Ryan Tannehill weekly performance recap at New England
By Nick Belotto
Ryan Tannehill like the rest of the Miami Dolphins didn’t fare so well in New England on Sunday losing a big game by a wide margin.
It’s time to continue my series where I examine Ryan Tannehill’s weekly performance. Unfortunately, based on this week’s performance, this article is going to be more negative than the previous weeks.
Miami lost against the New England Patriots yesterday and looked completely unmatched in every way. Miami was unable to get anything going offensively and Ryan Tannehill struggled to really put the offense in a position to succeed.
Let’s take a closer look at Miami’s quarterback and see how he did, overall. Tannehill finished the day going 11 for 20 for 100 yards and an interception. All day, Tannehill looked uncomfortable and incapable of getting anything done.
A good portion of Tannehill’s poor performance was due to the offensive line’s inability to stop the Patriot’s pass rush. New England was able to get pressure with only 4 rushers, allowing them to drop 7 players back into coverage. Not many teams have receivers that can get open against that kind of coverage and Tannehill was forced to throw into tight windows. His receivers also didn’t help him out.
I am in no way trying to say that Tannehill only played poorly because of the offensive line. Tannehill made his share of mistakes as well. On the interception that the threw, he was looking for Albert Wilson downfield. His throw was inaccurate and short, giving Wilson no real chance to make a play for the ball.
He also almost had an interception earlier in the game on his first pass of the game. He hit Kenny Stills through a small window was just missed by the Patriot’s corner back.
Tannehill just looked sloppy all day. There is really not a whole lot to digest here as the problem was really the offense holistically. Miami’s offense looked flatter than it had all season, couldn’t get the running game going, and Tannehill couldn’t get nearly enough time to make a throw that was accurate and effective.
I can’t put all of the blame on Tannehill, but his poor play definitely didn’t help the team which put together a terrible offensive outing in what may have been the biggest game of his career.
Week 1 Grade: B
Week 2 Grade: B+
Week 3 Grade: A
Week 4 Grade: D