Welcome to the first edition of the Tannehill-Manuel-Smith watch. Unlike JW who had a random system that no one understood I will explain mine. I will give each QB a letter grade from an A to F and each grade will be worth a number point (i.e.: A=4 points, B=3 points, C=2 points, D=1 point, F=0) I will them take the average and that will be the total season score. Kind of confusing right now but you’ll see soon. Now lets get to it
Week 1 Stat line: 24/38, 272 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
[dropcap][/dropcap]Analysis: While having a shaky start in part due to a bad offensive line, and lack of run game Tannehill put the offense on his shoulder in the 2nd half and made sure the efforts of the defense weren’t put to waste. Tannehill connected with Brian Hartline on a 34-yard TD pass, and put together a 10-play 85-yard drive that was capped off by a Daniel Thomas 1 yard TD run. The drive took 5:08 off the clock in the 4th quarter. Tannehill also took watch the defense gave him and hooked up a lot with Brandon Gibson, and Brian Hartline and didn’t force anything to Mike Wallace who was shut down by Joe Haden.
Grade: A (insert homer comment in the comment section)
Week 1 Stat line: 18/27, 150 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT
Analysis: Like Dolphins fans Bills fans have reason to finally be optimistic about the QB position. Manuel played well for his first NFL game vs. the powerhouse that is the New England Patriots. He hooked up with both Robert Woods and Stevie Johnson for 2 TD passes. What killed EJ and his rookie head coach is lack of situational football. You can’t give the ball back to Tom Brady with 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Hey you live and you learn.
Week 1 Stat line: 24/38, 256 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
[dropcap][/dropcap]Analysis: What impressed me about Geno Smith is how he made the guys around him better. The talking heads trashed the Jets receiving corps and Kellen Winslow practically begging for a job, but they had good games especially Winslow who has made Jets fans forget about Dustin Keller as of right now. More importantly he never put the team in position to lose the game and let the above average Rex Ryan defense do their thing, which is something the Jets haven’t had since their AFCCG years.
- 1. Tannehill 4.0
- 2. Smith 4.0
- 3. Manuel 3.0
Written by: MIANoleInSWFl