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Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill on Mike Wallace

Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill spoke to the media Tuesday about his second year and new weapon in Mike Wallace.

(On what he's learned about Dustin Keller, Brandon Gibson and Mike Wallace so far) Yeah you know were still learning, but Im excited about what I see from those guys. Theyre all getting a grasp on the offense and were starting to get a lot of reps with each other, so (were going to) continue to work that to get better. Im excited about what they bring to the team and what they showed today.

(On how he felt today) I felt good. You know I was excited to get back out there. Its been a long time since the last game of the year and I think everyone is excited to get back out there. Like I said earlier, we have a lot of room to improve, but I felt great out there and it felt great just to be with the guys.

(On how much competition he thinks there will be on the offense for playing time) I think thats one of Coach Philbins big things is competition. He always wants to be pushing the starters. Youre never comfortable. When you get comfortable you get complacent and you dont get better. You always want to bring in good competition for your team and have a high level of competition at every position, that way everyone gets better.

(On how different things are for him this year compared to last year at this time) Last year at this time my head was spinning. I was just trying to figure out how things worked. I didnt really know how the day went, how the offseason went, how practices went. So being in it a year, I am completely comfortable. Now I can go out and focus on all the little things that go into the game.

(On Jonathan Martins physical growth and move back to left tackle) Yeah he looks good. I think hes getting back to what he played in college and he's comfortable there. He got to finish out the year there, and now he's been working all offseason on that side, so Im comfortable with him there and I think he's comfortable as well.

(On one thing that has surprised him thus far) Oh man. I cant say one thing has surprised me. You know, Im excited about what everyone brought to the table today. You dont really know what to expect going into the first real practice against the defense. It was kind of hot early; everyone was gassed a little bit, but guys were pushing through and wanting to get better.

Source: Miami Dolphins Media


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