If Miami Dolphins' executives were hoping for a rush of season tickets after Ryan Tannehill was named starting quarterback, well it hasn't happened yet. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald is reporting that ticket sales have been steady, but there hasn't been a noticeable spike since head coach Joe Philbin made the announcement on Monday.â†µ
The Dolphins are hoping for a big showing from Tannehill in Miami's preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night to try and rally the fanbase. Salguero noted that Miami has used 16 different starting quarterbacks since Dan Marino retired and a big game against one of the better teams in the NFC could be a sign to fans that the Dolphins have their quarterback of the future.â†µ
Asking for one example that would cause the fans to purchase season tickets, a team source told Salguero,â†µ
"A 70-yard bomb on the first series would be nice."â†µ
But even if Tannehill has a productive game against the Falcons, Miami will ultimately have to produce in the regular season if they want to see Dolphins Stadium return to full capacity.