James Walker wrote:The term “game manager” is a label often thrown around in the NFL, and it’s usually not viewed as a compliment. The assumption is that the quarterback being called that is too limited to carry an offense and, therefore, must be heavily managed.
The moniker fits Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill's performance over the past month perfectly. Tannehill beat the New York Jets 27-23 with just 149 passing yards in Week 9.
It was Miami’s third win in a row, and Tannehill is averaging 201.7 passing yards over that span. Most importantly, Tannehill hasn’t turned over the football in the past three games while the offensive line and running back Jay Ajayi have carried the team.
This needs to be a constant situation for Miami and Tannehill. Tannehill can not control the game and make the plays that Miami need to win the game. Miami needs to build a team around Tannehill so that he is more of the support then the lead.
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rightchea wrote:Tannehill can not control the game and make the plays that Miami need to win the game. Miami needs to build a team around Tannehill so that he is more of the support then the lead.
Exactly. And as I've said before, you can win some games with a QB like that, and maybe even make it to the playoffs from time to time. But if you want to win a Super Bowl, that type of QB holds you back and limits what you can do on offense. Again - Andy Dalton and Alex Smith are examples, and Tannehill isn't even at their level at this stage.
Just getting to the playoffs would be a phenomenal accomplishment for the Dolphins, but if a Super Bowl is the goal I just don't think Tannehill is the right QB for the job.
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