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Tannehill has “a good day” in front of Browns, Dolphins, Seahawks


Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill came away pleased with his performance after working out for NFL scouts today.

Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram reports that Tannehill completed 65 of 68 passes (with two drops) and ran a 4.62-second 40-yard dash while showing no issues with the stress fracture in his right foot as representatives from 22 teams watched his workout.

I felt good,” Tannehill said afterward. “The foot felt great, moving in the pocket, escaping; the ball was coming out good, and the guys were making plays for me. It was a good day.”

The Browns, Dolphins and Seahawks were among the teams showing particular interest. Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress and quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple were there, and the Browns are also planning both another private workout for Tannehill at Texas A&M and a visit in Cleveland. Dolphins General manager Jeff Ireland, head coach Joe Philbin and player personnel director Brian Gaine all attended today and took Tannehill out to dinner last night. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider, head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell all attended as well.

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48 Responses to “Tannehill has “a good day” in front of Browns, Dolphins, Seahawks”
  1. jetslag44years says: Mar 29, 2012 5:21 PM

    His career is over before its starts, having to go to the Dolphins

  2. lombardihero says: Mar 29, 2012 5:24 PM

    But Don’t you worry Colt your our QB.

    3 visits with a guy before the draft sorry your not our guy Colt.

  3. dolphandan says: Mar 29, 2012 5:29 PM

    4.62 is a bit slow for a WR.

  4. Stiller43 says: Mar 29, 2012 5:35 PM

    All these teams came out to see how his foot was and no rex?

  5. gottaplan says: Mar 29, 2012 5:38 PM

    What does that say about Matt Flynn if the Seahawks are lookin at this kid who will go in the 1st round???

  6. tashkalucy says: Mar 29, 2012 5:39 PM

    Good to see the hawks are all in with Flynn!

  7. beeronthefridge says: Mar 29, 2012 5:40 PM

    The Browns, Dolphins and Seahawks are impressed by tannehill’s speed because if he plays for them he’ll have to run for his life.

  8. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 29, 2012 5:53 PM

    It would behoove the Dolphins and Browns to not allow Ireland and Childress to make these trips, or spend time with these prospects- it’s like dressing-up as Freddy Krueger for your 5 year old’s birthday party

  9. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 29, 2012 6:01 PM

    He just wanted to come out and have fun. Throw the ball around a little. Let the chips fall where they may. You can only control what you control.

  10. txfinfan says: Mar 29, 2012 6:01 PM

    If they let him develop behind an experienced Garrard he could really turn out to be a solid starter. Won’t toss the “F” word around (franchise) because you just never know…after all, Tom Brady didn’t come into the NFL with trumpets blairing either. If the Fins can get him without having to trade down from #8 I say pull the trigger. Not sure I’d bite on him at #4…we need some other positions filled too

  11. bobl242 says: Mar 29, 2012 6:03 PM

    jetslag44years says:
    Mar 29, 2012 5:21 PM
    His career is over before its starts, having to go to the Dolphins

    ————————————————– Yeah, sorta like Sanchez going to the Jets.

  12. kylexitron says: Mar 29, 2012 6:08 PM

    The Seahawks and Flynn worked out a modest contract and have already stated he’ll compete for the job. Nobody said it was his and that the FO was convinced without a shadow of a doubt that he would be the starter and a pro-bowler so I’m not sure why it’s surprising that they would also look into Tannehill as well.

    I’m not sure what’s with the criticism over them checking him out, I’d think they’d be more subject to criticism if they assumed with 2 games and a workout under his belt that Flynn was the guy and didn’t bother looking at anyone else.

    Boo pete and John for actually doing your job.

  13. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 29, 2012 6:15 PM

    Marc Whipple? The UMiami Marc Whipple? That’s your O-Coordinator? Did anyone on the Browns watch a UM game in the last few years?

    If the Browns play the Jets this year, with Whipple matching wits with Sparano, let’s just say the Under is a good play.

  14. brenenostler says: Mar 29, 2012 6:17 PM

    I can’t imagine what would happen if the Dolphins can’t get Tannehill either

  15. ColtMcCowpoke says: Mar 29, 2012 6:21 PM

    I would take Trent Richardson and not look back. But I wager Heckert wlll trade down and go with Claiborne, Coples or Ingram.

  16. jetslag44years says: Mar 29, 2012 6:25 PM


    I said it before the Jets got the 2 best backups in the NFL.

