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    It might just be me, but it seems like Tannehill only targets Landry. Sure, he threw to Parker a few times, etc. Tannehill's primary target is Landry. If he is covered, it leads to a sack, him forcing an INT, etc. If he would just open his eyes and look for everyone, things might be different.

    In week one, he threw mostly to Cameron. Cameron did pretty well. Even Jennings grabbed a few last night. Tannehill isn't our guy. A total waste of money.

  • #2
    Here is the breakdown of Tannehill's passes.

    Landry - 18 targets
    Parker - 5
    Sims - 5
    Cameron - 4
    Stills - 3
    Jennings - 3
    Williams - 3

    Tannehill has always played favorites. Coincidently his favorite targets every year run the same routes. He throws to the receiver who he is most comfortable with, and that doesn't mean who has has a rapport with, it means that he throws to the receiver that runs the routes that he is comfortable throwing to. I am wondering if Sherman used to come down hard on him if he threw an interception back in college. He plays like someone who is terrified of throwing a pick. Nobody wants their QB to throw a pick but nobody wants to see their QB afraid to make the tough throws either.

    He looked pretty good last night, just not good enough. I've seen enough. He's good but will never be good enough to take any team anywhere noteworthy.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Phinatic514 View Post
      It might just be me, but it seems like Tannehill only targets Landry. Sure, he threw to Parker a few times, etc. Tannehill's primary target is Landry. If he is covered, it leads to a sack, him forcing an INT, etc. If he would just open his eyes and look for everyone, things might be different.

      In week one, he threw mostly to Cameron. Cameron did pretty well. Even Jennings grabbed a few last night. Tannehill isn't our guy. A total waste of money.

      Matthews didn't play and Landry gets open. He also runs the bubble/WR screens that the OC likes to call so damned much. The TEs aren't dependable for much outside of penalties and drops. Parker was very disappointing in his routes.

      Your perception is off. Tannehill started the game throwing to the TE's. Cameron actually caught his first pass. Sims then fumbled the second pass and cost us the opening drive and gifted the Giants a FG.

      There were 6 drops last night. If Sims or Cameron had held onto any of the balls, or Landry had held onto the one late in the game, the outcome might have been much different. Williams would have had a sure TD if he hadn't stopped running, then took off and tried to catch up with the ball. Parker and Cameron both had chances to make plays on well thrown balls that hit them in the hands late. Neither caught the balls.

      I had more issues with the play calling, the 6 drops, and lack of run support than I did Tannehill last night. He's no where near the waste of money Grimes and other high price guys are who shat the bed all night and most of the season.

      YMMV.

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      • DolphinsFreak
        DolphinsFreak commented
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        If you're talking about the "deep" pass over the middle to Cameron I would have to defend Cameron on that play. That was an excellent play by the DB and I wouldn't fault him for not catching that pass at all. It was a nice pass but the defender played it perfectly.

      • cuchulainn
        cuchulainn commented
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        It was our 2nd set of downs and due to a signature Jason Fox hold at a critical time on the previous play, it was now 3rd and 20. The ball hit Cameron in the hands. He absolutely had to make that catch and failed to do so. I can think of but 1 great play we've gotten from Cameron all season. He's by far been the biggest FA disappointment. I'm fine with bringing Cameron back next season, but he has to step up and do more. This was the 2nd best effort from Tannehill all season and just like the Jags game, the surrounding cast failed to do their jobs and drew stupid personal fouls at critical times.

      • DolphinsFreak
        DolphinsFreak commented
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        We must be referring to two different plays. I believe the play I am talking about happened later in the game. It was probably a 20 - 30 yard pass over the middle and I think it was the safety that came in and knocked the ball out. I am not sure what play you are referring to. On the first and second set of downs I thought Cameron made two first down completions, one for 11 yards and one for about 17-18 yards. Sims had a ton of drops which surprised me.

    • #4
      [QUOTE=DolphinsFreak;n12659]Here is the breakdown of Tannehill's passes.

      Landry - 18 targets
      Parker - 5
      Sims - 5
      Cameron - 4
      Stills - 3
      Jennings - 3
      Williams - 3

      Tannehill has always played favorites. Coincidently his favorite targets every year run the same routes. He throws to the receiver who he is most comfortable with, and that doesn't mean who has has a rapport with, it means that he throws to the receiver that runs the routes that he is comfortable throwing to. I am wondering if Sherman used to come down hard on him if he threw an interception back in college. He plays like someone who is terrified of throwing a pick. Nobody wants their QB to throw a pick but nobody wants to see their QB afraid to make the tough throws either.

      He looked pretty good last night, just not good enough. I've seen enough. He's good but will never be good enough to take any team anywhere noteworthy.
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      And the other teams know this which is why it gets tougher to break the tackle when all the sharks are circling around Landry. Tannehill just will never be the guy. 0 points in the 4th quarter.‚Äč

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      • #5
        A lot of what gets complained about went back to the schemes employed as a majority of Lazor's offense was scripted and predetermined prior to the snap. The play was designed to go to one player or one direction regardless. We've seen screen shots of where 3 receivers were all within 3 yards of the LOS after the snap and only 1 past the marker. Lazor's philosophy was quick strike scripted plays that relied on the WRs to break tackles and create separation. Those schemes did not allow the QB to adjust to the defense or audible out to a completely different play. The QB had option A or option B. Both were predetermined. It also relied heavily upon bubble/WR screens at or behind the LOS, which were frustrating to watch.

        Still haven't read why Taylor stopped pounding Miller and Ajayi in the 2nd half of the game, or why in the 2nd qtr we ran 9 straight pass plays after Miller had already devastated the Giants D on a TD run. Still the game showed a lot of promise for the QB and the play calling moving forward. Hopefully, Parker will play much better moving forward and our TEs will stop hindering the offense.

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        • DolphinsFreak
          DolphinsFreak commented
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          I think the playcalling lost the Dolphins the game so I don't see how promising that can be. Taylor and Tannehill abandoned the running game in the second half and that decision more than likely cost the Dolphins the game regardless of how poor the defense played. Lazor has been fired so there are no more excuses as to why Tannehill isn't getting the ball to more receivers.

        • cuchulainn
          cuchulainn commented
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          Taylor is learning and adapting. I liked the overall game plan on offense, he just resorted back to Lazor's play calling late in the game. That aside, he already is calling more running plays than Lazor did. He didn't call a perfect game and I hated the 9 straight pass plays in the 2nd qtr, and flat out abandoning the run in 2nd half, but he showed vast improvement over his first game.

          As for Tannehill, this was his 2nd best game of the season. Too many WR screens were still called and that is usually to Landry. As for as the others - they have to get open first. Parker and both TEs had a terrible game, Jennings is washed up, Stills allowed RC to out position him several times. Landry creates separation and gets open. He also understands how to work with is QB when he's out of the pocket. If Matthews had played, I'm confident he would have had a good number of targets as well.

          Expecting continued improvement against the Chargers on Sunday and I could care less about who is targeted the most. That's usually the guy who gets open and makes plays. Usually that is Landry. It was Matthews during some other games.

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