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Report: Tannehill will dress, likely will start

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If we’d told you two months ago that the biggest injury question for Week Nine would relate to the availability of quarterback Ryan Tannehill during a matchup of the 4-3 Dolphins and 4-3 Colts, you’d question our sanity and/or sobriety.  (Then again, plenty of you routinely do that anyway.)

But that’s the case with the arrival of the ninth Sunday of the season.  Tannehill is the name to watch at the early kickoffs approach.

According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, who’s in Indy for the game, Tannehill will dress and likely will start, despite a knee injury that has him listed as questionable on the injury report.

The issue is pain tolerance, which often is coaching code for “let’s see how tough this guy is.”

A decision as to Tannehill’s availability will be made during pregame warmups.

If Tannehill can’t go, the Dolphins will still be in good hands with Matt Moore, who played well enough in 2011 to be named the team’s MVP.

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14 Responses to “Report: Tannehill will dress, likely will start”
  1. 1uniquename says: Nov 4, 2012 7:47 AM

    Tannehill will play and play well enough for a combined effort victory 20-13 and the dolphins will be surprisingly right in the middle of playoff contention. I just hope this isn’t another fluke type thing like Sparonos first year.

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Nov 4, 2012 7:50 AM

    If Tanny overcomes the pain, plays well, and beats Andrew Luck on the road; this could be a major step toward his becoming a top level QB.

    Or it can be a clusterffk.

  3. fatguystrangler says: Nov 4, 2012 8:07 AM

    I’d really like to see this game instead of Ravens/Browns. Damn you regional coverage.. Oh well, go Colts.

  4. oraclepz1 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:19 AM

    Attaboy Tanne!!!! This your time to shine

  5. FinFan68 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:22 AM

    I would rather watch the kid but if he is slowed or chances further damage then Moore is the most capable back-up in the league. I’m looking forward to watching both of these young teams and I hope my Dolphins pull out an injury-free victory.

  6. jerrygray721 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:23 AM

    come on ryan show everyone how tough you are and go win us another game

  7. krisko says: Nov 4, 2012 8:27 AM

    Tannehill and Hartline both on the injury report this week? Come on Dolphins, we need the Tanline at 100%!

  8. dabears212 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:33 AM

    Hopefully he plays. He’s an exciting player to watch!

  9. mazblast says: Nov 4, 2012 8:46 AM

    “You’re the team MVP–and we’re drafting a replacement for you with our first pick.”

  10. rodge1 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:50 AM

    This would be a great time to unleash Lamar Miller and watch him fly on the turf.

  11. dcee101 says: Nov 4, 2012 9:35 AM

    Tannehill has already proven his toughness this season by being the #1 ranked QB against the blitz.
    As a lifelong, and long suffering Dolphins fan, I’d err on the side of caution. His health needs to come first, and unless he is 100% ready to go, I say start Moore. If Moore does the unthinkable and reverts to his preseason self, bring in Tannehill as an emergency option to mount a comeback.

  12. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Nov 4, 2012 10:22 AM

    Tan Line. Good one

  13. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Nov 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    Another small name gem this season was when Anthony Armstrong was on the team and sat next to Davonne Bess on the bench, it read Bess Armstrong.

    She was cute….. In 1980. nd 1980 was a long time ago.

  14. tommynatorii says: Nov 4, 2012 10:43 AM

    I haven’t been excited for a season since the early 2000′s.
    It comes down to Tanne, the coaches, and trainers. If RT says he’s good to go, then bring him out. He seems like the impatient type who wants to play every game, every snap regardless of pain.
    He’s a huge breath of fresh air to suffering Fin fans.

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