Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
It was only a controlled scrimmage and the majority of it was against the second team defense, but on Saturday, no one had anything to say about quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Tannehill completed 15 of 27 passes for 139 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers in the team’s annual intrasquad scrimmage. The best part about it? He wasn’t sacked once.
“It’s not fun to go through those tough days, but you learn from it,” Tannehill said. “You file those away and when the play comes up again you know exactly what to do. I’m finally getting to the point now where I know exactly what to do versus every coverage, and we’ll continue to fine-tune that.”
It seemed as if Tannehill did everything – he threw, he ran, he handed off and he faked out the defense. He threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Lamar Miller, who ran a wheel route out of the backfield. His other touchdown was a 7-yard pass to Dion Sims against the first team dedfense.
“I’ve been saying all along he’s been on fire,” said rookie receiver Jarvis Landry, who had two catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. “He’s been on fire since camp started. It just goes back to his preparation; his preparation he’s put in to get to this point, to lead us. He did a really great job [Saturday].”
Added Dolphins coach Joe Philbin: “In camp, as you know, some days the defense kind of seems to have the upper hand or dominate a little bit since we’re not game planning. So offensively, we’ve had a couple of days that weren’t smooth. But I thought [Saturday], overall, it looked like he had pretty good command of what he was doing and decent ball location. I thought it was a good start.”