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Dolphins’ offensive coordinator “extremely impressed” with Tannehill

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New Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen likes what he has in quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Christensen talked up Tannehill while talking to the Miami media on Thursday, saying they’ve been in touch and Christensen likes both the way Tannehill conducts himself and the way he plays.

“I visited with him and his wife when I came in for the interview and had a great breakfast with them,” Christensen said, via the Miami Herald. “I’ve been extremely impressed with him. He’s been extremely productive and he’s played some awful long stretches of good football and seems to have all the things you’re looking for: a guy who wants to be good, who has it in perspective. I’m really looking forward to seeing him on the field a little bit.”

Christensen has spent the last 14 years in Indianapolis, and he suggested that the Dolphins’ offense could look like the Colts’ offense when Peyton Manning was running the show. New Dolphins head coach Adam Gase also coached Manning, in Denver.

“The attraction to this job is I really enjoyed those years in Indy where we were aggressive, we were no-huddle, the players had fun,” Christensen said. “I would say this is the way I’d like to play. We did it an awful lot of years in Indy and it’s kind of fun. There’s always something new. . . . It’s wide open and you spread them out and you pop some runs in there. I like this style of play.”

The question is whether Tannehill can run an offense like Manning. Christensen seems to think he can.

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  1. screamingsheep69 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:11 AM

    You got the job already, you can stop already. No on believes you.

  2. pphins4life12 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:19 AM

    Lol I really feel if they sure up the offensive line that he could be a very good QB. I keep saying that he is the least of the dolphins problems. OL,LB,CB and safety are far more glaring needs.

  3. bettywhiteshairnet says: Jan 29, 2016 6:27 AM

    Enjoy your stay at the bottom of the division Miami.

  4. eagleswin says: Jan 29, 2016 6:28 AM

    I, for one, would like to see how Tannehill does with an OC who takes off the training wheels. Lazor, much like Chip Kelly in Philly, did not allow his QB to have any freedom.

    A commitment to the run game would also make it easier on the QB.

  5. bettywhiteshairnet says: Jan 29, 2016 6:29 AM

    I will be the first to say as well…..Miami would be much better off with Tyrod Taylor who is by far a better QB than Tannehill.

  6. ebr362 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:29 AM

    T-Hill simply needs a good qb coach and a system that doesn’t change every year. I think it was drilled into his head as a rookie to not make mistakes and he played too cautious and it stunted his growth. He has the tools, if he can simply get the long ball consistency down and learn to kill games in the 4th qtr the fins have their qb.

  7. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:33 AM

    Wait till the season starts, your opinion will change really fast.

  8. jhb64 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:35 AM

    Interview him in November

  9. suhmonster90 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:35 AM

    It’s the off season. Tannehill will not look like Manning next year he’ll still look like Tannehill

  10. drtharrison says: Jan 29, 2016 6:36 AM

    Didn’t Bill Lazor talk about a fast offense?

    Hopefully this time the new guy sticks with that plan.

  11. george1859 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:48 AM

    That’s a bad omen….

  12. billsrule2015 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:48 AM

    Tannehill looks awesome, especially when there is no defense playing against him and he is doing elememtary throwing drills in practice.

  13. knowspinzone says: Jan 29, 2016 6:55 AM

    Extremely impressed with Tannehill, really?

    Losers again next year.

  14. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jan 29, 2016 7:07 AM

    The kid can run, throw and take a beating. A converted wr has 4 oc’s in 5 years and they wonder why he’s not an all pro yet?

  15. helldog33 says: Jan 29, 2016 7:20 AM

    Translation into Realityish: “Man this guy sucks, but with all that guaranteed money he’s been given, ownership says we’re stuck with him for now.”

  16. sprocket9727 says: Jan 29, 2016 7:20 AM

    He was probably impressed RT landed a wife like that!

  17. finfan87 says: Jan 29, 2016 7:22 AM

    I’m of the opinion Tannehill has been repeatedly held back by his coaches so far in his career. I’m not saying he’s amazing, but you can see it in the changes after Philbin left. Last year people kept saying he couldn’t throw a long ball. This year after Philbin was fired, he threw a lot of them and a lot of them were successful.

  18. themboys5150 says: Jan 29, 2016 7:35 AM

    Great.. Lets see what happens in 8 months..

