Rams coach Jeff Fisher did what you do to a rookie quarterback.
And Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill handled it smartly.
The Rams blitzed Tannehill early and often, and while he didn’t put up huge numbers, he was efficient, and he did put up a win.
“He’s got too much poise, too much experience in the system,” Fisher said , via Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. “He’s going to be a good player.”
The Rams weren’t the first to try to rattle Tannehill, but he’s shown he doesn’t rattle easily. He threw for 306 yards against blitzes against the Cardinals, proving he can make good decisions in short windows of time, and he keeps making good decisions with each passing week.
“Tannehill is balling right now,” Dolphins rookie right tackle Jonathan Martin said. “I think he’s got to be the best rookie quarterback out right now.”
That may be a stretch, but Tannehill’s cool under fire has proven him able to at least survive a year when the Dolphins lack enough offensive weapons to make him look better.