Dolphins Tannehill Struggles in the First Half
Starting in just his second preseason game, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a dismal performance in the first half, failing to complete 50 percent of his passes on Friday night against the Atlanta Falcons, reported PFT.
After the first half, Tannehill was 11 for 25, 112 yards, zero touchdowns, one pick and one fumble. All this poor play gave Tannehill a 40.8 passer rating.
With Tannehill’s lack of accuracy, the question is whether he’s the problem, his O-line or his receivers. Davone Bess came through with four catches for 59 yards, but tight end Anthony Fasano had three dropped passes.
As for his competition, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 12 of 18 passes for 162 yards. Sophomore wide receiver Julio Jones caught four passes for 90 yards.
Maybe the problem is Miami’s wide receivers.
Giants Amukamara Leaves Game with Ankle Sprain
In Friday’s game against the Chicago Bears, New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara left the game early suffering an “ankle sprain.” He exited the field in the first quarter on a cart. Nope, he did not return to the game and Bruce Johnson replaced him.
X-rays came out negative but CBS reported the player had a high ankle sprain. This could sideline him for a month or possibly longer.
Amukamara will join fellow injured cornerback Terrell Thomas who has a knee injury. His return is TBD.
Seahawks Wilson Has Another Good Game
After starting for the Seattle Seahawks against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson had another good game.
Is he starting to seal the deal for the starting role?
For the game, Wilson completed 13-of-19 passing for 185 yards and two touchdowns, reported NFL.com. The player can also run: he rushed two times for 58 yards.
With the gain from Wilson’s rushing, this could catapult him past Matt Flynn. But Wilson still has some work to do.
He can be inaccurate on throws. He’s been sacked a few times but he has made some good plays with four going over 20 yards. One included a 31-yard pass to Braylon Edwards and a 40-yarder to Terrell Owens.
From those types of catches, have the two high maintenance wide receivers redeemed themselves?
Meanwhile, you may ask how Matt Flynn did in the game? He sat out and nursed a sore elbow.