The Dolphins worked on red zone offense and defense today and quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw one touchdown during the 165 minute practice in team drills (11 versus 11).
The Miami quarterback's lone scoring pass in 11 on 11 work came on his last throw of the day when he found Brian Hartline in the end zone for a 4-yard score.
For the day, Tannehill completed eight of 14 passes.
The breakdown in team drills today:
First down quick slant completion to Mike Wallace. Tannehill 1-1.
Third down pass in the flat to Charles Clay. Tannehill 2-2.
Final down screen pass to Clay. Pump right, throw left. Gain of 6 for first down. Tannehill 3-3.
Completion to Lamar Miller streaming out of the backfield. Tannehill 4-4.
Incompletion on play action throw to Damian Williams who was doubled. Tannehill 4-5.
Incompletion on rollout. Ball thrown with no one in area. Tannehill 4-6.
Incompletion out of shotgun on attempt to running back Damien Williams. Tannehill 4-7.
Incompletion while trying to evade blitz. Tannehill 4-8.
Incompletion to right side -- no receiver in the area. Tannehill 4-9.
Incompletion on throw to WR Damian Williams at corner of the end zone. Tannehill 4-10.
Incompletion out the middle back of the end zone on pass intended for Damian Williams. Tannehill 4-11.
Team drill from the 30.
Completion to Damian Williams down left sideline for 20 yards. Tannehill 5-11.
Completion (called back due to penalty) to Rishard Matthews for six yards. Tannehill 5-11.
Completion to Dion Sims in seam for eight yards. Tannehill 6-12.
Inside 10 yard line
Completion to Brian Hartline for 6 yards. Tannehill 7-13.
TD completion to Brian Hartline for 4 yards. Tannehill 8-14.
To be fair, Mike Wallace sat out most of the second part of practice. He said afterward he had soreness in a muscle that he didn't identify and was told to take it easy. Nothing major.
But on a day in which most of the team snaps (against a full defense) come from the red zone, I think it would be fair to expect more scores. Second-team quarterback Matt Moore, by comparison, threw four TDs.
That's not to say Matt Moore should be pushing Ryan Tannehill for a starting job. And Moore is generally competing against the No. 2 defense.
Just saying today was not the most productive day for the red zone offense. Tannehill started well and finished well. He was not too productive during the middle portion of the practice.
By the way, backup center Sam Brenner left practice midway through with some unpecified injury. He was carted off. Nate Garner took over second-team center duties.