WELLINGTON – Make positive not to count former Dolphins cornerback Sam Madison amongst these who consider the Miami Dolphins would be sensible to element methods with quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
“Ryan’s constantly been on the very same web page with Coach Gase given that he’s been right here,” mentioned Madison, a 4-time Pro Bowler with the Dolphins from 1997-2005. “No matter what offensive coordinator (he has), Ryan Tannehill has picked up the offense more rapidly than everyone else. Now, it appears and should really be that every person is on the very same web page since they’ve been in the program a couple years.”
Tannehill, who turns 30 on July 27, missed all of final season following tearing his ACL in instruction camp. A 1st-round draft choose in 2012, Tannehill led the Dolphins to an eight-five record in 13 games two seasons ago, finishing a profession-higher 67.1 % of his passes for two,995 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
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The Dolphins have but to win a playoff game in Tannehill’s tenure, having said that, and some fans continue to contact for a adjust at the quarterback position.
Dolphins Hall of Fame defensive finish Jason Taylor, whose retirement in Jan. 2012 predated Tannehill’s drafting by 3 months, also expressed optimism in what the former Texas A&M star can do this season.
“If you can preserve him healthful, we’re one particular year removed from becoming a playoff group,” Taylor mentioned. “I consider they’re in great shape and the subsequent month (will inform) a massive story. If you can get out of instruction camp into September in one particular piece, you are set.”
Taylor and Madison, now coaches at St. Thomas Aquinas Higher in Fort Lauderdale, are serving as guest coaches this week at the Western Communities Football Tackle Football Showcase at Wellington’s Pierson Park.
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What ever Tannehill does this season will be with out two of his largest weapons from 2016, as operating back Jay Ajayi was traded to Philadelphia final October and the Dolphins sent Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to Cleveland in March. Landry posted a profession-higher 112 catches and nine touchdowns final season with out Tannehill, but he failed to crack the 1,000-yard mark.
Miami signed former New England Patriots wideout Danny Amendola and Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson this offseason. Former Miami Hurricanes operating back Frank Gore also signed with the group and will companion with Kenyan Drake for a 1-two punch in the backfield.
“Yes, we added a couple new pieces, but they can study on the fly,” Madison mentioned. “As extended as the significant crucial points to this football group are in location, prepared to go, and every person can play very quick, you will see some playmaking capacity out there.”