- Aug 22, 2004
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Former NFL MVP Rich Gannon, who works Sunday’s Dolphins game on CBS, said off air that this franchise’s problems extend well beyond poor play.
“There’s a lot of turmoil and dysfunction in that organization that needs to be worked out,” he said. “They’re either going to figure it out or stay in this pattern for a while.”
He said he couldn’t understand why neither Tannehill nor anybody called timeout with 19 seconds left before the first half ended last Sunday: “It was a train wreck. Don’t let somebody else’s mistake become your mistake.”
Gannon also doesn’t understand why the same mistakes keep happening with this team: “I see guys not running the right routes, running routes short. The spacing in the routes is not where it needs to be. I know [coordinator] Bill Lazor doesn’t coach on 3rd and 6 to run a shell barely across the line of scrimmage. I am not waiting until Monday to make that correction. Get it right in practice or throw the guy out of practice.
“[And] you spend $114 million on a guy [Ndamukong Suh] and you’re 31st in run defense? That’s incredible. You don’t need the most talented guys to play good run defense. I see corners swinging and missing on perimeter runs. Poor run fits. Safeties taking poor angles. Defensive ends and linebackers getting hooked by tight ends. It’s just bad. Who’s on that side is going to say, ‘It’s embarrassing’
I think he has some valid arguments here... Maybe we don't have the right players for this system or maybe we don't have that much talent which would mean that we can't draft for ish!!!!