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Tannehill: Dolphins Must Win In Trenches


This weekend in Philadelphia, quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be reunited with two of his former teammates in Caleb Sturgis and Nolan Carroll, who are both now with the Eagles. Sturgis was his teammate as recently as Training Camp, and the quarterback was happy to see the kicker find a new home.

"Sturgis is a good guy," Tannehill said. "I was happy to see him land somewhere else. It was tough to see him leave here, but I was happy to see him get another opportunity because he can play obviously and kicking is a big element to any football game. I wish him the best, but hopefully we can keep him off the field this week."

As far as Carroll is concerned, one of the biggest things Tannehill remembers about going up against him in practice is the cornerback's speed, something he expects to see on Sunday.

"He's a good player. I respect Nolan. He's obviously a really fast guy," Tannehill said. "I remember that from playing with him. He was one of the fastest guys on the team back then and he still shows that speed on tape."

However, the Miami offense is not just focused on the former Dolphin. It's also busy preparing for a strong Philadelphia defensive front. The Dolphins know what the Eagles' defense is capable of, which is why they know they'll need to bring their best to Lincoln Financial Field for this Week 10 matchup.

"They're a physical team," the quarterback said. "I think you look at the front and they really do a good job, (Fletcher) Cox up front as well as the other guys, of two-gaping, setting blocks and just making it tough. They don't rush up the field so much in the run game, penetrate but they two-gap and really make it tough, shedding offensive linemen and making tackles at the line of scrimmage. That's going to be a big key for us, being able to get movement on those guys and get them off their spot so that they can't two-gap us."

To hear Tannehill's full conference call with the Philadelphia media, click here.

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