    Signed.. Dolphin Fans…

  19. carloswlassiter says: Jan 29, 2016 7:37 AM

    Miami ALWAYS wins the off-season, they’re just getting an early start this year.

  20. dolphinsrule13 says: Jan 29, 2016 7:39 AM

    “He’s been extremely productive and he’s played some awful long stretches of good football and seems to have all the things you’re looking for: a guy who wants to be good, who has it in perspective.”

    Yeah…but he lacks LEADERSHIP and the MENTAL CAPACITY to have some awful long stretches of GREAT football.

  21. intrafinesse says: Jan 29, 2016 7:39 AM

    >.The question is whether Tannehill can run an offense like Manning. Christensen seems to think he can

    How many QBs with good arms come up, quite a few. How many QBs have the football IQ of a Manning, Brady, or Rodgers? Not too many.

    OK – lets see if Tannehill can take that big step forward. He has improved over time, but can he take a big step forward to the elite level?
    If this guy can get that out of him, he’s HC potential.

  22. stealthscorpio says: Jan 29, 2016 7:56 AM

    Tanneyhill=Scholarship year

  23. 49erdynasty says: Jan 29, 2016 7:58 AM

    So he’s on the trade block?

  24. murphytenn says: Jan 29, 2016 8:03 AM

    Time to give Christensen a drug test.

  25. dolphansanity says: Jan 29, 2016 8:04 AM

    Im rooting for Tannehill. I really hope they fix the guard situation this year. It would be nice to see tannehill get an opportunity to throw a pass without a defender in his face 2 seconds after the ball is snapped. He has never played behind a good offensive line.

  26. devildog911 says: Jan 29, 2016 8:30 AM

    Lol.

  27. brianav036 says: Jan 29, 2016 8:33 AM

    Man if this guy waatched all 16 games and really feels this way , then it’s going to be a long season Miami. Between listening to their O and D coordinators it sounds like more of the same again this year.

  28. canetic says: Jan 29, 2016 8:33 AM

    You’ve got to be kidding me

  29. mikemorrow2000 says: Jan 29, 2016 8:36 AM

    I hope we draft a QB like Jared Goff or Paxton Lynch. I know that’s not gonna happen.

  30. captainwhodat says: Jan 29, 2016 8:37 AM

    Dolphins’ offensive coordinator “extremely impressed” with Tannehill”…oh boy, another frustrating season is looming for Fins fans…

  31. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Jan 29, 2016 8:38 AM

    Obviously he hasn’t had the chance to speak with Miko yet

  32. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Jan 29, 2016 8:40 AM

    Tannehill has the skills to be great but he doesn’t have the temperament. His problem is that he lets 1 bad play snowball into 10.

    He’ll never be dependable until or if he fixes that. And the Dolphins will never be competitive in BBs division until they have a QB

  33. smithopher says: Jan 29, 2016 8:43 AM

    I’m pretty sure no QB in history has been able to run an offense quite like Peyton Manning.

  34. lscottman3 says: Jan 29, 2016 8:45 AM

    he is impressed with tannehill?

    in Mr burns’ voice:

    Excellent

    AFC East fans

  35. byroan says: Jan 29, 2016 8:47 AM

    He just needs a competent offensive line.

  36. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 29, 2016 8:47 AM

    Tannehill isn’t really the problem there, he’s played really well at times.

    If they ever put a good Oline in front of him instead of a revolving door the Fins would be a much better team.

  37. Kelly's Chronicles says: Jan 29, 2016 8:49 AM

    Tannehill has always impressed with the tools he brings. How he uses them not so much….

  38. 1986wake says: Jan 29, 2016 8:51 AM

    Only if Mia fans held the defense to the standard of tannehill. It would be a dream team. Tannehill is the least concern with this team. O-line garbage,linebackers garbage, dbs(outside of jones) garbage. You could always go back to henne or culpepper. Mia fans act like there a qb away.

  39. ncphinsfan says: Jan 29, 2016 8:51 AM

    Tannehill “might” be a great QB. He has had 3 different systems in 4 years and literally the most Sacked QB in the history of the NFL over that time. He also threw for over 4000 yds the last 3 with an improved TD/INT ratio. He has this year to prove himself before the big money kicks in. He is already better than half the QBs in the League and with stable coaching, 2 decent Guards and OLine depth he might live up to expectations. As a lifelong Fins Fan… I remain hopeful at best.

