Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tannehill's offseason day: work out, throw, eat, fish


Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill's rookie campaign was good enough to provide a bit of optimism in South Beach. But Tannehill has a long way to go.

Fresh off his first professional season, the young signal-caller hopped in a car with his wife, Lauren, and headed to Texas for some family time. But Tannehill, rested and regrouped, is now back in town preparing for his encore. (photo: June Rivera, Flickr)

“My typical day in the offseason, I get up and go to the facility and work out and get a throwing session in,” Tannehill told The Finsiders this week. “I’m done by around 11 and then I grab a quick bite to eat and then go out and do some fishing in the afternoon.”

The No. 8 overall pick in 2012 had an up and down rookie season but demonstrated a crucial set of traits that will serve him well in the future. He has a short memory when things go bad but is a quick learner. The latter is especially important, because Tannhill still has a lot to learn.

So post-workout lunch and some fish aren't the only things Tannehill is hungry for.

“I’m hungry. I’m hungry to get back out there and progress as much as I can,” he said. “I’m excited for what the next year brings for our team, for myself and the progress we can make.

"I think this is a big offseason for us and not only finding out what we’re going to do with signing free agents and the draft and that whole process, but just getting better with the guys that we know we’re going to have and getting to be closer as a team and go out and play together for a full 60 minutes and play perfect.”

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