Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Shows Some Promise

The Miami Dolphins' offense wasn't much to write home about in Friday night's 23-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, but Ben Volin at the Palm Beach Post writes that rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill at least showed glimpses of why the Dolphins drafted him in the first round.

Tannehill played seven series that yielded just 3 points, running the first-string offense's three-game total to an anemic 16 points. Dropped passes brought down Tannehill's final line of 11-of-27 passing for 112 yards with one interception.

Still, the rookie from Texas A&M looked like a pro running the team's new-look, no-huddle offense, calling audibles and at one point drawing a Falcons defender offsides for a penalty. Tannehill connected with projected No. 1 receiver Davone Bess four times for 59 yards. After being sacked three times last week against Carolina, Tannehill only took one sack from the Falcons.

"I feel like we improved," Tannehill said. "I felt comfortable. We did some things a lot better than we did last week. We just need to be more consistent in my play, and the offense as a whole."

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