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Ryan Tannehill and Miami Dolphins Smart For Moving Towards Read-Option in 2013

by Devin O'Barr



The NFL is a copycat league and with the read-option working so well for teams in 2012 it will be even more popular this Fall. Oddly enough it was the Miami Dolphins who started the famous “Wildcat” offense in 2008 when Ronnie Brown was torturing defenses and now they’re visiting a new fad.

With the 2013 offseason moving right along talks are beginning to circulate about Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins planning on implementing the read-option. I fully understand the direction of the team as they have the quarterback capable to do so and the offense was dreadful scoring a lousy 18 points per game which was 27th in the NFL in 2012.

The Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers all used the zone read in 2012 and had plenty of success doing so as they all made the playoffs–something the Dolphins have done all but once in the last decade.

I think this is a match made in heaven especially if the club decides to let Brian Hartline go and not bring in one of the top free agent wide receivers currently available as the talent pool will be shallow in Miami. This would give the Dolphins leverage moving forward and be able to give the AFC East a run for their money with a new flavor on the offensive side of the ball.

For those of you scoffing at the idea of Tannehill running with the likes of Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick take a look at the statistics as the eighth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft has the skills to run this system. In his senior season with Texas A&M  Tannehill rushed 58 times for 306 yards and that same season Griffin rushed for 699 yards on 179 carries–that gives the former a considerable yards-per-carry advantage over the 2011 Heisman winner.

Make no mistake Tannehill can throw the long ball and was a wide receiver for his first two years as an Aggie so he definitely has all of the skills necessary to run this particular scheme.

There will definitely be some growing pains for the second-year quarterback but, it’s time for a new regime in Miami and perhaps this offense get them to double digit wins for the first time since 2008.

Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/02/13/ryan-tannehill-and-miami-dolphins-smart-for-moving-towards-read-option-in-2013/?FDGFC4B3Al6lq7hD.99
Keep up the good work Matt Moore!

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"""I think this is a match made in heaven especially if the club decides to let Brian Hartline go."""

It wouldn't bother me if we went with the read option offense but PLEASE don't get rid of Brian Hartline. I will really be ticked off if we do. It wasn't HIS fault he didn't score TD's last year. He got open deep often enough but the ball was either under or overthrown or thrown to the wrong side or out of bounds. If Ireland gets rid of him there is really gonna be a lot of people mad at him. Most African Americans will probably love this move but that's b/c they don't like the idea of a white guy occupying a position normally occupied by an African American. Don't even think about it Ireland.

Who is this author anyway? Prolly a dayum jig.
Keep up the good work Matt Moore!

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"if the club decides to let Brian Hartline go and not bring in one of the top free agent wide receivers currently available"

Yea, this is just great!
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That last article was from rant sports. This one(same subject is from a more mainstream magazine. That being Sports Illustrated.

Dolphins to use Ryan Tannehill in read-option offense in 2013

by JameyEisenberg

The zone read has become the latest trend in offenses. Last season, Washington’s Robert Griffin III and San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick excelled in the scheme, and its use is expected to continue to grow. Philadelphia, with new coach Chip Kelly, and others copying the success of Washington and San Francisco are likely to integrate the look into their playbooks.

Tannehill has the athleticism needed for the scheme to work. He played wide receiver for the first two years at Texas A&M and could be a threat running.

But he doesn’t have the experience running the ball that others have and may not be the ideal fit. During his last year at Texas A&M, Tannehill ran 58 times for 306 yards. Griffin III ran 179 times for 699 yards and Kaepernick ran 173 times for 1,206 yards in their final seasons in college.

Tannehill, the eighth pick in last year’s draft, started all 16 games as a rookie. He completed 58 percent of his passes and threw for 3,294 yards. He also tossed 12 touchdowns (versus 13 interceptions). He ran 49 times.

The Dolphins ranked 27th in total offense last season.

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So now I am inclined to believe there is at least SOME truth to the "Dolphins going to the read option offense in 2013.
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Keep up the good work Matt Moore!

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Does that mean Ryan Tannehill is gonna look like Peyton Manning before the ball gets snapped?

(too bad he don't look like Peyton Manning AFTER the ball gets snapped)  :(
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