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Every Tannehill throw vs. New York without much pressure

Perhaps some of you have been scratching your heads this week as you think about the upcoming game between the Dolphins and the Cardinals because the team out west simply doesn't get a lot of play around the country.

Simply, how is it that Arizona is undefeated this year and 10-2 in its last dozen games?

Defense, folks. Mostly defense.

And that is angry, snarling defense is what awaits Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. I know you're not all that concerned but consider that last week that unit made Michael Vick look overmatched.

The primary reason?

They get to the passer.

Last week the Cardinals had 20 pressures or hits on Vick. Twenty! Compare that to the treatment Tannehill got from the Jets supposed pressure defense -- one sack, hit twice as he was throwing -- and it looks like a day at a flag football game.

This week Tannehill's toughness may be tested. This week the Miami offensive line may be tested. This week the Dolphins quick passing game may be tested.

Methinks the MIami offensive line is superior to Philly's. I hope the commitment to the run is better than it was in the fourth quarter last week. Both are tools to protect Tannehill.

The Jets obviously opted to cover in the back end and didn't go crazy on blitzes last week. As you will see below in the video of every Tannehill throw, the Jets came in with a reputation for exotic blitzes but didn't really live up to that reputation.

That mostly worked.

"There’s a few throws on the last drive, they’re corner routes that I overthrew deep," Tannehill said. "The second deep ball (Brian) Hartline had a yard on the guy and I left it on the white. Obviously, you want to get your deep balls in bounds so your guys have a chance. You can’t throw it off the field. So (I’ve) really focused in on that this week to keep balls in bounds and give guys a chance. We’re getting good routes by the guys. They’re stacking guys or at least even and have a chance to make plays. I just have to give them a chance and leave the ball in bounds.”

Tannehill's accuracy is something I'm watching closely going forward. There are times he simply is off. I don't know if that's a function of the one afternoon or if it will become a trend. I asked him the reason he was a wee bit off last week:

“I think not throwing a whole lot of them in practice is part of it," he said. "We throw them a lot in individual routes. We’re not seeing them a whole against a defense and it changes things a little bit when you’re going against a defense. I think this weekend moving forward that’s one of the things we want to work on is hitting those in practice that way, when they come up in games, we’re able to take advantage of it and make big plays."

The difference this week is the Cardinals get much of their pressure through their front rather than with the blitz.

It'll be interesting to see how Tannehill handles that if his offensive line doesn't hold up.

Enjoy the video, as provided this blog exclusively by Joe Alvarez, of every Tannehill throw against the Jets:

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LOL!!!! No one has to respond to me. They can read or just scroll on by.

Maybe if I become nutty enough, I might just start responding to myself like YOU do.

Someone please reply to Jack Sparrow, he's about to break YG's blog record of 876 consecutive post without a reply. Please don't let this great mind go down in infamy.

"I know we don't see eye to ey on this but to me pass rush is a far greater need than CB. Smith and Marshall are passable, relying on mostly Cam Wake to get the job done is not. I love guys like Peterson and some of the other guys you are talking about but I believe Smith would be better if the pass ush was better and he has more help at safety. Chris Clemmons is not the answer. So right now, depending on where we draft, I'd go pass rushing LBer, WR, TE, S and then maybe your CB. Just how I see it, bud."

Craigm

Didn't we just draft Olivier Vernon to be that guy??? Sure he's raw but let's see if develops. I don't see how you can judge a rookie after three games.

As for CB--I think Marshall is passable but the two of them together are not nearly good enough. This is a premium position & we need an upgrade in the worst way. The CB position has been embarrassing for awhile now. Vontae was clearly not the answer either so kudos to Ireland for squeezing the Colts for a 2nd round pick. I'd kill for the Nick Saban days of Will Allen & Andre Goodman right now.

WHRB, I'm with you and throwing CB in the hat of 1st round possibilities. Frankly though, at this early stage the draft looks loaded with pass rushers in the top half of the first round. Currently, according to ESPN, there is only 1 CB and 1 WR worthy of top 15 selection.

In the end it has to go to best player available from positions of WR, CB, DE, S, CB, TE. You'd think anyway?

Mark you sound a little whiney about Mando, to tell the truth.

What happened? He didn't answer an email or talk to you enough on the live blog?

