So last night I was watching some college gametape of Tannehill on youtube. After watching over an hour of film I came away thinking that this kid is extremely athletic and has a tremendous sealing just like all the scouts and experts like mayock and dilfer say he does. But what I also noticed is that most of his success came from outside the pocket and he benefits from his ability to use his legs. I also noticed how gifted of a runner he is and how successful he was running that zone read spread offense. He took it to the house several times off that zone read fake handoff and some of the runs were 30-40 yards long. Look at the game against oklahoma state when he takes it 65 yards off that zone read. That is how he should be used, out on the edge, playaction, bootlegs, zone reads, use his athleticism. We actually have been running some zone reads the last few weeks and they have been some what successful, tanny actually scored a TD against the patriots off a zone read. We should be doing what the 49ers and skins are doing with kapernick and rg3. No, not to the full extent like they do it but we should be playing to the kids strengths and using his mobility and legs. The kid ran 4.5/40 he can definitely scoot. Wilson is used like this too. They get him out on the edge alot.
But my point is were trying to force him to become a pro-style QB and he is not ready for that yet. He is not ready to be under center and take 3-5 step drops and get rid of the ball. That is not his strength yet plus he doesnt have the weapons to help him yet. Sherman keeps calling plays that dont fit his strengths. I'm so sick of seeing tanny under center and dropping back with no playaction or bootlegs. Sherman rarely calls plays to get him out on the edge where he is dangerous. I eventually do believe he will be able to adapt to a more pro-style dropback scheme but he will never be a tom brady or manning, he is more in the mold of an aaron rodgers. I just feel like were not using him right. I dont undersatnd why his athleticism is not used in the redzone more as well. 1st and goal im calling a playaction bootleg and getting tanny out on the edge and giving him the pass/run option, instead sherman calls a run on first and second down and then the defense knows whats coming on third down. But I just think were not using the kid right. Love his high sealing though. And remember. Tannehill was NOT drafted on what he can do right now. He was drafted on potential and a high sealing, he is not as polished as luck, rg3, and wilson. He is still raw be patient.