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Tannehill completed 31-of-49 passes for 241 yards with one touchdown and one interception Sunday against the Bills.
Tannehill connected with eight different receivers, but was under pressure all game, taking four sacks. Four different receivers had at least five catches, with his touchdown going to wideout Mike Wallace (who now has a score in both games this season). The 49 passes were a career-high, and Tannehill could be asked to keep the volume high after the team lost running backs Knowshon Moreno to an elbow injury and Lamar Miller to an ankle injury.
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Tannehill completed 18-of-32 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw an interception during Sunday's 33-20 win over the Patriots.
Tannehill completed passes to seven different receivers, mostly keying on Mike Wallace, who caught seven passes on 11 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown. Tannehill wasn't particularly impressive, but he did just enough to keep the ball moving and lead the Dolphins to an impressive Week 1 victory. He'll likely have a much tougher time in Week 2 against the Bills' strong pass rush.
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Tannehill has completed 28-of-41 passes for 291 yards, one touchdown, and one interception through the Dolphins' three preseason games thus far.
Tannehill started the preseason by completing all six of his passes and throwing a touchdown on the Dolphins' opening drive of their first game. His 68 percent completion rate shows improvement compared to last season's 60 percent mark, although a small sample size has certainly boosted Tannehill's preseason efficiency. Perhaps a more important stat to note is that Tannehill has been sacked just once in three exhibition outings, which comes after he was taken down a league-worst 58 times last season. Miami being able to protect Tannehill better can only help the third-year quarterback's fantasy potential, but former first-rounder still needs to improve his chemistry with No. 1 wideout Mike Wallace to further his stock. As of now, Tannehill represents QB2 option with a high volume ceiling, which could be heightened under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's fast-paced scheme.
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Tannehill completed all six of his passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason opener against the Falcons.
The Dolphins' first-team offense looked about as good as possible in its first appearance under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Playing without Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Knowshon Moreno (knee) or Charles Clay (knee), Tannehill led the team to an easy touchdown on his one and only drive. There's been talk of the Dolphins picking up the pace this season, but they took their time on the impressive drive. Tannehill should have a better line in front of him this season, and the Dolphins have a fairly deep receiving corps, albeit one lacking in star power.
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The Dolphins are expected to implement for read-option into their offense this season.
With OC Bill Lazor, a Chip Kelly disciple, now running the show in Miami, he's expected to take advantage of Ryan Tannehill's athleticism. Tannehill, as a former college receiver, has piled up just 449 yards rushing and three touchdowns through his first two seasons. Adding that dynamic to his game would be a boost, but not one big enough to make him anything more than a middling QB2.
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One Dolphins player told the Miami Herald new OC Bill Lazor's offense is "reminiscent of Chip Kelly's offense in Philadelphia, with the tempo and style."
Lazor spent 2013 on Kelly's staff, so this isn't surprising. The Fins hope to be "multiple" and up tempo on offense, with the ability to play both three-receiver and multi-tight end sets. The 2013 Eagles threw 82 passes of 20 yards or more, completing 35 for 17 touchdowns and four picks. The 2013 Dolphins threw 66 20-plus-yard passes, completing 17 with a 3:7 TD-to-INT ratio.
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According to Dolphins coach Joe Philbin, new OC Bill Lazor plans to "stress the tempo of our offense, the play speed."
Lazor hails most recently from Philadelphia, where the Eagles' 2013 offense ranked 13th in the NFL in plays from scrimmage despite ranking fourth in rushing attempts, which keep the clock running. The 2013 Dolphins were 24th in plays but 29th in rush attempts, running a pass-first offense that killed the clock on incompletions. More plays equal more opportunities for box-score stats, which would be good news for Miami's fantasy outlook.
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Ryan Tannehill said he has to "make a big jump" this season.
Tannehill is 15-17 through two NFL seasons and hasn't taken the Dolphins to the playoffs. There's plenty of reason to think he can take a significant step forward this season. Seemingly overmatched Mike Sherman is out and creative Bill Lazor is in as offensive coordinator. Perhaps more importantly, Branden Albert was signed to stabilize a line that let Tannehill get sacked a league-high 58 times last season. Expect better offensive balance, efficiency and usage of Mike Wallace.
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A source told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora that Ryan Tannehill may lack job security entering 2014.
Unbelievable. Tannehill is the least of the Dolphins' problems and very arguably their biggest strength, so the notion of him losing his job is yet another reminder of the continued dysfunction in Miami. "(Coach Joe Philbin) definitely wants to push Tannehill more," said the source, who spoke to Philbin about his quarterbacks, "and if he doesn't see improvement he said he might go to (Matt) Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they're paying him a lot of money." This is a team that should be looking to prop up Tannehill with significant offensive line upgrades, not put his job on the line in favor of a journeyman-type career backup in Moore. Tannehill absorbed a league-high 58 sacks in 2013. This has been a troubling offseason in Miami, to say the least.
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Ryan Tannehill was just 16-of-64 on passes thrown 20 yards or more in 2013.