You don't think the fact that Tannehill is the starter has any bearing on those numbers whatsoever? While I understand that Tannehill isn't turning water into wine here. Each guy is having a career year because of Tannehill and the receiver friendly system we have.
But no matter how good their numbers are, it's primarily because we only have two legitimate receivers on the roster right now for Tannehill to throw to. If a 3rd or even 4th legitimate option emerged, their numbers would take a significant hit as Tannehill would likely spread the ball around. Tannehill throws to the open receiver, Clay's production this week is a testament to that.
All anyone is really pointing out is we need more receivers, more specifically a speedy deep threat and a large physical redzone threat. They don't need to be elite, they just need to be sure handed and as good at what they do as Hartline and Bess are. Hartline is a solid possession receiver. Bess is a solid slot receiver. We simply need a couple more guys to fill the other needed roles. If we could add two more sure handed guys that run good routes, we'd be set.
Just because Hartline and Bess are having a good year doesn't mean the receiver corps is set and doesn't need serious help.
Hmm if the piss poor talent is doing good it is because of Tannehill? If Tannehill is doing poor is it because of the piss poor talent?
Who has said we don't need to upgrade the WR position? That is just a made up thing as far as my posts are concerned. Why did you add it except to make a non issue point?
So why didn't they put up these types of numbers when Pennington (just applies to Bess), Henne, or Moore were throwing them the ball??? Why has each guy set single game records for yardage and why is each guy on track to break their respective single season records for yardage???
I'll tell you why. First, I'll agree with you that it's not all Tannehill. Despite my belief in the kid I'm not blind that he's a rookie and has his good and bad days. But what we have here is a clear case where two good receivers are finally recognizing their potential because of three things. One, they've got a thin supporting cast that allows them to become the only two viable targets. Two, they're in a receiver friendly system that has tremendous potential to generate yardage through the air. And three, they've got a good young quarterback that understands the system and can sling it. It's that simple.
Bess and Hartline are good, I'm not contesting that. But I won't call them what they aren't, which is great. Each guy has his role, and each guy does it well. But that's it. We've got a solid slot guy and a solid possession guy, but we don't have a speedster or a physical redzone target. Hartline and Bess will never be able to fill those shoes no matter how many yards they get.