Christensen and new head coach Adam Gase are expected to give Tannehill more freedom to audible at the line of scrimmage -- and playing at a faster pace gives him more time to make good decisions. Tannehill has never lacked for volume, attempting between 586 and 590 passes in each of the last three years, but it's quite possible he could set a new career-best mark if the new coaching staff stays true to its stated intentions. Miami is returning the key members of last year's receiving corps. and should have an improved offensive line, but it's unclear how well they'll run the ball with Jay Ajayi expected to replace Lamar Miller as the lead back.
This will allow Tannehill to audible out of a play that the defense is prepared for and possibly put the Dolphins offense in a better chance to succeed. Tannehill has been studying the offense of Adam Gase as much as possible this spring so that he is up and running by the time training camp starts in July.
Tannehill was reportedly sought out by Manning to go over Gase's offense, which Manning ran with the Broncos in the two years prior to last season. Due to CBA restrictions, Tannehill wasn't able to directly meet with his new head honcho, so Manning's tutoring served as a valuable alternative. Thanks to Manning, Tannehill was able to dive into his new playbook while receiving quality pointers on various intricacies, all of which are aimed to help his transition into Gase's offense this season.
Tannehill was sacked a whopping 45 times during 2015, making him the third-most sacked quarterback in the league. Along with taking so many hits, Tannehill's passer rating and completion percentage dropped. Nonetheless, like he did with Jay Cutler in Chicago, Gase intends to quell any quarterback concerns with the help of improved protection, showing his support for Tannehill as they enter their first season together.
In what has to be considered one of the unlikeliest outcomes of the 2015 season, the
|P1||8/12/16||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|P2||8/19/16||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|4||9/29/16||@ CIN||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/13/16||@ SD||4:05 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/16||@ NYJ||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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