DAVIE, FL - MAY 4: Mike Williams #27 and Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins work on tackling drills during the rookie minicamp on May 4, 2012 at the Miami Dolphins training facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
As you guys know by now, the NFLPA Rookie Premiere is going on right now, and SB Nation is there. During their coverage of the events, the had the opportunity to talk to Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The full interview will be hitting the SB Nation Youtbue Channel soon, but we have a quick preview of some of the things they talked about below:
On moving to Miami: "It's fun. It's exciting place everyone wants to visit. You always hear about Miami. To be able to move there is exciting."
On if he ever said "I'm taking my talents to south beach:" "I don't think I ever said that."
On the Dolphins franchise: "I know they have a rich tradition, rich history. A lot of great teams and players, and great quarterbacks, Dan Marino is a guy that was at his peak in my younger age, a guy I looked up to and a guy I can hopefully learn from."
On meeting the coaches: "It's been fun. I think I know some of the caoches from College Station, getting to know the new guys, the guys new to me. Caoch Philbin has been great. It's like you're a freshman in college again, coming in and feeling it out and getting to know everyone's personality."
On the Miami offense: "It's pretty much the same offense we ran at A&M, we had some changes. The foundation is the same. It suits me because I've played in it for the last four years and I'm really familiar with it. The west coast offense is good for me."
On what he needs to work on this offseason: "Getting used to the speed of the game. I have a background w/ the playbook but not having played in an NFL game, it's going to be an adjustment getting used to the speed of the game, the speed of the defense and the way they disguise things."