This will have to be short because I don't have the time for a long post right now, but I've been noticing articles popping up talking about RT17 being bad against pressure. This is striking to me because I remember in his first year, and maybe second, he was almost better against pressure than without. So I'm not sure a "Ryan can't handle pressure" story is valid in and of itself. I want to know what changed. Exhibit A - PFF (2014) Exhibit B - Phinsider (2012) Exhibit C - Draft Analysis as Excellent Under Pressure (In this case Draft Sharks) Just quickly, some thoughts off the cuff: 1 - The first thought that comes to mind is I remember him moving a lot more at the start. More roll outs, more throwing on the move, using his legs. In the last three seasons it feels like he's become more stationary for whatever reason. 2 - The OL hasn't ever been great, but it does feel like the team took a few steps back over the RT years. I still wonder about the loss of Incognito on that line. The guard position instantly got bad and has only looked like it's recovering this year - maybe. 3 - Run-game/Tight-ends - Back at the beginning of RT17's entry we were running with Reggie Bush, then Lamar Miller, and we had Charles Clay. Were the early teams great? No. But we may well have lost better than we thought talent at key spots, and also hurt team chemistry. 4 - Coaching and scheme changes. Bottom line - this team has had holes all over the place and not been efficient in fixing them. I wonder whether all the efforts to fix the WR's etc. and bring in star players at premium contracts wouldn't have been better spent building and reinforcing a solid OL and depth overall, giving the Dolphins, and Tannehill, and better foundation to build on, rather than a leaky dam where they're plugging one hole while other bigger ones open up. I suspect all this change, especially with the receiving core, losing TE talent, losing RB talent, and not fixing the OL until late on, hasn't done a lot to make Tannehill a 2016 QB who used to excel under pressure and at the moment is struggling. Side note - I've consistently said this will be a watch-and-see year, a season of growth. I here remind myself of that, and the knowledge that if we're going to see anything real from this team, it will more likely be next year than this one.