Ryan Tannehill has improved by leaps and bounds in 2014 and although there won’t be a playoff appearance to show for it, there are still many things to celebrate and look forward to in 2015. On Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, Tannehill played one of the best games in his career and will look to continue that success against the New York Jets on Sunday.
With the strides that Tannehill made under Bill Lazor in 2014, will he be even better in 2015?
“I would assume so because I push myself to get even better each and every day. That’s the only way I can look at it. I think the more time you spend in the system, the more reps you get, the better you’re going to get at it. I think that will be the case for me as well as a bunch of the other guys that we have,” he said. “I feel like I’m better all-around than I’ve been in the past. Completing passes, I think I’ve grown thorough the season and gotten better each week. They guys around me have been playing well as the same time. When the whole offense is elevating its play, it’s easy to play better.”
Tannehill is 214 yards shy of hitting the 4,000 yard mark on the season but he says that it wasn’t a goal at the beginning of the season. On Sunday, he’ll be focused on winning instead of achieving that personal milestone.
“It wasn’t a goal. Most important is to win this game. Getting in the playoffs and going to the Super Bowl was the goal. Obviously, we have to play well to get there. But at this point, my only goal is to win the game. Honestly, I all I care about is winning. Wish we could have won some more games and that’s what we’re working toward in the future. Individual stats don’t really matter if you’re not getting the wins.”
Tannehill has certainly come a long way since the beginning of the season and has become much more comfortable in the offense. He attributed that to getting more reps each day and getting better at putting the ball in the right spot at the right time. Although he said he was a bit shaky back in September, he settled down, got comfortable and got the balls to the guys around him.
“It’s crazy because the season goes by so fast. But at the same time, you look back to camp or the first couple weeks, and they seem so long ago. So it doesn’t really make sense if you think about it like that. The weeks fly by, but at the same time, August feels like it was a year ago.”
Tannehill will look to lead the Dolphins offense over the New York Jets on Sunday and we’ll all be rooting for him to do well and to hit the 4,000 yard mark in the process.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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