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Dolphins new offense asks a lot of Tannehill (and others)

Ryan Tannehill played 51 games (19 in college and 32 with the Dolphins) under the old Mike Sherman offense. It was so familiar to him that, as a rookie, he often helped veterans on the Dolphins learn the nuances of it. It was comfortable for him. It was home for him.

The new offense coordinator Bill Lazor is installing for the Dolphins leaves Tannehill just as unfamiliar with the scheme as any other player and perhaps less than some players more familiar with variances of it. Rookie Jarvis Landry, for example, says he ran the same Dolphins plays at Louisiana State under former Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron, who is now the LSU offensive coordinator.

So Tannehill has work to do and, clearly, his abilities on the field and work ethic and ability to digest information off it will be tested in the run up to the regular season.

Can he get it all down and be proficient quickly after coasting in the knowledge of the old scheme the past few years?

 “I think so," Tannehill said. "I think we already have a baseline of going through it just the beginning stages at this point.  There’s still a learning curve.  It’s not going to come overnight.  It’s going to take some time not just for me but for all of our guys.  The receivers are running routes that they haven’t run before doing adjustments that we haven’t done before, so there’s going to be a learning curve but that’s what this time is for.  This spring practice that we have, everyone here, it’s getting better when they have to be here because we’ll have a full camp here.

"t’s a learning process.  We’re doing some different things in the backfield that we haven’t done before.  We’ve been doing it on air but it’s completely different when you throw a lot of defense out there then you’re trying to process a lot more information so it’s the fun process.  I’m exciting to get in and watch the tape and see the mistakes I made and how I can correct them.  But that’s what this time is for and I’m just excited that we have this time, that we’re able to get everyone out here, have all the receivers out here that are healthy working and just start building that chemistry just a little bit so when the ball comes we are ready."

About those receiver running routes and making adjustments they haven't done before ...

One of the complaints I had about Sherman's offense last year was there was hardly any motion used to help receivers get free of coverages. Indeed, receivers often lined up in the same place play after play as a so-called strategy.

Not so with Miami's new offense. Receivers will be in motion a lot.  There will be five players in the pass pattern a lot -- that coming in multiple combinations such as two WRs, two TEs and a RB or 3 WRs, a TE and a RB. And most of the time, receivers will have options on their routes.

This Dolphins offense places a premium on speed that the so-called West Coast offense of the past couple of years did not. Mike Wallace is happy about that. This offense requires a strong-armed QB and Tannehill fills that need well. The offense also relies a lot on timing. Tannehill will often be throwing to a spot and expect the WR to be there.

That can be good as it will get the ball out quickly. But that can also be problematic if the receiver and quarterback are not in synch, as sometimes happens when things are new.

The new scheme also requires Tannehill to fix the deep ball accuracy issue of the past because otherwise the long ball -- and the offense often looks long first and then works back -- is of no effect.

So the chemistry between Tannehill and Wallace is a bigger deal than last year.

 “Well it’s big. It’s big time," Tannehill agreed. "I think that’s one thing you looked at from last year is just connecting more.  Not only on deep balls but just connecting more on every run and he’s been here working in the offseason and putting forth a lot of effort and that’s exciting from a veteran guy like that who’s been in other organizations that maybe haven’t had the same offseason type program that we have.  For him to come here and be working this year it’s exciting."

Much work needs done on this. During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

Look for a lot of inside running out of the new Dolphins offense -- something that might give Daniel Thomas more of a shot at making the team than even I previously thought because he's the biggest back on the team. (Yeah, I'm still not convinced he's it. He's had three seasons and shown very little. I doubt suddenly he has an epiphany in Year Four and becomes John Riggins.)

The Dolphins' new offense places a big demand on the tight end. It was out of this kind of offense that Kellen Winslow Sr. and Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates gained prominence. Is Charles Clay, coming off a breakout season, ready to take another big and significant step in his development?

The Dolphins used a lot of double tight end formations at Tuesday's OTA so are Michael Egnew and Dion Sims ready to become factors? (Rookie Arthur Lynch is nursing some sort of injury that seems minor.)

The possiblities are grand. But the possibilities for a grand disappointment also exists. Remember that Cameron's version of this same offense didn't exactly lead to a great season in 2007.

