NFL Rumors: Miami Dolphins could eventually bench Ryan Tannehill?

Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) reacts during a game against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have a lot of problems, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill isn’t among them. At least not to most, but according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Tannehill’s job security going into the 2014 season may be limited.

Philbin’s job is riding on Tannehill progressing. I wouldn’t doubt a little more pressure from highly paid back–up Matt Moore ($4M salary; $5.5M in cap) in 2014, with Philbin professing his belief in Moore to several of the GM candidates and demanding more from Tannehill.

“He definitely wants to push Tannehill more,” said one source who has spoken to Philbin about the quarterbacks, “and if he doesn’t see improvement he said he might go to Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they’re paying him a lot of money.”

Miami’s offensive line was nothing short of awful last season, leading to a lot of pressure on Tannehill. Despite that, the Miami signal caller had a relatively successful season and really shouldn’t be in consideration for losing his job, especially before the offseason kicks off.

Discounting the 58 sacks (an NFL high) suffered by Tannehill, Matt Moore is a borderline starting quarterback on his best day.

Maybe it’s just Philbin attempting to light a fire under his quarterback, but if he’s serious, it’s a pretty tough pill to swallow for most Dolphins fans.

Topics: Miami Dolphins, Ryan Tannehill

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  • DragonFly34

    Tannehill threw for, I think, just over 4K yds. but how many TDs did he throw? I didn’t see much improvement from his rookie season. Does anyone remember the last two games ?????

    • Pentax Shooter

      RT threw for 3913 yds, #10 in NFL. 24 TD, tied for 12th in the NFL, and twice as many as in his rookie season. Sacked 58 times, led the NFL by *10* sacks. He showed significant progress from his rookie season. He was hindered by poor play-calling, drops, and yes his own mistakes… but he has established himself as a solid starting QB. I remember in the Week 16 game against the Bills how the coaching staff made no changes in scheme and play-calling to try to alleviate the monstrous pass-rush, RT sacked 7 times and injured. I remember the game before that when NE sacked him 4 times, but he still went 25/37 312 3 TD and out-Brady’d Tom Brady at the end. I remember how he came up big in the snow against Pittsburgh, when most said he’d get creamed. I remember how there were hardly any play-calls for RT to run, despite his running ability being a big part of his game. In short, I remember that for all of RT’s flaws, the offense was sabotaged by a horrible O-line and poor coaching.

      • Ali Pendier

        Yap, its ridiculous that its even a conversation, guess that’s what happens in the February NFL. Philbin sure needs the fire lit on his behind and definitely not RT by a long shot

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