Ryan Tannehill was one failed drive away from hearing a work's worth of criticism.
After a mediocre preseason debut in Miami's preseason opener, and a four-interception day last Tuesday in practice, the Dolphins quarterback looked really crummy to start his team's 27-3 win Friday night at Jacksonville. But Tannehill then redeemed himself with an impressive touchdown drive.
So Dolphins fans can exhale a bit. Tannehill's encouraging drive heads up five observations from Friday's game:
1. Tannehill went 2 of 5 for just 11 yards in last Sunday's 24-20 loss to Dallas. And he was just 2 of 5 for 23 yards on his first three drives Friday, which produced a total of just one first down.
But Tannehill then caught fire on his final drive before taking the rest of the night off. He completed 3 of 4 passes for 52 yards while leading the Dolphins 80 yards for a 7-0 lead. The drive culminated with Tannehill throwing a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dustin Keller.
Tannehill finished 5 of ...