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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill's version of spring break: team practices twice a week

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Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill could be doing anything this offseason.

He could be soaking up the sun on South Beach. There are always parties to attend at the Versace Mansion. The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is not too far away from Miami. This would be a perfect time to improve his golf game.

Apparently, Tannehill has different plans for spring break in Miami.

Tannehill has convinced several of his teammates to workout with him twice a week at the Dolphins’ facility, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel. Bill Lazor, former Eagles quarterbacks coach, was hired as Miami’s offensive coordinator this offseason. Tannehill is trying to get a jump start on installing the playbook with his teammates by conducting the workouts.

"When the quarterback says anything you listen," Dolphins receiver Rishard Matthews told Kelly.

Matthews said the workouts are entering their third week. However, coaches are not allowed to instruct players until offseason workouts begin later in April.

Tannehill is a young quarterback with a lot to prove, and it makes sense he has taken this initiative. Since becoming a first-round pick in 2012, Tannehill has compiled a 15-17 record as Miami’s starter. He has not exceeded 4,000 passing during in a single season in two years. Tannehill has 36 touchdowns, 30 interceptions and a 79.1 passer rating.

"He's excited to put all the pieces together, use everyone to the best of the scheme," Matthews said of Lazor, whom he's spoken to. "I know the offense a little bit, and I'm definitely learning it as I go right now. I'm excited to get on the field and get everything going."

It may not be the most adventurous spring break, but Tannehill is more focused on a postseason celebration right now.

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