Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been playing in the National Football League for about five years and we are still waiting to see if he will become one of the league’s premier talents in regards to the quarterback position. The Dolphins failed once again to move up in the AFC East when they lost the Tennessee Titans 30-17.
Their recent loss to the Titans dropped their record to 1-4 and dead last in the AFC East. All of a sudden teams within the division such as the Buffalo Bills are starting to play up to their potential, the Dolphins are struggling to find an identity on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
The team has firepower on both sides of the ball that is capable of contending with teams such as the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they have failed to put it all together so far. After being selected with the 8th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Ryan Tannehill was expected to bring the glory days back to the Dolphins franchise.
At the time of the 2012 NFL draft, Tannehill was coveted by head coaches such as Mike Shanahan who was the head coach of the Washington Redskins. With Tannehill under center as the Dolphins quarterback, the Dolphins have been within striking distance of making the playoffs, but have failed to seal the deal.
So far, Tannehill has been under the guidance of three head coaches. All three coaches have been offensive-minded specialists that have tried to get the best out of Tannehill’s abilities. His current head coach Adam Gase is a guy who has worked with talents such as future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
There is still a lot of football left in 2016, but Ryan Tannehill must show that he is more than capable turning the Dolphins into a legitimate playoff contender once again. According to recent reports, Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has told Tannehill that he will be the team’s starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2016 regular season.
Gase is saying all of the right things to support his starting quarterback, but you have to wonder how long will Ryan Tannehill be under center for the Dolphins if their losing ways continue this season. I believe that this situation is far from over in Miami.
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