The Miami Dolphins took a step in 2012 with the openning of minicamp.
Those in attendence saw Ryan Tannehill throw his first passes as a Miami Dolphin.
Both Omar Kelly and Armando Salguero were impressed by Tannehill’s ability and command of the offense.
In fact, Tannehill wowed even Jeff Darlington, former beat writer for the Miami Herald who now covers the NFL for NFL.com.
As the rest of the Dolphins took the field, no one could help but notice Tannehill leading the team during today’s session.
Before we all get ahead of ourselves though, Tannehill has a lot to learn and throwing against a defense in a camp setting is not exactly a glowing endorsement, but it is a sign of optimism and intrigue that as Dolfans we want the league to notice that we uncovered a gem of the two other quarterbacks taken in the top 10.
Other question marks after today’s session are the additions by Jeff Ireland in Jonathan Martin and Michael Egnew.
Clearly, Jonathan Martin at right tackle could serve the Dolphins quite well.
With Egnew, the Dolphins get a very athletic and sure-handed tight end.
On the defensive side of the ball, fans are wondering what kind of impact Olivier Vernon will have on the defense and what position he’ll play.
The Dolphins have a long way to go.
Both Joe Philbin and Mike Sherman are responsible for getting this team going in a positive direction.
As Dolfans, the more reps we see Tannehill take this spring, the more we will wonder if it is all part of the master plan to make Tannehill the starter as soon as possible.
Afterall, Tannehill is running the same offense and believes he knows 80% of the new playbook.
Only time will tell.