Before moving on to looking at what Ryan does and doesn’t do well I thought it might be a good idea to have a look at how the offense is spread out while he was the quarterback. I charted four games; Texas, Baylor, Iowa State and Arkansas. I broke the throws down into the following categories – Screens, 5 yards and under, 10 yards and under, 15 yards and under, 20 yards and under and finally 25 yards plus. I took note of how often Tannehill was asked to operate under center or out of the shotgun. I also only recorded the yardage of each pass only to where the receiver caught the ball. Any yardage gained by the receiver afterwards I disregarded as I did not feel it was relevant in determining the distance the ball actually travelled through the air. The information is as such:
Screens: 15/19 (78.9%) with 1 TD and 1 INT. Ryan Tannehill operated out of the shotgun on 12 of the 19 throws (63.2%).
Five Yards and Under: 23/44 (52.3%) with 4 TD and 0 INT. Ryan Tannehill operated out of the shotgun on 24 of the 44 throws (54.5%).
Ten Yards and Under: 16/31 (51.6%) with 1 TD and 1 INT. Ryan Tannehill operated out of the shotgun on 16 of the 31 throws (51.6%).
FIfteen Yards and Under: 24/38 (63.2%) with 2 TD and 0 INT. Ryan Tannehill operated out of the shotgun on 16 of the 38 throws (42.1%).
Twenty Yards and Under: 4/9 (44.4%) with 0 TD and 0 INT. Ryan Tannehill operated out of the shotgun on 7 of the 9 throws (77.8%).
Twenty Yards Plus: 3/24 (12.5%) with 2 TD and 2 INT. Ryan Tannehill operated out of the shotgun on 19 of the 24 throws (79.2%).
Overall Ryan operated out of the shotgun on 94 of 165 total throws, or 56.97% of the time, he threw 6 of his 10 touchdowns and 2 of his 4 interceptions while operating out of the shotgun. Ninety-four of his 165 throws (including screens) were 10 yards or under, or 56.97%. Nineteen of his 165 throws were screen passes, or 11.52%. Twenty-six of of 165 throws utilized play action, or 15.76%. Ryan Tannehill completed 15/26 pass utilizing play action, or 57.69%.