Tuesday, July 19, 2016

No more mediocre expectations!

I am sick and tired of reading the predictions that Ryan Tannehill will have a mediocre season. The predicted stat line typically reads 25-28 touchdowns, 14-18 interceptions and 4,000- 4,300 passing yards. If Adam Gase is indeed the “quarterback whisperer” that everyone believes that he is, and if the offensive line is as good as it appears on paper, then these numbers are ridiculously low. Even just fixing the woeful play of the offensive line will lead to exponential growth in the development curve for Tannehill. I believe in Adam Gase. I believe that in Ryan Tannehill.  I believe that the Dolphins are headed to the playoffs. I sometimes hear Tannehill compared to Rich Gannon, with hopes that he too can have a magnificent breakout season with offensive guru Adam Gase calling the plays. Gannon put together one fantastic year. Statistically, with the exception of the 2002 year (Jon Gruden), based on completion percentage, yards, and yards per catch, Gannon has never been nearly as accurate, as good, as consistent, as Ryan Tannehill. As a matter of fact, it is not even remotely close and the statistics support that statement. Even including that season, Gannon cannot match the accuracy or production that Tannehill has averaged in his short career. Tannehill must continue to progress and I agree that this is a no excuse year. Tannehill must get better on third downs, in the red zone, and in the fourth quarter.  I am convinced that these issues are tied to offensive line play. As the field gets smaller (red zone) and throwing windows get tighter (fourth quarter and on third down) it takes receivers slightly longer to get open and the offensive line has not been good enough to give the offense that extra time. Coupled with opposing defensive coordinators knowing that they can get great pressure without bringing the blitz, it is a recipe for disaster. Quality offensive line play along with Tannehill understanding the need to improve and get the ball out quicker will ameliorate this disturbing trend.  Better weapons and more diverse and quality receiving options will play a positive role as well. Tannehill will throw for at least 34 touchdowns and over 4,500 yards and be considered a top ten quarterback by the end of the year.  I believe that Ryan Tannehill’s star is rising and that under the tutelage of Adam Gase, he will become the franchise quarterback that the Dolphins have not had since Dan Marino. I am looking forward to the Dolphins making the playoffs and being a feared contender in those playoffs. I am willing to say what I believe many are thinking.
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Career passer rating.
Tannehill 85.2
Gannon. 84.7
Keep in mind the illegal contact rule 2004 made it much easier to rack up stats.
Also, all the saftey rules that basically puts skirts on the QBs.
I would say those ratings are close.
I agree RT is out of excuses.
I hope he's the best in the league.

Go Phins!

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Sick of it too, t- hill is comparable or better in stats, and qb rtg to aikman, Bree's, luck, and many other qbs in their first 4 years, who are revered now. He has more tools now let him fly or fail. I bet he soars.

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We heard this same rubbish that tannehill will breakout in 2013, 2014, 2015 and now in 2016. When will this foolishness end? You said the same thing about Bill Lazor; a QB guru. The only thing; if anything, that Adam Gase will do, is figure out a way to win a few games DESPITE having tannehill at QB. Go and get them tannehill.

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We heard this same rubbish that tannehill will breakout in 2013, 2014, 2015 and now in 2016. When will this foolishness end? You said the same thing about Bill Lazor; a QB guru. The only thing; if anything, that Adam Gase will do, is figure out a way to win a few games DESPITE having tannehill at QB. Go and get them tannehill.

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David, football is a team game. Bree's was run out of San Diego because of impatient people as well.

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Welcome aboard Francis. Glad to hear what yiu think.

Predictions are based on past performances.

At the end of the day, you either love the Dolphins or you dont. Screw those who don't. Enjoy the seasonew as you wish. Thankfully it's right around the bend!

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Welcome aboard Francis. Glad to hear what yiu think.

Predictions are based on past performances.

At the end of the day, you either love the Dolphins or you dont. Screw those who don't. Enjoy the seasonew as you wish. Thankfully it's right around the bend!

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Ryan T will finally prove once and for all that HE'S NOT THE ANSWER, I predict there will be a new starting qb by game 6. Gase has the marbles to Finally sit him on the bench.

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Miamifla305, obviously your dumb. I guess your gonna just throw in your imaginary friend who is a better QB than RT is. Glad to know you think there so many better options out there.

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Miamifla305, I hope that you are right. What will be even better for the team and the season, is, if Gase makes that bold call before or during the preseason, so that tannehill does not cause us to start in a deep hole like he ususally does!

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Well, Kelly; in tannehill's case, I wish that he had been run out of Miami at the end of the 2013 season. It is sad that tannehill gets a 5th season to muck up. Go get them tannehill; they still have not learned their lesson. You cannot convert a wide receiver into a winning QB!

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Miamifla305, I hope that you are right. What will be even better for the team and the season, is, if Gase makes that bold call before or during the preseason, so that tannehill does not cause us to start in a deep hole like he ususally does!

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miamifla305 & David Apollos - dumb dumbs. go follow the JETS... we don't need you.

The Phins will rock it this year. Defense, Offense and Special Teams. I love this team and the new coaching staff!

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David, reach into your rectum and find a better one. I's Drew Bree's a bum? San Diego thought so, Tannyhill has equal stats. Learn football son.

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305 is football illiterate as well.

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Please stop with the "Tannehill is a wr playing qb" myth. He is and always was a qb who played wr because his coaches asked him to because it let them play the best combination of players available to them. People make it sound like he should have selfishly refused to do so.

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Hey Smelly Kelly; only tannehill supporters participate in rectum activities. Tannehill has always been the worst QB on the roster every season for 5 years running. If you cannot see that, then it is you who needs to pull support for tannehill out your rectum.

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Mad-Flem; the dolphins are not going to do jacksh#t until tannehill is no longer under center. The people responsible for keeping tannehill under center this long are INSANELY MAD!