Jul 21, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during training camp at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Tannehill: Dolphins Need To Knock Rust Off


Ryan Tannehill got the greatest gift the offseason can bring for a quarterback, wide receiver Mike Wallace. The duo could combine for some big numbers, and the young quarterback could benefit from having a deep threat like Wallace at his disposal.

Unfortunately the duo wasn’t clicking on the first day of training camp for the Dolphins.

From Kevin Patra of NFL.com:

“It wasn’t our cleanest day, but we had some rust to knock off, but it is a good starting point for us,” Tannehill said Sunday.

According to beat writers in attendance, the sophomore quarterback was a bit shaky, especially on his deep ball, overthrowing the speedy Wallace.

“I think we are on track to where we need to be and to get better every single day,” Wallace said about the duo’s on-field relationship.

Mike Wallace is embracing the leader role and saying the right things following what had to be a frustrating day. Tannehill might need to adjust to his new wide receiver and deliver some familiarity with him and the deeper routes. Writers said he was clicking with teammate Brian Hartline well.

According to the Miami Herald:

Tannehill found Brian Hartline on multiple occasions and that shows his familiarity with the veteran. But none of those were deep connections. Tannehill’s throws across the middle were much more crisp. He connected with Dustin Keller and Brandon Gibson on seam and in-cuts several times.

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