"It’s fun. Just the way things turned out last year wasn’t what we were looking for," Tannehill said. "Personally, from a team standpoint, from an offensive standpoint, to come out, kind of have a fresh start, new identity, new offense with really talented players across the board.  You know you look at our roster, especially on the offensive side of the ball, you see a stacked receiver room.  Brought in Knowshon  (Moreno) in the backfield.  The guys up front that we brought in are really talented players and I’m just excited I get to play with them."

 

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During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

ANOTHER YEAR W A FAKE, JOKE QB

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

SAME OLD
SAME OLD

TANNEHILL STILL SUCKS

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

NOT THIS TANNEHILL LOSER, AGAIN!

mw
" my job is to run
after the catch
not slow to a stop
to get the lame duck"
paxxes
.
lol


During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.


WHY IS TANNEHILL STARTING AGAIN ?

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

LET'S DRAFT A FAT GUY INSTEAD OF JOHN MANZ

WHO NEEDS A QB, WE HAVE TANNEHILL

SMH!

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

HERE WE GO AGAIN

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

SAME SHIET
DIF YEAR

SMH

tannehillstillsucks.com

Sherman was awful. Anything will be an improvement over Sherman. Only now, will experts, fans and novices alike be able to judge QB Tannehill's true ability. Now we get to see if this guy can learn a new system and thrive, or do we again start looking for Dan Marino's replacement once more. To all the excuse makers who can't wait to say "well he's in a new offense this year"---think again! TH is in his 3rd season---time to grow up, make plays, limit mistakes, and make the playoffs or let the Texas bumpkins have their man back.

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

YUP

THE KID JUST DON'T GOT IT

WHAT'S SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND!

NEXT UP @ QB!

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

THIS IS TRULY PATHETIC

IS PHILBIN BLIND?

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

OH,NO
HERE WE GO AGAIN!

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

BE PATIENT AT 27 YRS OLD
PHILBIN IS EXPECTING TANNEHILL TO FINALLY LEARN HOW TO THROW THE FOOTBALL

SMH

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT'S THE O-LINE'S FAULT
TANNEHILL WAS ALMOST SACKED

EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO CONTACT AND HE'S REDSHIRTED

LOL

I will not get overly excited about this season as we still are stuck with BI JOE PHILBIN.Got excited past 2 years only to be let down by this guy

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT'S WALLACE'S FAULT
HE RUNS TOO FAST AND IS ALWAYS WIDE OPEN!

SMH

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

HARTLINE WAS SUPPOSE TO RUN ACROSS THE FIELD AND CATCH IT

LOL

I see mommy kept Reel home from school today, bored little boy.

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT'S LAZOR'S FAULT
TANNEHILL WASN'T READY FOR THAT ONE

SMH

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT'S NOT TANNEHILL THAT'S THE PROBLEM
IT'S ALL THE WRS

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

WELL
IF THE DARN TOOTEN O-LINE WOULD BLOCK BETTER
THAT THROW WOULD HAVE BEEN ACCURATE

IT'S THE O-LINE
DON'TCHA KNOW!

SMH

R.Dubs @10:42,

Great Post!!

Wow! I didn't know you had it in you. The dubs had me fooled. I get the sense of humor though. Dashi feels the same way. Maybe I grew up around people that took jokes too far and aren't to "PC". But I am with Pouncey. This is NONSENSE!!

On the J.Martin looking Blogger all in his feelings (Yes, you Kris). When things hit close to home it blinds your objectivity. Jokes? We are talking about Jokes!! Pouncey didn't physically abuse J.Martin. M.Pouncey made jokes at J.Martin's expense. That is it. And you idiots want to trade or suspend him because he made jokes about another teammate. All this proves to me is that J.Martin isn't as smart as he thinks.

And don't give this he was Stanford educated garbage. R.Sherman went to Stanford and I bet he won't allow himself to get linked or made fun of by Incognito or Pouncey.

Enough with this WITCH HUNT!!!!

