Tannehill prepared for tough test at Seattle

Miami flying out West on Thursday

Ryan Tannehill is hoping for a breakout season with the Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill is hoping for a breakout season with the Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. – Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill knows the team will face a tough test in the opener at Seattle.

The team plans to fly out West on Thursday.

Seattle is known as one of the most challenging environments for road teams.

Tannehill said Monday, "It's a tough place to play.  I obviously haven't  played there yet, but it has a reputation, and it's for a reason.  Some guys in the locker room played there, and they'll tell you it's one of the loudest places -- if not the loudest in the league--- you'll play."

Tannehill said that sort of atmosphere impacts the game because "It makes communication tough.  That's where you see teams have issues;  they're not on the same page because communication is tough.  We have to really be on top of our game as far as communicating with each other, signaling to each other, talking, make sure we all get the call, and we're all on the same page."

Despite a tough test to start the season, the quarterback is looking forward to his fifth NFL season.

Tannehill said, "We have a ton of potential.  I think we have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball.  We're getting started on a new season, so right now, it's all potential, and we have to find a way to come together as a team and win games."

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