MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Dan Marino remembers all sorts of details about his first start as an NFL rookie — the early interceptions, the disappointing finish, the opposing quarterback, even the novel pep talk he received from a veteran teammate shortly before kickoff.
Marino recalls safety Lyle Blackwood telling him, "'If you play bad, we're going to lose.'"
Marino laughed as he related the anecdote Tuesday for the Miami Dolphins Touchdown Club. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback was an appropriate choice as guest speaker, because the Dolphins are turning to a rookie quarterback again this season.
On Sunday at Houston, Ryan Tannehill will become the first Miami quarterback to start an opener as a rookie.
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