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Ryan Tannehill | Quarterback

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Texas A&M
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Coach Joe Philbin hasn't been satisfied with the Dolphins' tempo on offense this summer.
New OC Bill Lazor was supposed to bring an Eagles-like pace to the offense, but it's yet to materialize. Philbin has pulled Lazor aside a "couple of times" because he thought "we could have been pushing the pace a little faster." Philbin added it's "something that has to get a little quicker." No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace agrees: "You feel like you’re going fast. ... And then you realize you’re not going fast, and then it’s time to come out." There's still every reason to believe Lazor will be an improvement on Mike Sherman. Ryan Tannehill has looked comfortable in the new offense, and Miami finally got its running game on track in its third preseason game (albeit against the defense-less Cowboys). Aug 25 - 5:49 PM

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Ryan Tannehill completed 13-of-21 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the Dolphins' third preseason game.

The Dolphins' offense shredded the Cowboys' defense for 232 yards while Tannehill was on the field, but penalties and turnovers held Miami to only three points. The most egregious of those turnovers belonged to Tannehill, who stared down Brian Hartline before throwing the ball straight to Cowboys CB Tyler Patmon on his final play of the night. Tannehill also struggled with deep accuracy Saturday night, missing a wide-open Mike Wallace by a good five yards. Despite his struggles, Tannehill has the upside to be a solid QB2 in what should be an improved offense. Tannehill is 28-of-41 for 291 yards, one touchdown, and an interception this preseason.
Aug 23 - 9:12 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 9-of-14 passes for 110 yards in the Dolphins' second preseason game Saturday night.

Efficiency is the name of the game under new OC Bill Lazor, and Tannehill has delivered through two exhibition affairs. He's at 15-of-20 passing (75%) for 172 yards and a touchdown in August. Tannehill is also expected to be utilized on read-option runs by ex-Eagles assistant Lazor, increasing his fantasy appeal. He's an underrated and ultimately high-ceiling QB2 in fantasy drafts.
Aug 16 - 8:56 PM

Ryan Tannehill credits new OC Bill Lazor with helping him improve his footwork.

"It’s helped me get the ball out faster, have more velocity on some of my throws, and just be more consistent," Tannehill said. "Some of the incompletions I’ve had in the past are due to inconsistent footwork. That was his big key coming in to say: ‘Hey, we’re going to get your feet right and then everything else will take care of itself.’" Tannehill was sharp in Friday's preseason opener, and has drawn strong reviews in practice. The Miami Herald reported last week that his chemistry with Mike Wallace remains a work in progress, however.
Aug 11 - 4:42 PM

New Dolphins OC Bill Lazor admits he's been coaching Ryan Tannehill especially hard in training camp.

It certainly seems to be working, as Tannehill was a perfect 6-of-6 passing for 62 yards with a touchdown in Miami's preseason opener, and has "consistently" broken off "significant gains" on read-option runs in practice. "My job right now is to push him," said Lazor, who was Nick Foles' QBs coach last year. "I’ve got to make it very hard for him out here on the practice field. I heard a rumor that some people reported that we’ve made it hard for him on the field. That’s on purpose. That’s how you build a quarterback, and he’s coming."
Aug 10 - 11:01 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 6-of-6 throws for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' preseason opener Friday night.

The Dolphins opened the preseason red hot, with their first-team offense marching right down the field against Atlanta's first-team defense. Tannehill hit Rishard Matthews on a seam route off play action for 36 yards, and found Brandon Gibson wide open from six yards out for his passing score. It was obviously just a small taste, but a good sign for new OC Bill Lazor's offense. The Dolphins' skill-position players offer sneaky value in fantasy leagues this season because everyone is down on them after last year's Mike Sherman-coordinated debacle. Athletic Tannehill is very much worth a look as a QB2.
Aug 8 - 7:38 PM

According to the Miami Herald, Ryan Tannehill has "consistently" run for "significant gains" on read-option plays at Dolphins camp.

Tannehill's passing has been uneven -- "some good, some bad," per beat writer Barry Jackson -- but he's shown a "knack for making plays outside the pocket," and it's clear new OC Bill Lazor plans to put the former college wide receiver's underrated athleticism to use. Growing pains may need to be expected as Tannehill learns a new offense, but he offers sneaky upside as a mid-range QB2. Lazor is very obviously installing elements of Chip Kelly's offense.
Aug 7 - 12:08 PM

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he would "definitely" like the offense to have more balance this season.

Ex-OC Mike Sherman did not let the Dolphins' putrid offensive line dissuade him from throwing 67 percent of the time last season, getting Ryan Tannehill pummeled and himself fired in the process. New OC Bill Lazor does not plan to make the same mistake, and is installing a much more balanced offense. The balance should lower Tannehill's attempt numbers, but could boost his efficiency. He is an interesting QB2 with upside.
Aug 2 - 2:59 PM

The Dolphins are expected to implement read-option plays into their offense this season.

