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Sherman tells what position on offense has improved most

It's one thing when I tell you how far a player has come and improved. It's one thing when you tell me how far a player has come and improved. But when the coaches see it, based on in-depth tape study of games as well as practice, based on personal interaction and evaluation, then we have something.

The Dolphins have something in Ryan Tannehill.

Mike Sherman, the Dolphins offensive coordinator, was asked Monday what area on offense has improved the most since the regular-season opener at Houston.

One guess ... it wasn't Charles Clay.

“I would have to say our quarterback position is the most dramatic improvement on the offensive side of the ball," Sherman said. "He just keeps getting better and better. Very seldom does he make the same mistake twice. You tell him that you need to do this and he does it. So I think that his maturation throughout the course of the NFL season, going into Week Six, he has taken steps every single week. He will continue to do that throughout the course of the season and the course of his career. So I would think that’s the single biggest jump this season."

Not only has Tannehill shown long-range improvement but he's playing better now than he did even a couple of weeks ago when I told you his accuracy was off. Since that time, he's delivered consecutive games with a completion percentages of over 60, including a career high 65 percent versus Cincinnati.

“I think his decision making has definitely improved over the last couple of weeks," Sherman said. "Each game we go into and come out of less and less of us being critical of his decisions. He’s made some very good decisions here as of late. The other thing I would say would be, push in the pocket. He had the tendency to leave the pocket with depth. Now he's stepping up in the pocket and finding throws to make. He had a great throw to (Davone) Bess on a scramble in the game. He’s created some plays with his feet by pushing up in the pocket. Yeah I would say those two areas, push in the pocket and decision making have definitely improved."

Tannehill is on the right path, folks. The case can be made that he is the second-best quarterback in the AFC East right now.

When was the last time the Dolphins could say that and believe it was a long-term truth? And, assuming he continues to get better, when was the last time one could believe eventually -- once Tom Brady's play begins to diminish with time -- that Miami could dominate the division because of its QB play?

Been a while.

[BLOG NOTE: I regret that we will no longer be including the feature videos on every Tannehill throw from week to week. The NFL's long legal arm contacted the maker of the videos that we've put up here for a month and informed him he was in violation of some policy or other. Then J.J. Watt knocked his front door down and told him if he didn't stop it, he'd break in two. So the videos are no more.]

 

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hey reality troll wasnt your name capitalized why is it lowercase all of a sudden? Changing names? LOL BUSTED!

Posted by: Bust-A-Troll --- Reality Check | October 09, 2012 at 02:49 PM

You are so friggin dense! LOLOLOL
This guy has been here all afternoon mocking the reality dude from yesterday.

You're blog detective badge has been rescinded for stupidity & Odin has been reinstated!

Posted by: U R Dumb | October 09, 2012 at 03:51 PM

Duh! Me wonder why Mr.Dumb is sticking up for some one else?

It couldn't be because he changed him wittle names again could it?

No way! Mr Dumb is WAY to smart for that. Him so smart he folling EVERYONE!
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ROTFLMFOA! Seriously you guys, this is the mental processes that go through this dolts head-LOL. In his dense world, he **KNOWS** no one will ever figure him out ;)

Like I said earlier(and....ah....Mr Dumb, EVERRYBODY here agrees-LOL)if you weren't so pathetically stoopid, you'd be funny.

But.......you're NOT-LOL!

I hope Armando didn't spend a high draft pick on this Bust!

a Phin fan calling their team "lowly"? really? you are either a troll disguising their self using Shula's great name or you are a disgrace... Go back to your lonely hovel. I doubt anyone cares about your retarded opinion here anyway.

There is no way I cut Thomas. Yes he's fumbled a couple of times but he is our tough RB while Reggie and Millet are our change-of-pace RB. He is our RB who can punch it in from the 1 while the others are able to get chunk yards.

