Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Ryan Tannehill was good, but not great in Sunday’s win over the New England Patriots. The promising sign is though that many of his errors and/or inaccurate throws can be fixed, which would allow the Dolphins to put up even more points on the board.
"We left a lot of plays out there. I left a lot of plays out there, personally," Tannehill told the Associated Press. "Location of throws, missing throws, had a couple dropped passes, just details like that. We left a lot of yards and a lot of touchdowns on the field. ... You can't leave that many plays on the field consistently and expect to win week-in and week-out."
The Buffalo Bills, who gave up 349 yards passing yards to the Chicago Bears last week, have a dominant front seven but their linebacker corps is suspect and their secondary is average at best. Mike Wallace is looking towards that challenge but not before talking about how much the Dolphins could’ve scored against the Patriots.
"Not bragging or boasting, but I honestly feel like we could have had at least 50 points," Wallace said. "I had a fumble early in the game. Lamar (Miller) had a fumble. A double move should have been a touchdown. We had an interception when I ran a post that should have been a touchdown. We had a throw to (Charles) Clay that should have been a touchdown. There were wide open ones."
There’s a different sense of confidence around this team in 2014 – both on and off the field. Some, like Tannehill, will point towards offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s demanding ways as one reason for that.
"He's been great. He wants to be great," Tannehill said. "He wants to score a lot of points. He wants me to play well and that's what I want. It's been good to have him push me along and teach me the ins and outs of the offense and expect to play well. That's what I like."