Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had trouble with tipped passes against Houston on Sunday, and it's a problem that dates back to his college career. As NFL scout Russ Lande wrote prior to April's NFL Draft, Tannehill tends to hold the ball low in the pocket:
"He holds the ball low on his chest while going through progressions," Lande wrote. "Further, he has a low release point at shoulder height, which causes him to pass like a shorter quarterback. Consequently, his passes get tipped at the line."
Four of Tannehill's passes were tipped at the line by the Texans, and two of those resulted in interceptions; it was those turnovers that helped shift the game decisively in Houston's favor. Defensive end J.J. Watt was credited with three of the tips.
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