Monday, November 09, 2015

Tough times

I wanted to talk about the QB but before that, I want to say something about coaching.

Dan Campbell may be a good guy. And one day he may make a good coach. But that day is not today.

He had the team running through walls, and they believed in him. But now his lack of experience is showing - poor clock management, questionable personnel decisions, and electing to take penalties ... those immediately spring to mind. And now the finger pointing has started ("I was doing what coach asked" came out of the locker room) and it's just a matter of time before they turn on him. It's coming.

And now to BennyHill. The guy isn't awful. But he also is not an NFL caliber QB. He now has 56 games behind him. And how many games has he led a 4th quarter comeback? How many games does he have a signature win? How many times has he taken the team on his back and led them to a win? How many times has he even come close, maybe failing on 4th down after leading a drive? Thats right. It would be a big, fat goose egg.

Contrast that with other players. I'll mention two. Bridgewater has 3 in 24 games, and nearly had 2 more (including one against the fins last season). And Marcus Mariotta had one yesterday (along with his first game being terrific!) in 8 games.

It's kind of pathetic the fins can't get more out of him. Part of it is coaching. The situations he's put in, the play calls, and playing in the shotgun can't help. But he doesn't have the talent. Period.

And the real problem is that the team has NO options. For some reason, Hickey decided to sign this guy to a long term extension. Based on...beats me. And it's for too much money. So they're stuck with him. The cap hit isn't a killer - http://www.thephinsider.com/2015/5/27/8668643/breaking-down-the-new-tannehill-contract

But it is gonna be a problem.

Matt Moore is not the answer. But it seems to me that going ahead and benching BennyHill does tell him - and fans - his tenure in Miami is over. And allows you to develop the run game.

Why not get Logan Thomas ready to play? He played behind Tyrod Taylor at Va Tech and had some success there. What have you got to lose?

In the end I guess it really doesn't matter. Because in January we'll be ushering in another new era. New coach, possibly a new coach, and maybe a new QB.

And the team will be rebuilding yet again. Awesome.
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Tannehill is NOT the guy I don't know why they invested in someone who has yet to prove he can take the game in his hands and win it! for instance 4th and goal, the slant to sims, first off he threw it way too late, the ball has to come out as soon as sims makes his break, and he why isn't he under center ? can he not play under center ? he also missed sims on the deep ball. This is time and time again those plays change games.

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Defenses win Superbowls. Tannehill was not the one who surrendered all of those points to the Bills twice and the Jets. Tannehill is not great but he is enought to win games if we had a defense that could keep us in the game. This team is not built to play catch up.

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Thill will be gone in two years, max. When the new regime comes in the new guy will want *his* QB, not this guy. I don't want to see the Phins lose but let's face it, there are no playoffs this year so all we have to look forward too is the draft. with 3 or 4 wins tops that might bring us a top-5 pick, hopefully.

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Thill will be gone in two years, max. When the new regime comes in the new guy will want *his* QB, not this guy. I don't want to see the Phins lose but let's face it, there are no playoffs this year so all we have to look forward too is the draft. with 3 or 4 wins tops that might bring us a top-5 pick, hopefully.

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This has nothing to do with Campbell. The firing Philbin points the true problem.....

It is a fantasy to think that firing an NFL head coach after 4 games will result in a successful season. If the upper management and ownership didn't think Philbin would make it through 4 weeks, then why wasn't he replaced this offseason. The fact that he was fired indicates that the front office had no clue to begin with!

We had a pretty good draft in 2014. Then Philbin mis-coached this team to another mediocre season. It was obvious to all that it was time to replace Philbin. So what does the owner do? Hire Mike Tannebaum over the GM that had that great draft...

Who is this Mike Tannebaum anyway? Last I checked, he was the same guy that destroyed the Jets salary cap with NOTHING to show for it. Looks like he is continuing his work, overpaying for both Suh and Tannehill.

This front office is a mess. That is the problem.