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Post Tannehill continues to impress coaches with growth
Tannehill woke up Monday with a higher quarterback rating than No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck, 75.9 to 75.5. That’s largely the result of Tannehill having a higher completion percentage (58.7 to 54.6) and fewer interceptions (12 to 18). Luck has thrown twice as many touchdowns (20 to 10) and for far more yards (3,978 to 2,929).

• Tannehill has not thrown an interception in three games, and only seven quarterbacks with as many or more pass attempts have thrown fewer.

Was Sunday the most efficient game that Sherman has seen him play in the pros? “Would have to be right at the top,” Sherman said.

Asked to cite the qualities that make him most encouraged about Tannehill’s future, coach Joe Philbin cited “decision making and … his overall awareness as a young player.”

Sherman reminded reporters on Monday that Tannehill “hasn’t played that position as much as maybe some other quarterbacks have at a very high level. So he’s learning on the job, and he processes things and tries not to make the same mistake twice. We put an awful lot on him.

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