Nothing is coming out of Miami right now in terms of the fate of the Miami Dolphins head coach and general manager. While it remains quiet there is an increasing feel from the Dolphins locker room that offensive coordinator Mike Sherman may or at least from the players view “should” be on the way out.
According to NFL.com’s Adam Beasley VIA Twitter, “There’s a sense in the Dolphins locker room that Mike Sherman will and should be gone.”
This could be the news that allows fans to wrap their heads around HC Joe Philbin and GM Jeff Ireland staying. It says nothing of Kevin Coyle the defensive coordinator but there is little question that Mike Sherman has been at the top of the fans ire all season. His play calling and half-time adjustments have been the butt of many jokes all year. His comparisons to former OC Dan Henning have also been top of the line sarcastic.
When one media guy throws out a “insider” look at the team you tend to dismiss it but NFL Network reporter Jeff Darlington who maintains a very close relationship with many of the Dolphins players said VIA Twitter that many players feel it’s time for Tannehill to “graduate from Sherman”. There is little question that Tannehill’s production is somewhat guarded with Sherman as the OC and after two seasons the reigns have not been taken off the young QB.
While Tannehill still has issues with his long ball, he as improved tremendously with his pocket presence. A change at OC might just take Tannehill to the next level…or just as easily expose him as a one system QB. I don’t think the latter is the case.