Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (left shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Tannehill should be fine to face the Broncos. It’s not a great matchup, but Tannehill may be forced to throw more than the Dolphins would like.
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (left shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Tannehill should be fine to face the Broncos. It’s not a great matchup, but Tannehill may be forced to throw more than the Dolphins would like.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (left shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Tannehill should be fine to face the Broncos. It’s not a great matchup, but Tannehill may be forced to throw more than the Dolphins would like.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle, right shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Tannehill said he’s “good” when asked about his shoulder. He’s expected to play on Thursday night against the Bills.
Monday, November 3, 2014, 11:27am
One of the biggest issues for Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been his lack of consistency. But there are recent signs that show Tannehill is making strides in that department in his third season.
Tannehill has posted a 100.0 passer rating or better in three of his past five starts. He has been on his "A" game lately in victories over the Oakland Raiders (109.3 passer rating), Chicago Bears (123.6) and Sunday's 37-0 blowout win against the San Diego Chargers (125.6 rating). It's not a coincidence that Miami is 4-1 during this stretch where Tannehill is playing some of the best football of his career.
Miami’s starting quarterback impressively outdueled MVP candidate and Chargers Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. Tannehill completed 11 of his first 13 throws and produced back-to-back touchdown drives to start the game. He finished with 288 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
“Just getting more comfortable in the offense and getting out and playing. I think that’s been the biggest thing,” Tannehill said. “That, and guys around me are making plays. When that happens, obviously it elevates my play.”
Miami offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has done a good job of focusing on Tannehill's strengths, the story added. Lazor came over from the Eagles and was under Chip Kelly. The story went on to say the Dolphins rarely throw the deep the ball, which is an area Tannehill struggles. Tannehill had only one completion of 25 yards or more Sunday and the offense still produced 37 points. But Lazor has Tannehill throwing short and mid-range passes accurately while also using Tannehill's athleticism to run the football more and move the pocket. Tannehill had his fourth straight game with an explosive run of 20 yards or more.
Despite having five touchdown catches already, Dolphins WR Mike Wallace hasn't cracked 100 yards yet this season and has had fewer than 60 yards in three of his last four games, which prompted him to say this on Tuesday, on the heels of another dismal offensive performance against Jacksonville:
"We didn't do nothing," Wallace told reporters. "Our offense was (expletive). We've got to do better."
"That's what I do; I'm built for that," Wallace said, continuing to show some visible signs of frustration.
This is a change of tone from the preseason, when Wallace spoke in glowing terms about Bill Lazor's offense. He and Ryan Tannehill continue to struggle to hook up on deep passes.
Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm
This is a policy issue.
Philbin doesn’t answer questions on injuries. He doesn’t answer questions about players who don’t participate in practice, whatever the reason. The standard answer on those questions is always something along the lines of, “I’ll be glad to discuss any player who participated in today’s practice.”
Philbin doesn’t answer questions who will start. He doesn’t answer questions about who will be on the 46-man gameday active roster. The standard answer to those two questions is always something along the lines of, “We’ll meet Friday night and determine who are the 46 players who give us the best chance to win on Sunday.”
That’s the way it’s been with Philbin for his two-plus seasons as coach. That’s the way it is now with Tannehill.
We believe Tannehill will be under center against the Raiders. As the article illustrates, Philbin's policy is to be evasive when asked questions about injuries, or who will start.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:39pm
"At the end of the week, we're going to pick the 46 guys that give us the best chance to win the game in London," Philbin said Tuesday.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday there is legitimate talk the Dolphins might bench Ryan Tannehill for Matt Moore. Tannehill has struggled through three weeks and was unable to move the offense in Sunday's home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Philbin said Monday he wanted to have a QB in place by the time the team leaves for London.
Philbin was asked if he felt it necessary to sit down with Tannehill after the coach was publicly noncommittal about his plans.
"I talk to him all the time. So we have multiple conversations," he said. "So again, I communicate with him frequently. And yeah, any kind of -- I don't usually get into personal conversations that we have."
Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:36pm
Philbin said repeatedly at today’s press conference he will bring the best 46 players to London to play the Raiders. Philbin is rarely specific about who’s going to play but this is different. This is the confidence of his starting quarterback.
Phiblin was specifically asked if it hurts Tannehill but not saying for sure that he will start against the Raiders.
“That’s my answer I’m sticking to it,” Philbin said.
The last question to Philbin couldn’t have been more clear:
Will Tannehill start Sunday against the Raiders?
“We’ll decide our game plan before we leave to play Oakland,” Philbin said.
It sounds as if many of the beat writers would be shocked if there is a switch heading into this week's game, but the team is coming off a very bad loss to the Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs at home. It very well could be a final wake-up call in what should be a winable game for Tannehill and the Dolphins this week as they take on the Raiders.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:31am
ESPN Dolphin beat writer James Walker feels WR Mike Wallace's stock is on the rise:
Miami’s No. 1 receiver caught his second touchdown in two games. Sunday’s back-shoulder, one-handed grab was one of the most impressive catches of Week 2 throughout the entire NFL. Wallace finished with five receptions for 56 yards. But he’s finding the end zone more this season, which is important. Wallace also leads the Dolphins with 12 receptions.
We had heard in the offseason that the Dolphins wanted to make it a point to get the ball to Wallace. There were also issues with he and QB Ryan Tannehill connecting in the past but it looks like that's no longer a problem. With the loss of RB Knowshon Moreno, things may fall on Tannehill a bit more and it looks like Wallace could be a reliable target going forward.
Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:54am
The Dolphins’ offense was already without Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, arguably its most productive player. Now they’ll try to live life without RB Knowshon Moreno, undoubtedly their most product running back.
Most likely, this won’t be good.
The immediate effect will be two-fold: it’ll shift even more responsibility on the frighteningly inaccurate arm of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and it’ll test the offensive line because the Dolphins will be in more second- and third-and-long situations, making the pass predictable and making the all-out pass rush almost inevitable.
The story went on to say that the running game is now in the hands of Lamar Miller, but the author considers him a number-two back. He feels Miller is improved but doesn't break tackles and he's not a guy who can carry the ball 15-17 times a game. It certainly doesn't paint a great picture for the Dolphins run game, or for Miller fantasy owners. But the good news is Miller has some favorable rushing matchups straight through Week 8, so it's possible Miller at least has value as a RB3 or flex play.
The Dolphins' offense under first-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has shown a mixed bag during the first two weeks of the preseason. The passing game and tempo have been upgrades from what we've seen last season. However, the running game is virtually non-existent thus far. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has completed 75 percent (15-for-20) of his passes and is playing faster and more decisive football. The passing game under Lazor has been sharp. But the offensive line is getting little push in the running game. The Dolphins had minus-5 yards in the first half last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and must improve their production on the ground.
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