Honestly it is a lot to ask. Not every quarterback will have a great receiving corp, oline, coach, and running back. He'll be asked to do it himself sometimes and if he cant, bye.
Also, anyone arguing that RT lost us this game is absolutely delusional. Sorry, it just seems like every other post on these boards is about how Tanne sucks... that's just not the case. A determination cannot be made about this just yet.
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He just played his 9th (ninth) NFL game. And its not like he inherited a superbowl calibur team. Let's try to keep things in their proper focus.
Die hard Dolphins and Devils fan.
At any rate, our offense is on training wheels because both the OL suck and the QB is all over the place with his throws. You hear the sideline reporter talk at halftime about all the things the staff has said they are going to try to help Tannehill make plays, and realize that's because at this point he can't make more than one or two sporadic nice throws without them having to find a way to completely throw the defense off through a little trickery. At some point your QB has to be able to drop back and throw a freaking nice pass.
Although I live in Pennsylvania, I work with several other Dolphins fans. One of my co-workers thinks Long's body just wore out. I tended to agree with him, but I thought maybe Long could be signed for a signifcant discount and thrive on the right side of the line in the future. After I saw the Merriman play, I am finding it hard to convince myself he isn't close to being done.
I don't like going into the offseason without an LT, but overpaying one and using limited cap space that could much more wisely and productively be spent elsewhere is absolutely not an answer.
You want to know the problem with this team, i will give you 2 names, Jeff Ireland and the guy who didn't fire him, Ross.