How much longer will the Miami Dolphins fail with Ryan Tannehill
By Sean Moon
How much longer will the Miami Dolphins fail with Ryan Tannehill trying to lead them?
I’m sure that most fan bases are very similar when it comes to their team. They hate to love them and love to hate them. There are loyal fans and bandwagon jumpers, some fans are there through the good times and the bad, some fans are only there when the team wins.
It is quite an amazing thing to listen to and to watch the fans and the media when it comes to the Miami Dolphins. Some of the comments the fan base and the media says makes you wonder what they are thinking or how they come up with this stuff.
Ryan Tannehill has been the most talked about subject with this fan base for the better part of the last seven years. The relationship between Ryan Tannehill and the fan base is polarizing. He is awesome, he sucks, he is good enough, he needs to be replaced. It just quite mesmerizing.
The thing about Ryan Tannehill is he makes you want to cheer for him. He is by far the best product this organization has put on the field since Chad Pennington, who unfortunately couldn’t get past the shoulder injury. Is Ryan Tannehill elite, nope, is he great, sometimes, can he carry your offense, no. The inconsistency is the problem with Tannehill, one game he makes you smile ear to ear, the next week he has you throwing beer cans at the television.
Ryan Tannehill has the athleticism to keep the defense honest, the arm strength to launch the deep ball. He unfortunately has truly never had a great offensive line to protect him. But, that is no excuse for this quarterback and I for one am sick of hearing that one, as that excuse is used way to much. There are plenty of mediocre lines in the NFL that other QB’s have played well behind. Now, I’m not excusing the injuries that have plagued this offensive line this year, so calm down before you go attacking me, I get it.
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Ryan Tannehill’s low-key, hum drum attitude has finally wore out its welcome in Miami. Even when he tries to get fired up it’s just not believable and it’s actually hard to watch. I personally see no fire in his aura and that is something you can’t learn, it’s either there or it is not. I wish this regime would really stop trying to force that on the fan base like now all of sudden he is a leader of men, nope, not buying that.
I do not hate the man, I do not want bad things for him, I just want the type of quarterback leading my team that you can believe in and know, there is always a chance to win.
After watching Andrew Luck bring his team back from 10 points down, late in the game, is exactly what it is that I’m talking about. You can put the game on his back and he leads his team down the field and wins the game.
Ryan Tannehill did not play a bad game, but late in the fourth, with the game on the line he sees his primary read only and does not see the entire field. He is unaware of where he needs to get the ball, and as usual, he does nothing but throw an incomplete pass, Ugg!
Every time there is a must win game, this Miami Dolphins team finds a way to lose it, it’s actually quite depressing. Now you can say it was head coach Adam Gases play calling, which the last two possessions were mind-boggling, or you can say it was the defense or their coordinator Matt Burke’s fault, possible, but I firmly believe without a qb who understands the field position, has the fire inside of him and does not disappear in clutch situations , you are doomed, doomed.
If the organization does not address this problem, and especially realize that they have a problem at this position, your fan base will disappear, and your stadium will look very empty come Sunday afternoons. If you cannot field a winning product, you’ll have a Cleveland Browns situation, instead of a New England Patriots one.
I watch several teams hire a coach, he makes a few tweaks, goes all in and drafts the qb he wants and they’re a winning franchise. I’m sure it starts from top to bottom and Mr Ross better figure this out very quickly, because the Miami Dolphins are simple not getting it done, and without a stellar qb, they will never bring home the trophy.