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The rookie practice report

Ryan Tannehill had a good first day of rookie minicamp. That should not be surprising to anyone. He's the first-round pick. He said he knows approximately "80 to 85 percent" of the offense because it's similar to the one he ran at Texas A&M although "some of the concepts have changed."

So the rook is off to a good start.

Tannehill throws a very impressive ball on out patterns and comebacks. He also connected on a couple of deep passes that caught the coaching staff's collective eye. He threw what looked like a nine route to Rishard Matthews that was perhaps the play of the practice. He had another connection with UDFA A.J. Guyton that also went deep.

"He threw a couple of double-moves and deep routes well," coach Joe Philbin said.

Tannehill did throw an interception but it happened on his first pass in team drills when he hit B.J. Cunningham in the hands and the receiver couldn't come up with the football. The loose ball popped in the air and was intercepted by Vincent Agnew. Agnew had a nice practice today as he also had another notable PD later in the practice.

There were more than a couple of drops today. Free agent Derek Moye dropped one, prompting a coach to yell, "Catch the ball!"

Third-round pick Michael Egnew also suffered a drop although he was able to catch a couple also. Egnew, by the way, is Tannehill's roommate at the team hotel where players are staying.

Tannehill is obviously more familiar than any of these rookies with the offense, save receiver Jeff Fuller, because both have been in the Aggies offense. He can press his advantage here, but Philbin said he wouldn't say he'll be ahead of veterans Matt Moore and David Garrard in knowing the system.

"We've thrown a lot at those guys," Philbin said cautiously.

Second-round pick Jonathan Martin today began his indoctrination to the right tackle spot. "It's a little strange," Martin said, "but I'm getting it."

It was clear that some of these kids are out of shape. Seriously, it is 80 degrees out. There is a pleasant breeze. There is very little humidity. But some guys were "gassed," Philbin noticed.

Wait until it's July and training camp opens and they're in pads and the sauna is on full sweat mode. Some big boys better be in shape by then.

Former University of Miami quarterback Jacory Harris is here. He was running third-team behind Tannehill and Pat Devlin. He's a good kid. But he's not NFL caliber, in my opinion. I cannot fault him for chasing his dream, however, and he said next weekend he will attend the Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamp as a tryout player. It was previously reported Harris would attend the Arizona rookie camp instead.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

People keep talking about Moore....here's a clue...Moore is cast off player who played a few good games last year.

If you think Miami is going to "sit" RT for a year behind Moore you are smoking some REAL strong stuff. If he doesn't start he'll be in by game 5 easy.

Tracy474,

Thank you,same to you.

And here lies the problem.

It is very hard to boycott something that you eat, sleep, and breath. Sort of like boycotting your daughters softball team. They may not be what you would like them to be, but you hold out for that moment.

And someday, yes someday, all the people who stick it out will get their moment and hopefully moments.

You come on this blog because their is nothing else that floats your boat but football. And Like me you were infected with the Miami Dolphin gene from your dad, grandad, or maybe even your mom.

So personally I think we could be better than last year. Say it every year, my Pitt friends, know what my answer will be before I say it.

Yes you Pitt rooting fair weather fans, this will be my year.

So yes its situation normal in South Beach, lots of drama, lots of crying, lots of fake threats, but come September we are all going to be rooting for our moment.

I Think this is the Year. Their what I have been saying every since Jimmy Johnson came to town.

Go Dolphins!!

RT,will start this season. No way the 8th pick sits this year.

"How did Garrard look?"

Phin78,

Are you 4 real??? It's a ROOKIE camp!!!

I admit, I was one of those strongly against selecting Ryan Tannehill at #8, but after yesterday Tannehill has forced me to put at least big toe in his water.

From local media reports he did a great job, he didnt disappoint, at least for now he "keeps hope alive". Guess that's all we can really hope for after 1st day of rookie mini camp. But, still I'll keep all in realistic perspective, "it was the 1st day of rookie mini camp.

However, it isnt the media reports that has had me to place a big toe in the Tannehill waters. Ist the impression he made on off the field that made waters of hope spring eternal for me. Man, this cat is a long ways off from being the reincarnation of Chad Henne, at least off the field he is.

The enthusiam in which he easily, quickly, and decisely responded to questions. The body language just ooze of self confidence. Right off the bat stating hje's going to be a team leader. Much much more.

Guys, those are intangibles that cant be be coached into a player regardless of position, not to mention the most important offensive position on the field. If the vets were watching Tannehill's post rookie mini camp media interview. Im sure he's winning some of them over and they've yet to take the field with him.

Fellow dolfans, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that's a key element Chad Henne never had. Im not going to get ahead of the wagon on this Tannehill kid. But after watching how he handled himself with the media yesterday, Tannehill waters so far look safe to slowly lower ourselves in.