Pouncey did nothing wrong!! At worst, the only thing wrong Pouncey did was offer J.Martin drugs and a night out on the town with the Boys, A.Hernandez, Incognito, Jerry.

lol

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

HOW DO EXPECT TANNEHILL TO MAKE THAT THROW
WHEN EVERYONE IS YELLING AND RUNNING AROUND

WAIT 3 MORE YRS
TANNEHILL WILL GET BETTER

SMH

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT'S PHILBIN'S FAULT
HE SAID BOO !
REALLY LOUD
JUST WHEN TANNEHILL WAS THROWING

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT'S THE EQUIPMENT MANAGER'S FAULT
NOT ENUF AIR IN THE DARN FOOTBALL

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

TANNEHILL SAID
YEAH BUTT
I WON A BASKETBALL GAME AT LA FITNESS LAST WEEK

"U SHOULD OF SEEN ME
I MADE A LOT OF SHOTS"

'Agree with Marc'.....LOL. That's funny. listen, Marc is a glass is 'half-empty' kind of guy. Team has even opened training camp yet and he's already ripping Tannehill and the rest of the team.....LOL.

New LT, RT, OC and GM to name a few. That doesn't take into consideration two new guards, a new RB, new CB,new S and bigger contributions from the draft class of last year and a guy like Landry. But rather than be optimistic he's got this as 2007 all over again. Totally his right and totally you're right to follow and agree with him. Me? I'll focus on the positives and believe we're heading in the right direction.

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

WELL IT'S NOT THAT EASY PLAYING CATCH IN SHORTS, W NO PADS AND NO CONTACT

LOL

Mouth, STFU !

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT'S MORENO'S FAULT HE WAS SUPPOSE TO BLOCK THE LB ON THAT PLAY

Is Brock Jensen the starting QB yet?

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

WELL, MIKE POUNCEY SLIPPED ME A MOLLY FOR BREAKFAST
SO MY THROW S WERE A LIL OFF TODAY

With that said. Pouncey should just get the evaluation over with. It doesn't mean they are going to make you go to counseling. Just that they are going to ask you a series of questions and they expect you to give the right answers to them. If I was him and I had any doubt, I would hire a psychologist and ask him to help me study.

Just tell them what they want to hear Mike. It isn't even a lie detector test. They just want to know that you know what is morally and ethically correct.

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.


IT'S NOT THE QB STUPID
IT'S EVERYONE ELSES AND THE COACHES FAULT

QB Matt Moore came in on the very next series

1st pass was an 80 YD perfectly lead pass to WR Binns
for a TD

ENUF SAID!

obviously everybody should share the blame regarding the offense.....including Sherman/playcalling and preparation, etc....but the QB has the most responsibility and the highest expectations, and has the most impact on the success of the offense.....just goes with the territory.

I like TH, definitely feel he needs/deserves more time, and would benefit from better coaching, protection and a running game--no question--but we've all seen enough times when he has had the time/protection and has made poor decisions/throws.....numerous times--I also question his competitiveness.....but all of that is ok for a 2nd yr QB, factoring in the ridiculous situation last year--BUT, he needs to improve, and he is they key to the offense/team's success, bottom line--cant do it himself, but what he CAN do, CAN affect, he needs to do better

In what decade will the Dolphins finally have a franchise QB?

Joe Philbin. What a Joke!
Stephen Ross, the Michigan Man--an even bigger Joke!!
Just because you can afford something, doesn't mean you should buy it! I hope this clown sells our team, and soon!
You watch! Ross will be crisscrossing the country in his private jet very soon to find a replacement for Joe Genius.

Of course, not every QB has the ballet dancers feet that Marino and Joe Willie had. Still, whoever the QB is, must set up quickly and in a position to hit his primary receiver and if not, the next available target.

Matthew Erickson Moore (born August 9, 1984) is an American football quarterback for ..... In 2012 he was announced as the Dolphins' 2011-2012 season MVP.

"Much work needs done on this. During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet."


If the first read on passing plays is the deepball, oh boy. This will only hasten Tannehill's departure from Miami and 2015's 1st rd pick as a "new qb".

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

TANNEHILL SAYS,

U TRY THROWING OVER THESE GIANT CB'S
GRIMES & FINNY

I KEEP GETTING PICKED OFF

EVEN JAMAR TAYLOR JUMPED ON MY PASS

SMH

Loudest most obnoxious poster of the decade? Congratulations HOME!!! You win the biggest bag of douche award!!! What are you going to do now???

