Originally Posted by freestater
Tannehill looked strong. It is week 1 of preseason, but it definitely has to be comforting/exciting for a fish fan. Honestly, I'm impressed with his footwork and delivery considering he was a WR up until junior year(?) in college.
I didn't pay alot of attention to his footwork necessarily, but I did notice he looked pretty comfortable in the pocket. If he can get the start this next preseason game, which it sounds like is an open competition, and then he can play good against Carolinas 1s, that will make me feel pretty good. The game against Tampa just gave me some optimism, if he does it again against the 1's it'll give me some excitement.
I just pray he ends up good. I was talking to my dad the other day, and I was sayin that if Tannehill ends up not being a good qb, the dolphins wont be good again for at least another 6 years. Sounds kinda crazy but with the 3 or 4 years to develop and see if he's the guy, and then drafting and developing a new qb, thats about how long it would take, at minimum. There are the rare circumstance where a very strong team can win with a mediocre QB, but it just doesnt' happen often. Take your team for example, you guys had pretty much the number 1 defense, number one rushing attack, one of the best special teams, and probably the best offensive line, and you had to sneak into the playoffs at 9-7. If you did that in the 70's you would be 12-2 or something. But even your team and a team like San Fran last year, once you got into the playoffs your quarterbacks stepped up. If they didn't I doubt you would've made it as far as you did. You gotta have a good quarterback to win in this league, or at least a very good game manager. One that wont make mistakes, but will make a play when needed (pennington for us in 08, Sanchez in the playoffs in 09 and 10), granted sanchez' game against the pats was more than game management, but you know what I mean.