Some of you guys are expert at using 1000 words to say what could better be said in 100.

Brevity is a good thing. Less is More is a good concept to adhere to.

Stop the love affair with your keyboards and get to the point. None of you are Boris Pasternak.

BOYCOTT IS ON, the problem with you is that you're not only a moron but you've never played sports and really know very little about being a fan. Now quit being stupid and take you're cap locks off.

How can Tannehill not good when he is the only player that knew the play book? Who ever thought the Texas A&M playbook would be the new play book for the Dolphins. Lol.
Go Fins in 2012!

Jcb,

I hope you're not making fun of my beloved Dolphins!

With Tannehill and Sherman's playbook we should really be able give the Longhorns, Razorbacks and Tigers a "Run for the Money"!

Now its time to get some recievers.

Ryan Tannehill: "I would probably say 65 to 70 is the exact same, pretty much, and the other 15 that I'm familiar with is pretty much just changing of a few words,"

Isn't that 80-85? What about the rest of the 15 or 20 percent?

Odin, lol. Hilarious!

So, you wanna reveal the rest of the Playbook, Wonderlic?

Now this 50 Wonderlic will get pissed. You watch.

I just realized that very few of you probably even know who Boris Pasternak is.

I'm guessing this is more of John Grisham crowd.

Now really, editor, Now?

How many Times do we have to say this, Internet belongs strictly to the highly Educated.

I don't pretend to know more than anybody about anything. I do however take pride in my ability and courage of conviction to formulate and stand by my OWN opinions. I do tend to be a little over-zealous in my presentation, but that stems from the conviction of having formed my OWN opinion in the first place.

Having said all that, I have recently come to some firm opinions on Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins.

From all the interviews, shows(Gruden QB camp-Draft Day, etc, etc)one thing seems clear to me:

Tannehill appears to have the "RIGHT" mental fortitude to survive starting in the NFL from day 1.

He knows his craft inside and out. He has all the confidence in the world, in HIMSELF and his abilities. He's obviously very intelligent and to me seems tougher than he is intelligent. To me, this demonstrates that he has all the mental toughness and competence to withstand the types or adversity he'll face if allowed to be a day 1 NFL starter.

Combine the above with the fact that he was the 8th overall pick. Then add on the little detail in which he's well ahead of EVERYONE on the team in regards to the playbook. Not only as a QB, but as a WR in this type of offense as well. That means he'll automatically be an on field coach of sorts, to the very guys he'll need(The WR's)to succeed.

When you focus in on the big picture, let the 19 collegiate starts be damned. That's history! Let it go. Other than a few QB's taken no. 1 overall and very few other exceptions, I don't know that I've ever seen a Rookie QB in a better position/situation to become a day 1 starter.

Tannehill has the smarts and toughness to survive the adversity. He's no dummy, he knows we're rebuilding and barring an epic miracle, will not challenged for the title. Thus reducing pressure to instantly succeed. An ABSOLUTELY PERFECT situation to earn your stripes.

In addition, Moore is more than an adequate safety net.

The biggest knock that us Tannehill doubters had(me included)was his lack of experience. Therefor, it is my FIRM belief that under **ALL OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES** there is no excuse good enough for Ryan Tannehill to not be the day 1 starter.

No EXCUSE!!!!
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PS: I admit I'm no Boris Pasternak(whoever he is)Mr. Editor, so by all means, feel free to edit as you deem necessary


Ryan Tannehill: "I would probably say 65 to 70 is the exact same, pretty much, and the other 15 that I'm familiar with is pretty much just changing of a few words,"

Isn't that 80-85? What about the rest of the 15 or 20 percent?

Posted by: Wonderlic my arse | May 05, 2012 at 01:17 PM

You might want to hold off on making fun of others wonderlic scores.

Tannehill originally stated he only new about 80 to 85% of the playbook.

Thus the key phrase making perfect sense: "....and the other 15 that I"M FAMILAR WITH........"

Everytime NFL network mentions Tannehill, they talk about him knowing the playbook so well because he learned it in college. It wont be hard for NFL teams to get a copy.
1st we were told it was a version of Green Bays playbook, now its Texas A&M playbook.
Let's just hope we are not to predictable. Because if Hartline is our #1 WR, he probably wont get open if the DB already knows the route.

I am getting a slight suspicion that many Posters here are changing their once very radical views against Tannehill. I wonder why?


PS: I admit I'm no Boris Pasternak(whoever he is)Mr. Editor, so by all means, feel free to edit as you deem necessary

Posted by: odinseye | May 05, 2012 at 01:48 PM

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Gladly.

"I believe Ryan Tannehill has the intelligence, toughness, and physical ability to succeed in the NFL."