  40. wisconsinsoccer says: Jan 29, 2016 8:57 AM

    Maybe what he meant to say was that he was extremely impressed with Tannehill’s wife at their breakfast. Can’t argue with him in that case!!

  41. tommykramer9 says: Jan 29, 2016 9:00 AM

    So a guy named Clyde is impressed with Tannehill? Best story-line of the off season so far……..

  42. timothyw1 says: Jan 29, 2016 9:04 AM

    Breaking News….. He is the Offensive Coordinator not the General Manager. He has no other option as to what to say.

  43. pftbro says: Jan 29, 2016 9:06 AM

    Sounds like breakfast was good…

  44. randomguy9999 says: Jan 29, 2016 9:06 AM

    ridiculous….

    Tanny and wifey made a good breakfast and she’s smoking hot, so now he can turn from an unbelievably overpaid, middle of the pack, mediocre non-franchise QB that overthrows everything over 10 yards by 3 steps and never reading blitzes and audibling to being P freakin M in the next 8 months?

    He’s had 4 years to do that and he looks little better than year 1 when he couldn’t name the teams in the AFC East on Hard Knocks (Tanny: It’s Pats, Bills, Jets and Phins, and yes, you’ve got to out throw Brady to get anywhere in the playoffs)

    Tanny was never gonna be the guy, regardless of how Philbin and the kool aid drinking, desperate for the good old days Phins fans think….. being a Phins fan through the good times and bad, I admit I made that mistake also for the first year…. but it was clear by the end of year one he wasn’t going to be the guy

    now, Tanny and Suh are blocking about 30% of the entire cap, so they are broke, so the Phins better hope he turns into P freakin M

  45. routerunner says: Jan 29, 2016 9:14 AM

    When I read the headline, it didn’t add up… a coach really being impressed with Tannehill. Then I saw he also met with his wife and it all makes sense.

  46. miamicleat says: Jan 29, 2016 9:14 AM

    Tannehill has all of the physical abilities to play the position. But he hasn’t shown a propensity for making changes on the fly.
    You need an advantage on offense. If you don’t have stellar talent then you need to be flexible and be able to make changes on the fly.
    The guy has taken a physical beating and I am not sure if he is hanging in the pocket to make plays or he can’t throw people open. Receivers can’t be open all the time.
    Anyway, Tannehill looked better in 2014 than he did in 2015.
    No denying when he has had time and not hurried, he has made plays.

  47. barrymichaels61 says: Jan 29, 2016 9:15 AM

    What is there to be impressed with?
    a. The losing record
    b. The inability to lead the team to a win late in a game
    c. No accuracy whatsoever
    d. No leadership skills
    e. Most stats accumulated when the game is over

  48. tommykramer9 says: Jan 29, 2016 9:18 AM

    Clyde loves him some R freakin T……..

  49. bonitalocal says: Jan 29, 2016 9:22 AM

    Impressed with Tannehill?
    Bad sign for Dolphins fans.
    Matt Moore is twice the QB as Tannehill!

    Dolphins will remain as the AFC East bottom-feeders!

    Enjoy it Chippy!

  50. silvernblacksabbath says: Jan 29, 2016 9:23 AM

    “Quote Unquote”

  51. pointtwopsiistheissue says: Jan 29, 2016 9:38 AM

    Has he actually watched any game film?

  52. breadmeatcheese says: Jan 29, 2016 9:38 AM

    Lol tannehill is a deer in the headlights who forgets where he is at the line of scrimmage if he has too much lattitude to audible.

  53. themiamidolphins says: Jan 29, 2016 9:58 AM

    I’ve soured on Tannehill a little bit, but a young offensive minded coach is exactly what he needs. If there is one thing Tannehill showed, it’s that he’s effective when running the no huddle offense.

    And yeah, it’ll be nice to see Tannehill with some flexibility at the LOS. It is ridiculous to not allow a QB to audible.

  54. bk813 says: Jan 29, 2016 10:15 AM

    This statement of happy days in Dolphin land was not approved by CO-GM Mrs. Grimes.

    Please report to the office.

