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The Dolphins are expected to implement for read-option into their offense this season.

With OC Bill Lazor, a Chip Kelly disciple, now running the show in Miami, he's expected to take advantage of Ryan Tannehill's athleticism. Tannehill, as a former college receiver, has piled up just 449 yards rushing and three touchdowns through his first two seasons. Adding that dynamic to his game would be a boost, but not one big enough to make him anything more than a middling QB2.

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One Dolphins player told the Miami Herald new OC Bill Lazor's offense is "reminiscent of Chip Kelly's offense in Philadelphia, with the tempo and style."

Lazor spent 2013 on Kelly's staff, so this isn't surprising. The Fins hope to be "multiple" and up tempo on offense, with the ability to play both three-receiver and multi-tight end sets. The 2013 Eagles threw 82 passes of 20 yards or more, completing 35 for 17 touchdowns and four picks. The 2013 Dolphins threw 66 20-plus-yard passes, completing 17 with a 3:7 TD-to-INT ratio.

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According to Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, new OC Bill Lazor plans to "stress the tempo of our offense, the play speed."

Lazor hails most recently from Philadelphia, where the Eagles' 2013 offense ranked 13th in the NFL in plays from scrimmage despite ranking fourth in rushing attempts, which keep the clock running. The 2013 Dolphins were 24th in plays but 29th in rush attempts, running a pass-first offense that killed the clock on incompletions. More plays equal more opportunities for box-score stats, which would be good news for Miami's fantasy outlook.

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Ryan Tannehill said he has to "make a big jump" this season.

Tannehill is 15-17 through two NFL seasons and hasn't taken the Dolphins to the playoffs. There's plenty of reason to think he can take a significant step forward this season. Seemingly overmatched Mike Sherman is out and creative Bill Lazor is in as offensive coordinator. Perhaps more importantly, Branden Albert was signed to stabilize a line that let Tannehill get sacked a league-high 58 times last season. Expect better offensive balance, efficiency and usage of Mike Wallace.

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A source told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora that Ryan Tannehill may lack job security entering 2014.

Unbelievable. Tannehill is the least of the Dolphins' problems and very arguably their biggest strength, so the notion of him losing his job is yet another reminder of the continued dysfunction in Miami. "(Coach Joe Philbin) definitely wants to push Tannehill more," said the source, who spoke to Philbin about his quarterbacks, "and if he doesn't see improvement he said he might go to (Matt) Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they're paying him a lot of money." This is a team that should be looking to prop up Tannehill with significant offensive line upgrades, not put his job on the line in favor of a journeyman-type career backup in Moore. Tannehill absorbed a league-high 58 sacks in 2013. This has been a troubling offseason in Miami, to say the least.

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Ryan Tannehill was just 16-of-64 on passes thrown 20 yards or more in 2013.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Ryan Tannehill lost confidence in OC Mike Sherman.

Fantasy owners and media apparently weren't the only ones frustrated by Sherman this season. He consistently abandoned the running game too early, used Mike Wallace as a decoy far too often and got Tannehill sacked a league-leading 58 times (10 more than any other quarterback). Joe Philbin appears safe for now, but a new offensive coordinator could be in the cards for Miami.

Ryan Tannehill QB MIA 7 Months

Ryan Tannehill completed 20-of-40 passes for 204 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Jets.

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Ryan Tannehill (knee) is practicing in full for Week 17.

Tannehill briefly departed last Sunday's miserable loss to the Bills, but will be under center against the Jets. The Dolphins' sieve-like offensive line is going to have a hard time keeping Tannehill upright against the Jets' stout pass rush.

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Ryan Tannehill (knee) practiced on Tuesday.