Dolphins HC Philbin confident new WR group is better fit for Tannehill
The Miami Dolphins overhauled their wide receiver group this offseason, with the exception of promising second-year player, Jarvis Landry. Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, and Brandon Gibson are all out of Miami, and have been "replaced" by Greg Jennings, Kenny Stills, and DeVante Parker.
Three new receivers, three better fits for Ryan Tannehill, according to head coach Joe Philbin. He is confident the trio of Jennings, Stills, and Parker are better for Tannehill than the previous trio of Wallace, Hartline, and Gibson.
"I do think it’s a better skill set to match [Tannehill]," Philbin told the Palm Beach Post. Philbin also went into more detail with regards to each individual player, giving all three extremely high praise. First was Stills, who figures to replace Wallace as the deep threat on offense.
"When we saw Kenny Stills on film, he was a pretty precise route runner," Philbin said. "He was pretty smooth in and out of his cuts and he kind of ran routes and caught routes similar to the routes we think Ryan throws the best."
As expected, first-round pick DeVante Parker is expected to be a big part of the offense this season, and Philbin called him "kind of different than what we had." "DeVante Parker potentially is a guy that we really haven’t had just from the length and size standpoint," Philbin said. "That can be a quarterback friendly guy."
And finally, there's Jennings, whom Philbin called a "quarterback-friendly receiver." A combination of these three receivers, plus Landry, should give Tannehill the weapons he needs to elevate his game. Add in newly-acquired tight end Jordan Cameron and the Dolphins look like a dangerous offense.
(h/t Palm Beach Post)