Phins Rock wrote:
I don't agree with Omar's assessment. Tannehill's pocket presence is not good, but it's regressed. I thought it was one of his biggest, if not his number 1 biggest strength in his rookie year. Give him good protection and he'll be comfortable enough to feel the pocket again.
People need to stop saying his deep ball stinks…He's pretty darn accurate to everybody not named Wallace. Why he can't hit Wallace is completely beyond my comprehension, but Hartline, Clay, Matthews have gotten consistently good deep balls from him.
"Rarely uses his backs in the passing game"….Well no duh, they suck at it. Lamar Miller can't catch and you may as well throw it away if you're throwing it to Daniel Thomas.
He doesn't throw WR's open? Half his throws to Matthews are throwing him open….Peyton Manning couldn't throw Wallace open…
And the staring receivers down thing really irks me. If it's incomplete, he stared him down. If it's a completion, he made a good throw to his first read…
Questioning his upside is idiocy. Tannehill has above average to very good talent. Good enough to be a top 10 QB…That said, I'll admit he needs a coaching staff who can save him at this point though.
You make good points and that is why I don't want to bail on him. I'd argue he has very good talent but there is something beyond just protection that is missing. It's almost like the coaching staff has taught him to avoid being a playmaker, and instead just sit in the pocket as though he has a world of time and receivers running great routes.
Its a good to question to ask about a coaching hire. Does Ross boot Ireland/Philbin and hire a new GM who's mission is to find a coach that will save Tannehill?