|Tannehill moves one step closer to winning the QB job outright. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Despite a solid effort during the second half of the 2011 season,
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But whether it's Moore or Garrard under center, the job is temporary.
The news isn't particularly surprising; the Dolphins are coming off a six-win season and expectations are low. If there was ever a situation to ease a rookie quarterback into the job this might be it.We wrote earlier in the week that unlike
While it's silly to put much stock in a Week 1 preseason performance against a bunch of backups, Tannehill was impressive nonetheless in his debut. Against
"(Tannehill's) really impressive," running back
"He looks really poised. He throws a very nice ball. He's on time and he has that leadership about him. You can see with the way he's running the offense and with the way he just stands back there and throws the ball. He's looking really good."
And now Tannehill's earned the start. If he plays well it'll move him one step closer to earning the job outright. We'll know more next week -- the third preseason game is typically considered a dress rehearsal for the regular-season opener; if Tannehill's under center then, he'll probably have the inside track for the gig when the Dolphins face the
Other Dolphins' rookie-related storylines to keep an eye on during Friday's game: wide receiver
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