Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a spotty first half, but has recovered nicely in his professional debut.
His first drive was a three-and-out, but a fumble recovery on the ensuing punt gave him a short field.
Tannehill moved them to an apparent touchdown, but his pass to Roberto Wallace was overturned on review.
They let him try a fourth-down pass near the goal line, but after locking onto Charles Clay, his pass was batted away. Truth be told, it was close to being picked off and taken back for a touchdown the other direction.
The Dolphins made sure to do things to make him comfortable after the half, rolling him out, letting him take advantage of his athleticism.
In the third quarter, he looked sharp, leading a clean touchdown drive, hitting Clay for the score. Tannehill was 7-of-8 for 83 yards on the drive.
If he can continue playing that kind of low-risk, clean football, there’s little reason to not play him.