Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
When offensive coordinator Bill Lazor came to Miami, one of the very first things he did was to look at Ryan Tannehill's footwork and started taking steps to correct it. As the offseason has gone on, the improvement is noticeable but Lazor says there is always more work to be done.
"We just taught him how we want it to be. We explained it to him," Lazor said. "We gave him some drills on how to get it. And he worked his butt off, he's working his butt off to get it right. There were just certain fundamentals as with any position that we feel is the best way to do it. That's the way we're leading them. No one's perfect. PGA golfers have swing coaches and they're making money and are not done yet. It's just a matter of coaching. We're coaches. We have a great love for what we do and the fundamentals of the game and to try to make guys the best they can be. That's what we're doing with Ryan. For his part and all the quarterbacks here, they're buying in and working hard."
After Tannehill led a perfect drive in the preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons, Lazor still said there was work to be done and that no one will ever be perfect.
"There is no 'I got it," Lazor said. "Never. I thought he had 10 good plays. I thought he showed command. I thought he was very decisive on the field. The ball came out of his hand on time with all of them. He has a really good grasp of what we're doing. My job is to push him. I've got to make it very hard for him out here on the practice field. I heard a rumor that some people reported we've made it hard to him on the field. That's on purpose. That's how you build a quarterback and he's coming."