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Ryan Tannehill says bullying case is “behind us”

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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.

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26 Responses to “Ryan Tannehill says bullying case is “behind us””
  1. keepongronking says: Feb 24, 2014 5:01 PM

    The case maybe behind you …… but you’ll barely have an offensive line in front of you

  2. beach305 says: Feb 24, 2014 5:04 PM

    I thought it was hilarious how Tedy Bruschi came out on ESPN and talked how this would never happened under Belicheat.

    This from a guy who was part of the biggest cheating scandal in the NFL and who’s coach had murder on his rooster for over a year.

    Yeah, Teddy, please tell out about the patriot way.

  3. bearwithjetpack says: Feb 24, 2014 5:05 PM

    Tannehill has shown some ability, it would be big for his development to have a consistent offensive line in front of him. Maybe next time.

  4. chawk12thman says: Feb 24, 2014 5:07 PM

    Glad you have that view but I am not sure that the consequences and repercussions are truly over.

  5. dcsween says: Feb 24, 2014 5:11 PM

    Reading books, esp. 140 pages of anything, isn’t what got him drafted in the first round. His response is probably the same as his response would be about deficit reduction, i.e. “huh?”

  6. 69finfan says: Feb 24, 2014 5:18 PM

    Hopefully the NFL record # of sacks allowed is as well.

  7. skleech22 says: Feb 24, 2014 5:19 PM

    Teddy was so overrated! Like Heath Evans,when they spew their Patriot way BS……I think of cameras!

  8. patsfan1820 says: Feb 24, 2014 5:19 PM

    Why should he care about this anyway? It doesn’t involve him.

  9. davemishsr says: Feb 24, 2014 5:22 PM

    I think its up to the NFL as to when bullygate is over there Ryan. As for it being over that is just wishful thinking. Realistically, if I owned the team I would clean house and start over. It isn’t like they are a powerhouse now so retooling should only set them back a season or two. I would have as money trucks full of money as need be back up to Jon Gruden’s back door, give him anything else he wants and start the Gruden era now. Incognito and Pouncy are gone. Those two guys are the heart of their offensive line. Martin won’t be back so 3 of 5 starters from last season’s opener won’t be around for kickoff of the 2014 season. I just do not see Philbin having the skill-set necessary to turn things around. Perhaps they do not go after Gruden and they might even keep Philbin. However, the media will never let this story die down until those core characters in a very sad and tragic tale are gone.

  10. igotgamenj says: Feb 24, 2014 5:24 PM

    We have bullies in Miami NE has murders… As per Tanne saying it’s over He’s right it’s over!

  11. igotgamenj says: Feb 24, 2014 5:32 PM

    I just do not see Philbin having the skill-set necessary to turn things around….. LOL If i’m not mistaken Miami beat the Pats in late Dec with all those distractions going on…and Pouncy is not going anywhere !

  12. drs76109 says: Feb 24, 2014 5:39 PM

    it’ll start to get “behind them” when Philbin is relieved of his duties for negligence.

  13. cuda1234 says: Feb 24, 2014 5:44 PM

    Why would Tannehill – or anyone else on the Dolphins – need to read someone else’s report of what happened in the Dolphins lockerroom?

    Only the media cares about this.

  14. peepeetoucher says: Feb 24, 2014 5:58 PM

    LOL… Reading is a very overwhelming task to him.

  15. seattlelibtard says: Feb 24, 2014 6:02 PM

    Seems to me Tannehill should be more concerned on what goes on with his front line, as they are there to protect him.

  16. vaphinfan says: Feb 24, 2014 6:02 PM

    It’s behind them but not the media. With Philbin improving the team both years he’s been there and Tannehill keeps improving there’s nothing but Ws in their future.

  17. scmems07 says: Feb 24, 2014 6:12 PM


  18. fumblenuts says: Feb 24, 2014 6:20 PM

    He’ll become the next “shell shocked” QB behind a sub par O-line.