The man does a great job covering this smelling heap off a teamm we all root for. He tells it like it is.

The Genius that is Ireland.

Since 1968, there have been 3 OT's drafted with the number one overall pick.

Since 1936, there have been 3 OT's drafted with the number one overall pick.

Keep sucking the crack sack, homers. If you don't believe me, why not believe HISTORY. History shows its not a spot you BURN a number one pick on.

WHRB,

'worst corners in the league?'. Bit harsh bud, don't you think?

Who cares where Clemmons was drafted....he's not good enough!

We don't have the worst corners in the league, sorry I'm not buying that. I'd need to sit down and analyze it closer but our corners aren't the worst. What are you judging that on?

Craig,

I'm judging that on the rest of the NFL. I can't think of a team that has worse starting CB's than the combo of Marshall & Smith & then throw in Carroll as our nickel??? Who would you say is worse??? Maybe the Lions or the Colts...

If you must know FLPD, I honestly think his analysis is superficial and caters to those who inflate his blog hits - the trolls.

One negative bit of news = 15,000,000 Ireland sucks or Tannehill is a bust posts.

Actually highlighting the positives is not good for business. And there are positives on this team despite everything you read.

WHRB,

TO me it's a totally different secondary with an Earl Thomas type back there.

I don't know about Vernon. He might be, he might not be. But to me right now, he's just another guy. I'm a long way from writing him off but as the Giants have shown you can never have enough defenders rushing the QB. What we have right now isn't nearly good enough. I like the players we have but we are still missing that other stud opposite Wake. I don't think any of us have a clue right now if Vernon is that guy or not.

"WTF is a Philbin player? He's coached all of 3 games and is 1-2."

LMFAO@Jay!!! Now that's a post people!!!

Posted by: We Have RB's | September 28, 2012 at 02:53 PM
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LOL.....

Dashi....you HAVE to respond to this....

Dashi,
CJ was a Ireland pick up not Philbin. Hartline is a Jordy Nelson type WR.. he is a Philbin receiver. Ive read what he said he wants in a WR..

WHRB, I'm with you and throwing CB in the hat of 1st round possibilities. Frankly though, at this early stage the draft looks loaded with pass rushers in the top half of the first round. Currently, according to ESPN, there is only 1 CB and 1 WR worthy of top 15 selection.

In the end it has to go to best player available from positions of WR, CB, DE, S, CB, TE. You'd think anyway?

It's early. A LOT will change in the draft from now until after the combine.

WHRB, agreed a lot will change and my opinion is based on the information available at hand and if the draft was today.

WHRB,

Lions cornerbacks are worse, yes. I'd honestly have to sit down and study it a bit more to be honest but I'd be very surprised if we had the two worst.

My take is there's a very small number of elite CBs in the NFL and yoou'd get more impact from a pass rusher. I'm not saying we couldn't improve in the secondary but you'd be able to cove up inefficiencies better with a strong pass rush.

Jack swallows

Nobody can take ur numbers as truth.

Pass offense 25th, total offense 12th (#4 run game)

Pass Defense 29th, total defense 22nd (# 3 run D)

If our back 7 wouldn't give up 300 yds a game. Just 250(which is still a lot) we would be a Top 10 defense overall!

Our problem is not our d-line. Dashi likes what Craig said we need a pass rush LB! A OLB that is dynamic. A guy that can make keeping dansby for 1 more year plausible. a 4-3 OLB that can rush the passer and cover TE's!

Or a Patrick willis , Jon beason type! Someone who can replace dansby and then get a FS and an OLB in the 2nd. And get a Wr and a CB in the 3rd!

Remember sign Jennings and another FA wr. No need to try and drafting one in the 1st 2 rounds because T-Hill needs a alpha Wr!

WE NEED A BETTER DEFENSE! We can sign FA Wr's! Just make sure they are not diva's this time. Parcells always loved diva Wr's. Don't believe the hype. The man always had a diva on his team. Terry Glenn, keyshawn, T.O., etc. Etc.

We just need a good route runner that can catch the ball and loves football.

Make sure Mando gets this.

I need confirmation from Ireland. I want to know EXACTLY which drafts he was responsible for.

He can claim (or his crack sack buyers can claim)he was only responsible for half or whatever.