  55. jvw1982 says: Jan 29, 2016 10:19 AM

    Wait till he finds out the bright young man’s knowledge off the field doesn’t translate on the field…..that hurry up offense will screech to a halt when his QB can’t process the information quick enough…..sounds like the next coach to be killed by the ultimate coach killer Ryan Tannehill is…kids been in the league 3 full yrs and has had 3 OC fired and two HC its got to be a record….

  56. rickfol says: Jan 29, 2016 10:23 AM

    Had Breakfast with him and his wife…..REALLY!! How about leaving the wife home and meet in the film room and ask him why in the hell after 4 years as a starting QB he still can’t throw a deep ball!!!!! ..But he does have the best QB rating when throwing a 2 yd pass over the middle when it’s 3rd and long.
    Get real people!! The fins will have a new QB in 2017 with any “Luck”.

  57. whereyaat says: Jan 29, 2016 10:28 AM

    Comments like this remind me of the “he’s in the best shape ever” theme you see in preseason baseball stories, which is frequently mocked by the great writers at hardballtalk.

  58. xpensivewinos says: Jan 29, 2016 10:32 AM

    The Dolphins will remain garbage and the questions will remain about Tannehill until the Dolphins seriously upgrade their offensive line.

    Personally, I think Tannehill is a just a guy, nothing special……….but before completely writing him off, it would be nice to see him play behind an NFL-caliber line and a consistent running game.

  59. jeremy2020 says: Jan 29, 2016 10:36 AM

    He’s not the first person to be impressed with him before the season starts

  60. realfootballfan says: Jan 29, 2016 10:39 AM

    Well, just wait until he gets you fired too, lol. Just think, there were Dolphin fans who actually dared to mention this scrubs name in the same sentence as both Cam Newton and Russell Wilson. Even in the same sentence as Andy Dalton.

  61. silverhornet says: Jan 29, 2016 10:44 AM

    On behalf of some of the fellow Dolfans, I apologize for their stupidity here in the comments section. I’m not even sure they’ve watched the games. Because if they had, they’d realize how many times he gets hit on average per game. Not even one of the GOAT QB’s T Bag Brady can play well in this league when he’s hit as many times as he was against Denver.

    Can’t throw the deep ball? Well, prior to this season that may have been a decent point to bring up considering his lone deep threat was Mike Wallace. Ah yes, the same Mike Wallace that was traded to the Vikings… whose quarterback Teddy Bridgewater now all of a sudden “can’t throw the deep ball.” Amazing coincidence! How that Wallace is gone, Tannehill’s deep ball statistics have improved. Amazing coincidence!

  62. jchipwood says: Jan 29, 2016 10:45 AM

    bonitalocal says:
    Jan 29, 2016 9:22 AM
    Impressed with Tannehill?
    Bad sign for Dolphins fans.
    Matt Moore is twice the QB as Tannehill!

    Dolphins will remain as the AFC East bottom-feeders!

    Enjoy it Chippy!
    _________________________________

    I enjoyed week 17. How about you?

  63. brealistic says: Jan 29, 2016 10:53 AM

    He is who he is… Not a QB

  64. silverhornet says: Jan 29, 2016 10:54 AM

    Memo to some… no huddle not the same as up tempo.

  65. srgofins says: Jan 29, 2016 10:58 AM

    hmmm… Tannehill, bottom of the league in 3rd down conversions, bottom of the league in 4th Quarter QB rating. 8 and 8 at Texas A&M with the same results. Same ole, same ole. He doesn’t have the “it” factor. This will be exposed by new coaches and a QB will have to be drafted to move forward. Can we fix panic, footwork and vision problems? I doubt it, if so, he will be coach of the year but since he never was a Head coach and will be on a learning curve don’t get your hopes up too high.

  66. bryantrulen says: Jan 29, 2016 11:17 AM

    Tannehill has everything you want in a QB except…. Being to throw accurate and naturally in terms of release and throwing motion. He is case study on the importance of being a natural thrower even though possessing every other tangible and intangible trait one would want at position.

