This is a big season coming up for
The report says the "kid gloves are off and this a crucial third year for the former first-round pick. Is Tannehill a franchise building block or just another average quarterback? He's shown reasons to make a case for both sides. But the Dolphins are standing behind Tannehill for at least one more season to see if he can improve on his 15-17 career record."
This year Tannehill must prove he can lead the Dolphins to the playoffs. And he must do so while learning a new offense for the first time in his career. If he struggles, the team could look at finding a new quarterback for next season.
There were issues between
According to ESPN, there's no visual evidence of an improvement. Over seven practices open to the media including the team's recent three-day minicamp, Tannehill has failed to connect with Wallace. He's tried but misfired.
The team, including the receiver involved, insists that it's a non-issue.
"(You) haven't been here. ... We hit those, about three or four of them so far," Wallace said. "Me and him haven't personally thrown that many. If we've thrown like six, we've hit on like four."
ESPN also notes that Wallace "appears determined" to have a big year. He's put in extra time after practice to work on his hands and received praise from his head coach, Joe Philbin, who said he's "doing the little things that can make the difference when the season comes around."
The report says the Dolphins are asking a lot of Tannehill in his third season, which includes making it to the playoffs, becoming a leader on the team and mastering a new offense under first-year coordinator Bill Lazor.
Tannehill had some ups and downs this offseason, per the report, but he is showing growth, especially in the leadership department.
"A lot better today," Tannehill saud Thursday. "Still not perfect. We had a lot less mental errors. It’s exciting to see the progression."
Tannehill also expressed his appreciation for new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
"He's very precise," Tannehill said. "He wants everything exactly like he talked about. That gives me comfort. ... That accountability is raised."
Under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor,
Lazor's system features multiple formations, an up-tempo style and quick-hitting plays, according to ESPN.com.
"There’s still a learning curve. It’s not going to come overnight," Tannehill told the website. "It’s going to take some time, not just for me but for all of our guys. The receivers are running routes that they haven’t run before doing adjustments that we haven’t done before, so there’s going to be a learning curve, but that’s what this time is for."
|P1||8/8/14||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|P2||8/16/14||@ TB||7:30 pm|
|2||9/14/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|4||9/28/14||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/19/14||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/1/14||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ NE||1:00 pm|
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