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Who is responsible for getting Tannehill hit?

Nine sacks in two games. That's a lot.

That's the second-worst mark in the NFL right now. The Dolphins are getting quarterback Ryan Tannehill hit way too often so far this year. And it's one reason the quarterback is nursing a shoulder issue that had him missing part of practice on both Tuesday and Wednesday -- although the club was only required to report Tannehill's limitation on Wednesday.

Nine sacks is what the Dolphins have given up. The team has also given up 18 hurries.

So it's the offensive line, right?

Well, right. But not totally right.

Each member of the Dolphins offensive line has thus far given up at least half a sack this year.

LT Jonathan Martin has yielded one.

LG Richie Incognito has yielded half a sack.

C Mike Pouncey has yielded half a sack.

RG John Jerry has yielded a sack.

And RT Tyson Clabo has given up three sacks.

Clabo and Martin lead the Dolphins with six hurries allowed each. John Jerry has yielded five hurries by my count.

But it doesn't end there.

As tight ends and running backs also have pass protection duties for the Dolphins, they also are responsible for giving up hits on Tannehill.

Running backs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas each has allowed a sack on Tannehill. Oh yeah, and Tannehill is also responsible on getting hit occasionally when he holds the ball too long.

One sack the Dolphins gave up is probably being charged to a blocker but I put it on Tannehill. He held the ball too long. He basically got himself sacked in my book. So one sack allowed for him.

“Yeah, I had one in the game where I had all day," Tannehill said Wednesday. "We repped the play in practice several times and obviously it played out well in practice, it didn’t play out so well in the game and I didn’t have the right reaction to get rid of the ball and that is what it comes down to. The offensive line did a great job giving me all day to throw, it just a matter of getting the ball out."

Now that his right shoulder is dinged, Tannehill might be wise to get the ball out quicker. And yes, the Dolphins have to tighten up the protection of their quarterback.

All of them apparently.

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fin4life,

I hear you.....I don't know how long it's been since you've been to the stadium but after a Pats loss, all I do on the way out is look straight ahead and go for my car as quick as I can...and have to waive a Pats fan outta my face on the way at least 3 times.....I'm telling ya, it aint fun.

Posted by: Deaners | September 19, 2013 at 02:38 PM

Was a faithful Season ticket holder (my family) going back through OB Glory Yrs! My Old Man was insulted by Ticket Office in move to JRS and refused to pay for the Tickets we were offered in the move. Back in Old OB we sat on our side of the field on the 20 Yd. line towards open end (Sec.O,Row-44,Seats 14,15,16) After move Robbie screwed life long Season Ticket holders moving their seating towards endzone while hiking prices at close to 50%! I do owe Robbie for making me get my 1st job though given during 87 Season when I didn't go to a game I took a part time job at Win Dixie (was 15) and saved my $380.00 along with a friend to purchase Season tickets for 88. Didn't do it again because after original construction upper deck endzone seating made for BAD (ATROCIOUS!) viewing! Still get out to a couple of games a Yr. During my time I have also attended games following team (in Dolphin Jersey) at the Meadowlands (old Stadium), Texas Stadium (once), The Big Sombrero in Tampa while following Canes on the road to Sugar Bowl in New Orleans Superdome and 01 Nat'l Champ game in Rose Bowl, so get around I have.

THE MEDIA IS STARTING TO NOTICE THE PHINS

Getting a win or 2 against the next 3 opponents will help us in the eyes of the media.

A let down or a key injury can turn us from 'contenders' to 'pretenders' pretty quickly.

Team do not take your foot off of the gas!

With that stupid Michigan tattoo on his arm - he can go suck a fat one ... he was no Richmond Webb.

Posted by: Mark in Toronto | September 19, 2013 at 09:34 AM
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Hey, hey, HEY!!!!

He was no Richmond Webb, I'll give you that.

And he can suck a fat one, a skinny one, a short one or a LONG ONE!

But that Michigan Tatto is Kooooooooooooooooool!

Yeah.......it IS!

IRSAY NOW HAS LAST SEASON'S #2 & #3 OVERALL PICK

And not only did he not have to move up to get it he didn't need to pay extra.

If the Colts go 10-6 then he would've gotten Rcihardson for the number 24 or so pick.

Sounds kind of smart to me.

Posted by: ExposingTheFraud | September 19, 2013 at 01:18 PM

My thoughts exactly.........

Posted by: fin4life | September 19, 2013 at 02:08 PM

I agree, it's a solid move for a team with a good chance at the playoffs this year.