Odin I agree that no one expected Coples to be as invisible as he is now. Same with Muhammeed Wilkerson they've both been invisible this year. Hopefully they continue that trend because both have been simply solid. Odrick has performed better than both combined.

Forgot about Jimmy Graham. Thats one of the most perplexing things about Ireland. For a team sorely lacking offensive playmakers, how does he virtually ignore the WR and TE position in his first two drafts. Late round guys were not the wise way to go on a team that so sorely needed some receiving help.

Even with all that, I fear that Ireland will be around for the long haul if the Dolphins finish strong this year. And with the soft schedule, we could be looking at 9-7 and another year of Ireland.

LOL I'm not the guy from yesterday you idiot!

I'm just pointing out that the guy posting as reality today isn't the same as yesterday.

Their styles aren't even remotely similar!

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer eh?

Posted by: Bust-A-Troll --- Reality Check the Dimwit Dolt | October 09, 2012 at 04:21 PM

You don't know aything about style and you there's only one way you could know who was using that troll name.

When it comes to sharp and knife drawers......You're a spoon.

Now go shine Mando's Knob - LOL!

Marshall is playing pretty well but how are the other receivers playing in Chicago. They are invisible. Marshall has atleast 20+ targets a game when he's over 100 yrds. Hartline btw has stepped up above and beyond Marshall. He still leads the league in reception yards. Ahead of Marshall. Tannehill has Bess in the top 20 as well.
Ahead of Fitz and Wallace and other elite WRs


Just like the jest got lucky last night, Tebow got Lucky on that throw. It should have been picked off.

odinseye | October 09, 2012 at 06:27 PM

It was Gruden (the great TV apologist) who said it was deflected then replay showed what I thought I saw with the DB trailing the play and never touching the ball that the WR Hill actually flat out drops it. Then Gruden the apologist tells us it hit the guys facemask when it obviously hit him in the hands around the shoulder pads and he never corrects himself nor does his sidekick with the man crush Terrico.

At the end Sanchez threw his final pass behind the T.E. Cumberland which he tips for a pick then we hear the anouncers once again tell us how an NFL T.E. has to make that catch with me thinking, huhhh?

They then went into a number about Broadway Joe not pulling that one out with me thinking Jesus somebody remind these idiots Namath is 70 and that was over 40 years ago already!!

5 minutes later were force fed Rex's post game interviews with zero from the winning locker room. I tell you when it's not Berman waxing poetic on his Buffalo "nobody circles the wagons like the Bills" it's all this CRAZY man love for all things not Miami in the AFC East!

I mean we won on Sunday and our highlights were 3 plays and about 20 seconds long everybody elses were mini-replay, jeez!! At least on NFL Network Micheal Irvin gives Miami it's due on their post show!!

Marshall is a beast though. On and off the field.

Cushing is out for the season with an ACL tear...

B33RCA53
My point was that if you put Marshall opposite Hartline and Bess is the slot, you just got a lot better with a good, developing young QB. Hard to argue with Hartline's improved play, but don't forget those stats are aided by one huge career game.

Odin,
A couple of days ago you were trying to get me to come over. You started spinning tales of all the bands that you played Bass for: Nirvana, Guns n Roses, Ozzy and some others.
Of course you left off the greatest rock musician of all time. There are only 2 men that ever lived that composed all of the music, wrote all of the lyrics, played all of the instruments and sang all of the songs all while holding place as the Number 1 Rock Band in the world.
Of course I am talking about Billy Corgin (Paul McCartney was the other one). You never met, played with or spoke to Billy Corgin, not even when Nirvana was opening for him.

Posted by: CadillacDeVille | October 09, 2012 at 05:01 PM

Odin never said any of that. So meth makes you hallucinate in addition to retarded?

Odin was pointing out how Bass Players are often unsung heros. Especially when their respective bands have peaked.

