NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Miami Dolphins by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
MIAMI DOLPHINS (19)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 24) - Will finish season better than expected.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 18) - This has been a valuable developmental rookie year for Ryan Tannehill.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 19)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 18) - Like how Tannehill has played over the last month, I think they have their answer at QB.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 20) - All in all, not a bad season for a Dolphins team with few expectations. They give their rookie quarterback valuable experience and hope for the payoff down the road.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 18) - Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill threw six interceptions in his first six NFL games before the bye. He has thrown only six interceptions in the nine games since the bye. He gives the Dolphins something to build on for 2013.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 18) - The second-best team in the AFC East? You're looking at it, folks.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 19) - Far from a finished product, but this aggressive defense is a keeper.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 18) - The Fish are in a rebuilding process that is going to take time. Ryan Tannehill looked better this week and needs a strong finish in New England to convince Dolphin fans he's the guy to build around.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 19)
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 17) - Had only general manager Jeff Ireland found a suitable replacement for wide receiver Brandon Marshall, the Dolphins might be playoff bound.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 19) - It's too late for Ryan Tannehill to get in on the rookie of the year discussion, but he has not thrown an interception in his last 136 attempts.