Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill Didn’t Feel it Was Their Best Game Despite Win

Miami Dolphins’ QB Ryan Tannehill spoke to the media about their win against the Bucs.

(On his overall evaluation of the game)
“I didn’t feel like it was our best game. We did some things well, we moved the ball. I don’t think we ran the ball effectively enough. We put ourselves in a lot of third-and-long situations, which you don’t want to be in consistently.”

(On the performance of the offensive line)
“Part of it was (Gerald) McCoy, he’s a good player. You are not going to face a guy like that every week. We didn’t really game plan specifically for him, this being a preseason game, but that’s not an excuse. We just have to do a better job up front of moving the ball and getting the running back some room downhill.”

(On the competition between the guards for a starting position)
“I think that those guys are battling, I don’t know, I’m not the decision maker. Those guys are battling, I see them rotating in practice, and both guys competing at the left guard spot and Dallas (Thomas) at the right guard spot. It’s not my decision or anything to do with me, but I feel comfortable with whoever they go with.”

(On what he has improved on over the offseason)
“I don’t know what it is in particular but I feel comfortable, I really like the system, the combinations of routes we use downfield, the quick passing game, as well as downfield routes. Coach has made it clear: if the downfield route isn’t there we are more than happy to check it down and get our six yards.”

(On his chemistry with the wide receivers)
“The more reps I get the more comfortable I get. It helps when you have guys on the outside, like today, making plays. The tipped pass (to) Rishard (Matthews) got tipped, probably should have been picked but Rishard makes a great adjustment and somehow comes down with it. I had a pass that was tipped at the line and it ended up being behind Brandon Gibson. He made a great catch and got the first down. Just all around, all across the board, guys are making plays for me downfield and that is a huge impact as well.”

SOURCE: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Media