Originally written January 12, 2013 on The Football Fan Spot:
The Dolphins have been searching for Dan Marino’s replacement since he retired. Desperate for a quarterback, the Dolphins took raw quarterback Ryan Tannehill 8th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft and when veteran Matt Moore struggled in the pre-season, they made Tannehill a rookie starter. It’s tough to make much of a verdict on his future because he’s still so raw and because he’s not working with the best group of receivers, but even though he was inconsistent this year, the Dolphins have to be pleased with him and hopeful for the future. Now it’s time to build around him and give him every chance to succeed. Wide Receiver The Dolphins didn’t give Ryan Tannehill much to work with in terms of receivers after trading away Brandon Marshall. They had no proven receivers in the mix coming into the season. He helped Brian Hartline turn into a 1000 yard receiver, but he was really inconsistent. He had 1083 yards, but almost a quarter of those yards in one game. He was limited to 2 or fewer c...
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