I think the old Browns regime really messed up taking Richardson at #3 overall. RB's have a very short shelf life. If you don't already a have an established QB and a winning team, adding a RB at that pick makes no sense to me.

The Browns have conceded the season. It's now on the GM to make sure they get it right at QB in 2014.

?

I know exactly when Tannehill was injured and how.

The Gumpy White Boy hurt himself trying to dance with Wallace in the end zone!

The Honky was the only one dancing with his arms above his head. It looked so ridiculous, it's no wonder he hurt himself!

Tannehill: White Guys can't DANCE!

Tannehill looked better with his pocket presence Sunday. Needs to work on consistency now.

If you don't already a have an established QB and a winning team, adding a RB at that pick makes no sense to me.

The Browns have conceded the season. It's now on the GM to make sure they get it right at QB in 2014.

Posted by: The Woodshed Gang | September 19, 2013 at 03:21 PM

They still have a move left to make because I believe Weeden has trade value and wouldn't be surprised to see him moved after Season before the 2014 draft. I think your right by the way! In today's game you take the QB when you can get him, say what you will but the Dolphins have passed on Rodgers in 05 (for Ronnie Brown) and M.Ryan (for Jake) both would have made us better by now (or possibly killed by the resent Coaching Staffs) then build the OL and weapons around him and I believe in that order. Richarson's pick in 2012 draft probably KILLED draft stock of Yeldon,Gurly,Duke and Co. (making Dashi very happy) My sleeper in that group is S.C.'s Mike Davis in a draft we'll probably be looking to add another mid-RD RB.

Colts trying to rebuild Peyton Manning/Egerrin James era with Luck/Richardson. Clearly Browns have given up on Weedon. Even if they get top qb of 2014 draft, can Browns trust this organization to get rest of rebuild right?

It's a bit confusing, but the Ref made the right call.

Having said all that, I was AMAZED that the Ref actually made that call CORRECTLY. He was on his Game!

Posted by: odinseye | September 19, 2013 at 03:16 PM

Thanks for the explanation because to be perfectly honest given Wayne was in motion I thought the Ref blew the call?

Tanny was a WR. He shouldnt be so wussy about being hit.

Don't know, Browns may have to eat the Weedon deal. Age and 1st rd contract makes it very difficult to move a qb that may now be viewed as backup material at best.

No one wants that contract to sit him on the bench as a backup. Think about it. It's still a 1st rd contract.

I also laughed my arse off when the Browns drafted Weeden in the 1st rd. When on earth do you draft a 27 year old, only somewhat sucessful QB in the first rd? It made no sense. While it's true these GMs/coaches know alot about football, drafting talent is an entirely different skillset and they often suck at it - Nick Saban being a perfect example.

Why is it every time I see the Jets on TV, the song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" pops in my head? It's a conundrum.

DC "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" pops in my head everytime I see Sanchez with that "girlie hairdo" look. Maybe he makes better cheerleader than qb?

dudes is Tanne's shoulder hurt? that's not good

Mass, I don't see any gm trading for Weedon's "1st rd" qb contract. No one needs a "backup qb" that badly.

house come everyone in the NFL has a hurt shoulder? do these guys lift weigths?

Age and 1st rd contract makes it very difficult to move a qb that may now be viewed as backup material at best.

No one wants that contract to sit him on the bench as a backup. Think about it. It's still a 1st rd contract.

Posted by: Sam I Am | September 19, 2013 at 03:43 PM

In today's CBA a low 1st RD pick makes around 2 Mil. a Yr. so what contract are you talking about some team eating?

NJFIN, I have not heard Tannehill complain. I hope he doesn't have your e-mail/home address. I don't know if I would want that big redneck mad at me.

RTs are just as relevant as LTs in today's NFL. This is what Tyson's 3-sacks-in-2-games really mean. Contract money and salaries will probably level-up for both positions sooner rather than later.

Oh! and the brownies suck, by the way. Now they have to draft an alpha RB all over again. They should have asked for the colts' first rounder AND an additional 2nd rounder, AT LEAST. Abusing weak teams from cleveland is the only way for world-class-suckers like the colts to remain competitive, it would seem.

It's possible Colts could end up in Afc Championship game, ironically losing to Manning/Broncos. Meaning they draft "28th" 2014. Also meaning 28th pick for Browns.

Browns probably finish 5th pick of 2014 draft. Guestimating they'll have 28th and 5th pick. The alooming conundrum will be teams ahead of them also needing qb's. Only 2 qb's will be worth taking top 5.

