Miami Dolphins: What offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said today

Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

DAVIE — Here is some of what Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said Thursday:

• Laremy Tunsil is a left tackle, not better at guard. He’s had back to back rookie years. He’s spent a ton of time getting acclimated to a position he has not played. He can excel there. He’s been really good at run blocking. Pass blocking is adequate. There is a frustration level on penalties. It frustrates the staff and is frustrates him.

• A.J. Derby can run and catch. Sounds like Derby will get a shot to play. Julius Thomas was heating up a little bit. Derby really hasn’t played much. We haven’t seen Derby in pads so it’s a bit of speculation. He’s been in scout team. It’s not really pads. It’s hard to measure a football player when you’re not in pads. There is some value. But you need to see football players in pads.

• Kenyan Drake continues to grow. He is maturing. From a year ago to now, it’s night and day. But a measuring stick for a player is what do you look like in December. A playoff caliber performance was in the New England game, not against Buffalo. Kenyan has played winning football in December. He was joking with Kenyan, ‘It’s not that painful to be mature.’ But he’s bought in and is having fun with the role of key guy, not the guy out of the bull pen.

• Ryan Tannehill has not disappeared. He is a part of the team. He has his notebook. He has comments. He studies. He’s engaged. It’s hard to focus when you are going to play in Week 15 of the thing. But to stay attentive in Week 15 of IR is good. He goes to the short yardage goal line meetings instead of Christmas shopping.

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