Old Miami Dolphins misnomers are becoming preconceived notions heading into the new season pertaining to Ryan Tannehill. Will this start to fester among media and fans as it has in the past?
Just when Ryan Tannehill seemed to step up in one area to prove the doubters wrong the same old ugly misnomer raise their head again. He seems to stand out in some way every season but to become an all around standout would be a feather in new head coaches Gase’s hat.
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“Tannehill started to even look shaky in the things he used to do well. His downfield accuracy wasn’t nearly the same as it had been in the past. Some of that can obviously be attributed to seeing pressure on 38.8 percent of his dropbacks – the highest rate of his career.”
This highlighted part above that links to the story stands out as it flies in the face of other media that state the opposite. By “downfield accuracy” this must allude to the deep ball specifically throws of twenty yards or more. For those efforts of 20 or more yards Ryan Tannehill grades out high last season. Cian Fahey on presnapreads.com grades him in the top five tied for fourth having identical stats along with Tyrod Taylor.
The profootballfocus.com write-up is worth a read it gives insight into how PFF grades out, it also has a nice Gif showing Suh clothesline tackling a running back from behind some fans also called that a myth. You can see that it mostly takes into account recent results with none given to expectations at least not the Dolphins. Were you do see expectations play to their results fall with teams like the New England Patriots who somehow graded out as the best receiving corps for this upcoming season.
Do we really need to propagate this all over again? Anyone that watches NFL games and sees Ryan Tannehill throw from around the center field team logo to DeVante Parker catching it near the goal line can interpret that into a throw of almost 50 yards.
News flash DeVante Parker can go up and get the ball! Post news flash Mike Wallace ran flat-footed in any attempt to battle for the ball with alligator arms. Even if the ball was placed near the bread basket needed for him to catch the ball it still might bounce off his pads especially if he was in or near the end zone.
You can see from the chart Cian Fahey made linked above that Ryan Tannehill placed above Teddy Bridgewater for deep ball accuracy and both of them placed above Joe Flacco so good luck with that Ravens/Flacco.
For those of you inclined enough to further study on Ryan Tannehill passing skills or lack there of depending on were you stand or just want to reminisce on the last season this link shows every touchdown with Gifs and stats.
If something said in error gets around enough it becomes accepted like that the AFC east is a weak division for example. Sometimes its nice to check into things that are questionable to then form your own opinion at the risk of entering into endless debates that might come from it.