Teddy Bridgewater, and yes, Johnny Manziel. Despite the negative press, Manziel and Bridgewater are top 3 2014 picks, just like Luck/Griffin. Maybe even 1-2. To secure either, Browns need to win no more than 2 games this season. I don't see a qb needy team trading out of first 2 picks with qb's of this calibre available.

I'm not a Taj Boyd nfl qb fan. I believe Boyd will be a bust as a nfl starting qb.

Fin4life, your right on the contract, but I doubt anyone would want Weeden at age 30 in October. Maybe a 5th-7th for him. I can't see the Browns getting any more than that.

That franchise is just a mess. They make Ireland look like a genius. Think about that for a second lol.

Last year Long got Tanne hit in the back of the knees 17 times in 8 games. It's amazing Tanne survived Long's incompetence.

Dudes I'm gonna educate you on something right now.

Tanne is a tough dude with a good attitude. It has now become apparent that he hid his injury for a few days.

Dude....this could be a good year. If he's hurt, we need to sit him NOW for a few games, make SURE he's okay....we can afford that after a 2-0 start. Give Moore a few games. We're supposed to lose 2 of the next 3 anyway.

Plus Moore is 7-2 in his last 9 games started.

Bo, agreed on Tannehill. If it was anything serious I'm sure they'd sit him down. I'm condifent Moore can at least beat the below average teams with this team around him.

In today's CBA a low 1st RD pick makes around 2 Mil. a Yr. so what contract are you talking about some team eating?
Posted by: fin4life | September 19, 2013 at 04:05 PM

In 2013, Weedon threw for only 14 tds and 17 ints, with a 57% completion and 72.6 qb rating.

Thru 2 games 2013, he has 1 td, 3 ints, 55% completion and 62 qbr. I just don't think nfl gm's will be lining up for that trade.

Different story if Cleveland cuts Weedon. Because Weeden's stats doesn't even definitively prove he's great backup material. Maybe, maybe not.

Trade for Weeden??

Who knew there was a need for a Qb to whittle sticks and tell the other Qbs stories about the olden days??

@ 4:20, true story!

Sam I Am | September 19, 2013 at 04:17 PM

Agree with you here, one of these QB's is headed to Jax with top pick and my money is on (Miami)Northwestern's Bridgewater. I know all about Johnny Football's HEROICS but am not sold on him translating to the NFL. That said if the Raiders are next up they probably make the pick leaving Cleveland up in the air.

Plus, if a team makes Weedon their backup, he receives less "critical practice reps". Though he's 30 or whatever, he's still only a 2nd year nfl qb.

Then as a gm, the questions is, "can Weedon beat out the backup qb that you already have in place?" Because he definitely shouldn't be an upgrade over your starters. If so, you're pretty damn awful at the starting qb position.

Maybe a 5th-7th for him. I can't see the Browns getting any more than that.

That franchise is just a mess. They make Ireland look like a genius. Think about that for a second lol.

Posted by: NeMo | September 19, 2013 at 04:20 PM

I was thinking a 4th Rd'er myself, he has a strong arm.

"White Guys can't DANCE!" Tell that to Fred Astaire! lol

Only because we don't do it period. We don't go clubbing to dance and we CERTAINLY don't stand in front of a mirror practicing freakin dancing so I'll change that statement if I may.

White Guys DON'T dance!

"Why is it every time I see the Jets on TV, the song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" pops in my head?"

Hahaha! Good one DC and thanks a lot, guess what I won't be able to get out of my head during the next Jets game!

I picked up the Jets defense in fantasy this week as I expect GB to run up the score on my usual starter the Bengals.

Threw up a little bit in my mouth.

Sam I Am, NeMo,

Weeden has flashed a very live arm the Browns are just a very bad team. At this point I believe they try and deal him given he would have gone by late RD-2 last Yr. regardless. If not then he hits the scrap heap but he'll find a taker.

Good post Bo.

And why are people still talking about Long? Who cares, you sound like a bunch of sissies. It happens, players move on, get traded, for all kinds of reasons. Move on crybabies!

Thing about Manziel intrigues me most, his play reminds me of Brett Favre.

Yes, Favre. Makes big plays with arm and his feet. He doesn't run to run, looks for the open receiver first. Not available, then he takes off, usually for huge gain. Seems, when he does scramble, first he looks to make the big play with his arm.

Like Favre, very difficult to game plan because, even Manziel can't script what he does. Just so reminds of Favre.

Hahaha Darkoak I picked up Buffalo's defense because I think they can rattle Geno pretty good. I guess we will be routing for different things. Fortunately for me I get to root against the Jets, you, not so much. Make sure you have mints to freshen your breath!

rooting , I won't be routing, doing a composite deck right now, no routing. :)

Thanks for the explanation because to be perfectly honest given Wayne was in motion I thought the Ref blew the call?