I know what band he played for, he told us all before many of times. He refused to tell you because he suspects you're a stalker. Maybe Odins telling the truth. He knew how to deal with a stalker fan like you.

agreed we need another threat on the outside. I just don't like Marshall. He left a bad taste in my mouth with his me first mentality and dropping crucial TDs. He also got a fat paycheck that he never really earned while he was here. I also didn't like how he yelled at Henne. It was not professional.

I am seeing the team thru cheap colored glasses as opposed to rose colored glasses and DAG NABBITT WE ARE DOIN VERY GOOD.

CD you are spinning your own tales. I read that post and he never claimed to playin any of those bands. He merely asked if you could name their bass players... Stop being a troll.

Posted by: B33RCA53 | October 09, 2012 at 05:12 PM

Thanks B33 and you too Big White Elephant-lol.

He can kiss my One Eyed Worm Monster while he's at it.

Check this out Monkey Bu-oy! REAL posters covering each others back against you ignorance-lol. Thats what I'm talking bout.

Try the Palm Beach Post Beatch!


Cushing is out for the season with an ACL tear...

B33RCA53 | October 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM

odin called it last night and is right, the Jets RG Slauson should at the very least be fined. He was 5 yards from the play then came in flying late and very cheapishly clipped Cushing.

His 2nd and 3rd game he was nonexistent. It's like he picks and chooses games he will show up for and he only cares about getting his 1000 yrds. I know I'm being overly critical of him but If he had done what we brought him in here to be he'd still be a miami dolphin. That's why he is so frustrating. All the talent in the world going to waste. I doubt he will ever be a winner in the NFL. Cutler as well. Great arm terrible leader. Just my opinion.

We never needed Fisher we already have Fisher Island

I agree with the majority of you guys Tannehill looks to be a stud. Remember when many of
You wanted Manning and his noodle arm? How about Flynn?? Lol. We have our young stud at QB and Were going to win more games then last season all because that neanderthal Sparano is gone. Just looked how he crapped out the Jets offense. Bwhhaahaaaaa

Fisher can stay in the Fish Tank of a dome in saint louie.

Odin, you got yourself a stalker... If I were you I'd put some masking tape over your comp's webcam cuz he is probably watching you right now as we speak... LMAO but in all seriousness it is possible through remote linking if he had any clue how to hack a lil.

huge Steve Smith fan... I'd love to see him in a Phins uniform.

Posted by: B33RCA53 | October 09, 2012 at 06:42 PM

I HATE Steve Smith!

Well, OK, I don't hate him. Matter of fact, if he was wearing Aqua, it would be Love at First Sight-LOL!

I hate what he's done against us. I don't know how much the guy has left, but definitely an ALL PRO in my opinion!


agreed we need another threat on the outside. I just don't like Marshall. He left a bad taste in my mouth with his me first mentality and dropping crucial TDs. He also got a fat paycheck that he never really earned while he was here. I also didn't like how he yelled at Henne. It was not professional.

B33RCA53 | October 09, 2012 at 07:20 PM

The drops were frustrating enough but then there were the stupid on field antics that cost us. There was the Thurs. night game Vs. Chicago with Pigpen at QB were he threw the ball at Cutler on the sidelines. You also had the game Vs. Tenn. were he starts that fight with finnegan ect...

If that wasn't enough it's that psychotic marriage of his were the violence is constantly escalating. My knock was the low compensation but at least they took that huge contract of our hands. Just wait till Cutler gets hurt or has one of his little fits with this idiot in the same Locker room, chaos!! In his time in Denver it was reported that it was Marshall and his cousin who started the fight were Darrent Williams was killed, to much drama with this guy who mailed it in threw alot of his time in Miami.


I remember Sean Smith was asked who is the toughest WR he has ever faced. His answer was Steve Smith by far cuz his mix of strength and speed is just phenomenal. He has stuck w/ the panthers through thick and thin and has been a team guy as well. I love his attitude and gamesmanship.

