Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Ryan Tannehill finished yesterday’s game with a 79.9 quarterback rating, 178 yards passing, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Tannehill was efficient and made some good decisions and had it not been for a few drops on easy catches, the team could’ve put more points on the board and his rating would’ve been even higher. Despite that though, they moved the ball well and Tannehill was helped a lot by the running game, specifically Knowshon Moreno.
“It’s exciting, fun to watch him run. I don’t see all the moves he makes but to see him finishing with the ball seven-eight yards, 10 yards, 12-15 yards down the field has been really fun just one game in,” Tannehill said. “It’s been a while since we’ve been able to run the ball like that and to be able to do it against a good defense speaks a lot to our offensive line and to Knowshon.”
“Knowshon’s in another world which I love. Don’t talk to him too much. Let him pace around and huff and puff and stare off into the distance but once he has the ball in his hands he’s going downhill. That’s what you want.”
Tannehill wasn’t completely satisfied though about the offensive performance and felt that the team could’ve put up a lot more points and talked about the missed opportunities.
“What stuck out to me were the opportunities that we missed. The missed throws, missed opportunities, turnovers in the first half. If we take those out or correct 70% of those it’s kind of scary what the offense can do. That’s going to be our focus this week, fixing those mistakes, taking out those missed opportunities that we had. They weren’t hard plays, they weren’t tough plays. They were plays that we should be making so I’m really expecting myself to clean that up for next week.”
If Tannehill can clean up the mistakes with his receivers and tight ends and if Moreno can continue his dominant rushing attack, this offense can quickly become one of the more dominant ones in the NFL.