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

TANNEHILL SAYS

YEAH BUTT
IN SKEE BALL I GET A LOT OF TICKETS


QB Matt Moore came in on the very next series

1st pass was an 80 YD perfectly lead pass to WR Binns
for a TD

ENUF SAID!

Posted by: Reel Dolphin In Sight w Home | May 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM


I keep trying to tell the fool's here the deep ball can not be taught. A qb either has a certain feel for it or he doesn't. Even coming into this "new camp" Tannehill has yet to prove he does.

Homers call it trolling when the truth is spoken about a player. Homer are only trolls who can not handle the obviously blatant truth.

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

IT WAS JT'S FAULT
I WAS BLINDED BY THE REFLECTION OFF OF JASON TAYLOR'S HEAD
SO THROW WAS A LIL OFF

During Tuesday's OTA session, Tannehill tried one deep pass to an open Wallace that I saw. He overthrew it. So the issue isn't exactly fixed yet.

TANNEHILL SAYS
"WELL I COULD HEAR ARMANDO SALGUERO LAUGHING OUT LOUD AT MY DEEP THROWS, SO I WAS DISTRACTED AND DID'NT FEEL THE LOVE"

Home,

I believe in this new offense, Matt Moore stands a very great chance of unseating Tannehill for the starting qb job. Especvially if Tannehill can not iron out the deepball issues.

Especially if by happenstance Moore finally has a great camp. Unlike the homers here, some us by LEGIT REASON are not buying the Tannehill bottled snake oil.

Weve read carefully and have seen the skull and cross-bones on it's label. The homers fear to take a much closer look.

thought I'd check in over lunch for a bit but I can see the trolls outnumber....enjoy the day boys

Shane,

Dashi doesn't mind your Home-o ass posting. What Dashi doesn't like is how you destroy the blog with your constant reposting. At least you or "someone" would come back and delete your 1000 repost back in the day. What happened? Someone took your keys away.

The homers love being "hood-winked". They've learned nothing from the past.

Ok Fir those who want to say we tried this Offense in 2007 and failed. Come on everybody knows an Offense needs the right talent to work. None of these players were here in 2007, and none of these coaches were here in 2007. The only thing that is the same as 2007 is the name of the team. TH had a lot of things go against him last year also lost 2 of his top receivers, The guy we over paid for if the ball didn't drop right in his hands he wouldn't even try to catch and even some that did he wouldn't. But the reality is all we can be sure of is if this offense doesn't fit or talent we are going to have another bad season but if Lazor pulls it off everybody will jump on the TH wagon.

Matt Moore will be opening day starting qb.

I have been a Dolphins fan for 22 years. With all that I,ve seen, Tannehill is the best QB since Marino hands down. Last year was a drag due to all the unforseen drama and old repetitions, but I saw a spark like I haven't in years and I was excited again. All your stats and opinions are grand but it only takes one season to turn it around. It's all been on the name of the game and sometimes mixing it up and changing it up makes all the difference. I am so anxious and predict Miami taking the division hands down if not even undefeated in the AFC East, and that's the bottom line.

sam
the fools here will
say the deep ball is not needed
.
lol

What you homers need consider is drafting a qb 1st rd does not guarantee a great qb. Only gives a greater chance to find one.

Sometimes you draft them 1st rd many times until finally getting what you've long, longed for. See the teams that are still drafting 1st rd qb's only 2 to 4yrs after drafting one.

You can bnot continue making excuses for Tannehill just because he was drafted 1st rd. 1st rd qb's are failing before your very eyes. Are not you homers paying any attention?

It's back to te drawing boards stupiditos! :)

Craig,
What have they really added? It's the same QB. Moreno without Manning, and 4 new starting linemen!?

Misi at MLB?

Yeah, you can be as positive as you want. That doesn't really bode well

What about any of that screams this team is going to be THAT much different this season?

I get it. Every year you get hopeful, only to have your dreams dashed by week 8. I'm just getting a head start

still need
a qb

Matt Moore will be opening day starting qb.

Posted by: I SHOCKED THE WORL:D | May 28, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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This season should be a true open competition unlike the one that the former OC Mike Sherman held. Sherman was a dinosaur just like Parcells/Sproano. Lazor should make a difference and may the better QB win the starting job. Personally I would prefer Moore but if Tannehill can learn accuracy he may start. Learn accuracy at and on this NFL stage? LOL

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