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Charting Ryan Tannehill Week 11 2016

Travis Wingfield



On the way to his worst showing of the season, Ryan Tannehill resurrected a lifeless offense for a pair of late touchdowns to capture a victory.

Drive NumberPlayQuarterDownDistancePersonnelFormationBound/FieldResultThrow LocalDirectionPressurePres TimeContestedRouteTargetAir YardsYACPlay ActionGun/UCFD/TD
111st1st10113x1BoundaryCompletionOn targetLeftFlat underSims-110YesGun
121st2nd11112x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleDragStills53Gun
131st3rd3113x1BoundaryDropOn targetRightHurry1.85WheelWilliams16Gun
241st3rd5113x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleHurry1.41SlantLandry40Gun
251st2nd10113x1BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleSlantParker120YesU/CFirst Down
261st2nd19113x1BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleScreenAjayi-31Gun
271st3rd21123x2FieldCompletionOn targetMiddleHit1.11ScreenLandry-30Gun
382nd2nd8113x1FieldCompletionOn targetLeftScreenStills-25Gun
4102nd1st10112x2FieldCompletionOn targetMiddleSlantParker64YesGunFirst Down
4112nd2nd8133x19 yard runHurry2.03GunFirst Down
4132nd3rd11113x1FieldPBUHit as threwMiddleHit1.98ParkerDig15Gun
5142nd1st10112x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleSpeed outSims40Gun
5152nd2nd6112x2FieldCompletionOn targetMiddleHurry2.35YesOutSims70GunFirst Down
6173rd2nd12122x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleHit1.91Speed outGray50U/CFirst Down
6183rd3rd7113x1FieldOff targetOverthrowMiddleHurry2.48YesPostStills25Gun
7193rd1st10113x1BoundaryInterceptionWR errorLeftYesCornerParker37YesU/C
8203rd1st10123x110 yard runYesU/CFirst Down
8213rd2nd12113x1FieldPBUOn targetMiddleYesScreenStills2Gun
8223rd3rd12113x1FieldPBUOn targetLeftHit2.41YesBrokenParker34Gun
9244th3rd13113x1FieldCompletionOn targetRightScreenParker01Gun
10254th1st10112x2BoundaryDropOn targetMiddleDigStills12YesGunFirst Down
10264th2nd10113x1BoundaryPBUBad readRightHit2.61YesOutSims13Gun
11284th1st10112x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetRightScreenStils-18YesGun
11294th2nd3113x1BoundaryPBULOS batMiddleArrowAjayi3Gun
11304th3rd3113x1FieldCompletionOn targetMiddleYesSlantLandry41GunFirst Down
11314th1st10113x1FieldCompletionOn targetLeftScreenLandry-214GunFirst Down
11324th1st10113x1BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleHitchParker132GunFirst Down
11334th1st10112x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetLeftOutParker111GunFirst Down
11344th1st10113x1BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleScreenAjayi-23Gun
11354th2nd9113x1FieldCompletionOn targetMiddleHitchLandry55GunTouchdown
12364th1st10113x1BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleHit2.46HitchStills150GunFirst Down
12374th2nd12113x1BoundaryCompletionOn targetMiddleHurry2.35YesHitchParker120YesGunFirst Down
12384th1st10112x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetRightHurry2.28YesOutParker90Gun
12394th1st10112x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetRightFlatAjayi35Gun
12404th2nd2113x2BoundaryCompletionOn targetRightHurry1.69YesOutParker90GunTouchdown

The Dolphins’ offense was over matched in this contest. Case-in-point on a series early in the fourth quarter where Kenny Stills dropped a pass, Tannehill made an ill-advised throw, and the offensive line collapsed. Three consecutive plays, three failures at different levels.

This was the story for the entire afternoon, until it wasn’t. Playing from a deficit from the work go, the Miami offense was predictable. 35 of the 40 Tannehill drop backs came from 11-personnel.

Pressure was as constant as it was sudden. On 18 occasions the Dolphin quarterback was under duress (four sacks, six hits and eight hurries). The average time from snap-to-pressure was 2.16 seconds – the shortest of the season.

Adjusting for one drop, Tannehill completed nine of 13 passes when under pressure.

Of the four passes that got away from Tannehill (30/34 adjusted accuracy rating), two easily could’ve been picked off. The one interception Tannehill did throw could be attributed to Devante Parker miss-timing his leap.

Third down was a nightmare for the Dolphins. On 10 opportunities, Miami moved the sticks just once. Of the 40 total drop backs, 15 resulted in first downs – a 38% rate.

The offense ran primarily through the shotgun. Just five plays came from under-center and only seven passes from play-action. Tannehill was an adjusted 6-for-7 on play-action with an interception (and one dropped pass).

Despite heavy pressure, Miami attacked down the field. Tannehill averaged 8.26 air-yards-per-throw and only 36.3% of his passing yards came after the catch.

Games like this are how great quarterbacks hide less-than-ideal performances. No matter how bad things get, no one will care if the conductor of the offense plays his best ball down the stretch.

I, however, do not subscribe to that concept. Tannehill played poorly for 54 minutes. If the Rams defense could’ve came up with one of two plays off Tannehill mistakes, the game would’ve been over before the comeback occurred.

Pressure altered his patience and caused him to force a couple of throws and get off of his spot early.

The last two drives did signal something of a change as the Dolphins went primarily to hitch and out-breaking routes. Tannehill was poised and accurate during this stretch – but we don’t give credit for one-twelfth of a good game.

Result: Detrimental performance by the QB
Next: Week 12 vs San Francisco 49ers

Go To:

Week 1 at Seattle
Week 2 at New England
Week 3 vs. Cleveland
Week 4 at Cincinnati
Week 5 vs. Tennessee
Week 6 vs. Pittsburgh
Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Week 9 vs. NY Jets
Week 10 at San Diego


Additional videos:

The game-winner.

Dropped pass on a well-floated wheel route.

Poor touch pass on a scree pass.

Throws a gift because of poor processing and heavy pressure, defense drops it.

Doesn’t account for the underneath defender peeling back.

Perfect location on a third and five to keep the game alive.

Goes through progressions and holds the middle of the field.

Moves off his spot and threads a near-impossible window.

Puts it in a spot where only his guy can get it.


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