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Tannehill: I’m Excited For All The New Weapons We’ve Brought In

Posted Jul 17, 2013

Second-year quarterback shares his thoughts with fans.




Shortly before the Miami Dolphins officially report for training camp, quarterback Ryan Tannehill took some time out to interact with fans on the fourth and final “Inside The Huddle” conference call tonight.

Tannehill comes into this training camp in a much different position than he did as a rookie last July, when he found himself in a competition with veterans Matt Moore and David Garrard. Now the first-round pick out of Texas A&M is the starter and he is surrounded by some exciting new talent acquired through free agency and the 2013 NFL Draft.

“I’m excited for all the new weapons we’ve brought in,” said Tannehill in response to one of the fan questions. “The front office did a great job of bringing in a bunch of talented players on both sides of the ball that can really help us as we head into this year. I’m thankful for those and now it’s just a matter of doing everything we can to utilize them.”

Of course the most talked about acquisition was speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he and Tannehill began to work together immediately after he was signed in March. Free agent wide receiver Brandon Gibson and free agent tight end Dustin Keller will look to create some chemistry with Tannehill along with rookie tight end Dion Sims.

Between these new players and his familiarity with the offense being called by offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, Tannehill has plenty to be excited about in Year 2. He did a good job expressing that excitement tonight and answering every question imaginable, including the last question from 9-year-old Colin of West Palm Beach asking him what his favorite food is – it was a tie between Italian food and Mexican food for those wondering.

Head Coach Joe Philbin, wide receiver Brian Hartline, new linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, second-year linebacker Olivier Vernon and left guard Richie Incognito were among the other players that participated in the three previous conference calls.