Re: Hyde5: Tannehill is the real deal at QB
He has shown he was ready to start and its not hype. Hard to argue that.
Forget the mistakes, watch his next drive, there is no hesitation, even on the same routes.
All QB's throw picks.. You just hope the numbers go down as they learn...
Very true. Also, it's not just the interceptions, but the way the interceptions come. Tannehill's six interceptions have been very different than you would expect. Two of them were flat out rookie mistakes, especially the one against the Jets. But the two batted passes he had in week one, that seems to have been fixed. The one where Hartline fell down, there isn't anything to fix there. The one where he got blown up from behind while he threw, there isn't anything ot fix there either.
What you don't want to see is Tannehill making stupid throws down the field into double and triple coverage. Tannehill is pretty good about that, when he goes downfield it is almost always into single coverage. When he does throw into double coverage, it's at close range where his arm can put the ball into that tight window. There was a shining example of that in the Arizona game where he squeezed the ball between three defenders about seven or eight yards down the field. The Cardinals defenders tried to close on the ball but it was there before they even got their first step. Some guys know when and when not to throw the ball into tight coverage, Tannehill seems to get it.
Guys like Tony Romo, Jay Cutler, Michael Vick, they don't get it. That's why they're not elite. Those guys will always throw bad interceptions because they're gunslingers that throw the ball up no matter how many defenders there are. They'd rather create a jump ball scenario than throw the ball away. If you watch the elite quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Eli Manning, etc., they know when to throw it away and live to play another down. Tannehill so far seems to be that kind of guy. He makes bad throws, but he doesn't make a whole lot of them.