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  • Sports Buzz: OC wants more from Offense

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sport...th-decisi.html

    Christensen made clear today that he expects more from Ryan Tannehill (especially in getting the ball out more quickly), his offensive line, his tight ends (not enough impactful plays) and his receivers (in terms of beating man coverage).

    Here’s what Christensen had to say:

    • Has the offensive line met your or the team’s standards? “Probably not yet. These next two weeks, everything should speed up. We should play better. We have to protect our quarterback better. We have got to run it better. We got to throw and catch it better. These next two weeks, if we don’t see some big improvements, then we better get a little bit nervous. We should see some big improvement these next two weeks.”

    • Do you have a sense who starting guards will be Sept. 11? “I don’t. I’m kind of making sure I don’t. At the end of this [Dallas] game, we have to start thinking about it a little bit because the third game is when we’re trying to play the starters a good chunk, and the fourth game is kind of a wash. I do think coming out of this game we got to start funneling the thing down and getting a lineup and giving them a chance to play together.”

    ...

    • Is Tannehill getting ball out as quickly as you want? “No. I don’t think anything is as quick as we want. Nothing – the protection, the run game, the pass game, the routes, nothing is as quick as we want. That has to all speed up if we want to get where we want to go. Especially the up-tempo and some of those things all have to become second nature. I hope in the next two weeks, we start seeing the results.”

    • Is doing everything more quickly as simple as repetition? “It’s knowing what you’re doing and it should be the technique stuff. Beating man coverage takes some time. It’s hard to do. Blocking them one on one. Pass protecting one on one, all those things that I think probably the defense is ahead of us right now. We have to catch up and be good at it.”

    • How tough is it to judge Tannehill? “He played seven snaps, got hit a little bit. When we did protect it up, we had some miscues. And quarterbacks made their miscues. It’s hard to evaluate a lot of things until things start hitting right. That’s what the preseason is for. Get some combinations, find some guys who can do it.”

    ...

    • The Dolphins practiced for about 15 minutes in driving rain today. How did the offense look?

    “We didn’t look good enough. I was disappointed. We’re going to play in some rain games. That was great work for us. We need wet balls and we fumbled a couple snaps and that’s unacceptable but as a coach I’m glad it came up where we can address it. We had too many fumbled snaps and operation issues in the ball game. That can’t happen. We needed that wet day. We needed some of that. Like to tell you we were way ahead of the game and we’re not. We got to clean that up.”

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    Sounds like they've finished installing the Offense, now is just everyone getting it down and learning to execute it cleanly.

    Next two weeks, the O should be showing more improvement, especially with Tunsil at LG and DVP back in the lineup.

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    Christensen worked with Luck so there is a Standard to compare Tanny to. Hope he plays Tannys monkey on his back. Wonder Why Christiensen left Colt? Was he the scapegoat or he saw a sinking ship?
    The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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    • #3
      Christensen was also with the Bucs under Gruden and the Colts with Peyton prior for 14 years...

      Pagano wasn't happy with the Cotls offense nor Luck's performance and was making changes to the coaching staff. Gase asked if he could interview and hire him and the Colts said yes. He and Bo Hardegree are all part of the QB and offensive coaching staff under Gase.

      Reporters have noted time and again that we're doing QB drills that we've never done here before under these guys. Hopefully they'll teach Tannehill to keep his feet active as well as improve his lateral quickness.

      Personally, I think Gase should hire Roy Jones Sr to train Tannehill to avoid pass rushers since the OL can't block them. RJS did wonders for Roy Jones Jr with a length of pvc pipe with a screw in the end. #toughlove

      Anyway, the offense will pretty much remain vanilla and work on basics in PS the next few games. Just hope to see steady improvement across all positions.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cuchulainn View Post
        Christensen was also with the Bucs under Gruden and the Colts with Peyton prior for 14 years...

        Pagano wasn't happy with the Cotls offense nor Luck's performance and was making changes to the coaching staff

        Personally, I think Gase should hire Roy Jones Sr to train Tannehill to avoid pass rushers since the OL can't block them. RJS did wonders for Roy Jones Jr with a length of pvc pipe with a screw in the end. #toughlove

        Anyway, the offense will pretty much remain vanilla and work on basics in PS the next few games. Just hope to see steady improvement across all positions.
        As to Luck/Christiansen, Luck regressed, and of course was injured. He's the guy I most question. The Colts offense was predicated on the medium (12-20 yard throw) and at least 6..or more deep throws. So it's dink and dunk with Tannehill? Seems like there the continuing issue with Tannehill's ability to be accurate at longer distances...or at least that's the cards Christiansen and Gase are playing. It's a shame Doughty's arm isn't that of Luck..or Tannehill. Watching those 5-6 W. Kentucky games, Doughty had it all, except the ability to be consistent over 25 yards. That said, that was W Kentucky's offense. But it wasn't dink and dunk.

        LMAO at the Roy Jones Sr/Jr reference.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by IMAWriter View Post
          As to Luck/Christiansen, Luck regressed, and of course was injured. He's the guy I most question. The Colts offense was predicated on the medium (12-20 yard throw) and at least 6..or more deep throws. So it's dink and dunk with Tannehill? Seems like there the continuing issue with Tannehill's ability to be accurate at longer distances...or at least that's the cards Christiansen and Gase are playing. It's a shame Doughty's arm isn't that of Luck..or Tannehill. Watching those 5-6 W. Kentucky games, Doughty had it all, except the ability to be consistent over 25 yards. That said, that was W Kentucky's offense. But it wasn't dink and dunk.

          LMAO at the Roy Jones Sr/Jr reference.
          Per Gase, it's a Dink and Dunk league where games are won and lost within 10 yards of the LOS. There were several articles on this based on Gase's comments from a week or two ago. Luck has always had the benefit of playing in a really easy AFCS. Doughty played out of the shotgun in more of a spread offense. They are working on transitioning him to work more from under center. He does have a good arm and intangibles, as well as intellect and vision, he's just not athletic, nor does he have an arm that has consistent velocity at this level. He can be a Penny type passer though. Really looking forward to seeing him beat out Matt Moore by next season and push Tannehill as well.

          Glad someone caught the RJ references. Not as blunt as Patches O'Houlihan and his wrenches but just as effective for dodging items. lol...

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