Sunday, August 4, 2013
Dolphins' starters done for the night
By James Walker
CANTON, Ohio – The starters for the Miami Dolphins are done early in Sunday night's Hall of Fame Game. The starting offense got off to a shaky start by fumbling on the first play of the game. The defense was decent but allowed a touchdown on a short field.
Miami starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn’t do much in this game. He was 2-of-5 passing for 11 yards and was credited for a fumble after a botched handoff to tailback Lamar Miller. The offensive line was shaky in limited time and Tannehill mostly got rid of the ball quickly.
Miller did have a good day. He rushed for 21 yards on two carries. Miller also fumbled the handoff, but the quarterback usually gets credited. Otherwise, Miller had a good debut as Miami’s starting tailback.
Dolphins starting tight end Dustin Keller also had his first reception in Miami for four yards, as well as receiver Brandon Gibson for seven yards. Both players were brought to Miami in free agency to help Tannehill take the next step.
Check back later Sunday night for a full recap on the Dolphins from the Hall of Fame Game. You can also follow my Twitter page for live updates throughout the game from Canton, Ohio.