  67. dolphins62 says: Jan 29, 2016 11:20 AM

    Tannehill is a tough kid. Gets sacked 3.5 times a game. Gets hurried, hit, crushed every game, gets back up. He is tougher than some of the defensive players the fins have. I know he has to improve, he knows that, but with the worse line in the NFL , ZERO QB’s in this league would fare much better, Name a worse line than Miami’s. Lets worry about our crappy corner play watching grimes get scorched, against the big elite recievers, no wait blame tannehill! Like Mike Wallace did, by the way he sucked in Minnesota. LOL. This team has a lot more ass aches than our QB.

  68. bullcharger says: Jan 29, 2016 11:25 AM

    Teams without a top tier QB are not winning the Super Bowl.

    Look at the Super Bowl winning QBs in the last 10 years. Brady, Wilson, Flacco, Eli, Rodgers, Brees, Roethlisberger, Eli, Peyton, Roethlisberger.

    This year it will be Cam or Peyton again.

    I don’t see someone of the level of Tannehill ever winning a Super Bowl. It just won’t happen without some freak 2000 Ravens level defense.

    I actually am not sure if there is any up and coming QB in the AFC other than Luck that can ever win a Super Bowl.

    Maybe Osweiler or Mariota. Jury is still out on those guys.

    Bortles or Carr are also ok, but I feel like they aren’t good enough so far.

    The NFC might dominate the Super Bowl for a while once Brady, Manning and Ben retire.

  69. bizzmoneyb says: Jan 29, 2016 11:30 AM

    he has never had a good offensive line since he came into the league. most sacked QB since 2012. he never has a chance to set his feet and survey the field… constantly running for his life.

    give him some quality guards and then lets judge.

  70. scjohnny says: Jan 29, 2016 12:03 PM

    True Dolphin fan living in Carolina…Cam was not that good his first few years here,Not in anyway saying Tannehill compares but sometime guys bloom late,Look at the coaches Ryan has had,maybe this staff can bring it out am I dreaming probably but I will give Tanne one more year,hes had the **** beat out of him & not missed a start…Go FINS!

  71. huggybear2014 says: Jan 29, 2016 12:08 PM

    I see the Tannehill fanboys are out in force.

  72. xpensivewinos says: Jan 29, 2016 12:13 PM

    On behalf of some of the fellow Dolfans, I apologize for their stupidity here in the comments section. I’m not even sure they’ve watched the games. Because if they had, they’d realize how many times he gets hit on average per game. Not even one of the GOAT QB’s T Bag Brady can play well in this league when he’s hit as many times as he was against Denver.

    Can’t throw the deep ball? Well, prior to this season that may have been a decent point to bring up considering his lone deep threat was Mike Wallace. Ah yes, the same Mike Wallace that was traded to the Vikings… whose quarterback Teddy Bridgewater now all of a sudden “can’t throw the deep ball.” Amazing coincidence! How that Wallace is gone, Tannehill’s deep ball statistics have improved. Amazing coincidence!
    ——————————————————–
    Roethlisberger never had any problem getting Wallace the ball. Ever.

  73. kmgpop says: Jan 29, 2016 12:14 PM

    I think he is actually impressed by Mrs. Tannehill.

  74. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 29, 2016 12:23 PM

    realfootballfan says:
    Jan 29, 2016 10:39 AM
    Well, just wait until he gets you fired too, lol. Just think, there were Dolphin fans who actually dared to mention this scrubs name in the same sentence as both Cam Newton and Russell Wilson. Even in the same sentence as Andy Dalton.
    ——–
    Other than Wilson, who has a career PR of 101, Tannehill has essentially the same career PR as the others, including A. Luck. Both Newton and Dalton had career years in their 5th year (last year) bringing their average up. Moreover, everyone but Tannehill has had the total support of the HC and basically the same system and coaches. While Tannehill at the stage can may be considered average, he’s in good company. Notice I mentioned Tannehill in the same sentence as the others. Knowledge > Assumption.

  75. granadafan says: Jan 29, 2016 12:25 PM

    Ask his teammates, especially those making less money what they think of his leadership and they way he conducts himself.

  76. FinFan68 says: Jan 29, 2016 12:26 PM

    For Tannehill to reach his potential or be ‘fixed’ two things must happen. The offensive line must be bolstered and Tannehill has to have the authority to check out of bad looks and exploit defensive vulnerabilities via audible.

