Awe "Tight End" my favorite position!
... I hate facts when they don't agree with my point of view.
Originally Posted by rev kev
I kept reading how Luck has all these weapons around him and Tannehill has none. So I put it to the test and looked up the numbers. The stats show that Tannehill's top two WR's have been equal to Luck's top two WR's...and if you factor in Luck being ahead of Tannehill as you claim and argument can be made that Hartline/Bess are better than Wayne/Avery since Wayne/Avery have the more advanced QB throwing to them. Where Luck separates himself imo is Luck can extend plays by moving around in the pocket and go through his progressions to find a 3rd or 4th receiver. Tannehill hasn't shown that skill yet.
As for Fasano losing 6.4 ypc...ugh. Either has to be the OC taking the TE out of running deeper routes or a QB that isn't very good at utilizing him. I think it is the latter given Fasano has averaged 13.4, 10.9, 13.5 and 14.1 ypc each of his prior 4 seasons as a Dolphin.
BTW...I am not saying Tannehill can't develop to be a decent QB (I would settle for decent at this point). I am pointing out the ELEPHANT on the football field and responding to what seems to be thousands of posters making every excuse there is for a rookie QB that is not playing well. I even read one excuse that said it was Clay's fault that Tannehill missed him by 5 yards when got behind the LB and ran a post b/c he should have run a crossing pattern... Apparently it is okay to criticize Long, Bush, Hartline, Bess, Fasano, OL, etc... but not okay to point out what is obvious to anyone that hasn't fallen head-over-heels in love with Tannehill which is his mistakes and inability to make plays when it counts the most has killed Miami's chances. And "no" he is not the only player, but as QB is starts with him. If the QB doesn't play well, the team doesn't play well.