Adam Gase: Ryan Tannehill will be Dolphins' QB 'the whole season'

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Ryan Tannehill roller coaster isn't ending anytime soon for the Miami Dolphins -- at least not in 2016.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase didn't hesitate when asked if he considered benching his starting quarterback after the offense stalled amid a 30-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

"He's not coming out," Gase said. "You can ask me about that 100 times. He's gonna be in there the whole season."

Fans did their best to influence Gase to turn to backup quarterback Matt Moore with chants of "we want Moore" sporadically throughout the game.

Tannehill is in his fifth season as the Dolphins' starting quarterback and he is still searching for consistency. The Dolphins' offense struggled immensely Sunday, with Tannehill completing 12 of 18 passes for 191 yards and two interceptions in the team's fourth loss of the season.

However, Tannehill didn't have much help from his protection up front, getting sacked six times and pressured countless others as two starting linemen were inactive.

Left guard Laremy Tunsil was a surprise scratch after injuring his ankle in pregame warm-ups while left tackle Branden Albert missed the game after suffering from an illness all week.

"Coach has confidence in me," Tannehill said, "and I have confidence in myself. I'm gonna go out and play and push myself in practice and do everything I can to get better. And I expect myself to play better."

Tannehill has been a turnover machine this season as he has seven interceptions and four fumbles in five games. His performances haven't been ideal, but he said the chants calling for him to be benched can't affect him.

"I just have to keep playing. I have to play my game, keep my focus on the things I need to do and play for the guys around me," he said. "I love being on this team. I love the guys in the huddle with me, and I'm going to do everything I can to go out and play the way they expect me to play. So do I like it? No, but it doesn't affect how I play or how I think about myself."