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Dolphins Ryan Tannehill is excited after practicing with Mike Wallace

Miami second year quarterback feels newly acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace is as good as advertised. Or, at least, he's as good as advertised in half-speed practices.

Marc Serota

Hearing a quarterback gush over a receiver isn't exactly rare, especially when the quarterback is speaking in front of a mass of microphones and digital recorders.

The "man bites dog" version of the story would be something to the effect of "oh, he's terrible. Way slower than I thought, what was waste."

In the case of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, he's going with the former, tried-and-true approach. And with little reason to think he's being insincere, if not a little annoyed, we can surmise he's genuinely impressed with the One Trick the Steelers had for the last four years.

"Everything I heard about him coming in has proved to be true - he's as advertised," Tannehill told Miami Herald reporter Barry Jackson. "Fastest guy I've ever thrown to. It's exciting."

As Christian Bale said, "OOOOHHH good for YOU!"

Bitter? Meh. Whatever. Given the lack of speed in the Dolphins receiving corps, and the receivers Tannehill had in his one starting season at Texas A&M, it's not entirely clear how much of an accomplishment it is to be the fastest receiver he's ever thrown to, but we're sure there's someone he's lobbed oblong pigskins to over the years who could run.

More of the concern for the Dolphins shouldn't be the $60 million sound system they just bought, but rather, whether it will fit with their $6,000 Hyndai. Tannehill completed just 58.3 percent of his passes in 2012, equalling Jacksonville's Blaine Gabbert and finishing .2 percent ahead of Kansas City's Matt Cassel.