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Schedule's not that tough. 3 tough away games, NE, MN & HOU. Pack was 9-7. OAK, TN, and JAX come to MIA. OAK has to travel east cool. Almost a perfect schedule to test Gase's coaching skills and if Tanne is our long term answer. This an 8-8 - 10-6 schedule.
> samsam3738 Wrote:
> > We be out of the playoffs with a hobbled QB by
> > bye week.
> That your prediction or wish?
OHHH Stop it TCPF....Stop putting words in peoples mouths.
It's too early to tell whether the scheduled game opponents will be anything but so-so. It seems that the ability for most teams to improve over the prior season is fast becoming a lost art. Once we can see the final Dolphins roster and start comparing it to upcoming opponent's rosters we'll have a better outlook on what is in store for the Dolphins. Tannehill, of course, is the truly unknown factor and his health will have a lot to do with team play.
Personally, I believe, RT has already seen his best years.
TC--my opinion isn't carved in stone. It's all the variables, all the unknowns that effect success. Look at Tiger Woods for instance. Aside from aging, he's faced mental stress after mental stress plus physical problems that have changed two things, his physical state and his mental confidence. He too has seen his best years, IMO. Can he compete? Sure, but not nearly at his previous level of play which was A++. Would I like to see him win another major title--sure, but I believe it's unlikely.
RT was a work in progress. True to say he never reached a high level of skill with the bozos that coached him. Now the variables are in play because of the injury and the fact that he's still playing with the Dolphins and their constant level of team and admin mediocrity.
By the end of this upcoming season we will know RT's QB fate.
However Its my position , and that of the head coach of the Miami Dolphins That Tannehill has a long great future in front of him still. Right now we have a pretty valuable almost Top 10 Pick at #11. The TEAM needs more defense now . DT/MLB/CB are all HUGE needs.
Offensively we need linemen /blocking tight end/ back up QB
Why give up all the holes above for one position that we have questions but is covered?
Only way we grab one of these QB's in the 1st round is if it falls to us and Gase is SURE hes a stud. Then one of 2 things happens:
Tanny will be traded if he's all that because he's no back up. And we get additional picks that way next season
OR we wasted a 1st round pick on a back up. BUT you get to be excited on draft day.
I don't think this team is going to draft up again after Dion Jordon. We need to much to risk so much.
We just are not good enough for ANY one player to change us. LB/Linemen.....you name it.
Best course of action is to trade down Get more picks . Than can change this ball Club.
You know Treasure, you always joke about me being a lawyer.
Hey, that's cool.
But in reality, you're really like a lawyer too.
You defend your client, Ryan Tannehill to the hilt. You are opposed to anything that remotely could even theoretically be against his interests, like drafting a new young QB who it might take even 3 years to replace Tanny. You point to other alternatives like drafting linemen instead thereby making Tanny better.
You minimize his deficiencies and when something negative happens, you look to either explain it, justify it, or lay the blame somewhere else.
LOL. Welcome to the profession! Glad to have you, Bro!
Dan Marino was great. He had incredible vision of the field and yes the quickest release ever. But that's not what we are discussing. Hardly an off season went by were he didnt get a knee surgery.
PHYSICALLY Ryan is stronger , faster , and relatively young. The timing was bad , he should have had surgery sooner but a knee injury on a QB is not a career ender. Shoulder and throwing arm......then call me.
> Dan Marino was great. He had incredible vision of
> the field and yes the quickest release ever. But
> that's not what we are discussing. Hardly an off
> season went by were he didnt get a knee surgery.
> PHYSICALLY Ryan is stronger , faster , and
> relatively young. The timing was bad , he should
> have had surgery sooner but a knee injury on a QB
> is not a career ender. Shoulder and throwing
> arm......then call me.
I always thought that if he had the surgery the off season before he would have been back sometime last year and showed he can still play. Plenty of QB's have had knee surgeries and still play at a high level. Very few of those are as athletic as Tanne.
Anyways. I see us at 8-8 by end of the year. I would be ecstatic to get 10...
At his best when he started with us after the draft, Tannehill was a deer in the headlights when Philbin was coach. First he was a run and gun QB at A & M. That's the QB that you"re talking about. Like Philbin, you want him to be a traditional QB but he is not good at that. As a traditional QB he is truly a Wet Firecracker. You're crazy if you see him as another Marino ....just without an adequate O line. As long as he is in a traditional pro set, you will only see failure and we will never switch to running the kind of offense that he would succeed in.