By Greg Cotegcote@MiamiHerald.com
Everything was teetering precariously when Ryan Tannehill stepped into that huddle with 4:46 to play early Sunday evening, darkness settling over Dolphins stadium and the club’s 48th home opener.
“It doesn’t matter what happened before this,” Tannehill told his gathered offense. “All that matters is this drive.”
The game hung there, ready to tip one way or the other.
Tannehill’s reputation, still being molded, was there to take further shape.
“The guys responded,” Tannehill said. ...
I felt calm,” Tannehill said of that last series — the type of game-winning drive that eluded him as a rookie.
“All business,” guard Richie Incognito described his young QB. “Poised and in control.”
“Flatline,” tackle Tyson Clabo said. “There was no panic, nothing. There were just big plays all over the place.”
“You could feel his confidence,” tight end Charles Clay said.
It was marvel to watch. A line that had allowed five sacks suddenly protected Tannehill as if he were a state secret, and the quarterback went to work. ...
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