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.