  19. stealthscorpio says: Feb 24, 2014 6:35 PM

    QB’s a moron, Head Coach is a moron, and the Owner is a moron…The Miami Moron’s, an expansion team that replaced the Miami Dolphins…

  20. marima07 says: Feb 24, 2014 6:44 PM

    Bruschi is telling the truth. He wasn’t on a team with Aaron Hernandez, and Hernandez saved all of his dirty work for outside of the stadium. Huge difference.

  21. cwhite9295 says: Feb 24, 2014 6:56 PM

    Marima. So murder ,as long as you don’t do it IN the locker room isn’t as bad as caling people names in the locker room??? Really??????

  22. mistrezzrachael says: Feb 24, 2014 6:59 PM

    I thought it was hilarious how Tedy Bruschi came out on ESPN and talked how this would never happened under Belicheat.

    This from a guy who was part of the biggest cheating scandal in the NFL and who’s coach had murder on his rooster for over a year.

    Yeah, Teddy, please tell out about the patriot way.

    PLEASE son…Dolphins haven’t won a doggone thing in over 40 years….So, NE has, and when you get over your childish rants about cheating, you’ll realize that like it or not, they’ve dominated the NFL this last decade.

    Other than Taylor & Thomas…get serious, who on Dolphins has been both a leader and high character guy??? No, Marino was not!!!!

    Face it, Dolphins and jets are low class, poorly run dysfunctional franchises. Have been for years/decades…Maybe [ but maybe not] this is their rock bottom…Funny though, would have liked to see what Goodell would have done when Shula & Marino caught circumventing the sideline communication system…Guess Danny couldn’t get play recognized in 15 seconds….But, that wasn’t cheating.

  23. cwhite9295 says: Feb 24, 2014 7:01 PM

    And,Belichic knew what kind of person Hernandez was PRIOR to drafting him, yet drafted him anyway. Or do you think Belichic, the genius, DOESN’T do his due diligence in scouting players for his team?

  24. cwhite9295 says: Feb 24, 2014 7:11 PM

    Oh,by the way, a couple ex patriots, on NFL total access said that they believe that it is very likely that Joe Philbin knew nothing about what was going on in the locker room. Willie Mxguinnes, and Heath Evans. They said there’s always things going on in every locker room the head coach doesn’t know. Liken it to your workplace. Does the big boss know every last detail of what goes on? Hell no!

  25. ttommytom says: Feb 24, 2014 7:52 PM

    Where were Tannehill’s leadership skills during all of this?

    Overwhelmed, perhaps?

  26. randomguy9999 says: Feb 24, 2014 8:23 PM

    Tanny says it’s over…. and he’s over

    he’s said a lot of stuff, like ‘I don’t know which teams are in the AFC East” and other gems…. he also doesn’t close in the red zone and throws 5 yards short or long when the game is on the line.

    Tanny is NOT the guy and it’s time to clean house…. Philbin, any coach who touched the Bullying scandal, Tanny…. they all need to go… right now.

    But it won’t happen as Ross is so efficient as a corporate manager (yes, he’s too good for the NFL) that he doesn’t realize it’s whack em and stack em in the NFL….. no way he’s gonna do the best thing to win games… either he applies his fearsome corporate resume at the fast tempo required by the NFL or he doesn’t

    I’ll get voted down like CRAZY, by Phins fans who are so desperate for the next Marino that they will drink the Tanny Koolaid and are themselves not rational… Tanny is NOT our franchise guy. It’s painfully and overwhelmingly obvious now.

    It blows my mind that Phins fans are lining up behind Tanny because he is NOT doing the job. Yeah he has the worst O line in the league… but he isn’t doing it at all with accuracy, decisions, ball protection, situational awareness, etc… he’s a failure… time to wake up fellow Phins fans

    It’s sad and lonely, but we need to draft and trade for QB’s and we need a head coach… end of story…. period…. absolutely… period again…. wake up fans…..

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