The Dolphins offense finally started to round back into shape as Devante Parker returned from injury, improving Tannehill’s play and creating more options for the offense as a whole.
“Man, it’s nice to have you back,” is how Tannehill greeted Parker back to the huddle after he executed a comeback route.
“You put him on one side, Kenny (Stills) on the other side, Jarvis (Landry) in the middle and we have three really dynamic playmakers. When you take (Parker) out of the equation, obviously it’s a little bit tougher. It’s nice to have him on the field. That’s where we want him.” —Ryan Tannehill
Parker liked to claim that the offense was just as stable and effective without him, though, Tannehill noted the impact of his absence, highlighting that without him, he has less options at quarterback and the offense as a whole is a bit more limited.
Landry, however, is a more than sufficient option for Tannehill in the slot, as he completed 110 passes to him last season.
Though, with Parker and Stills on the outside, it allows him to stretch the field and take advantage of three dynamic playmakers. Not to mention, Arian Foster is another option coming out of the backfield.
Adam Gase took note of the improvement in Tannehill and the offense today, after being livid following Saturday’s scrimmage.
“Today was a good day for him. … I felt I saw some growth there as far as his personality coming out and taking control of the offense.” – Adam Gase
There are, however, still struggles on the offensive line. Granted, they are competing against what is poised to be the best defensive line in the league, which has absolutely owned the battle of the trenches thus far.
To be the best, they must stop the best and the competitions on the offensive line are bringing out the best in the players.
Laremy Tunsil is competing with Dallas Thomas for the left guard spot, and Billy Turner battling both Thomas and Jermon Bushrod at right guard.
As the preseason starts this Friday, Gase will have a better feel for who will be best to have starting on the line.
Gase in unsure of whether Parker will play this Friday, but will most likely err on the side of caution.