Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor met with the media in his weekly press conference and faced a wide variety of questions in regards to Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill was the main subject because about 15 minutes earlier, Joe Philbin created a quarterback controversy by refusing to support Tannehill and/or name him the starter for Sunday’s game. Thus, Lazor was left to pick up the pieces and try to steer everyone in the right direction without any panic by talking about Tannehill and the progress he’s made.
“I thought there were some examples in the first half, I was about to see Ryan when I had to come down to this appointment, there were some examples in the first half when he played just like you’d want an NFL quarterback to play, sliding the pocket, throwing some accurate throws, and so I felt good. I thought he threw the ball more accurately than he did last week. I think he’s going to watch the video and see some plays he’d like back. I have a pretty clear picture of the way that we coach him to help him get there.”
At the same time, Lazor also wasn’t shy about noting what he needs to improve on during the games.
“The same as every quarterback probably that I’ve ever coached. Sometimes you go a little fast, sometimes you stay on something a little bit longer, sometimes you have a feeling that a certain guy is going to get open and, ‘I wish I would have gotten off of him sooner.’ But that’s quarterback, and that’s why it’s not an easy position to play. You have to do that while you’re under pressure and every moment I think Ryan is getting better at it. He’s shown that he can do it. He shows us every day in practice and I feel confident going forward.”
There’s not much more we can say at this point besides the fact that yes, the Dolphins are considering a quarterback change and yes, all options are on the table. What we don’t know is who is advocating for Tannehill behind closed doors and who is advocating for Matt Moore.