Big Dave wrote:
The question is is why did the OL play better for Osweiler than they did for Tannehill?
I think the argument would be why didn't they block better in general? Swanson/Larsen could not handle Geno Atkins in Cincy. Once Tunsil went out it was game over because Gase decided Sam Young and complex route running would work. They seemed to hold up much better against Chicago's interior defense and Gase called a much simpler game.
When you have limited QBs the offense works with quick throws and YAC opportunity. Downfield throws rarely worked against NE or Cincy, not even sure they tried outside of the Osweiler pick against Chicago. Also, pounding the ball with Gore for to shorten up 3rd downs was key.
Biggest thing few are talking about - only 1 offensive penalty on the day courtesy of Danny Amendola's block to the back. No false starts, no holding calls and no offensive pass interference.