Had Carpenter made that field goal against the Jets and had the Dolphins defense held against the Cardinals, this team could have been 4 - 1.......looks like the ship is being righted.....we will see but there is reason for hope.

Fin4,

Have you heard any broadcasts mentioning Slauson's cheap shot? Any talking heads Like Mike and Mike or anything?

I haven't heard a word about Slauson and I think thats pathetic. I was drinking and I saw it before the replays. Of course then I rewound it and watched it back and forth a few times.

Inexcusable.

TanneHill has really stepped forward. I still would like to see the Dolphins use Reggie in the slot more but I like what I'm seeing so far.

I have been on this board for years and it's really nice to see MOST fans now feeling the positive momentum building with the Fins. Here we are at 2-3 on a soft schedule but I think most people feel this coaching staff and rookie QB are on the right track.

If they pulled out the 2 close OT games, where the balled bounced the wrong way (or kicked), and the ESPN commentators would be glowing over the Fins. Fact is NOBODY on any sports channel gave the team much hope entering the season.

I entered believing this was a rebuild year and expected a less than 500 season. I still see it as a rebuild with many holes still to be filled or proven. But I can actually see this team finishing above 500. Not sure if that is good or bad. Hurts our draft position. But it would be good to breathe some excitement and confidence in the stadium, the locker room and in the national press.

I like the five receiver sets. No back offense
And I want to see the no huddle, that just puts a lot of pressure on the defense. Maybe we see it on Sunday..

I hate what he's done against us. I don't know how much the guy has left, but definitely an ALL PRO in my opinion!

odinseye | October 09, 2012 at 07:36 PM

I feel he has plenty in the tank at the right price, after disapearing with Clausen and Matty Moore at QB came back last Yr. to catch 80 passes for close to 1,400 yards. Do the math at the average per game alone! He can play both outside or the slot is sick of Carolina by all reports and should come at a reasonable price if you still want to chase one of the big 3 WR's coming out next FA class (Jennings, Bowe, Wallace) or maybe sign JerMicheal Finley who was franchised this Yr. you'll also have D.Henderson from N.O. in FA as a poor man's option who plays in the West Coast while still drafting somebody you can develope or better yet toss in the 4 WR set from the word go, lots of options next Yr. and we have the CAP room.


They then went into a number about Broadway Joe not pulling that one out with me thinking Jesus somebody remind these idiots Namath is 70 and that was over 40 years ago already!!

5 minutes later were force fed Rex's post game interviews with zero from the winning locker room. I tell you when it's not Berman waxing poetic on his Buffalo "nobody circles the wagons like the Bills" it's all this CRAZY man love for all things not Miami in the AFC East!

I mean we won on Sunday and our highlights were 3 plays and about 20 seconds long everybody elses were mini-replay, jeez!! At least on NFL Network Micheal Irvin gives Miami it's due on their post show!!

Posted by: fin4life | October 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM
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If you didn't know anything about football and you watched ESPN & the NFL channel, you would think there's only 10 or 12 teams in the league and the Dolphins weren't one of them. All the northeast teams and hardly a mention of any other teams. Houston & 49ers only because they're smokin' everybody else. And win, lose or draw, you're gonna hear about the jets everday all day.

The NFL channel has a show on around 5 or 6 called 'around the league' where they discuss the same teams over and over and.....

totally agree with that fin4life

I haven't heard a word about Slauson and I think thats pathetic. I was drinking and I saw it before the replays. Of course then I rewound it and watched it back and forth a few times.

Inexcusable.

odinseye | October 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM

This morning on NFL Net's AM show they actually said it was a BAD accident were a player was falling forward and the LB didn't see him. I believe were in the minority about what happened there outside of Houston of course were I suspect it's been a HOT topic all day.

The NFL channel has a show on around 5 or 6 called 'around the league' where they discuss the same teams over and over and.....

cocoajoe | October 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM

Am sick of it as well by the way been a while Bro!

