomas/Billy Turner reign of terror + Bill Lazor's no-audible offense, with a guest appearance by Mike Wallace. Funny how the team started winning the second those two were cut.

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That's cover your eyes bad from James, and is a reasonable facsimile of Miami's O-line 'production' during Tannehill's time in Miami. The drops are familiar as well. Given adequate support and a functional organisation, Tannehill's a good QB. The signs are that Miami might finally be offering both, but I've been fooled before.

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With Pouncey (again) and Albert (again) injured, things might go downhill.

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