    He has the talent but sometimes he just doesn’t look like he is in control of the game due to a lack of confidence in the play being run. He seemed more tentative last year than he did in his rookie year. I hope the new regime will actually game plan around his strengths like mobility instead of just calling pass plays to Landry behind the LOS and hoping he can break a tackle.

  77. scooterguy57 says: Jan 29, 2016 12:28 PM

    If you go back and look at Ryan’s complete body of work as a quarterback you’d see that he thrives in a hurry up type offense and stagnates in more traditional type offense. He is extremely smart and should picks this up and implement it quickly.

  78. dolphinsfreak says: Jan 29, 2016 12:45 PM

    “I’ve been extremely impressed with him. He’s been extremely productive and he’s played some awful long stretches of good football and seems to have all the things you’re looking for: a guy who wants to be good, who has it in perspective. I’m really looking forward to seeing him on the field a little bit.”

    I’ve seen every single pass that Tannehill has thrown over the past four seasons and none of the above statements are true.

    He’s not ‘extremely productive’!! He is productive if your goal is to lose football games. As a starter for the Miami Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill has NOT produced a winning season. ( 29-35 ) <—Not Productive.

    "Long stretches of good football"????? Show me two games in a row where he has played well!!

    Ryan Tannehill will NEVER be a franchise quarterback, period.

    Unless the Dolphins are planning to trade Tannehill, this new offensive coordinator has lost all my respect because if he thinks Tannehill can run the same offense that Manning does he has no idea what he is doing. Peyton Manning knows how to read defenses better than any quarterback to have ever played the game. Ryan Tannehill can't run a no-huddle offense!! He doesn't even know how to audible out of a run play when it is apparent to EVERYONE but him that the opposing defense has stacked the box!

    Ross has ruined this team! The best thing for fans to do is cancel your season tickets and let the Dolphins know that you don't RAISE your prices when your team is a loser. Sell the team, Ross! You mentioned that you would leave no stone unturned in your coaching search but you flew out to meet Gase on your private jet and rolled out the red carpet because you had a "gut feeling" he was the best man for the job. Save your gut feelings for real estate because you know NOTHING about football.

  79. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 29, 2016 1:29 PM

    scjohnny says:
    Jan 29, 2016 12:03 PM
    True Dolphin fan living in Carolina…Cam was not that good his first few years here,Not in anyway saying Tannehill compares but sometime guys bloom late,Look at the coaches Ryan has had,maybe this staff can bring it out am I dreaming probably but I will give Tanne one more year,hes had the **** beat out of him & not missed a start…Go FINS!
    ——-
    You are correct sir. Last year, his forth year, Cam had a PR of 82, and passed for 3100 yards (both below Ryan). Everyone said he was wash and had peaked, and should not be considered a “franchise” QB. A year later and he’s superman.

    Even brady was “average” in his first four years, with PR’s in the mid 80’s and total yards below 3700. That said, Tannehill will be in his 5th year next year, which is why his contract has says the Dolphins can eject him without harm at the end of next year if he doesn’t breakout.

  80. destructicus says: Jan 29, 2016 3:46 PM

    Look what happened to Brady against the Broncos playing behind an injury ridden O-line.

  81. bgreen08 says: Jan 29, 2016 5:32 PM

    I’m a die hard Dolphins fan and I like Tannehill. I think he is our guy. No one should expect him to an elite QB (Brady, Manning, Rodgers) but he could easily be in that next tier.

    Tannehill has never had a coach, defense or offensive line. Hard to be successful without those things. People say all he does is dink and dunk. Brady has made a career of doing that. However Tannehill mostly dinks and dunks because he has no time to throw the ball. When giving time he can hit the deep ball. Tannehill has been held back more than anything by not being able to audible or being able to use his legs. He is one of the most athletic QBs in the league.

    The Dolphins are going to have a lot more cap this year than people think. The #1 priority should be building the offensive line. You give the QB franchise money but don’t build a line to protect him, not smart. Also need to build up the LBs and secondary.

    Let’s not forget in 2014 the Dolphins D lost 3 games late to the Packers, Lions and Broncos. If the D makes a play in those games then the Dolphins are 11-5 and not 8-8.

  82. fanofpft says: Jan 29, 2016 5:43 PM

    “I’ve been extremely impressed with him. He’s been extremely productive and he’s played some awful long stretches of good football and seems to have all the things you’re looking for:

    “Long stretches of good football”????? Show me two games in a row where he has played well!!

