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  • Interesting article on our new playcalling strategy.. hmmm

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...6d2_story.html

  • #2
    Well it certainly can't hurt since our offense under Lazor was awful. Of course if we want to run he ball more the o-line has to block better and we have to stop shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties. If its 2nd and 20 or 3rd and 15 that takes the run out of the equation. We have to get off to a good start both offensively and defensively. If we keep falling behind by double digits that also takes the run away. Its good that Tannehill now has more input in the play calling. Now he has to go out and do something about it and perform much better.

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    • #3
      I guess the best part for me is that we can now truly hold Tannehill accountable if things don't improve. We all wonder if/why he can't audible out of plays. One of the most exciting things about Tannehill when drafted was his smarts. Kid is pre med. Analysts like Pete Cosell raved about his pre snap reads and intelligence. Now we are left wondering is he capable of running the offense? Is Lazor holding him back or is Tannehill not savey enough to run the offense without Lazor forcing poor plays on him? These last 5 games should allow us to eliminate or verify that Lazor was a legitimate excuse for Tannehill's regression and poor play this season.

      Personally I still don't want to give up on Tannehill only because the chances of us finding a super star QB in the near future is slim. Sometimes QB's thrive later in their career like Brees or Rich Gannon did. You give up on a guy too early and he goes and becomes a franchise QB for another team. I so desperately want it to click for him so we can win sooner than later. I have my doubts, but this will eliminate one of the questions we must ask - was Lazor holding him back. Time for accountability to fall on the QB.

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      • #4
        Perfect timing! Now we can watch Tannehill is the remaining games where he can audible and has much more control of running the offense the way he sees the field. He can prove to fans and coaches that he has the potential to be a franchise quarterback if he had a better offensive coordinator. (Who is NOT named Taylor) The remaining games should be interesting. I will be studying Tannenhill closely for the remaining games, but I refuse to count anything he does in GARBAGE TIME when the Dolphins are behind by a large margin, the opponent has given up because they already have the game in the bag, and Tannehill gets to pad his meaningless stats. I hope with Tannehill being cut loose he can improve his game and develop in the next few games and show everyone that is was his OC's that were holding him back.

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        • #5
          Pretty sure the game plan won't be throwing it 50 times a game.... pretty sure. lol...

          What's really surprising to me is that Lazor devised the game plans on his own and informed the players and other coaches after the fact. Does that make any sense? Everyone is there on Mondays, but Lazor is doing his own thing. Wouldn't you want a symbiotic relationship where you devise the gameplans with the input and cognizance of leader of the offense heavily involved? I don't get the refusing to let the QB audible either. He basically had call A or call B he was able to call at the line. And when Lazor's gameplan wasn't working, he stuck to it no matter what and regardless of what happened in the game with the blocking, he just kept doing the same thing. I wish we could we do what they did back in the day - the QB calls all the plays on the field, but the only guy who did that in this age that I'm aware of is Peyton Manning.

          Lazor's offense had some good stuff to it, it's just the overall lack of balance, adjustment, and throwing short of the 1st that's killed us. Last year we were the #11 offense at the EOY. This year we're #27. Poor run and pass blocking, injuries, and penalties have killed us. Past 2 games almost every big play was called back for penalty it felt like.

          Anyway, when Dan took over he told Lazor what he wanted from the offense and Lazor did it for the first 2 games. We were tough and physical and pounded the ball. Then Lazor went back to doing his own thing. I'm glad that Dan and Tannehill are both more involved in the offense now. Sink or swim. We'll see.

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          • #6
            just remember, the OC is gone ,but the penalties and crappy blocking and all that stuff will still be here!
            if the players can't run block under lazor, they probably stlll can't block.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phinfanfrom70s View Post
              just remember, the OC is gone ,but the penalties and crappy blocking and all that stuff will still be here!
              if the players can't run block under lazor, they probably stlll can't block.
              True, but like in the pic I posted in another thread, we shouldn't see 4 receivers in a 15 yard square of the field with 3 of the 4 short of the sticks either and run blocking is easier than pass blocking.

              Dan has been very clear that he wants a power rushing attack with a complimentary passing game that utilizes the TEs more and he wants production from Tannehill with more QB runs, rollouts, and bootlegs, something Lazor called sparingly.

              Against the Jets, on 3rd and long, he rolled Tannehill out to his right and Tannehill nailed Parker for a 14 yard completion. The next pass play was the 40 yard strike to Landry. Two plays later was the Landry TD.

              The problem with Lazor this season was that he'd only have one or two drives where he made very good calls. He often got cute or did crazy stuff like call a run play in 3rd and 25 and he rarely went max protect. Conversely, on the Parker TD, against the blitz of 7, the pass pro was just good enough. Tannehill made a very good throw and Parker made a fantastic play to avoid multiple tackles and score the TD.

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