Written by Matthew Cannata at 3:55 PM EST | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Approaching his 40th start in the NFL on Sunday, Ryan Tannehill has been making steady progress and has at times, looked like a franchise quarterback. However, there have been other times where he looks like he doesn’t truly belong. That inconsistency can be helped by watching film and by learning from others, which is why Dan Marino has gotten personally involved on a one-on-one basis with Tannehill.
“Yeah, Dan’s been great. He’s been around a lot as of recent. I’ve watched tape with him, he’s been in the QB (quarterback) room. He’s a great resource to have around, just his knowledge of the game and obviously the success that he had during his career.”
Watching tape with Marino can only help and Tannehill is appreciative of the time that Marino has spent with him.
“It’s cool. I appreciate, like I said, the knowledge he has of the game. Just little insights that he can point out and just him being around, showing that he cares, it’s nice. He’s always just pointing out little things on tape, whether it’s receivers’ routes or something I’m doing. He’s good at picking up little things and passing them along.”
With a tough stretch of games coming up, the Dolphins will need to take it one game at a time and focus on each individual opponent. That’s exactly what Tannehill is doing and he isn’t looking past the Chargers on Sunday.
“Just one game at a time, focused on San Diego at this point. It’s a big game for us in our season, as they all are. Just because it’s an AFC opponent, you don’t think about all the implications it might have. You go out to play and win every game. I realize that we’re getting into a big stretch in our season. I couldn’t have told you when our Thursday night game was or anything like that.”
This stretch will start on Sunday against the Chargers and will continue against the Lions, Bills and Broncos. Of course, the team – along with the fans – should continue to take it one game at a time before looking ahead down the road.