Ryan Tannehill, has shown improvements on a game to game basis.

Ryan Tannehill

The Dolphins fan base needs to be patient with Ryan Tannehill, as he continues to show improvement in camp and preseason games. Dolphins’ fans must keep in mind that the Dolphins haven’t had a franchise quarterback, since Dan Marino retired at the end of the 1999 season. Correspondingly, the Dolphins have had a long list of quarterbacks that have entered and departed from the organization. It’s understandable why Dolphins fans get down on Ryan Tannehill, when he commits a mistake in practice or in a game. Ryan Tannehill has continued working hard this year and said earlier today “I’m just continuing to work to get better. I’m not where I want to be at the end of the year, but I’m excited where I’m at and where the team is at this point. We want to work to get better every day and use every opportunity we can, but the work is not done. We are still working to get better.” In the preseason games, Ryan Tannehill, has shown signs of improvements and especially in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During the first offensive series, the Dolphins offense moved the ball through the air, as Ryan Tannehill went 6-7 for 41 yards, but struggled getting the ball to the end zone and showed us in the second quarter that he needs time to improve. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, was able to go on a two minute drill, starting at the Buccaneers 48 yard line and it took the Dolphins 7 plays 46 yards 1:19 to get into the end zone. The drive ended on Ryan Tannehill, connecting on a 4-yard pass to WR Brandon Gibson, it was impressive seeing Tannehill get the ball in the end zone. The Dolphins offense will have to continue going forward without tight end Dustin Keller and will have to utilize Brandon Gibson in the slot. When Tannehill was interviewed he had this to say about Gibson “Yes, he’s been coming a long ways for us. He’s kind of new to this (because) he didn’t play in the slot last year, so he’s learned a lot, come a long way since the spring and continuously getting better. You can see him just getting more comfortable running the routes and really did a great job getting open. That’s what we brought him here to do, win in the slot for us. I think he’s going to do that all year.” The Dolphins front office, was able to get Ryan Tannehill weapons, including Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson, and resigning Brian Hartline who will help Tannehill get the ball downfield. On the other hand, Ryan Tannehill won’t get a lot of playing on Thursday against the New Orleans Saints, but still has to continue practicing and working on his mechanics .The Dolphins season opener is on Sept 8 against Cleveland, where kickoff is set at 1:00 pm and Ryan Tannehill will have to continue growing as a quarterback as preseason is winding down. The first five games will define the Dolphins season and Ryan Tannehill will have to show the Dolphins fan base that he is ready to lead the organization.