    “Ryan Tannehill breaks NFL record for consecutive pass completions … Additionally, Tannehill set a single-game franchise record with his 18 consecutive completions”

    This would take 2 games playing well.

    Jason Fox got booted out early at least a few others on the line need to follow then rebuild it.

    Jason Fox started 11 games last season. Maybe this coach watched the 5 games were the real strong points on the line started.

  83. ncphinsfan says: Jan 29, 2016 5:55 PM

    OK… I waited until the end of the day to recomment. You are all entitled to your opinions, but lets be clear. He is not stupid, he actually Graduated with Honors as a Pre-Med Major from Texas A&M. The systems and coaches would not let him audible. Case Closed on that one! Also, he threw plenty of lng balls this year yet you still keep saying he can’t. Get over yourselves! This guy will never be Elite, but he has Franchise QB potential.

  84. rogerbueno11 says: Jan 29, 2016 7:15 PM

    Tannehill has a decent line, and then the Bullygate scandal blew up. Miami 2 starting linemen, one of the best guard in the league Incognito. Since then, They have had without question, the worst offensive Line. Any QB in the League with the Dolphins Oline would fair the same.

    When the O-Line is fixed, I’ll start listening to Tannehill Haters. Until then, get a life!

  85. fanofpft says: Jan 29, 2016 7:15 PM

    I found out that former Fins great Bob Baumhower is related to Even Mathis they should have grabbed him.

  86. dolphinsfreak says: Jan 30, 2016 12:55 AM

    “Ryan Tannehill breaks NFL record for consecutive pass completions … Additionally, Tannehill set a single-game franchise record with his 18 consecutive completions”

    “This would take 2 games playing well.”

    Two games in a row? Nope! And, it’s sad that you could only think of two games in FOUR YEARS.

    Don’t let the STATS fool you, almost all of Tannehill’s worthless stats came in garbage time when the opposing team was sitting on a commanding lead. Consecutive passes?? How many of those ‘consecutive passes’ were over 10 yards? AHA

    Tannehill is great at one thing though. He is great at throwing the football 4 yards, when it’s 3rd and long, to a receiver who has a cornerback draped all over him.

    Dolphins = Mediocrity

    Sell the team, Ross! Loyal, intelligent Dolphins fans want to support a winner and that will never happen with you as the owner.

  87. dolphincritic says: Jan 30, 2016 10:33 AM

    Why would a coach make a public statement so obviously disingenuous as this statement. It is one thing to have lunch with Tannehill and blow smoke up his dress, but to actually say that to a reporter is beyond belief. I believe that he could have said the an offense can be built around Tannehill that focuses on the quarterback’s strengths. An offense that emphasizes the option read, lots of play action midfield and short passes. The coach could have added that a strong running game combined with Tannehill’s mobility could greatly improve the offense. HOWEVER, this mutt didn’t say that, did he!

  88. fanofpft says: Jan 30, 2016 12:55 PM

    “Ryan Tannehill breaks NFL record for consecutive pass completions … Additionally, Tannehill set a single-game franchise record with his 18 consecutive completions”

    “This would take 2 games playing well.”

    Two games in a row? Nope! And, it’s sad that you could only think of two games in FOUR YEARS.

    Don’t let the STATS fool you, almost all of Tannehill’s worthless stats came in garbage time when the opposing team was sitting on a commanding lead. Consecutive passes?? How many of those ‘consecutive passes’ were over 10 yards? AHA

    Tannehill is great at one thing though. He is great at throwing the football 4 yards,

    4 years? This came off the top of my head as it happened last season. To set the record it would have to be over a 2 game period ( common logic)
    4 yard passes? he placed 7th overall in passes over 40 yards last season. Are you even a fan? Did you watch any games last season?

  89. dolphinsfreak says: Jan 30, 2016 1:20 PM

    “4 years? This came off the top of my head as it happened last season. To set the record it would have to be over a 2 game period ( common logic)
    4 yard passes? he placed 7th overall in passes over 40 yards last season. Are you even a fan? Did you watch any games last season?”

