Adam Gase wants Tannehill to be Dolphins' leader
Adam Gase came to Miami with a reputation of being a particularly hands-on,Cam Newton Jersey and productive, coach when it came to quarterbacks.Pierre Garcon Jersey Ryan Tannehill soon learned that reputation was well-earned.
The Dolphins' quarterback was put to the test all this offseason,Calvin Johnson Jersey thrown into a more rigorous and demanding training regimen, worked harder in more physical practices,Andrew Luck Jersey and asked to be more decisive on his own in given situations.
Gase had a passing grade for his quarterback when their initial program ended.Tom Brady Jersey
"He's done a good job," Gase said of his quarterback during minicamp.Colin Kaepernick Jersey "I know I put a lot on his plate and it's almost to the point where it's probably too much this fast. But I want to see how far,Kelvin Benjamin Jersey I want to see where the breaking point is and he keeps battling and he keeps doing things in practice."
By making things as difficult as possible,Dick Butkus Jersey Gase hopes to find where Tannehill's limits are, place most of his burdens within that boundary,Matthew Stafford Jersey and then tailor some new responsibilities for him to work on that he may progress beyond where he is now.
Tannehill has lost six more games than he's won in his career but has amassed over 4,Peyton Manning Jersey000 yards in two straight years. He and the franchise are hoping for some stability in which to develop their signal caller, something that has evaded him in his professional career. This will be his third offense in four seasons.
"I spent a lot of time trying to understand exactly what to do, where I'm supposed to go with the ball, protection adjustments," he said. "I've made some mistakes, but I'm learning and getting better each and every day we come out here."