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QB Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins

6-4, 221Born: 7-27-1988College: Texas A&MDrafted: Round 1, pick 8

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 5): The only silver lining here for Tannehill is that he has a new head coach. Tannehill is just a bench stash to see if this offense gets rolling without Joe Philbin. His numbers aren't bad, but we know when the team is in this state, Tannehill is subject to total collapse.

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 at WAS 57 22 34 226 1 0 3 7 0 1 15
2 at JAX 68 30 44 359 2 0 3 17 0 0 26.65
3 vs BUF 78 26 49 297 2 3 1 -1 0 0 18.75
4 vs NYJ 64 19 44 198 2 2 1 4 0 0 15.3

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs NYJ (19 / 44 / 198 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

In what's becoming a trend, the Dolphins entire team has come out to sluggish starts, leading to early two-score deficits and no room for error. Ryan Tannehill was particularly anemic yesterday as New York's ferocious defensive front overwhelmed the Dolphins and Tannehill was more skittish than usual. It was evident in many of his throws, as he was inaccurate and at times, overwhelmingly so. The first offensive play for each team really told the story, as the Dolphins ran a screen to Jarvis Landry that was a low throw and dropped. Meanwhile, the Jets ran a play-action and Fitzpatrick fired a deep strike to Brandon Marshall, setting the tone for the entire game. Absorbing 9 hits and suffering 3 sacks in addition to the countless times he was hurried, Tannehill is obviously missing his left tackle, Branden Albert, as well as some more capable interior lineman. He's also missing any semblance of a running game. It takes a toll on any quarterback to drop-back so many times and being pressured, except for maybe Aaron Rodgers. At various points, throughout the game, Tannehill just threw the ball in the vicinity of a receiver with pressure starting to come his way. This was especially the case when Todd Bowles started dialing up some corner blitzes with his team up by two scores. He is still looking to make some plays outside of the pocket, and still does show some poise and stands in there when he has a clean pocket. The Dolphins actually had a chance in the 4th quarter, down 13, to make it a close game, but they failed on 8 attempts in goal-to-go situations and the Jets were able to close out the game. It was a gruesome game for Tannehill, and it's clear the AFC East defensive fronts are no joke, so Miami needs to figure out their protection and must start running the ball to help their franchise quarterback out.

2015 Week 3 vs BUF (26 / 49 / 297 / 2 / 3 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

As the Dolphins have done for most of this century, it was two steps forward and one step back for the team and their quarterback against the Bills in Week 3. After flashing signs of joining the upper echelon of NFL signal callers over the first two weeks, Ryan Tannehill was flummoxed by Rex Ryan's defense. Ryan has had a history of bottling up Dolphins offenses in the last 3 seasons, but Tannehill did nothing to indicate he had a handle on the offense until the game was 27-0 in the second half. Not having Branden Albert certainly didn't help, which may have caused some skittishness on Tannehill's part. He only went down twice on over 50 drop-backs, but he was hit another 8 times and often had to flee the pocket and throw the ball away as a late Bill blitzer never seemed to be picked up. All three of his interceptions came in the first half and at two were entirely on him. The first was on a pass Jarvis Landry didn't completely see into his hands, he bobbled, and laid into the waiting arms of Preston Brown. The pass may have been a hair behind Landry, but it's a catch he makes regularly. The pick 6 to Brown came on one of those late-blitzing plays for the Bills. Bacari Rambo hit Tannehill as he threw it into the waiting arms of Brown who waltzed into the end-zone. His final pick came near the end of the half, as he simply air-mailed a throw to impressive rookie Ronald Darby. Although the game was virtually over by halftime, near the end of the first half, Jonas Gray started getting some snaps and Tannehill was forced under center. This allowed the Dolphins to buy him some time through play-actions, which helped him find some throwing lanes downfield to the likes of Rishard Matthews and DeVante Parker. Tannehill's first TD pass to Matthews was very nice as he delivered on-time strike on an out to the back of the end-zone, and he ultimately salvaged his line with another TD to the emerging WR. However, garbage time is garbage time and his second TD pass was mightily underthrown and Matthews adjusted to make the play. His fantasy line wasn't a complete disaster, but Tannehill has to improve going forward, especially early in games.

