Tannehill put forth a mostly uneven performance in Miami's Week 1 victory over the Washington Redskins. The Dolphins scored just 10 offensive points, which wouldn't be enough to win most games. Tannehill threw for 226 yards and missed some key throws he should have made.
"Obviously, I wasn't happy with how I played," Tannehill said. "But we got the win. At the end of the day, that's what we're working for and we're looking to correct the things that we didn't do so well."
Two of Miami's marquee players -- Tannehill and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh -- both are dissatisfied with their recent play. Suh told the media this week that he grades his Week 1 performance as "poor." Both players are looking forward to a new opportunity Sunday in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1).
The Dolphins (1-0) showed many of the same offensive issues that plagued them last year. They didn't score a single point until the final minute of the second quarter, were only 1 of 3 in the red zone and couldn't get a consistent running game going.
"Execution I think, there were plenty of plays that we left on the field, whether it's the third-and-1 short run or a missed throw," Tannehill said. "Those are the things that you want to hit and you want to move those chains and get those first downs. The more we can do that early in the season then, it's going to carry over the rest of the year."
This past Sunday Tannehill was at fault on two of Miami's three sacks allowed because he held the ball too long. He also lost a fumble in the third quarter to Washington that could have been a big play in the game. But the Dolphins' defense bailed Tannehill out and stopped the Redskins' offense.
"Sacks don't usually lose you games but sack-fumbles can," Dolphins offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said. "The quarterback also has to secure the football."
The Dolphins' offense will only go as far as Tannehill takes it this season. Tannehill, who signed a $96 million extension this offseason, knows he must prove that Week 1 was an aberration.
"I talked to him on the plane on the way home," Philbin said. "I think it was his first game, but again, I thought it was a solid performance. There are some plays he's going to want to make and some throws that I'm sure he will as we move forward."