Hey ION and the rest of U negative fools. A wise ole owl once said it is wiser to remain silent and to be thought of as a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt. I bet you do the Gator Chomp which illistrates ALL MOUTH AND NO BRAINS. They innerbreed, that is why they say stupid things and act so crazy.

The only doubt that I have on Tannehill as a Football Player is if he has that instinct that if he sees an opponent down he needs to stomp on them. He wants to be a Physician, you know?

oscar,

physicians are plenty brutal when it's time to hand out the bills.


The only doubt that I have on Tannehill as a Football Player is if he has that instinct that if he sees an opponent down he needs to stomp on them. He wants to be a Physician, you know?

Posted by: oscar canosa | May 05, 2012 at 02:04 PM

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I want him to stomp on them, and then kick them, and then stomp on them some more, and then whip out his unit and pee on them, and then vomit on their faces, and then defecate on top of that, and then shove a white-hot shish kebab skewer into their abdomen, and then hold a venomous cobra next to their chest, and then put out lit cigarettes on their forearms and cheeks, and then hold underwater until they nearly lose consciousness, and then tie to a chair, naked and bleeding, and throw darts at them, and then shake their hands and graciously exit the playing field.

LMAO @ Odin, and @ the editor. Good lobs at each other.

The only doubt that I have on Tannehill as a Football Player is if he has that instinct that if he sees an opponent down he needs to stomp on them. He wants to be a Physician, you know?

Posted by: oscar canosa | May 05, 2012 at 02:04 PM

That will probably fall more on the shoulders of the head coach.

You chilrens gonna be the death of me. Now shoo and leave old mammy in peace!

If we are in position to take Barkley next year we have to draft him. I wouldnt mind have a couple of good QB's for a change.

Tannehill lost 6 games his senior year. Doubtful he makes it in the NFL.

Hell, Senator. we don't want to kill them just maim them.

For you geniuses:

With free agency and other various player movements, team to team, even the vast movements of coaches to team to teams. Almost everyone has almost everyone's playbook. It means absolutely nothing!

Smart offenses and defenses may have 4-5 variations they can run for one single set. The opposition may recognize the set, but usually they still dont have a clue which variation is going to be run out of that set.

Oops, there goes the opposition knows the playbook and will automatically stop the play myth! LOL

Also, there's a such thing as an audible. If the qb sees the defense in a particular formation that properly diagnoses the play called he will usually audible anyway.

Thats why qb's make pre-snap reads. Oops there goes the "I know your playbook therefore I can stop you" myth down the drain again. LOL

I am getting a slight suspicion that many Posters here are changing their once very radical views against Tannehill. I wonder why?

Posted by: oscar canosa | May 05, 2012 at 02:00 PM

Gladly.

"I believe Ryan Tannehill has the intelligence, toughness, and physical ability to succeed in the NFL."

Posted by: the editor | May 05, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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NO! NO! And NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Neither one of you guys were getting what I was trying to say at all.

Boris JabberJack my but.

Start Tannehill now so we can all see very quickly what a big mistake drafting was.

This way, we won't have to waste the normal 2 to 3 years waiting on something that is never going to happen.

Start him now so we can be "moving on" sooner rather than later.

You get it?

You understanding me now?

You Feel Me?

Oscar,

Go to miamidolphins.com and listen to Tannehill's interview. Notice the energy, excitement, body language. and smarts. At least in the interviews Tannehill seems to be everything Chad Henne was not.

Hell, listening to and watching the kid interview makes me feel like I wanna go out there and play with him. His leadership qualities are flaming all over the place. Im sure come vet camp, vet will become infected with this kid's zest for the game and will be easily won over too. Especially when his onfield play becomes as infectuous as his off field excitement and zest for the game is.

Henne's off field interviews bored hell out me and if I were his teamate I wouldnt feel very comfortable with him as starting qb either.

Former dolphin players have even admitted as much.

Was the cheese doodle spotted?

Lawd have mercy.

Some fans are as excited about Tannehill as they were about John Beck and Chad Henne.

Oops, there goes the opposition knows the playbook and will automatically stop the play myth! LOL

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | May 05, 2012 at 03:01 PM

Oh wow, sorry.

Yeah, I guess me and Jcb should have sent out memos.

You see, it's called H-U-M-O-R.

Heck, we know The Longhorns, Razorbacks and Tigers won't know EXACTLY what play we'll be running.
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Note to self: Remember the "LOL" next time. Stupid, stupid, STUPID!

Not saying Tannehill will be the next Marino. Hell, I dont even want him to be.

I would trade 10 Dan Marino's for one TEAM like we had with the very early 70's Dolphins.


