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Nobody buys tickets with the express purpose of watching Matt Moore play quarterback. And when the team spends a first rounder on another signal-caller, fans will be even more hesitant to leave the beach for the stadium unless Ryan Tannehill is out there.
The Miami Dolphins set themselves up for a difficult start to the Joe Philbin era. The reason is that fans will expect Tannehill to be a competent NFL starter from the jump.
"He was selected in the Top 10 and he's playing in his college system? Let's get this kid out there!"
It's understandable that some fans will expect Tannehill to "get it" right away, but the smarter ones understand that the hardest part for rookies is adjusting to the speed of the game and reading NFL defenses.
Unfortunately for Philbin, Tannehill and Mike Sherman, they took away the learning curve excuse.