DAVIE, Fla. Not that Ryan Tannehill is hanging his head too much. But this might offer a bit of reassurance.
In his first NFL game, Tannehill had some similar stats to what Peyton Manning put up in his debut 14 years ago. And we all know Peytons place in history.
Tannehill completed 20 of 36 passes and had three interceptions in Sundays 30-10 Miami loss at Houston. On Sept. 6, 1998, Manning completed 21 of 37 passes and had three interceptions in Indianapolis 24-15 home loss to the Dolphins.
Hopefully, well get the same guy after this game, Miami center Mike Pouncey said after being informed of the similarity. (Manning) had one heck of a career, and I hope Tannehill has the same one.
Tannehill hardly can be judged on his first game, and perhaps not even on his first several outings. Manning in 1998 threw 11 interceptions in his first four games, and the Colts lost them all.
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