By Steve Haye: Last season the Miami Dolphins finished with a lowly 7-9 record, and there rookie 1st round draft choice quarterback Ryan Tannehill from Texas A&M played poorly, throwing for 3,294 yards on 282 of 484 with a completion percentage of 58.3 percent and a quarterback rating of only 76.1.
Tannehill threw 13 interceptions during the seasons, and that obviously hurt his quarterback rating in a big, big way. There’s talk from the Dolphins players that Tannehill looks a lot better this year than he did last year as a rookie. They’re saying that Tannehill is trowing the better and is looking more confident.
However, this was from Tannehill playing without equipment aside from wearing a helmet and jersey. What this means is that Tannehill hasn’t shown anything yet, because you really can’t tell whether a player is good or not until they’re facing other teams wearing equipment with the potential that they could get tagged.
I think we need to withhold judgement about whether Tannehill has gotten better or not until he plays in the preseasons and a handful of the regular season games. I he’s improved then we’ll see it there, and we won’t need his defensive players being the one that’s are building him up by smothering him with compliments