Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Much has been made about Ryan Tannehill’s struggles over the first two weeks of the season. What many fail to mention though is that his receivers have dropped 7 passes, the second most in the NFL. What also many fail to mention is the fact that sometimes, the receivers are running the wrong routes or the fact that his offensive line missed an assignment, which led to a sack. While there are some legitimate concerns about Tannehill, some are overblown and make it much worse than he is.
Despite that though, Tannehill came out on Wednesday and addressed the media. Like just about every quarterback would, he took all of the blame and didn’t throw any of his receivers or running backs under the bus, even though they probably deserved to be.
“You can’t connect this year to last year. There is so much time in between, two different offenses, so much variation. I just haven’t been putting the ball in the right spot, I haven’t been at my best. It’s got to change and it’s got to change fast. I look forward to going out on Sunday and changing it,” Tannehill said. “I want to play well. When you don’t make the play, you’re not happy with yourself. You look at it on tape and it doesn’t make you feel good inside. But that doesn’t change the fact of what it is. It boils down to coming out on the practice field and doing it the right way here.”
It is true that Tannehill has left touchdowns on the field with his inaccurate throws at times. He is well aware of it and is well aware that he needs to fix it fast.
“It’s not discouraging. It’s frustrating. I’m upset at myself for the way that I’ve played, obviously I want to get it corrected. We’ve got a long season ahead of us and it starts with this week. You flip it around in one week and you play well and you start stringing good games together. It’s just a matter of going out and taking care of business this week. As far as accuracy, I think it boils down to feet, just being consistent in footwork and getting the ball out in the right spot.”
Tannehill has been rated by Pro Football Focus as the third best quarterback in the league. However, many argue that because of his low 76.1 QB rating and by what they see. However, they aren’t taking into account all of the drops and missed assignments by others on the team. Tannehill just needs to get better with his accuracy and the rest of the team around him needs to step it up a notch so the offense as a whole can be successful.