Ryan Tannehill 'needed' a win, says Don Shula

Marc Serota

Miami's rookie quarterback needed the confidence boost that came with ending his team's losing streak last weekend, according to Don Shula.

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Don Shula recently spoke with NFL AM about the quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the team's victory over Seattle last Sunday. Shula said the victory was an important one for the rookie quarterback.

"He needed that game, he needs that confidence in order to move on in his career," Shula said.

Prior to that win, the Dolphins had lost three consecutive games. The victory improved Miami's record to 5-6.

Tannehill completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 253 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Seahawks. It was his highest passing yardage total since Week 9 and his highest completion percentage since Week 6.

Tannehill and the Dolphins will try to build on that victory when they host the division-rival New England Patriots this weekend. The Patriots lead the AFC East with an 8-3 record, while Miami currently sits in second place. Despite its losing record, Miami is not far out of the mix for a Wild Card playoff spot.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.