season is in full swing. Every day is filled with endless twitter rumors and
mock drafts are updated hourly. “Draft Experts” assert that
certain prospects are either flying up or crashing down draft boards (while
neither is true). The best part, the Fins have not been mathematically
eliminated from the playoffs yet. Ah, the silly season.
circling early on about the Fins drafting a QB. There have been plenty of
stories already linking Miami to Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield. I have also
seen articles linking the Dolphins to QB’s Josh Rosen and Josh Allen.
Some think all the Miami QB talk is a smokescreen – saying that Head Coach Adam
Gase and the Front Office are clearly committed to QB Ryan Tannehill. The
reality is, that as of right now, nobody knows. I’m not sure that Gase, General
Manager Chris Grier or VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum
knows. But one thing keeps sticking in my mind – Ryan Tannehill isn’t
“Their Guy”! Everybody wants “Their Guy”. The guy
that the Head Coach and quite often the General Manager hitch their wagon onto.
The guy that they stake their jobs on. Tannehill was Jeff Ireland’s & Joe
Philbin’s guy. (And Philbin wanted to ditch his guy after the first season).
Nobody wants to be saddled with someone else’s guy. Gase didn’t even want to be
saddled with someone else’s backup, so he went out and got his own guy.
(Obviously, that did not work out well, but that is a totally different topic.)
I have ZERO sources, it’s just a thought that I keep coming back to. Obviously,
it doesn’t have to be in round one, nor does it have to be this year, but. .
. If I were Gase, I would want my own guy to mold from day one. If I were
Grier, I would want to make the call. If I were Tannenbaum, I would want to get
it right this time. This isn’t about how good Tannehill is or could be, he
isn’t “Their Guy”