Phins Rock wrote:
What that tells me, and backed by what we're seeing on the field, is Tannehill is getting rid of the ball very quickly on a consistent basis.
When he doesn't, the line doesn't help him sit and scan, and sacks are allowed.
The protection needs to get much better, IMO.
Playaction is what helps the offensive line protect the QB enough to sit and scan. And without a consisently effective running game, you don't have playaction.
There was a play against the Colts in which the Dolphins ran playaction and Tannehill had all day to throw and took a sack either because no one was open or because he didn't get rid of the ball.
It is difficult for any offensive line to protect a QB that takes a lot of deep drops or plans to sit back and scan. Most offenses protect the quarterback using the quick passing game or playaction.