Ryan Tannehill earned high marks for his passing in the preseason game at Dallas on Friday night, but he also provided a reminder of the impact he can make running the ball.
Tannehill’s performance against the Cowboys will be remembered more for his two touchdown passes to Kenny Stills along with a 55-yard strike downfield to the same Kenny Stills, but his two runs for 16 yards played a big role in the Dolphins’ second touchdown drive in the second quarter.
Tannehill had runs of 9 and 7 yards on consecutive plays to move the Dolphins from the Dallas 49-yard line to the 33. Four plays later, Tannehill threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Stills.
Having a quarterback with Tannehill’s kind of mobility is something new for HC Adam Gase, who spent his three seasons as an offensive coordinator with Peyton Manning and Jay Cutler, the story said. It also added Gase seemed reluctant at first to use Tannehil in the read-option. But Tannehill was quoted in the story that it will be used more as a change of pace, but something the team will do from time to time this season.