Free agents aplenty, playoffs still lie on Tannehill’s shoulders
Even the Dolphins defense has taken leaps and bounds to improve, but still, Tannehill is the ultimate answer.
His stats might not be as flashy as Andrew Luck, RG3, or Russell Wilson, but head coach Mike Sherman believes Tannehill will be the most improved NFL quarterback from his rookie season.
Most rookies have rookie problems, but nothing fine tuning and tweaking can’t fix. For instance Tannehill had issues setting his feet. “There were a lot of throws where my feet were not set, fundamentally not sound, and the ball isn’t as accurate as you want it to be,” he said. “You look at the reasons for that and I hope to correct it, so it’s not an issue going forward.” – MiamiHerald.com
There were also issues on third down as his seven interceptions and lowest rating among qualifying quarterbacks didn’t help the situation.
PFF stated if you take away drops, spikes, batted passes and throwaways for all NFL quarterbacks, Tannehill had a 72.1 accuracy percentage – 13th in the league and well ahead of Eli Manning, Flacco and Andrew Luck, among others. Keep in mind Tannehill had 36 passes dropped (11th most) and 13 batted down (tied for fifth most).
Regardless of stats, Tannehill has not only the support of his head coach, but his team.
“He’s becoming a leader,” receiver Brian Tyms said. “He would take us into the bubble [throughout March], for an hour and a half or so every day, and we would go through our route tree. He works like hasn’t made it yet.”
That attitude could lead Tannehill and the Dolphins exactly where they want to be.