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If only quarterback Ryan Tannehill's receivers could catch more consistently. Receiver Brian Hartline couldn't hang on to a tough catch in the back of the end zone, and Brandon Gibson dropped a sure touchdown before finally redeeming himself at the end of the first half.
Were it not for the drops, Tannehill might have had three touchdowns and 200 yards passing in the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though they were admittedly without cornerback Darrelle Revis.
The pinpoint accuracy Tannehill displayed was encouraging, despite the drops. He showed enough confidence in his receivers to try to get them the ball in tight spaces.
Dustin Keller is gone, and Miami will need to find a suitable replacement (Charles Clay isn't Tannehill's huckleberry here). Even so, Tannehill looks every bit like a second-year player poised to make a big leap. With an upgraded arsenal, he could have a sneaky good season.
Of course, he is still nothing more than a backup quarterback in standard leagues. If you play in a two-quarterback league, however, you could do far worse with your second starter.