Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says his team is ready to move on from the bullying case that led to one player leaving the team, one player being suspended by the team, and a coach and trainer getting fired after the season.
“I think it’s behind us at this point,” Tannehill told the Associated Press. “Obviously we’ll try to learn from it and correct things Coach Philbin and the coaching staff feel need to be changed. We want to have a healthy locker room.”
Tannehill said he only read part of the Ted Wells report, which implicated Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey and John Jerry — as well as offensive line coach Jim Turner and head trainer Kevin O’Neill — in the bullying of Jonathan Martin and another unnamed player and assistant trainer. Tannehill said the length of the Wells report made it more than he wanted to wade into.
“I saw a few pages of it,” Tannehill said. “I got overwhelmed by 140-and-whatever pages and skipped it. I’m just glad it’s out. The evaluations and summaries have been made, the points have been taken and now we can move forward. There’s no more being anxious about it coming out. We’ve had the consequences and repercussions, and now we can put it in the past and move forward.”
Tannehill may be moving forward with a whole new offensive line in front of him.