Tannehill is putting up bad numbers because he's a true rookie starter on a bad football team. Moore wouldn't put up better numbers if he were named the starter, because Moore quite frankly isn't as good as Tannehill. Period. End of story. Moore lost to a rookie. A 5th year veteran couldn't even outplay a rookie. Heck, Moore couldn't even beat Henne for the job. That's all you need to know about Moore, is he gets beat by any form of legitimate competition. He's a solid backup, but that's it, it's all he'll likely ever be.
Tannehill is putting up bad numbers because he's a rookie who needs lots of work, regardless of the players around him.
You can opine all you want about what Moore would've done in the regular season, but quite frankly it's rooted in your self-serving argument instead of any kind of fact. He showed in the Jet game he could come in and lead the team to TD's. You keep talking this nonsense about how Matt Moore lost out to Tannehill, but you even admitted yourself the job was Tanny's from the get go a few weeks back. Did you just conveniently forget about that? Go figure the kid drafted #8 who previously played under Sherman's offense in college would win the QB battle on Joe Philbin's "It wasn't based numbers" explanation. C'mon man. C'mon. Not to mention the fans wanted the kid.
You keep bringing up Matt Moore and it just shows me how you really don't have a leg to stand on in regards to Tanny's struggles. You just keep side-tracking the conversation.
Back to the whole Marino/Tannehill conversation we were having. I'm not saying Tannehill is going to be another Marino. There will never be another Dan Marino. I'm not even saying Tannehill will be like Marino, he likely won't. But he still has every chance to be a great quarterback. Whether you like what he's doing or not, the majority opinion from writers and experts is that this kid has what it takes, he's just playing on a bad team without playmakers. I'm simply ageeing with what I'm seeing, reading, and hearing about the kid.
The majority of experts say what now? That he has every bit of a chance of becoming one of the greats? Please link me to these "majority" as well as their credentials. All you're "simply doing" is parroting a few articles you've probably read that happen to agree with your already cemented belief about a guy who's not competing at a level worthy of your pumping.
When it comes to Tannehill breaking Marino's record this week. Yes it is an accomplishment. It's a team record. Yes his QBR isn't great, he's had some significant struggles, but I think it is something he can overcome with time, experience, and a better supporting cast. I'm still high on this kid's future.
Bro ..... Frustrated even corrected me in that Marino didn't play the final two games in his rookie year so his grand total was 9 freaking games and you're here trying to play up this amazing accomplishment of Tannehill surpassing his rookie yardage mark. Give me a break. How many "rookie" QB's have we even had to surpass such a tiny number?
You say the Mark's brothers weren't a dynamic duo, yet Duper caught for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns that season, that's a true number one wideout, something Tannehill lacks. Those numbers are even impressive in today's NFL.
Are you kidding me? Brian Hartline yardage-wise is already at 80% of Duper's . He and Bess have already surpassed their combined yardage and we still have 6 games to go. Touchdowns are the lacking department and ONCE AGAIN the reason involves Tanny not "absolves". He has as much to do with it as his receivers.
If you want to know why my opinion of the team changes on a consistent basis, it's because we're a very inconsistent team right now. Week to week you never know what you're going to get. Just three weeks ago we were an up an coming team with a winning record. Jump forward to today we're on a three game skid and it looks like teams have figured us out offensively. So until our team settles down and adopts an identity, I will continue to change my opinion as the state of the team changes. What I won't do is stubbornly cling to my opinions despite what is happening in front of my own eyes.
What you just typed is so completely ironic. You preach patience to other people when it comes to the team and to Tanny ...... and yet you've have to keep swapping your stances. That sounds like somebody who actually doesn't have a pulse of the team and should stop making such sweeping generalizations.