Jets also cheapshotted Reggie Bush. The league needs to look into it. Jet players are deliberately trying to take opposing players out.

I think it was Bart Scott that I saw ram his knee into Reggie Bush's. It was poetic justice that in the same game they lost Darrell Revis for the season. Except, we werent being cheapshot artists.

Like one fan said, this team leaves everything on the field. Kudos to the team and its Management!!!

Jets also cheapshotted Reggie Bush. The league needs to look into it. Jet players are deliberately trying to take opposing players out.

Yesterday's Gone | October 09, 2012 at 08:18 PM

That really is a good point!

Many holes and uncertainty on this squad. But there is a nucleus of STUDS to keep building around.

Fact is the most important positions are QB, LT, 2 DE, CB, 2 DT and K. Total of 10 key positions that have to be filled with STUDS. Today I see us having 5 clear STUDS and I hope Carpenter, Smith and Odrick raise their play to lock down STUD status. That plays out and we are in need of 1 CB for sure. That doesn't play out this season will be long and ugly. It will really threaten the team's ability to fill all holes next year. I hope for the best!
THill - STUD
Long - STUD
Wake - STUD
Starks - STUD
Solai - STUD
Odrick - SOLID, but needs to step up and put more pressure on QB.
Smith - SOLID but needs to be consistent and hit much harder
Marshall- BUST get rid of him!
Carpenter - SOLID - but we need STUD. Poor success rate >45 yds is a problem!

The next most valuable positions are C, RT, #1 WR, #1 RB and 3 LB's. Total of 7 positions where you want STUDS but you can manage with SOLID players. I see us with 2 STUDS at this point in the season. I see Martin getting there by the end of the year. 5 of 7 in this category is not bad but we really are feeling the lack of a #1 WR for sure.
Pouncey - STUD
Martin - SOLID and predict STUD status by end of year.
Bush - STUD
#1 WR - Don't have one. I appreciate Hartline and Bess but not as #1 WR
Dansby - SOLID but not worth the money (might be gone next year).
Misi - SOLID - improving each week. I still think his stock will rise
Burnett - BUST - decent but I am not a believer.

Final priorities are RG, LG, #2 RB, #2 WR, #3 WR, SS, FS, TE, Nickel CB and P. 10 total positions where you need SOLID players. I see us 6 for 10 in this category. I hope we can use FA and rounds 3-5 to fill these holes in the draft.

Jerry - SOLID - can't believe it but thrilled to see his progress so far.
Incognito - SOLID
Thomas/Miller - TBD - need one to rise to the SOLID status
Bess - SOLID
Hartline - SOLID
Clemons - BUST - get rid of him
Jones - TBD - showing some recent progress
Fasano/Clay - TBD - both serviceable but that is not good enough. Still hope for Clay
Carroll/Wilson - TBD - Hope one rises to SOLID quick
Fields - STUD - and thank god for him

I am glad to know everyone enjoyed the Tannehhill verses videos. At least we got a chance to see over 4 games that we truly have a legit Franchise QB on the team and a real head coach.

Thanks for your support. I don't want to mess with the NFL it is not the first time they have threatened to sue me.

I still have all the other Tannehill vids and all of Marino's TDs on there so visit my channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/slipperysoaap?feature=mhee

FIN4LIFE/YG/////////////

LIFE IS SHORT,,,,,,,,,

ALoco | October 09, 2012 at 08:30 PM

While I get that life is indeed short your point is a little lost on me there buddy?


Joe Alvarez | October 09, 2012 at 08:42 PM

All of Marino's TD's, WOW! That must be one looooooong video Bro, will visit your channel.

Interesting how Green Bay's offense has not been the same since Philben left, and Miami's offense has not been the same since Philben arrived

2 TD's in 5 games is pathetic and gets you the a 30th QB ranking.

Tannehill runs the same prevent offense that Henne did...

He's 11th in yardage with less attempts than anyone else ahead of him as well. QBR really means nothing.

