The Dolphins offense didn’t have much luck against the Buccaneers on Monday night, but they insist that their troubles weren’t caused by the Buccaneers figuring out what plays were coming ahead of time.
During the broadcast of the game, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden said he thought right guard John Jerry was tipping off passing plays by looking at quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that there’s also been some talk that Tannehill’s cadence reveals whether it’s a run or a pass, but Tannehill said he wasn’t worried about tipping anyone off about what was coming.
“I don’t think there’s concern,” Tannehill said. “We go against our defense every day throughout camp and OTAs. If we were tipping off something that was so blatantly obvious, they would tell us, and they would be able to defend it.”
It’s hard to imagine any tell in the Dolphins offense would have remained a secret until this point in the season, which suggests that the offensive issues go beyond cadences or head movements from guards.