Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Ryan Tannehill has struggled three weeks in a row and hasn’t fulfilled his potential that many thought he had coming into his third season. It’s getting so bad that according to a source, there are legitimate concerns inside the organization about whether or not Tannehill can be the future of this franchise. These concerns will grow louder each week that Tannehill underperforms and if it continues, the same source said that Matt Moore may be an option to finish the season.
For Tannehill’s part, he understands that he has not performed well and admits that it’s frustrating.
“I thought we struggled all game. The most frustrating part was [that it was a] five point game in the fourth quarter and we didn’t come out on top. Do I feel confident at that point that we were going to win the game? And even when they scored again, I still felt like we had a shot. We just didn’t get it done,” he said. “It’s still early in the season so I have confidence that we can get this thing turned around. But it has to happen now. I said that last week and we didn’t get it done. We’ve got another shot at it. We are going across the ocean play a big game in London for us and heading into the bye week. So we’ve have to be 2-2 at that point.”
As we all know, the Dolphins came out to another slow start and Tannehill, like others on the team, were at a loss for words.
“I don’t know, I don’t think it’s one thing. If you look back at New England, the turnovers slowed us down but we were moving the ball. Last week [against Buffalo] we didn’t get anything going and we had a slow start again this week so we’ve got to figure it out. I think we need to keep the run game going and make the plays outside when we have the chance. Whether it’s a throw or it’s a drop or it’s protection. All those things are culminating right now and we’ve got to get them corrected.”
The Dolphins will have a few days to figure it out before heading to London to take on the Oakland Raiders. Another ugly performance could put this season in a downwards spin.