Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
No one knows how the game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers is going to turn out. Of course, it can go several ways - a complete blowout on either side, a defensive battle or an offensive shootout, which is the most likely of the three. If that's the case, Ryan Tannehill is ready.
"“Yeah, I think so. I think we have the playmakers across the board to do it. I think we started the momentum going the right way a couple weeks ago in London. Just establishing the run game – it’s been consistent for us over the past few weeks. Keeping that going and getting the passing game going. I think we have to build on that.”
Before the season began, Head Coach Joe Philbin and Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor both said that they hope to average more than 24 points a game on offense. Against the Packers though, they might need extra, such as 30 or more. Again, Tannehill is ready for that scenario.
“I don’t know what it’s going to take. We never know until the game starts. We have a lot of respect for their offense and their play-making ability. As an offense, it’s our job to score more points than the other team no matter how many points that is. If defense plays great and we have a shutout, then we’ve got to get three (points). If the defense has a bad day and it takes 40 (points), then that’s our job no matter what the other side is doing.”
The Dolphins aren't necessarily built to handle an offensive shootout. Instead, they need to rely on their stout defense and running game to keep the Packers offense off the field. If they can do that and control the clock, their chances of winning will be that much better.