Dolphins Gase talks Ryan Tannehill


The Miami Dolphins are in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine. Traditionally there is a coaches breakfast and turns at the media podium by general managers and coaches alike. And of course there are a bunch of guys running around trying to improve their draft positions by a spot or two. Adam Gase took his turn with the media and spoke about Ryan Tannehill.

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Gase inherited a team with a lot of question marks heading into this off-season. One specific area is a position that Gase is supposed to be near genius at coaching. Ryan Tannehill’s future with the team very well could hinge on what Gase sees in Tannehill this year and when asked specifically about Tannehill’s future in regards to audibles, Gase was clear that there will be more opportunity but not right away.

"“The quarterback in this system does have the ability to move in and out of plays, and it’s going to be how much our group can handle. Earlier, it’s not going to be as much as later”, Gase said via the Miami Herald."

Interestingly enough Gase in that quote didn’t make reference to Tannehill specifically by name, nor did he refer to him as “he” or any other reference to infer that he was talking about Tannehill. “The Quarterback in this system” is a broad generalization that leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Now there is no way that Tannehill is not going to be the quarterback this seaosn, at least barring injury. Beyond 2016 is another story.

Gase went on to say that the entire process will last well through the spring and summer and camp and that it’s a process they need to go through. Gase also told the media that the offensive system is a general core system that evolves based on the teams personnel.

The offense is only one side of the ball but it is becoming evident with each passing week that we hear more talk about getting things right there which is a good sign. Defensively you can’t do much until there are pads on. To hear Gase talk it appears that he recognizes there are things to fix on offense and that his evaluation of Tannehill will require far more than simple game tape.