Is It Time to Worry About Miami Dolphins’ Guard Spots?

August 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is no stranger to pressure.
Over the past two years, Tannehill has had a defender in his face on 469 of his 1,288 dropbacks (36.4 percent). That's more than once every three times he's dropped back to throw. 
At least he'll be ready if he has to face a lot of pressure for a third straight year in 2015. Of course, the Dolphins hope to keep defensive linemen, linebackers and blitzing cornerbacks and safeties as far away from Tannehill as possible.
There's no concern about offensive tackles Branden Albert (if healthy) and Ja'Wuan James, and there's even less concern about center Mike Pouncey. But most Dolphins fans let out an audible sigh if you even mention the two guard spots.
Entering the offseason program, two young tackle-to-guard projects sat at the top of the depth chart. Dallas Thomas (third year) and Billy Turner (second year) have been trying to make the switch from the outside of the line, working in s...

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