With old Chip Kelly OC Bill Lazor now running the show, the Dolphins want to take advantage of Ryan Tannehill's athleticism. Cement-footed Nick Foles quietly had three rushing TDs and 221 rushing yards in only ten starts under Kelly and Lazor last season. Tannehill, a college wide receiver, has managed 449 yards rushing and three touchdowns through his first two seasons. Adding a run element to his repertoire would be a boost. He's a solid two-QB-league target.
Jul 25 - 9:15 AM

One Dolphins player told the Miami Herald new OC Bill Lazor's offense is "reminiscent of Chip Kelly’s offense in Philadelphia, with the tempo and style."

Lazor spent 2013 on Kelly's staff, so this isn't surprising. The Fins hope to be "multiple" and up tempo on offense, with the ability to play both three-receiver and multi-tight end sets. The 2013 Eagles threw 82 passes of 20 yards or more, completing 35 for 17 touchdowns and four picks. The 2013 Dolphins threw 66 20-plus-yard passes, completing 17 with a 3:7 TD-to-INT ratio.
May 23 - 3:56 PM

According to Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, new OC Bill Lazor plans to "stress the tempo of our offense, the play speed."

Lazor hails most recently from Philadelphia, where the Eagles' 2013 offense ranked 13th in the NFL in plays from scrimmage despite ranking fourth in rushing attempts, which keep the clock running. The 2013 Dolphins were 24th in plays but 29th in rush attempts, running a pass-first offense that killed the clock on incompletions. More plays equal more opportunities for box-score stats, which would be good news for Miami's fantasy outlook.
Apr 25 - 1:34 PM

Ryan Tannehill said he has to "make a big jump" this season.

Tannehill is 15-17 through two NFL seasons and hasn't taken the Dolphins to the playoffs. There's plenty of reason to think he can take a significant step forward this season. Seemingly overmatched Mike Sherman is out and creative Bill Lazor is in as offensive coordinator. Expect better offensive balance, efficiency and usage of Mike Wallace. Perhaps more importantly, Branden Albert was signed to stabilize a line that let Tannehill get sacked a league-high 58 times last season.
Apr 10 - 9:06 AM

A source told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora that Ryan Tannehill may lack job security entering 2014.

Unbelievable. Tannehill is the least of the Dolphins' problems and very arguably their biggest strength, so the notion of him losing his job is yet another reminder of the continued dysfunction in Miami. "(Coach Joe Philbin) definitely wants to push Tannehill more," said the source, who spoke to Philbin about his quarterbacks, "and if he doesn't see improvement he said he might go to (Matt) Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they're paying him a lot of money." This is a team that should be looking to prop up Tannehill with significant offensive line upgrades, not put his job on the line in favor of a journeyman-type career backup in Moore. Tannehill absorbed a league-high 58 sacks in 2013. This has been a troubling offseason in Miami, to say the least.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 7 - 3:09 PM

Ryan Tannehill was just 16-of-64 on passes thrown 20 yards or more in 2013.

Tannehill's 25.0 completion percentage on those throws was second-to-last among qualifiers, better than only Joe Flacco. It's a glaring hole in his game. Tannehill finished his second NFL season 10th in passing yards (3,913) and tied for 12th in touchdowns (24), but was 27th in yards per attempt (6.66). He simply never got on the same page with burner Mike Wallace. "I should have had 15 or 20 more touchdowns. And that's being modest," Wallace said. "If you press me, you have no shot to cover me." This duo has an excellent chance to be more efficient in 2014 with Mike Sherman out and Bill Lazor in at offensive coordinator. Lazor played a major role in the progress of Nick Foles in Philly.
Jan 27 - 10:56 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Ryan Tannehill lost confidence in OC Mike Sherman.

Fantasy owners and media apparently weren't the only ones frustrated by Sherman this season. He consistently abandoned the running game too early, used Mike Wallace as a decoy far too often and got Tannehill sacked a league-leading 58 times (10 more than any other quarterback). Joe Philbin appears safe for now, but a new offensive coordinator could be in the cards for Miami.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 10:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Knowshon Moreno
3Damien Williams
4Orleans Darkwa
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Knowshon Moreno
3RB1Knowshon Moreno
2Lamar Miller
WR11Mike Wallace
2Rishard Matthews
3Matt Hazel
WR21Brian Hartline
2Brandon Gibson
3Jarvis Landry
4Tommy Streeter
WR31Brandon Gibson
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Gator Hoskins
K1Caleb Sturgis