Monday, February 24, 2014

Tannehill on Dolphins' new offense: It'll be different


Considering the brutal seven-point showing in the final two, season-squandering games of this past season, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill offered a description of next year's offense that the fans will be happy to hear.

"[It] definitely will be different. It’s a completely different system," Tannehill said, according to The Miami Herald.

Though NFL rules regarding offseason interaction has prevented the third-year quarterback from getting too in-depth with first-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, he's learned enough to know Lazor's system be a major departure from his first two seasons in Miami.

"Bill runs a numbers system. Coach [Mike] Sherman was a West Coast style system. Everything is going to have a different name," he said. "It’s going to be re-programmed in my brain to work in a different way. It’s a big task."

Lazor spent last season as the quarterbacks coach under Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, where he oversaw the star turn of quarterback Nick Foles while running a progressive offense based on tempo and numbers advantages.

The Dolphins hope their offense, as well as Tannehill himself, similarly flourish in 2014.

"I’m excited," Tannehill said. "He’s a fun guy to work with. I’m looking forward to when we can get into learning the offense. I’m just waiting on that date…. I’m really looking forward to taking a big step this year."

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