DAVIE, Fla. Vlade Divac Jersey . - The two Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterbacks stood on the sideline at midfield Wednesday, watching Ryan Tannehill throw passes in practice.When Tannehill fired yet another completion, Bob Griese turned and said something to Dan Marino, who nodded. Forty games into Tannehills career, hes making a better impression.Over the past five games, Tannehill has a passer rating of 104.1 while completing 68 per cent of his attempts and averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. He has led the Dolphins (5-3) to three consecutive victories, and theyre above .500 at midseason for the first time since 2003.Hes the reason were playing well, guard Mike Pouncey said.Ryan is doing a great job for the last four or five weeks, receiver Mike Wallace said. Hopefully he can keep it up. Everybody knows he has the potential, man.Tannehill has received informal mentoring from Marino, who was hired in August as a special adviser to the team owner, and has heard words of encouragement from Griese, a broadcast analyst for the team. But the biggest reason for Tannehills recent improvement might be his increasing familiarity with the offence installed by first-year co-ordinator Bill Lazor.There is a comfort level, Lazor said, in the fact that all the different options that occur on some of these pass plays, hes just had a chance to see them, so he isnt surprised when they happen.As a result, Tannehill said its easier for him to review his own work lately. He converted from receiver to quarterback as a junior at Texas A&M and is still learning the position.Im not where I want to be at by any stretch, but Im progressing, he said. Im seeing improvements. I see better throws and see the ball coming out quicker.Lazors game plans lately have taken advantage of Tannehills athleticism by mixing rollouts, read options and short passes to a diverse cast of receivers. He struggles with his accuracy on deep passes, so Lazor has reduced the number of long throws in recent games.The Dolphins play Sunday at Detroit. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his team will be braced for a quarterback whos on a roll — and can run.I had a chance to watch him as a college player and found him to be an unusual cat, one of those guys who has a real good presence, whos adept at running and throwing, Caldwell said. He keeps his eyes downfield and can hurt you on the flank, which he has done time and time again.Tannehill is averaging 6.8 yards per pass, which ranks 28th in the league, but 7.9 per rush. He has rushed for more yards this season (245) than Marino totalled in his career (87).Thanks to a much-improved offensive line, Tannehill is also benefiting from the best pass protection of his three-year career. He has been only sacked 17 times, compared with last years franchise record 58.But six weeks ago, there was speculation Tannehill might be on the verge of losing his job. Following a dismal loss to Kansas City, coach Joe Philbin declined to give an embattled Tannehill a public vote of confidence, fanning a brief quarterback controversy.Tannehill conceded the situation bothered him, and Philbin eventually acknowledged he mishandled the situation and created a locker room distraction. But while Tannehill has since played much better, he repeatedly denied the tempest served as a catalyst.I just think the more we play in this offence and the more comfortable I get, and the more the guys around me get comfortable, you see guys making plays all over the field, Tannehill said.He quashed the talk of a change at quarterback by throwing for 278 yards in a rout of Oakland. He went 25 for 32 in an easy victory at Chicago. And last week he had perhaps his best game yet, throwing for 288 yards and three scores in a 37-0 win over San Diego.We got worked over, Chargers linebacker Andre Gachkar said. Not a lot of quarterbacks in the league can make some of the throws he made.Marino and Griese might agree; both are fans of Tannehills work. But a problem could arise if they ever offer him conflicting advice.I cant choose between those two, Tannehill said. 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Winger Anthony Watson joined Englands growing list of absentees for the autumn Test series on Tuesday after breaking his jaw in the intensive sessions at the Brighton base, while Wasps confirmed Sam Jones had broken his leg in a judo session on Monday. Mike Brown and Joe Marler of Harlequins and Saracens George Kruis have also been unable to train since. Training injuries will happen Will Greenwood explains the role of sports like judo at England rugby training camps Saracens director of rugby McCall regards the timing of the camp as flabbergasting with their opening European Champions Cup tie against Toulon on October 15.McCall blamed Premiership Rugby for the £200m deal signed with the Rugby Football Union, which gave Eddie Jones greater access to clubs players. Australia coach Michael Cheika has defended Eddie Jones training methods However, Premiership Rugby insists the intensity of the training, signposted by head coach Jones on Friday as a test of resolve designed to make players feel uncomfortable, is not in keeping with their interpretation of the agreement.In the interests of player welfare, Premiership Rugby believes that England should not be doing full training sessions straight after a Premiership weekend, a statement read. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ￡6.99. No contract. This format was not anticipated and we would not expect full training sessions to occur during the two remaining two-day England camps planned this season.The RFU have defended Jones training camp though, insisting the Australian has done nothing wrong. The professional game agreement enables England players to attend training camps, which obviously involve rugby training, an RFU spokeswoman said.As we approach the autumn series, game training has to take place. This has always been part of the plan and is fully in line with the agreement.Jones put his 37-man squad through a gruelling session the day after they had practised judo in front of the watching British coaches JP Bell and KKate Howie. Kobe Bryant Jersey. . McCall wanted George Kruis (R) to only have one day training with England McCall has challenged the intensity of Jones sessions, raising particular concern to Kruis, who has been suffering with a back problem.George didnt train on Thursday because hes coming back from injury and we need to be sensible with him. It would have been wrong for him to train on Thursday, McCall said.Wed have preferred him to do one day with England and two days with us, but that didnt happen. McCall was adamant clubs should have a say in planning international training camps and pointed the blame at the top-flights organisers. Mark McCall called Jones training camp flabbergasting From our clubs point of view we thought that Premiership Rugby could have thought harder as to where these camps are situated in the calendar, said McCall, who added that he has no objective in principle.To have the camp 10 days before our first Champions Cup game was flabbergasting.I understand Englands needs, but it seems madness. Everyone goes on about player welfare yet our international players have had a tough Monday and Tuesday and we are playing on Sunday.We would like to have been involved in the discussion. Not to be consulted about it at all seems to be strange. England forwards coach Steve Borthwick talks about the challenge of facing South Africa at Twickenham in the autumn internationals Weve got to fight our corner in these situations. I think the directors of rugby at least should be asked. We werent part of the discussion at all.When I raised it and objected to it I think there was surprise that it should cause any problem. England need time with their players - I understand that - but we would prefer it to be at a different time.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Kruis: Itoje Englands answer No return date set for Farrell Smith issues tearful apology Late fitness test for Argentine duo Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '