After getting the best of Andrew Luck and Matt Ryan the past two weeks, Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins are cautiously optimistic about their next – and perhaps most difficult – test of the early season against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
When starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill takes the field each week; Miami Dolphins fans are watching something they haven’t seen in a long time, a rapidly improving signal-caller taking the team to the next level.
Ryan Tannehill passed for 272 yards and a touchdown, leading the Miami Dolphins to a season-opening 23-10 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, who fell to 1-14 in Week 1 since 1999.
The Miami Dolphins officially put tight end Dustin Keller on injured reserve after he suffered a nearly complete destruction of his knee in last Saturday’s game against the Houston Texans.
On paper, it’s an impressive array of speed (Mike Wallace) consistency (Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson) and potential mismatches (Dustin Keller). But there have been countless NFL teams that looked great on paper, but never could translate the talent onto the field. For the Fins, the key will be forming a bond between the new players, like Wallace and Gibson, and Ryan Tannehill.
After a dismal performance against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame game, the Miami Dolphins will return to the preseason field Friday night with a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chad Bumphis. Miami Dolphins fans probably couldn’t pick him out of a lineup, but the undrafted free agent wide receiver from Mississippi State University may be close to landing a roster spot with the Fins.
Despite spending tens of millions of dollars in guaranteed money, the Miami Dolphins looked very much like last year’s 7-9 squad in the first preseason game of the season, a 24-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
The Miami Dolphins could be the only legitimate challenger to New England’s AFC East dominance.
The Hall of Fame Game is just days away, but the question remains whether Miami Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace will be ready to play.