Also, there's a such thing as an audible. If the qb sees the defense in a particular formation that properly diagnoses the play called he will usually audible anyway.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | May 05, 2012 at 03:06 PM

Yeah, but you just said, Just because the defense knows our FORMATION they won't know the play we have called.

Well, just because the QB sees the defenses FORMATION, that doesn't mean he automatically knows the PLAY they have called.

Which came first, the Egg or the Chicken?

Ron Son,

Never had much hope in Beck and Henne ever. I only had hope they both could prove me wrong. Never really happened.

PS: Always had mental picture of Beck as a Moremen farmer, in Moremen, working in Moremen farmer bean field on a very hot Moremen day. I never could actually visualize him as a real professional football player.

Always visualized Henne as drag queen in mini skirt dick tease.

YG, I was just talking in general. Tired of the idiots getting excited about another Miami QB that hasnt played a down. Its getting very old.

**Fruedian Slip Alert**


Always visualized Henne as drag queen in mini skirt dick tease.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | May 05, 2012 at 03:38 PM
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I can't speak for everyone, but I can honestly tell you I've never looked at ANY football player and thought: Dick Tease in a Mini Skirt.
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Disclaimer: Ok, there was one time. But It was the QB for the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League. But that's another story altogether-lol.

Here is what's funny. Just last week Ryan was saying he knew 80% of the play book. Maybe not him but SOMEONE in the org was saying it.

This week he's saying its only 65 or 70 percent.

What is he going to say when he faces Revis Island and Mario reef?

The ice cream truck outside my window is playing a little song over and over and over that goes "da dittity di da di da di do dittity da do da da dittity di di da do da do da do da da di di da dittity da do di da do da i do da di do do da dittity doi do da do da di da do da di do da da dittity do da di do da do di do da di do da."

Odin,

Usually if its a pass play, a seasoned qb only wants to see how your safties are aligned. Usually its pretty easy to tell whether the d will be playing man to man or zone just by moving your recievers in or out a little.

If the defender moves with him its man to man to man. He doesnt, and its usually zone. It's what type of coverage, not how the defense is aligned, that's most important to the qb. A lot depends on who the dc the offense faces is too. Some are more prone to try and disguise coverages and concepts a little more than others.

It also important to know your opponent too(DC's).

Always visualized Henne as drag queen in mini skirt dick tease.

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | May 05, 2012 at 03:38 PM

Ooooooooo!
You just let the cat out of the bag.
Or maybe just officially came out of the closet.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
LOL.

@Odi

Problem isn't Ryan. Problem is Jeff. If this team had ANY OTHER GM we would be leaps and bounds ahead of where we are at.

Disclaimer: This post was entirely in jest.

Start Tannehill now so we can all see very quickly what a big mistake drafting was.

This way, we won't have to waste the normal 2 to 3 years waiting on something that is never going to happen.

Start him now so we can be "moving on" sooner rather than later.

You get it?

You understanding me now?

You Feel Me?

Posted by: odinseye | May 05, 2012 at 03:12 PM
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I was against the Tannehill pick at 8 mainly because his lack of experience.

Now that he's a Dolphin, I hope he starts day 1, lights it the Fvck Up for the next 15 years and wears all of his Rings to the Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony!

Any other questions?

Iredumb reminds me of that guy at work who thinks he knows more than anyone else in the office.

You guys ever watch that show The Office?

Jeff Irewaste is Steve Carell.

It also important to know your opponent too(DC's).

Posted by: Yesterday's Gone | May 05, 2012 at 03:50 PM

I agree completely YG.

I've just been in a REAL GOOD Mood Today(thanks to last night), just Goofin and throwing some jokes around.

Laughter is Golden!

Posted by: Ryan the Lion will be Dying in 2 years | May 05, 2012 at 03:49 PM

Gotta keep up man. LOL

He does know 80-85%. Tannehill said in that interview:

"65-70% exactly the same as at Texas A&M. 15-20% exactly same play with different terminology". So lets do this slowly for you:

65-70% exactly the same, 15-25% again exactly same(just diffrent terminology).

65% + 15% = 80% (exact same) 65% + 20% = 85% (exact same. remember he says 15-20% exact same just the name of the play is different.

If I changed my name to George, all of my friends would still know exactly who I am because only my name changed, not my looks. Hope you get it now. LOL

I have to give this kid some credit. He is trying to act like a Brady, Brees or bofe Mannings.

Problem is, talk is cheaper than many of Odin's suits.

YG,

Just for the record, I like/prefer DC's that go to great lengths in trying to disquise their coverages.

That's what really tests the Quarterbacks and turns things into a Chess match between coordinators.

LOL!!! You know what. I know 90% of the playbook. Maybe they should sign me. LOL!!! Being naive about what a persons "claims" to be true is an evolutionary trait that ensures your gene pool will be extinct in 50 years.

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