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 we’re still learning, but I’m excited about what I see from those guys. They’re all getting a grasp on the offense and we’re starting to get a lot of reps with each other, so (we’re going to) continue to work that to get better. I’m 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. It’s 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 that’s one of Coach Philbin’s big things is competition. He always wants to be pushing the starters. You’re never comfortable. When you get comfortable you get complacent and you don’t 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 didn’t 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 Martin’s physical growth and move back to left tackle) – “Yeah he looks good. I think he’s 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 I’m comfortable with him there and I think he’s comfortable as well.”
(On one thing that has surprised him thus far) – “Oh man. I can’t say one thing has surprised me. You know, I’m excited about what everyone brought to the table today. You don’t 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