The Miami Dolphins brought in a whole new group of offensive weapons for Ryan Tannehill's second year at quarterback. In his first year he had players such as Anthony Armstrong, Davone Bess and Anthony Fasano as his primary targets.
The upgrades for his sophomore season include not only the return of wide receiver Brian Hartline but new additions include Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson and tight end Dustin Keller. Unlike last season, Tannehill has many more options for his passing game with the new additions. Two receivers with speed and 1,000 yard seasons, another big receiver who has shown he can work in the middle of the field and can get deep, and another one who can get himself open for the quarterback quickly.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported Dustin Keller, Brian Hartline, Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson were all on the field together for OTAs.
“Yeah you know we’re still learning, but I’m excited about what I see from those guys,” stated Tannehill. He continued, “They’re all getting a grasp on the offense and we’re starting reps with each other, so (we’re going to) continue to work to get better.”
The weather conditions made it difficult for the guys to show their speed, it did show how potentially deadly they could be on the field as a group.
Tannehill seemed impressed with the group, “I’m excited about what they bring to the team and what they showed today.”
No one knows how much the Miami Dolphins will use the complete package because it is too early in OTAs, but there is no excuse for Ryan Tannehill if he does not improve this season with a lot more options than his rookie season.