I dont' buy that one bit. He was responsible for it all. The dude was a draft guru or some trash right? Scouting guru or some trash right? How do you go from that to not having any responsibilities in the drafts?

25th in OFFENSE
29th in DEFENSE

Yep, right on schedule for total destruction of this once fine franchise.

Too many guys coming in at CB who are supposed to be difference makers and it just doesn't work out. Guys like V Davis, J. Fletcher and J. Allen. I don't want another one of those guys on the team. I get you guys are looking for the next Charles Woodson or Patrick Peterson but those guys are hard to find.

Off the top of my head WHRBs, I'd say the Vikings are pretty weak at cornerback and I don't believe the Bears are anything special back there. KC? New Orleans? These are teams that are getting lit up just about every week.

Oh, and Dashi keeps Jack Sparrow from getting the all time blog record for posts without a replay. By my count, it was 874, only a few off the all time record (YG).

Nice to know that he doesn't give up and starts again ...

1 ....

25th in OFFENSE
29th in DEFENSE

Yep, right on schedule for total destruction of this once fine franchise.

25th in OFFENSE
29th in DEFENSE

Yep, right on schedule for total destruction of this once fine franchise.

25th in OFFENSE
29th in DEFENSE

Yep, right on schedule for total destruction of this once fine franchise.

"TO me it's a totally different secondary with an Earl Thomas type back there.
I don't know about Vernon. He might be, he might not be. But to me right now, he's just another guy. I'm a long way from writing him off but as the Giants have shown you can never have enough defenders rushing the QB. What we have right now isn't nearly good enough. I like the players we have but we are still missing that other stud opposite Wake. I don't think any of us have a clue right now if Vernon is that guy or not."

Craig,

Having Earl Thomas sure wouldn't hurt. LOL!!!

Believe me--I live in NYC so I'm all for what the Giants do upfront & you're right that you can never have enough guys to rush the passer. However have you seen Corey Webster play CB??? That wouldn't hurt either.

Not sure if you saw the Ravens game last night but we need AT LEAST one CB like Ladarius Webb. Cleveland might have won that game last night if Joe Haden was playing. Also have you seen the way Brandon Carr has improved that Dallas secondary??? The Cowboys secondary was horrible last year.

Ok Guy's it's time to play:
WHAT TIME WILL ODINSTANK WAKE UP FROM HIS ALL-NIGHT DRINKING BING.
Also to break any tie breakers List what type of Bodily Fluids he wakes up in.
Ok guys I am going on record at 5:00PM
Fliuds: Poop.

Craig and WHRB, would it be fair to say that you are both right and the Dolphins need both? I personally do. CB, DE, S, they are all needs. b Maybe even more than WR given where they rank in pass defense league wide?

"WTF is a Philbin player? He's coached all of 3 games and is 1-2."
LMFAO@Jay!!! Now that's a post people!!!
Posted by: We Have RB's | September 28, 2012 at 02:53 PM

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I guess he hasnt coached any other teams from an offensive perspective... Nor was he an OC of a great offense where he could form an opinion on the type of receiver he wants... People are so moronic

3 OT's drafted number one overall in some 75 years.

That's darn near close to kicker territory.

Makes me think its not a position you want to burn the number one overall pick on.

If we didn't draft Jake Long, it would be 2 OT's drafted in some 75 years, number one overall.

Ok Guy's it's time to play:
WHAT TIME WILL ODINSTANK WAKE UP FROM HIS ALL-NIGHT DRINKING BING.
Also to break any tie breakers List what type of Bodily Fluids he wakes up in.
Ok guys I am going on record at 5:00PM
Fliuds: Poop.

Posted by: Odins Blotted Liver. | September 28, 2012 at 03:33 PM

5:32
Puke

Kris,

Dashi wasn't going to respond to his what is a Philbin player. Philbin spoke about it a couple weeks ago to dolphins.com and Dashi thinks even Mando posted the quote. It something with a hard worker, team player, that puts football over everything and loves to come to practice everyday. He even said he doesn't mind if a guy like to laugh.

On philbin's assessment of what a what a Wr should be. Yes, Hartline fits the profile he catches the ball. Philbins #1 thing a Wr should have. Philbin has admitted Bess destroyed any stereotype he had for a Wr. He himself has said he wouldn't mind having 4 davone Bess to throw too.

