Ryan Tannehill sees major gains from Devante Parker

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With never ending questions about whether this year is the year that Ryan Tannehill will finally have a breakout year, Tannehill was asked about another member of the offense who is expected to come up big in 2016: Receiver Devante Parker.

“I think throughout this year, I’ve probably seen more gain from DeVante than either of the [first] two years combined,” Tannehill told reporters on Thursday. “That’s exciting for us to see him coming into his own, getting his confidence up, being explosive, being physical and healthy. I think that’s what it comes down to ultimately is that he’s healthy for the first time in a long time. That’s great for us and hopefully we’ll keep him that way and keep progressing.”

So far, so good. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Parker “blew up” on the first day of practice, catching a touchdown pass on the second play from scrimmage during the initial team period.

If Parker indeed blows up during the regular season, the Dolphins will have a formidable trio, given the presence of Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills. Can it be a top-5 unit?

“Everything we do, we want to be the best,” Landry said Thursday. “It’s not top five; it’s No. 1. For us, again, it starts with today. We’re not looking ahead. We’re just trying to find a way to better what we did last year and get better every time we touch the field.”

Again, so far, so good for a team that hopes Parker can be so much better in his third season.

14 responses to “Ryan Tannehill sees major gains from Devante Parker

  1. As a Dolphin fan it comforts me to know that Patriots fans are taking the time out of their day to comment on the Dolphins. It’s something us Dolphin fans haven’t seen in quite some time. It tells me that Pats fans know Miami has a head coach in Gase and a roster who’s inching closer and closer to BB and the aging Brady. I understand the Pats are the reigning champs and Brady has shown no signs of slowing down but if you look at the past great QB’s like Farve, Elway, Marino, and Montana, that drop off happens in a offseason it doesn’t gradually get worse. You guys had a nice run, it was a great time to jump ship and become a “Patriot lifer”. The end is near, Gase, Tannehill, Ajayi, Landry, and company are coming for that top spot. Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s a lot closer than you realize.

  2. RandyinRoxbury…

    The man had 4 4th quarter comebacks alone last season.

    He also completed 67 percent of his passes last season and has a 62% completion for his career.

    Go somewhere else with your nonsense.

  3. 305phinphan says:
    Jul 27, 2017 4:09 PM
    As a Dolphin fan it comforts me to know that Patriots fans are taking the time out of their day to comment on the Dolphins. It’s something us Dolphin fans haven’t seen in quite some time. It tells me that Pats fans know Miami has a head coach in Gase and a roster who’s inching closer and closer to BB and the aging Brady. I understand the Pats are the reigning champs and Brady has shown no signs of slowing down but if you look at the past great QB’s like Farve, Elway, Marino, and Montana, that drop off happens in a offseason it doesn’t gradually get worse. You guys had a nice run, it was a great time to jump ship and become a “Patriot lifer”. The end is near, Gase, Tannehill, Ajayi, Landry, and company are coming for that top spot. Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s a lot closer than you realize.

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    But you forget, the Pats not only have Brady, but they have the 2nd best QB in the division as well…

  4. D-bag pats fan the first to comment. It shows they’re SCARED, and with good reason. I’ll give them credit, they’ve had a good run (when not cheating). But N.E. fans are all pissing themselves because with the end of their run, they have NO identity. They are just fat losers that are fans of a football team that was good for a while.

  5. The end is near for the Patriots?
    Hmmmm, i remember hearing this 8 years ago, as long as BB is in charge in NE the best playoff seed the Dolphins can hope for is 5th, lets be honest.
    Looking at the Dolphins last 8 games, they will struggle big time, i see 2-6 at best.

  6. The real question is: will Parker are any gains from franchise-killer Tannehill?
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    Yup, Pat’s fans are out today. Lol

  7. Pats fans are feeling the heat alright!

    Garopolo 2nd best??
    502 yard on 63 attempts isn’t much to brag about
    nphats – oops did I spells that wrong?

    The Pats have built a tremendous dynasty, but to think that with Brady go the team will be the same with Jimmy G is delusional.

    Yes the Pats are tough, but even the lowly Bills beat NE once last year, meanwhile the Dolphins won vs. 2x’s. Any given Sunday people…

    #FinsAreComing

  8. nhpats says:
    Jul 27, 2017 3:46 PM
    Is Gase still planning to start Tannehill? As a Pats fan this gives me great comfort
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    Believe you. Most Pats fans are not only bandwagon fans, they are losers at heart. Because only losers would troll in the preseason on article for another team
    NE is a very giod team and I am sure that all the winning causes discomfort to most of their fans who do not win at anything other than the dumbest troll contest
    Get ready to be comfortable when NE plays Miami at Hard Rock in November and Thill kicks NE’s butt for the 4th time in a row.

  9. RandyinRoxbury says:
    Jul 27, 2017 3:56 PM
    The Dolphins appear to have a solid team, the major problem is the QB who cannot win meaningful games in the 4th qtr and has no accuracy.
    Sad but true
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    Randy:
    Nah. The sad but true fact is that not only you do not know anything about football but refuse to learn.
    Thill won three meaningful games against the Pats in the 4th Qtr. In 13, 14 and 15.
    Tannehill had a higher completion % than Brady last year (67.1% vs 66.9%)
    But do not let reality interfere with your trolls.

  10. The 2nd half of the super bowl showed just how great the Patriots are and what the Fins have been up against for years. The 1st half of the super bowl showed were the Patriots are now and as amazing as TB looked in that 2nd half and he looked old in a young man’s game that 1st half….

  11. The only reason the pats fans are on this site is because they know the party will soon be over. Bill

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