2015 Week 2 vs JAX (30 / 44 / 359 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)

While the Dolphins were stymied in the fourth quarter and ultimately lost to an upstart Jaguars team, Ryan Tannehill put the league on notice a bit as he looked about as good as he's looked in any one game over his first 3+ seasons in the league in picking apart the Jags for about 2.5 quarters. Branden Albert was lost in the first half to a hamstring injury, but Tannehill didn't miss a beat for the next quarter or so before the pressure started to overwhelm him. For the first two-plus quarters though, Tannehill stood in the pocket and delivered an array of accurate touch passes, as well as balls with more zip on them. When he needed to flee the pocket, he did so and looked to throw constantly, making a few plays outside the design of the initial play call. His first TD came on such a play, as he was flushed out of the pocket to the left (always a difficult throw for a right-handed QB), before finding Damien Williams streaking towards the left pylon. His second TD came on a tight-window throw to Jake Stoneburner from 5 yards out. What's been especially impressive with Tannehill is his willingness to fit throws into tight windows, and the trust he has in Jarvis Landry, Rishard Matthews and Jordan Cameron at the moment is a good sign going forward. What's worrying is how the Miami offensive looked during most of the second half. Jared Odrick and Tyson Alualu routinely embarrassed Jason Fox, who replaced Albert at left tackle. Additionally, Ja'Wuan James wasn't much better on the right side. Tannehill only took two sacks, but was hit a half-dozen times and was forced to the throw the ball away on a handful of others due to the pressure. With his mobility, it's not a dire situation, but Albert's hamstring is a situation to monitor with the Bills and Jets coming up. Tannehill will be under immense pressure in both games if his starting left tackle can't suit up.

2015 Week 1 vs WAS (22 / 34 / 226 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 7 / 0 rush)

It was an odd day for the Dolphins in general, as the Redskins dominated the time of possession battle with a ball-control attack, especially with DeSean Jackson leaving the game early. Despite just 22 minutes of possession, Ryan Tannehill still threw the ball 34 times. It was mostly a dink and dunk show, as the Dolphins looked to feed Jarvis Landry in the passing game through screens and quick hitters. However, Tannehill did show off some touch and accuracy on some intermediate throws as the game wore on. He's been very adept at throwing the seam route (to Charles Clay in years past), but with the bigger and faster Jordan Cameron now onboard, that throw will become a staple of the offense. Likewise, he showed his accuracy on the run, making a few sideline throws. While DeVante Parker was talked up as a red-zone matchup threat for Week 1, he barely played. Rishard Matthews emerged as the second WR to Landry, and third target overall after Cameron. Tannehill's lone TD pass on the day came from in close with an easy throw to Matthews, as he picked on brutal Washington corner David Amerson. When Parker does get up to speed, Bill Lazor will have no shortage of options behind Landry, Cameron, and Parker. The Miami offensive line does remain a work in progress, as Washington's improved interior defensive line did get some push against the likes of Dallas Thomas and Jamil Douglas. Tannehill did give the ball on one of those sacks, fumbling the ball back to Washington. It could've been worse too, as Tannehill had a pass go through the arms of Chris Culliver before Greg Jennings reeled it in. Additionally, Tannehill had about 3 passes batted up in the air at the line of scrimmage. Although none were ultimately picked off, it's an issue he's been dealing with since he entered the league. Although it wasn't the start to the season for Tannehill many had hoped for, Tannehill rarely fails to hit the baselines of 200 yards and at least one TD pass. While his numbers were far short of QB1 numbers in Week 1, the arrow should be pointing up for Tannehill and the Dolphins offense as the offensive line finds continuity with Branden Albert's return and the #1 pick, DeVante Parker hits the field more frequently.


Latest News

Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill unhappy with teammates (Fri Oct 9, 07:38 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill was unhappy with some of his defensive teammates during practice last week because they were going after the ball during a drill when the defense was supposed to avoid making plays on the ball. Tannehill went after CB Tony Lippett after Lippett intercepted a pass during the drill, which angered some of the other defensive players.

Our View: Fantasy owners are unhappy with Tannehill. He needs to turn things around or else he's going to be a permanent fixture on benches across fantasy football. Tannehill's future with the team may be in question since the team has opportunities to release him after the 2016 season because of clauses he has the contract he signed this past offseason.
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Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill tosses two TDs (Sun Oct 4, 09:08 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill completed 19 of his 44 pass attempts for 198 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 4 game against the New York Jets. He also ran once for four yards.

Our View: Tannehill was a mess, just as the whole Dolphins offense was. Penalties against the Jets were the most effective way for Miami to move the ball. Perhaps if Joe Philbin and Bill Lazor get fired, Tannehill can get turned around this year, but he's getting closer to waiver material every week.
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Dolphins | Rough outing on tap for Ryan Tannehill? (Fri Oct 2, 09:53 PM) - Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill faces the New York Jets in Week 4, and the Jets are allowing the fourth fewest passing yards this year and have allowed just three touchdown passes in three games.

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