Big Dave wrote:
There is no excuse this year for Tannehill to be not be able to do a better job hitting the deep pass.
If the offensive linemen in front of him continue allowing defensive players to get pressure in his face, there is. And good luck finding 4 offensive linemen in one offseason that can be a part of an effective offensive line.
There were only a few instances in which Tannehill missed deep throws when he wasn't getting pressure up the middle. Most of the time, he was letting the ball go when he was about to get hit. Hard to step into a throw when you do not have a clean pocket and it is extremely difficult to throw an accurate deep ball when you cannot step into a throw.
I don't see a scenario in which this offensive line will be revamped well enough to provide the adequate pocket for Tannehill to step into deep throws.
The other solution is for Tannehill to extend plays by using his legs and either he wasn't asked to do that or refused to do that a lot in 2013... although as the season went on, he did a little more of it to great effect.
Despite the good weapons on the outside and at tight end, Lazor has a tough challenge in front of him because more than likely, Tannehill will have little protection in front of him.