Just cause Hartline meets Philbin standard for a Wr, doesn't mean he is a Philbin type of football player!

Lions cornerbacks are worse, yes. I'd honestly have to sit down and study it a bit more to be honest but I'd be very surprised if we had the two worst.

My take is there's a very small number of elite CBs in the NFL and yoou'd get more impact from a pass rusher. I'm not saying we couldn't improve in the secondary but you'd be able to cove up inefficiencies better with a strong pass rush.

Craig,

I'm with you on the pass rushers & ours are just not getting it done this year. We'd be 2-1 right now if we had someone to compliment Wake.

Yes elite CB's are very hard to come by which is why I would either use a very high pick to get one or sign a big time FA like the Cowboys did with Carr. Same goes for WR. High draft pick or go after Wallace. BUT we have more than two needs so if we wound up taking a top notch pass rusher with our first pick next year I'd have no complaints. BPA all the way.

Liver,
I'll go with 6:00
Dashi's Love juice

Craig and WHRB, would it be fair to say that you are both right and the Dolphins need both? I personally do. CB, DE, S, they are all needs. b Maybe even more than WR given where they rank in pass defense league wide?

Mark,

Yes we need both. Just picture Mike Wallace in a Dolphins uniform though...I guess we need a lot of things. :(

JackSparrow,

without a doubt you are dumbest blogger here....Now there are quite a few that post here that are just as dumb but brother you take the prize as numero uno.

Odins Liver, Who cares?
Please leave and thanks for stopping by.
BTW I'll go 544pm
Spittle

Mark ur right. My bad shouldn't have answered to jet swallows!

It's just the ignorance he comes up with!

Now 3 Tackles! Some would say then don't draft a Wr#1 overall because it has only been done once!

Question how many #1 overall have been linemen not just LT's! More than a handful! Right Mr. Google!

Notice how he's super specific his straw man arguments! Last night it was chad henne did something only him and Brady did!

Clown, u use no real logic whatsoever in anything u say!

It's asinine comment after asinine comment! Give it a break fool!

"I guess he hasnt coached any other teams from an offensive perspective... Nor was he an OC of a great offense where he could form an opinion on the type of receiver he wants... People are so moronic"

Matt,

I wasn't saying that. I was just laughing at that post b/c we REALLY don't know about what he is looking for. He inherited most of these players so it's a fair question of which guys he likes moving forward. Maybe he likes Greg Jennings over Mike Wallace or maybe he thinks they aren't worth the money they are looking for....Maybe he thinks Jake Long is the best LT in football or maybe he thinks Jake is overrated & overpaid. All I REALLY know about Philbin in terms of this team is that he likes his starting Center.

WHRBs,

Yeah a lot of good points above. You're dead right on that Ravens team last night and you're dead right about Brandon Carr really improving the Dallas defence. I wouldn't be opposed to this team spending money in FA on a guy like Carr. James Joseph I thought was a great add by the Texans. It really improved their secondary too. And yes, I like Corey Webster too. I'm not saying we don't need help bak there, I'm just saying I think some other positions might be a tad more important. I'd love to see this team add the stud coming out of Georgia to help with the pass rush.

Dashi, FZB, no doubt the guy is pure garbage and gets his kicks out of trying to sucker reasonable Dolphins fans into a fight. It's sad really. best to pay no mind to him.

25th in OFFENSE
29th in DEFENSE

Tanne ranked 32nd out of 32 in QB ratings.
Tanne ranked 29 out of 32 in AVG yards per pass.
Tanne ranked 28 out of 32 in completion PCT.
Tanne ranked 27 out of 32 in Total yards.

However, Matty Ice is looking pretty good.

To bad we chose an OT instead. I mean really, about 40 QB's were drafter #1 overall in the last 75 years. Only 3 OT's were drafted in the last 75 years.

Tannehill has a 130 qb rating under pressure. By far his best attempts and his only td pass. So I say bring it. I am more concerned about the off line picking up the blitzes if they r confused by them. I'm surprised the off line has played so well so far. We r gonna get killed because Fitzgerald should have almost 200 yards receiving but tannehill should learn a lot from this week and be a better qb for it.

I am not a blogger. I am a disgruntle fan. Jeff Ireland is the worst thing since Swiss cheese toilet paper.

Gotcha We Have RB's... lol I guess i took it too literal.. Do you think he will add a big name receiver in the off season? That wasnt the GB way...

