Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
2012 Record: 7-92012 DownfallTannehill StrugglesI know it's only Ryan Tannehill's rookie season, but Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Russell Wilson set a rather dangerous precedent.With their respective talents, those three could be what Elway, Marino, and Kelly were in 1983.Tannehill's had flashes of brilliance here and there, but for now, he's the Ken O'Brien of the group.In today's QB-friendly league (thanks to rule changes that stifle defenses in terms of contact), having an elite quarterback is paramount to victory.Tannehill ranked 20th in passing yards (3294), 22nd in completion percentage (58.3 percent), and 27th in rating (76.1).Admittedly, the Dolphins' offensive line shares much of the blame. Tannehill was sacked 35 times, and the right side of the line (John Jerry and Jonathan Martin) were very much to blame for Tannehill feeling the heat as a wet-behind-the-ears rookie.Scoring DifficultiesOn the whole, the Dolphins' offense was a wash. Despite a defense that held up...
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