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Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill loves his new weapons

 

bjackson@miamiherald.com

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will look you in the eye and tell you that “last year wasn’t good enough,” that he simply must improve his completion percentage (23rd in the league) and third-down performance (30th).

But there is so much encouragement in his voice now, optimism rooted in the personal growth he expects from studying “every one of my [rookie] snaps more than once” during the past two months, from identifying his shortcomings and correcting them, and from the shiny new toys general manager Jeff Ireland has given him.

Quick story: Receiver Mike Wallace was running routes when Tannehill — impressed by his blazing speed — told him he should go only half speed.

“ ‘I am going half speed,’ ” Wallace responded, according to Tannehill.

“Everything I heard about him coming in has proved to be true — he’s as advertised,” Tannehill said. “Fastest guy I’ve ever thrown to. It’s exciting.”

Tannehill’s rookie metrics offer promising signs about his ability to hit Wallace on deep routes.

For a look at those metrics and a lot more on Tannehill and the Dolphins, read more at Barry Jackson’s Sports Buzz blog.

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