No one is saying that Tanne-thrill is the savior, but Dolphins fans eat their own when it comes to quarterbacks. I was at fault in the other regard and had too much patience for Chad Henne. He's clearly backup material and plays things too safe with all of his checkdowns. I wonder if that is a product of the coaching he received here.
Flacco and Ryan are good comparisons for Ryan Tannehill. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miam ... 3808.story
You need a great quarterback, and everyone looks at Ryan Tannehill's rookie season to see if there are clues he can be that (I'm notably on board). Just look at the quarterbacks. Tom Brady is 35 and has won three Super Bowls. Colin Kaepernick, in his second year and second months as a starter, was stunning. But Dolphins fans should look at the careers of the others two quarterbacks to advance - Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. For the last few years, local fans in Atlanta and Baltimore have pounded Ryan and Flacco. The chorus was obvious. Ryan can't win a playoff game. Flacco can't pick up a team on his back and carry it. Now, in their fifth year, they both came through with the kind of games they supposedly couldn't have. Ryan, who made a brutal decision that resulted in a fourth-quarter interception, got the ball with 30 seconds left and did enough to get a winning field goal out of it (Just asking: If the 47-yard field goal misses, as Tannehill saw happen twice this year, is Ryan the goat and not the hero?) Flacco kept bringing Baltimore back when the special teams and defense failed. Tannehill didn't enter the league with anything close to the help these two had. But sometimes letting careers play out is the best way. The people yelling loudest can sound right in the moment as a young quarterback tried to find his way. But letting things work out is always the better way.