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Ryan Tannehill seems thrilled Bill Lazor is out as coordinator

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Miami Dolphins in action during the first half of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Sun Life Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

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The Miami Dolphins made a change at offensive coordinator this week by firing Bill Lazor after the team’s 38-20 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

And no one seems more excited about the change than quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

I’m just excited about being part of the game plan,” Tannehill said, per James Walker of “Working with the coaches Monday and [Tuesday], just being a part of the game-plan process and having my thoughts heard and kind of putting our heads together to create some of the things we want to do, it’s been fun so far.”

The implication is that Tannehill didn’t feel like he was a part of the process before under Lazor. Tannehill says he’ll have much more say in the offense under interim coordinator Zac Taylor. While there will be an adjustment period, Tannhill seems thrilled about the change.

“Well, it’s an adjustment,” Tannehill said. “So obviously there is some change. But I’m excited about the changes we’re making and the possibility about what we can do.”

Tannehill ranks 21st in the league (among quarterbacks with at least 150 attempts) in passer rating at 88.7. Miami ranks 27th in the league in total offense and points per game.