DAVIE, Fla. -- The last time Miami Dolphins
quarterback Ryan Tannehill
played in Houston, he had a nightmarish game in his first NFL start against the Texans.
Tannehill's passes were batted down with amazing frequency. He was picked off three times. It was one of the few games Tannehill, Miami’s 2012 first-round pick, looked like a frazzled and shell-shocked quarterback last season.
On Saturday, Tannehill will return to Houston more confident and with a lot of new weapons. It’s only a preseason game, but Houston's starting defense should provide a nice test of Tannehill's progress before the regular season.
“Obviously I want a better showing. How can you not when you have a bad game?” Tannehill admitted this week. “But this is a new year. Different teams, completely different situations, and we are just going out to improve.”
Tannehill and Miami's first-team offense in the preseason has been inconsistent. Both times, the Dolphins got off to a slow start.