    “Can’t wait” for your cyber beatdown

  17. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 29, 2012 6:30 PM

    When asked to comment, Brad Childress said, “Uhhhhhhhhh…”

  18. droopyyydog1 says: Mar 29, 2012 6:37 PM

    The next Ryan Leaf period. This kid is all tape and work outs, he can’t read defenses and has a nasty habit of throwing to the other team. Instead of worrying what would happen if the Dolphins don’t get him, I worried what happens about what if they do !!

  19. stlpimp says: Mar 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    This is freaking hilarious! With the Dolphins lurking, the Browns are going to have to waste their pick 4 on this loser!!! Holmgren is a joke!!!

  20. dolfan8385 says: Mar 29, 2012 6:50 PM

    jetslag44years says: Mar 29, 2012 5:21 PM

    His career is over before its starts, having to go to the Dolphins

    Look at a Jets fan talking trash about QB’s… So Miami hasn’t had one since Dan Marino. The Jets haven’t had one since Namath… Unless you count Tim Te-blow as a QB

  21. bigred12 says: Mar 29, 2012 6:51 PM

    Well if anyone knows anything about grading and grooming quarterbacks, it’s Chilly.

  22. dstep24 says: Mar 29, 2012 6:54 PM

    Only a stupid GM and coach would be all-in with Flynn at this point. Since when does a team not draft a QB because they just signed an unproven one? That kind of logic explains why so many fans have no clue how this game works.

  23. lennydpocketqb says: Mar 29, 2012 7:01 PM

    You do not want to be a QB for these 3 teams.

  24. hikohadon says: Mar 29, 2012 7:03 PM

    “Marc Whipple? The UMiami Marc Whipple? That’s your O-Coordinator?”

    Uh…. no, it’s not.

  25. pacodawg says: Mar 29, 2012 7:03 PM

    The Browns aren’t drafting Tannhill at 4. If they liked him so much at 4, they would not have pursued giving up the farm fro RG III at 2. It’s a smokescreen, there “playing the game” to get Miami to bite. T Rich will be a Brown. Book it.

  26. whyyyousosilly says: Mar 29, 2012 7:16 PM

    jetslag44years says:
    “His career is over before its starts, having to go to the Dolphins”

    He should be fine now that we got rid of Spirano. Oh, sorry. Good luck with that.

  27. digitaldonnie says: Mar 29, 2012 7:22 PM

    While Chilly was there, all the people that matter were watching Richardson.

  28. mrbigass says: Mar 29, 2012 7:38 PM

    Carroll showed up? Buyers remorse up thar in da Northwest?

  29. seahawks4alltime says: Mar 29, 2012 7:47 PM

    Flynn will be the starter, and Tannehill will be the backup. Tjack is out during training camp and Portis rounds out the 3rd slot.

    Flynn will be a great starter and Tannehill will be a reliable backup, probably to be traded after three years when he’ll become a starter in his own right.

  30. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 29, 2012 8:15 PM

    jets fans are delusional and dumb. 45 years of losing has rotted their already weak brains.-j-ejtjsj =4-12 in 2012.
    That has a nice ring to it!

  31. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 29, 2012 8:17 PM

    Jets got the 2 best backups in the NFL?

    um… no. the jets don’t have the two best of anything. You’ll see soon enough

  32. backtothebowl says: Mar 29, 2012 8:29 PM

    The bidding for pick number 3 is now officially open.

  33. tombrookshire says: Mar 29, 2012 8:42 PM

    I hear that the Eagles have a private workout scheduled with him. Finally some sanity at the Novabunker.

  34. dolphins4 says: Mar 29, 2012 8:44 PM

    Heckert learned off of Andy Reid so Cleveland will draft an offensive lineman or an undersized defensive lineman.

  35. cavemanna says: Mar 29, 2012 9:09 PM

    K Cousins wil be a better QB, as will Weeden,

    and can be had in the 2/3 rnd

  36. randallflagg52 says: Mar 29, 2012 9:35 PM

    I don’t get the deal with blasting the seahawks (not a fan BTW) for checking him out, good GM’s do research on every possible player regardless of current roster status, needs, and the players projected draft posistion. Other teams interviewed Luck and RG3 right? Top 5 prospects visit pretty much every team drafting in the top 20 every year, nothing new here.

  37. 69finfan says: Mar 29, 2012 10:40 PM

    Hey jetslag44years. Your brain is in disaray right now like your locker room and D. Revis.

  38. oldcracker says: Mar 29, 2012 10:41 PM

    I know the Browns had a problem scoring points but, there is depth at WR & RB in this draft, especially with the picks they have available.

    Since we missed out on RG3, why not go for the CB Claiborne and seal up the secondary. Then, go with a WR & a RB with the next 2 picks. That still leaves Weeden or Cousins available to back up Colt. (Cousins looked pretty good at times)

    People forget that Colt McCoy was not picked until the 3rd round…it was expected that he would be a project. Secondly, he’s had neither protection nor targets. Then toss in the fact that he’s been through several Head Coaches, several Offense Coordinators, and no preseason to learn the West Coast Offense. Give Colt a legitimate chance to sink or swim! I believe he is going to surprise a lot of people if H & H can fill some of those holes.

  39. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 29, 2012 11:12 PM

    hikohadon says:
    Mar 29, 2012 7:03 PM
    “Marc Whipple? The UMiami Marc Whipple? That’s your O-Coordinator?”

    Uh…. no, it’s not.


    Uh….yes, it is.

  40. jh4prez says: Mar 29, 2012 11:26 PM

    Tannehill is not a handsome man.

  41. midwestbrownsfan says: Mar 30, 2012 12:43 AM

    1972wasalongtimeago says:Mar 29, 2012 11:12 PM

    hikohadon says:
    Mar 29, 2012 7:03 PM
    “Marc Whipple? The UMiami Marc Whipple? That’s your O-Coordinator?”

    Uh…. no, it’s not.


    Uh….yes, it is.


    learn to read dimwit!! he’s the QUARTERBACKS coach, NOT the O-COORD

  42. spartytime says: Mar 30, 2012 1:04 AM

    This guy is soooo overrated its not even funny. cousins is the best no.3 QB after luck and RG3

  43. fordraptorforum says: Mar 30, 2012 1:28 AM

    Am I absolutely crazy?? I am a Dolphins fan and I like what I see out of Weeden more than Tannehill.

    I know #8 is considered too high for Weeden by most “experts”… But of the expected available guys that’s who I want. I hope Tannehill is a smokescreen because when I watch him I see an ok passer who threw a pick for every 2 TDs. I watch Weeden and I see a guy with a very accurate lasercannon. Weeden makes ALL the throws. Everyone keeps griping about his age… I don’t get it…. Who cares if he’s older? In today’s NFL coaches and GMs don’t need to worry about whether or not a guy can play 15 years… Because if they can’t have a winning QB within 2-3 years the whole regime is gonna get fired anyway.

    Screw age and screw “raw potential” Miami needs to draft the guy who already looks the part of an NFL QB and that guy is Brandon Weeden.

    So I’ll ask you guys again, am I absolutely crazy… Or do some of you actually agree with me??


  44. dweth says: Mar 30, 2012 1:28 AM

    oldcracker, you’re spot on with all your comments, and I hope you are right. But if the Browns take Tannehill with their 4th pick… I will quit being a Browns fan, again, for the 180th time in 10 years. That is, until the season starts, then I will be ALL IN once again. And most likely find my hopes and dreams of a winning season pummeled, along with my dignity, by mid season. Its a viscous and sadistic cycle. just say’n.

  45. croyer1 says: Mar 30, 2012 2:55 AM

    There’s alot of talk and concern regarding Tannehill only having had 19 starts. Mark Sanchez had 16 starts, he was taken at #5. I think if you watch the tape, and compare the two of them coming out, you see a far superior prospect in Tannehill. Sanchez played with better pieces at USC too.

  46. cantonbound13 says: Mar 30, 2012 9:15 AM

    Unless he can throw, catch, block on the right side of the line, play safty, rush the passer & be a quality General manager & owner, I am not overly excited drafting him #8 overall as a Dolphin fan!

  47. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Mar 30, 2012 10:53 AM

    learn to read dimwit!! he’s the QUARTERBACKS coach, NOT the O-COORD

    That’s even worse. Jacory Harris was one of the top QBs coming into college. Started off great. Under Whipple he got worse every year.

  48. gallogj says: Mar 30, 2012 11:43 AM

    “All these teams came out to see how his foot was and no rex?”

    I just spit cheerios all over my computer screen.

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