The Miami Dolphins left Houston with their second preseason loss, coming up short in a 24-17 game. However, preseason results are completely meaningless and fans shouldn't get discouraged about the result. Instead, individual performances and the overall progress of the team is what should be monitored.
There were several positives to build off and certainly some negatives that put a damper on an encouraging performance. Lets take a look at which players took a step forward and which took a step back.
Ryan Tannehill, QB
Tannehill played well for the second straight game and looked sharp when he was on the field against Houston. He finished 10-for-15 passing for 141 yards and one touchdown which was good for a 119.0 quarterback rating. His decision making has been on point as evident in the zero interceptions he's thrown through three games. Tannehill's mobility was also on display when he eluded a sack for positive yards against a stout Texans defensive line. In addition, he showed off his impressive arm strength when he threw a dart between two defenders for a touchdown. There are still aspects of his game that he can improve including the fact that he holds on to the ball for too long, but he took a step in the right direction.
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