Their performances in the Miami Dolphins blowout win on Sunday might just get 2 offensive players their first NFL awards of the 2012 season. Ryan Tannehill and Reggie Bush have both been nominated for the NFL.com awards for week 2. Tannehill is one of 5 nominees for the Pepsi rookie of the week award. Bush is one of 3 nominees for the FedEx Ground player of the week.
Ryan Tannehill rebounded after a tough outing against the Texans, leading the Dolphins to victory Sunday while posting a 91.0 QB rating. The Dolphins rookie completed 18 of 30 passes for 200 yards and 1 touchdown (and zero interceptions). Tannehill had a great first drive, but seemed to fall into the lull the rest of the offense did for the rest of the 1st half. Tannehill came out firing in the second half, helped in large part, but the Dolphins rushing attack. Tannehill made good, quick decisions, and delivered the ball accurately and on-time. To vote for Ryan, go here (you can vote multiple times).
Reggie Bush had an even bigger day than Tannehill. Bush rushed 26 times for 172 yards and 2 TDs. He also caught 3 passes for 25 yards, giving him 197 total yards on the day. Bush ran like a man possessed on Sunday, refusing to go down after initial contact. If he can run like this all season (and stay healthy), he will make Ryan Tannehill’s job a lot easier! To vote for Reggie Bush, go here.
These are both weekly awards, but it would be nice to see a couple of Dolphins honored for their great efforts on Sunday. Hopefully the Dolphins’ offense can continue to click, as they take on the Jets this Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.