The notion of 'we have crap for receivers' does not hold either. We may not have bonifide downfield receivers but that our receivers can get open deep we have seen. If Bess is 30 yards downfield and he is overthrown for an INT it certainly is not on 'our receivers are too slow'. We certainly don't have the speed of a Marshal, Moss or Ocho to go down the field on a regular basis but it is not like our receivers are chicken ****.
Instead of declaring Tannehill the next franchise QB or a complete bust we all should be wondering if he ever overcomes the 'rookie wall'. The rookie wall is a nice phrase to explain the adjustment opponents make based on film they can now watch. Taking away the strength of a rookie QB and pushing him into his weakness IS the rookie wall. Those coaches who can overcame these type of game plans with better play selections become great coaches. And those rookie QBs who can force their will and strength onto opposing Ds with success become franchise QBs.
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"Worse. A politician."
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What about the offensive line giving him enough time to set for his throws? oh yea enough said. What about the wide receivers gaining separation down the field to stretch the defense i.e. Davone Bess on 9 routes? oh yea enough said. What about the running game thats supposed to run against the worst defense in the NFL to help a rookie with less than 30 career starts at QB? oh yea enough said. There is more than one moving part to a team.
Completely disagree, with what Tann has to work with he has done well. The run game has stalled and the oline is not performing as well as it should be. Plus the kids a rookie, henne sucked, tanne will be very good. He is no Marino, but he shows poise and when he makes a mistake he shakes it off and gets back to work. He is a leader and he will get his hands around the offense with the help of great coaching.
Review the play over again. Davone lost the ball in the air because Ryan made a check to him at the LOS. You can see Davone whip his head around looking for it. Thats what Ryan feels comfortable with is a WR whose top speed is 4.79 and stands a mere 5'10. He gains his separation in the slot and when split wide hes thrown slants and back shoulders. The Dolphins don't have crap WR, but the the certainly have NO DEEP THREAT. Just because they can run deep doesn't mean there a threat. Any reason why Hartline hasn't had a game like Arizona? Teams have taken that away.