B33RCA53, we know you're a mindless homer, but QBR means nothing? Really? Only when its bad, right? LMAO!!

How are people able to call picks from the 5th round on 'busts'? The truth of the matter is most teams around the league rarely hit on their picks from the 5th round on. I think the likelihood of finding a starter is less than 50 per cent. The whole draft process is a bit of crapshoot at the best of times. I think it's really only the 1st and 2nd round guys that can be considered 'busts' if they don't work out. There's an awful lot of 3rd rounds and on that don't work out. It's not just the Dolphins. Pats have had LOTS of these guys over the last 8-10 years too.

Sherman, why do you continue to call pass plays when we are ahead i the score, in opponents territory, 2:40 left in the game, and the opponent with no timeouts. You handed 2 games away and dam near gave Cincy a win too. Why Sherman why?

Will the real reality check please stand up please stand up please stand up....so I can punch you In the mouth azzclown...i like the fake reality check better..more entertaining

YG,

Rad some of your comments about Welker from earlier today. To me, signing him to a contract for $8-9mil a year would be a colossal mistake. At this stage of the game I don't believe he brings anything to the table that Hartline can't. He;s 31 years old and I don't believe he's the same guy he was before the serious leg injury. Yes, he's having a nice season but I don't believe that's the kind of move this team should move and I don't believe they will. I'd rather that money was spent on a top CB or safety. I'd much rather the team draft a WR 1st r second round and pay him much less than it would take to sign Welker. The guy I wanted more than anyone a couple of years ago was D. Thomas, WR from Denver. We're finally seeing now just how good this guy is. That's the kind of guy I want on this team. Is that guy Hunter or Woods or Rodgers or Allen? I don't know. But that's the kind of stud young receiver we need to take some of the load off of Bess and Hartline.

Craig M,

The draft is only a crapshoot for incompetents like Irescum. Good GM's hit on most picks.


Didn't get Manning (that was probably legit), but they passed on Flynn (best move not made....no one's crying now), and they really didn't try very hard on Smith (he's probably more a product of the system). It looks to me like it was smoke and mirrors all along to get no. 17.

Ronson/phinmanski/startmoore/Mel/jack sparrow/Shula,


your a troll.

we all know ur posting under 50 different names and impersonate people, troll. Your opinion is worthless here just like your miserable existence. That is all.

B33@ 11:59pm,

I'll echo those comments exactly. Well said.

Bring back the aqua pants on the uniforms. I demand a answer from Armando on why were not wearing them.

Please ignore the facts(QBR) when it comes to Tannehill.

CraigM,

Dont know if youre still here. But I guess you missed the part of my post where I said:

If, and that's a BIG "IF", should Welker give us a huge hometown discount just to be able to shove up belichick where the sun doesnt shine twice a year.

He would have to offer quite a huge discount. Nowhere nears 8-$9 million a year. Still the cheapest and best route is to draft a "young stud wr" at least 2nd rd.

Looking ahead a bit, but the only way to stop the Pats no huddle WCO is to run our own WCO. That WAS the reason for drafting Tanehill and hiring Philbin...wasn't it? I mean they stopped running it 2 games into the season.

News Flash....

'YESTERDAY'S GONE' IS 200 YEARS OLD !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Who Knew ??
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The Jets have made a horrible grave error in the hiring of Tony Sparano THE ERROR IS ACUTE AND SPARANO is using the same and only knowledge he knows thus regressing the entire passing game in Newyork. The jets offense is quickly dying under Sparano. The only answer now is for Teebow to freelance and to bench Sanchez and to go with Rex Ryans plan teebow b (playbook). When this happens Sparano will be let go- and the jets will go West Coast. A guy like Sparano has no future in the offensive coordination coaching positions Nfl no longer. Why dont Sparano coach for Savaanah State community college? Im not being sarcastic IM SERIOUS.

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