Nice write-up Hoops, solid stuff.
Die hard Dolphins and Devils fan.
Hoops, you aren't concerned about Tannehill's accuracy today? I gotta be honest, I watched some the places he was throwing the ball and got a litttttle bit nervous.
"Society became divided into camps in which no man trusted his fellow. To put an end to this, there was neither promise to be depended upon, nor oath that could command respect; but all parties dwelling rather in their calculation upon the hopelessness of a permanent state of things, were more intent upon self-defence than capable of confidence." - Thucydides, probably predicting the rise of internet message boards
i think also on the play prior that hartline couldn't get his feet in bounds there was illegal contact more than 5 yards downfield by the second defender that contacted hartline and no call...i saw a lot of stuff that i felt like we didn't get the benefit of the whistle on...how does no one see as much as the league protects the qb the blatant face mask and head turn of tannehill on that one run by him??? saw some hands to the face and some holding that wasn't called also and i thought that pi down the field with dansby was garbage...he got his head around on the play to me it's good coverage...kind of calls that flip the field
hoops scoops 2012 season ..."in 2014 ryan tannehill etches his name in stone amongst the games elite qbs"..."ryan tannehill and andrew luck will carry the afc for the next decade plus the way peyton manning and tom brady have this last decade plus"
on the underthrown ball to hartline late in the game imo that balls about contact during his throwing motion it's why i believe while still catchable that balls underthrown...now he did miss bush on a boundary slant route into the middle of the field threw it behind him but that may have been he thought bush was gonna carry a more vertical angle than bush did out of his cut and not come so sharply across at any rate though it was a nice read a nice decision and well set up tanny just missed on the throw...if bush catches that ball that's an easy 20 yard gain on 3rd down...
he definitely misses some things to be a franchise qb he needs to convert on but i'm not ready to start banging the kid for his accuracy now 12 starts into his pro career...if his decision making was bad i would see that as more an issue than being off at times with some throws...he'll clean up some things and his footwork and pocket play will get better...no doubt in my mind
I gotta say that Tannehill's lack of accuracy yesterday gives me pause for concern to say the least. If Miami gets even average quarterbacking yesterday, this game was there to be taken. There is no "weapon" excuse. He had guys who separated that he flat out missed, and it's not the first game that we have seen that. I'm not panicking yet, but I am definitely concerned. I love the kid's tools but you need to have an "it" factor.
Yeah the three throws he missed were all big. But what was with Bess yesterday? His safety blanket was off too. I feel like he dropped three catchable balls yesterday. The non calls in the game were frustrating, especially when CBS actually shows how blantant the facemask was on Tannehill. That gives us first and ten from like the 11. Would have been huge. Also the Brady throw to nobody and no intentional grounding, even Dierdork mentioned it. Two huge non calls. The PI, I hated the call but those things are just toss ups to me. There is no consistencey in the reffing of those. You see what Dansby did every pass play and its considered good coverage as long as he isn't holding the player back. Huge call in the Pats favor. I hate blaming the refs but just those three plays were huge. Those calls would have cost the pats 52 yards. Thats huge. I wish Clay would get more run as well. He was a mismatch again vs any of the LBs out there. Spikes couldn't cover him if his life depended on it. The Bush Slant was my biggest miss, should be an easy throw and a 3rd down conversion. Deep throws have some many variables. Who knows if the wind got under that ball alittle and kept it up, but then we are making excuses.
Let's go Miami!!!!
The facemask thing was terrible, obviously. On what play are there not officials looking at the head on a quarterback while he's running, is my question? Given the emphasis on protecting quarterbacks and stopping blatant roughing calls it really boggles the mind how that could have been missed.
Anyway I prefer not to complain about the refs. That way lies madness. As I've said before the winning and losing this year doesn't really matter much to me anyhow. I'm far more interested in how some of the young players and progressing, Tannehill above all. If he plays bad and we win I'm far less enthused than if the opposite happens.
Edit: It was Ron Winter, not Walt Coleman, sorry. And his is the crew I don't like.
Last edited by TheWalrus; 12-03-2012 at 09:23 PM.