Ryan Tannehill has trouble connecting with his receivers on deep passes.
But hitting the broad side of an eight-point buck from 30 yards?
Dropping a basketball into first floor bucket from the second floor of DICK'S Sporting Goods store?
Firing a frisbee into a net while riding a bicycle?
Tannehill and the guys from Dude Perfect are going all trick shot artists in the DICK'S Sporting Goods store make you want to shop in the place or online for the available gear.
Will doing so make you a trick shot artist like it does Tannehill? Doubt it. But wouldn't you settle for one 59-yard connection from Tannehill to a streaking Mike Wallace that lands right in the receiver's hands in stride against Pittsburgh?
Obviously, the video is in fun. The deep ball issue is not. And here's the thing:
It's probably not going to get better this year because the Dollphins don't feel they have the time or the possibility (due to circumstances) to practice it.
I'm told the Dolphins throw maybe a handful of deep ball passes throughout the week of practice. So maybe five deep ball opportunities in four and sometimes three practices.
OC Mike Sherman knows the only way to get it right is to practice it, but he says he simply cannot spare the extra time and effort it requires physically.
“I think it’s just a matter of repetition," Sherman said. "One thing you have to understand is you can’t just go out there every day in practice and just throw 25 deep balls. You just don’t have the legs to do that during the context of our week or day, or a season. It’s just a matter of having some work together and some familiarity. Mike’s (Wallace) been nursing some tendonitis, so that hasn’t allowed us an opportunity at times during the course of the week even to work on that."
Understand what Sherman just said. Sherman is admitting some weeks the Dolphins don't "work on that."
Wallace also had the groin problems during training camp and that prevented the work as well. But even when he was healthy during camp, the team would go days and days without throwing him a deep ball. I know because those practices were open to the media and I reported the issue here.
This issues reminds me of the old Brooklyn Dodgers.
Maybe next year.