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.