Posted by: fin4life | September 19, 2013 at 03:40 PM
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I was surprised by the announcers and then some of the analysts showing the replay later. They showed a lack of knowledge, but still took the opportunity to take a jab at the Dolphins.

If Wayne would have kept going in motion it would have been fine. Or, if he stopped, he has to stop and be set for a full second before the snap. He didn't, he stopped and the snap was almost simultaneous.

Still, if you think about it, in the heat of the game, as close as it was, I thought it was TOTALLY AMAZING that the Ref caught that infraction.

Ross should send that Ref a nice Thank You.......ah......"Card" ;)

If any game had the likely hood of 0-0 that game could be it.

Go Je... "gurgle"...."yak"

Personally, wished the media negativity would drop Manziel all the way down to our 2014 1st rd pick(highly doubt it). Realistically, I think we pick somewhere in the upper teens to mid 20's.

Wouldn't mind the Tannehill/Manziel qb controversy at all. Nice dream, but know if by miracle Manziel were available, Ireland would pass.

Manzeil could end up supplemental draft if his troubles continue.

"....we CERTAINLY don't stand in front of a mirror practicing freakin dancing...."

White Guys DON'T dance!

Posted by: Phins78 | September 19, 2013 at 04:39 PM
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WHAT....!?!...

YOU DON'T....!?!...

I mean......ah......ME NEITHER! Ha....I don't do THAT!

In front of a mirror.......Pfsssssssssssspt!

Not ME!

No WAY!

Un Uhh!

No Siree Bob.......!

Despite the Alabama loss and couple mistakes Manziel made. I don't think believe we see another college qb lite Bama up for 42pts this year.

Despite their mistakes, A&M clearly lost the Bama game on defense, not offense. Manziel still looked great in what may have been his worst game(mistake wise) of his short starting qb career. I see Manziel as close to what we'll see to next Brett Favre.

So Peter King, who picked a Seahawks-Pats Super Bowl, looks on the money. Seahawks are #1 in power rankings...

I was just thinking what the Browns blog must be like right about now.....

Odinseye, you do the "running man" in the mirror, don't you?

Tannehill wouldnt even start for his college team now. Well, maybe at WR,

Actually I'm OK with Philbin if he decides to start Moore against Atlanta. Even if Tannehill feels like playing, his body will obviously benefit from a week off to recover from 9 sacks in two weeks; Moore will enjoy the trust and squeeze any given chance to show-off his own abilities with a team on the rise; and the OL will experience an additional week of real NFL practice without risking the starting QB. In short I agree with Bo, there is a lesson to be learned from Mike Shanahan's abuse of RG3.

hmmmm... I don't believe Weeden sucks as much as his actual numbers seem to suggest. The truth is Browns' OL this year is sooo BAD they could be playing for Peyton Manning and still make him look like a Chad Henne. Cleveland's FO is just trying to put the blame on everybody else at this point.

H-shock, I think its more new region wanting to go in a "new direction" than Weedon's so awful. By nfl standards Weedon's already far along in "his prime" by age alone, although he's only a 2nd yr qb.

By the time great weapons are built around him he's at least 32-33yr old qb. Unless he's he's Brees-Brady-P Manning caliber, no gm really wants this.

So, as gm, you don't want your fate married to a qb the previous regime "had visions for". Since it wasn't your vision, you haven't vision of the end game of this vision either.

Crazy, instead of posting my new post, posted my clipboard.

Anyway, H-Shock, exactly why Browns need draft Manziel over Bridgewater. Brigewater's prototypical pocket passer, needing far better protection.

Manziel's more Favre, becoming more dangerous when protection breaks down.

Is it just me, or does Bridgewater remind anyone of Byron Leftwich in college? Bridgewater's really good, but, when I watch his style. He so looks like Leftwich when Leftwich was a college qb.

The hit that hurt Tannehill's arm belongs to Martin.....

Tannehill according to PFF is getting rid of the ball significantly faster this year. He is averaging 2.5 seconds to throw which 8th among all qbs. I am not sure what the problem is but the release time is not the issue causing the sacks.

Home on the Phins needs to learn the rules before speaking as if he is an authority on them. Wayne actually DID violate a motion/set rule that is certainly outlined in the rules, it's just not called often. But yes, Wayne did deserve the flag.

Secondly, the pass interference call was spot on.

Saying the NFL gave anything to anyone, particularly the phins, is ridiculous at best.

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