Dave - no offense taken, no doubt leadership is an issue. But as long as Benny hill underperforms, I'm going to continue to call out his shortcomings.
When the offense was "changed" to better mirror what Campbell wants, I would have expected Tannehill to at least play at a level that's mediocre. Instead, yesterday, he regressed and was bad.
It shows that Lazors approach did maximize Tannehill as much as he possibly could - and now we're seeing the future.
One game sample, I know.
But 86 yards? Really?
And that brings me around to officiating. When it was still 0-0, the Ravens got to a 2nd and 1 near the Dolphins end zone. The Ravens were "stopped" on 3 consecutive downs. And the Dolphins should feel fortunate and that may have been a point where the defense felt like they could rise up and win.
Only. The Ravens got a first down on all three attempts. Watch the replay. They were not stopped short.
But the official on the far side seemed totally out of synch. His job is to stay in a line with the ball; move up as the ball moves.
But on all 3 downs he started one - two yards upfield where he couldn't see the ball. And then ran in diagonally to spot the ball.
In a game of inches his position can spot the ball incorrectly. And he did.
Don't get me wrong. I'm glad he did because a wins a win. But wow. Imagine if he had spotted it correctly. Might have been a different game