    I’ve seen every single pass that Tannehill has thrown. He is terrible. He is not confident throwing the ball down the field, for obvious reasons. Some “fans” love to blame Mike Wallace for TANNEHILL’S problems. Apparently these same fans must have missed the season prior to Wallace coming to Miami where Tannehill couldn’t connect with Brian Hartline on any pass over 10 yards.

    Ryan Tannehill is a mobile version of Chad Henne. Unfortunately for Tannehill he has absolutely no idea how to use his mobility as a strength. He doesn’t know how to read defenses. He doesn’t know how to go through his progressions. He doesn’t know how to audible. He has absolutely no pocket presence and he is the reason why he gets sacks so often. Yes, the offensive line has not been good and I blame the front office for that BUT, at least 30% of the sacks are his fault. He is a MOBILE quarterback with cement shoes. He doesn’t sense pressure and ends up making his o-line look worse because the pocket collapses around him because he doesn’t move around like he should.

    TanneHenne has one more season wearing a Dolphins uniform. If you’re a fan, enjoy the 2016 season because it is definitely Tannehill’s last season with the team.🙂

  90. fanofpft says: Jan 30, 2016 6:01 PM

    Why do you keep digging up the past? This last season was when the long ball hit. (yet you keep harping on it) Wallace? really? 10 TD’s. And coaches having him line up in the same spot every game running the same route. That lasted a whole season. They finally bought a clue the following season. Hopefully this new coach will do the same off the mark. Not try to make things fit.

    I’m aware of padded stats. You can easily look at the team record and see where/how stats built up. This last season was not one that fits any mold. And one could argue that it is a faltering defense that leads to those padded stats. In fact Grimes has regressed worse than T-Hill if you look up those stats.

    There are so many parameters that factor into this teams state. I find it foolish to try to pinpoint it on any one source.

  91. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Jan 30, 2016 6:08 PM

    Ha. Miami is a dysfuntional franchise. Paying for a few years of fraudulent shula success. Try not to strain your neck looking up, Miami.

  92. fanofpft says: Jan 30, 2016 7:07 PM

    There is a Shula in the SB Where are your Pathetics? Soon to hit the skids. Stifle it.

  93. phinatic29 says: Jan 30, 2016 9:40 PM

    The Phins get an assist on knocking the Patsies out of the playoffs. That being a home game was a big deal for Denvaer. plus Brady can’t throw a properly inflated football.

  94. fishyinalittledishy says: Jan 31, 2016 4:54 AM

    Got very frustrated with T hill last year but looking back and hearing what has gone on behind the scenes and that terrible pass protection also terrible defence I believe last year his performance might be forgiven. But he is the QB he has got paid top tier money and he will be scrutinised. Miami have put a lot of eggs in one basket with some of their salaries rather than strength in depth. For me the coaches, players, whoever can talk up who they want, they can sign who they want but they will be judged on what they are in December / January. I just hope September, October and November is enjoyable.

  95. dcnetzorg says: Jan 31, 2016 11:08 AM

    Tannehill is on pace to throw for over 70,000 yards and over 400 touchdowns in his career. Should surpass all Marino’s records in his career.

  96. dcnetzorg says: Jan 31, 2016 11:11 AM

    Pats 0-3 last three visits to Miami. Plus, bottom line is we own the Pats head to head all time. That’s what matters in a rivalry. We beat you more times than you beat us. Boom!

  97. sukebe9akuma says: Feb 2, 2016 1:40 AM

    “seems to have all the things you’re looking for: a guy who wants to be good”
    :/

  98. phinfan says: Feb 2, 2016 8:19 PM

    im sure he was impressed with his wife

  99. gllmiaspr says: Feb 3, 2016 6:54 PM

    ” Some “fans” love to blame Mike Wallace for TANNEHILL’S problems. Apparently these same fans must have missed the season prior to Wallace coming to Miami where Tannehill couldn’t connect with Brian Hartline on any pass over 10 yards”

    This is totally false. This was the 2012 rookie season. Tannehill connected with Wallace on 11 of 23 deep passing attempts (over 20 yards). In the same season Big Ben threw the ball to Wallace 23 times and had 6 completions. Stats are via PFF Premium Stats Deep Passing.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But the facts we quote should be accurate.

  100. gllmiaspr says: Feb 3, 2016 6:55 PM

    Sorry. Meant Tannehill connected with Hartline 11 out of 24 passes.

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