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Dolphins expect big improvement from Ryan Tannehill

Miami is hoping for a big season out of its second-year quarterback from Texas A&M.

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was solid as a rookie in 2012. Now, the organization expects a breakout campaign, according to the Miami Herald.

Expectations for Tannehill are directly tied to the players brought into the fold this offseason. Miami was able to reel in speedy wide receivers Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson, and signed Tyson Clabo at right tackle. However, the Dolphins also lost some pieces offensively, dropping former left tackle Jake Long, tight end Anthony Fasano and running back Reggie Bush.

Tannehill sees plenty of areas to grow, per the article:

"There were a lot of throws where my feet were not set, fundamentally not sound, and the ball isn’t as accurate as you want it to be," he said. "You look at the reasons for that and I hope to correct it, so it’s not an issue going forward."

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Last season, Tannehill was overshadowed by fellow rookies Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson. However, he still made general manager Jeff Ireland look good for drafting him, as he threw for 3,294 yards, 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

On their face, the numbers aren't impressive. But considering the fact Tannehill was a rookie that played three years at wide receiver, it's nothing short of a success.

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