Miami Dolphins Game Ball: Ryan Tannehill

Oct 14 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) drops back to pass in the second half in a game against the St. Louis Rams at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins defeated the Rams 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Week six’s game ball is rewarded to rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

You are probably curious on the selection. Despite a quantity of plain numbers on the stats sheet as a team, Tannehill managed to lead the Miami Dolphins with a 17-14 victory.

Throughout the game there were sudden moments of brilliance. From rolling out of the pocket searching and directing his teammates to making the right decision was extraordinary.

The former Aggie quarterback has shown veteran presence. Within the victory and past weeks, Tannehill conducts his offensive line and running backs to pick the blitz. For instance, the first-year quarterback was lined up in shotgun formation with running back Reggie Bush alongside. Tannehill using his intelligent tactics elects to move Bush to block for him, not really an audible but a pause in the play.

In regards to him rolling out, Tannehill had poise and determination to get a first down on first down. He was sufficient in looking for availability and not forcing the action. There must be credit to his receivers like Davone Bess, Marlon Moore, and tight end Anthony Fasano for gaining real estate and running away from the secondary of the St. Louis Rams. Key word here anticipation.

If there is a word to describe the rookie quarterback thus far in the 2012 season, it would be decisive. He makes the right option every time he is under center. His succession in the pocket consists a mentality to avoid tackles and step up into the pocket instead of flying backwards. If there is a blitz, he throws the ball out of bounds to avoid a sack. Something a young quarterback isn’t really accustomed too.

Besides his 21-29, 185 yards, and two touchdown performance, the first-year quarterback came to play on Sunday and did it in style.

Topics: Anthony Fasano, Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins, NFL, Ryan Tannehill

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  • Jason

    All that can really be said here is this team must surround him with weapons and the dolphins will return to winning and making the playoffs every year. This kid is the most intelligent qb I’ve seen in Miami in years.