Tanne ranked 32 out of 32 in QB ratings.
Tanne ranked 29 out of 32 in AVG yards per pass.
Tanne ranked 28 out of 32 in completion PCT.
Tanne ranked 27 out of 32 in Total yards.

Tanne ranked 32 out of 32 in QB ratings.
Tanne ranked 29 out of 32 in AVG yards per pass.
Tanne ranked 28 out of 32 in completion PCT.
Tanne ranked 27 out of 32 in Total yards.

Tanne ranked 32 out of 32 in QB ratings.
Tanne ranked 29 out of 32 in AVG yards per pass.
Tanne ranked 28 out of 32 in completion PCT.
Tanne ranked 27 out of 32 in Total yards.

It's 4 PM on Friday & I wonder why we can't get a practice report...Is this too much to ask???

Tannehill has a 130 qb rating under pressure.
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Link? And if that's true, I bet he still ranked 32 out of 32.

Stop worrying. The game will be fine. Do like I do. I'll give you all a lesson in stress-free football-watchin'. Two words. RYE WHISKEY!!!

Works like a charm.

ill agree and go zona 20-3. no shame in that though, just keep improving and be ready for a fun 2013

Mark @ 3:58pm,

Yeah, excellent points. No pleasing some of these guys.

Ahh, bill, reminds me of the good 'ole days. A few years back, when you'd come on the blog and be the most pessimistic poster here. It made Craig absolutely BONKERS! He'd be snapping at you, asking why you aren't a fan of another team. I have to say, I really enjoyed the back and forth between you two.

But, this is how the blog changed. You're not the most pessimistic poster anymore bill. Not even close. Now there's a new breed, who don't see anything good with this team now or in the future. And I really think they don't want the team to succeed, it would ruin their "blog whine experience."

Us old-timers only have the good memories of yesteryear. Those were the days.

Mo doubt accuracy is a problem for Tannehill. So is his delivery with the tipped passes. How come no one on the Dolphins noticed this BEFORE the draft?

DC,

Well said @4:14pm. You're dead right on all your points.

I'm working hard on sticking to decaf these days you'll be glad to know.

No doubt

The Dolphins are building the team through the draft and it will take time usually between three to five years, Ireland has only been in charge for the last two years, if Ireland was responsible for the mistakes made in 2008.2009 and 2010 (both in free agency and the draft) then Ross never would have kept him around let alone as the GM responsible of all the decisions.

I'm not here to debate anyone on this or try to change anyone's opinion on Ireland but these are the facts, he has been good at drafting the last two years, he was very good in free agency last year, this year the team was handicapped by the lack of cap money to go after type A free agents so he had no choice but to go after minimum salary vets to add depth to the team but primarily the team will be built through the draft from now on.

now most of you are blinded to this fact, again I don't really care what you think of Ireland but if you can separate your hatred from common sense for a minute then you would see that what I'm saying makes sense, all teams make mistakes in the draft, you guys should take a look at Belichik's draft record the last ten years, you've be surprised how bad it is.

it usually takes between two to three years to know if a draft or a player has been a success and if you can get two starters out of a draft and two other players that contribute on a regular basis then that draft is considered a success...

I think that the team is going in the right direction, we only have I think four players over 30, we have a solid offensive and defensive line and we have a young QB that looks like the real deal, look at Ireland's picks the last two years and now compared them to the picks from 2008,2009 and 2010, don't you guys see the difference?...

Its so much easier to blame than to think, always pointing out what's bad , the mistakes but I don't see anyone talking about the good moves..Pouncey,Bush,C Clay,Wilson,Tannehill, Martin,Miller etc..next year we'll have 60 mil available in cap money plus we already have 10 picks for the draft..

so what's it going to be? keep on bashing the team or have a little patience and understand its a process and is going to take time?

I can see why some homers might not love Jack Sparrow but he does have some valid points.

agree dc, i see much better days ahead in 2013 and beyond. this year i could care less about winning games, just develop thill and company

I'm pretty sure I've always been highly critical, and will continue to be until we have winners. Tammy hill will be a backup in 3 years or less. I'll take that bet from anyone. This team is horrible, and has been since Dan retired.

FZB, I'm 86 yrs old. How much patience do you want me to have?

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