It's now the tail end of year number 2 for this former number 1 draft pick in Miami. Ryan Tannehill, leading up to this season had a high level of expectation that after starting the season with 5 TDs to 2 INTs, being mentioned in the same breath as Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck seemed achievable. However, after paying a visit to the Bayou in New Orleans and throwing three interceptions, Tannehill found himself in dire straits and looking for a way out of the shadow that is Dan Marino in Miami.
Yesterday versus the Jets Tannehill turned in another great performance and his best performance this season throwing for 331 yards, 2TD, and posted a 94.2 rating. In the first half of the game, even if the Dolphins didn't score a single touchdown, Ryan Tannehill was throwing the football at a high rate and completing passes. His first drive lead the Dolphins to scoring chances inside the 40 yard line if not for a missed Caleb Sturgis field goal. The offense appeared to stall in the first half due to the inability of Tannehill to deliver the football deep along the sidelines (pass thrown out of reach to WR Marlon Moore) and a bad pass to TE Charles Clay. In fact, one aspect of the Dolphins offense that has been missing all season is that safety valve that extends drives in a big tight end that can catch passes at the sticks for first downs. However, bouncing back from those poor drives, Tannehill found Clay later on a seam route that drove the Dolphins just past mid field hauling down a pretty pass that was thrown over the head of a linebacker sinking back into coverage for the Jets. It was Clay's ability to grab that pass and extend the drive that would lead to bigger and better things in the second half.no comments