Ryan Tannehill to Start for Dolphins Tonight

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With first-team quarterback David Garrard down four to six weeks with a knee injury suffered when playing in the pool with his kids and second-string quarterback Matt Moore being a puppet and all, the Miami Dolphins will turn to first-round rookie pick Ryan Tannehill to start tonight's preseason game at Carolina.

The rookie has been practicing with the first-team all week, sparking debate from fans and media about whether the Fins would throw their young franchise player to the wolves so early. It appears so. Cue shots of Lauren Tannehill cheering him on throughout the game on Hard Knocks.

Tannehill was impressive in his pro debut last week in the Fins' 20-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He went 14-for-21 for 167 yards, led the team to its only touchdown of the night, and led to more people debating whether his wife is hot or not.

Of course, most of that came against Tampa's second- and third-stringers. Tonight, Tannehill will be facing Carolina's first-team defense.

If Tannehill comes through with a solid performance, the Dolphins will be under pressure to name him the week-one starter. That would be bananas, given the QB situation when Miami first started camp. Garrard and Moore were supposed to compete for the starter's job while Tannehill sat and learned and got them coffee.

Either way, let's hope his offensive line doesn't let him get murdered tonight.

Look for our Dolphins-Panthers preview later today.




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Jorgesalesgenie
Jorgesalesgenie

@ikathyv LOL pero duh, who did you think would start at QB Chad Johnson ?

nashmax73
nashmax73

@byChrisJoseph I really want him to be a legit franchise QB, but this team has taught me to be pessimistic about false prophets.

evilmiamimonkey
evilmiamimonkey

@byChrisJoseph She's hot. In a cat-like, GCB kind of way :)

nashmax73
nashmax73

@byChrisJoseph Laura Tannehill? #goy

ipeneIope
ipeneIope

@Jorgesalesgenie pero duh! Lol! Cubanaso!

byChrisJoseph
byChrisJoseph

@nashmax73 Same here. I just hope the O-line doesn't get him killed. Or the shitty receivers don't kill his game. So many concerns!!

julioruano
julioruano

@nashmax73 @byChrisJoseph i mean he does look it. but the bar has been set so low for sooo long, my eyes may be deceiving me.

nashmax73
nashmax73

@julioruano @byChrisJoseph I will be hopeful as usual, but part of me thinks he will shit the bed. DOLPHINS, WHY YOU DO THIS TO ME?!

julioruano
julioruano

@nashmax73 @byChrisJoseph best case, he kills tonight. ship off moore for some decent young receiver that can help tanny along.

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