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Ryan Tannehill “looks normal” to Adam Gase

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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed the final games of the 2016 season after taking a low hit from Calaias Campbell in a game against the Cardinals. Tannehill’s MCL injury has healed, but he still has a partial tear in his ACL.

So how does he look so far in offseason workouts?

“He looks normal to me,” coach Adam Gase told reporters on Friday. “He just looks like he did last year. The difference is he’s got a better grasp of the offense at this point compared to last year. He moves around fine. He’s got a good edge that I like to him right now. You can tell that he wasn’t real happy about getting hurt last year. I like the way he’s working right now, and we’ll just keep doing what we’ve been doing. I know he’s really trying to make sure that he’s one of the reasons that we’re taking the next step. He’s really been pushing himself.”

Asked whether Tannehill is back to 100 percent, Gase said, “I don’t know all the percentages and stuff. All I know is he looks good to me.”

Gase may not know the percentages, but they’re necessarily below triple digits. Tannehill’s ACL isn’t going to heal on its own, so he’s not what he was before the low hit. (As NBC Sports Medicine Analyst Mike Ryan said at the time Tannehill’s injury happened, plenty of players likely are currently performing at a normal level with partial ACL tears.) The Dolphins ultimately decided that they were more comfortable with Tannehill playing on a slightly torn ACL than having Tannehill get a new ACL.

But here’s the reality — the slight tear could still become a full tear. Which means that Jay Cutler could still be getting a call from the 305 area code.

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28 Responses to “Ryan Tannehill “looks normal” to Adam Gase”
  1. canetic says: May 6, 2017 11:59 AM

    I hope this doesn’t hinder his ability to throw three yards downfield on third and 10.

  2. nhpats says: May 6, 2017 12:02 PM

    And by “normal” he means the same guy that finds ways to lose games

  3. youknowiknowitall says: May 6, 2017 12:03 PM

    “He looks normal to me,” coach Adam Gase told reporters on Friday.
    —————
    Well, that can’t be good for the MIA fan.

  4. revren10 says: May 6, 2017 12:41 PM

    So basically he’s saying we got no chance in hell of beating the 5 time champs

  5. Torrey says: May 6, 2017 1:01 PM

    So he thinks the Dolphins have, “more swagger” now….but Tannehill just looks, “normal”?

    Sick burn.

  6. ncphinsfan says: May 6, 2017 1:20 PM

    Wow! Tough Crowd. Every single comment was negative. Only 4 teams have an Elite QB. Tannehill has done more than every QB in the League considering the troubled OLine he has to work with. He is 9-1 when all the Starters were in. No, he is not Brady, Brees or Rogers, but he isn’t that bad either.

  7. patriots123456 says: May 6, 2017 1:21 PM

    How is his swagger…

  8. RandyinRoxbury says: May 6, 2017 1:26 PM

    The Dolphins should call Jay Cutler asap!

  9. kwspence121 says: May 6, 2017 1:46 PM

    why do you think Jay leave his new job to back up Matt Moore?

  10. nyjetman01 says: May 6, 2017 1:51 PM

    So, that means he’s still just an average QB.

  11. whathaveyou55 says: May 6, 2017 2:02 PM

    A normal Tannehill is a mediocre NFL starter on his good days.

    The Dolphins as an organization seem to be content to follow the Bengals’ strategy–making the playoffs is the goal, anything higher would require work and risk.

  12. officialgame says: May 6, 2017 2:07 PM

    As opposed to looking crazed?

  13. maust1013 says: May 6, 2017 2:25 PM

    The good news is that he looks normal, the bad news is that he looks normal for Ryan Tannehill.

  14. ricko1112 says: May 6, 2017 2:42 PM

    If Tannehill didn’t get hurt, Miami would have missed the playoffs. Matt Moore is the better QB.

  15. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: May 6, 2017 2:44 PM

    ‘Nuff said.

  16. thegreatgabbert says: May 6, 2017 2:49 PM

    He looks normal. You’d never guess he has a handicap.

  17. RandyinRoxbury says: May 6, 2017 3:00 PM

    Its ridiculous that our Pats are in such a weak division for almost 2 decades, possibly the weakest in NFL history, we need real competition!

  18. doctorrustbelt says: May 6, 2017 3:16 PM

    Expect Chicago to get worse.

    I remember when receiver-less/offensive line-less Cleveland drafted quarterbacks Tim Couch, Luke McCown, Charlie Frye, Akili Quinn, and Johnny Manziel.

    The Browns ATTEMPTED to compliment those quarterbacks with wide receiver BUSTS Kevin Johnson, Dennis Northcutt, Quincy Morgan, Andre Davis, Braylon Edwards, Greg Little, etc. etc. etc. and low character TE Kellen Winslow with not much focus on improving the O-Line.

    In Tim Couch’s first four seasons… the Browns took 4 O-Lineman in his first FOUR drafts (none above the 3rd round – 3 of them in the 7th round).

    Chicago fans are like Cleveland fans.
    Blame it all on the quarterback (except Akili Quinn – he was Cleveland’s Jesus).

  19. kenberthiaume says: May 6, 2017 4:08 PM

    Tennehill is pretty good.

  20. maust1013 says: May 6, 2017 4:16 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 6, 2017 3:00 PM
    Its ridiculous that our Pats are in such a weak division for almost 2 decades, possibly the weakest in NFL history, we need real competition!
    ==================

    If you are really that bored chipster maybe you should take the time to actually watch some film and learn something about the game.

  21. styro1 says: May 6, 2017 6:03 PM

    Normal= same inaccurate, interception machine, losing QB he was last year and every other year.
    Dolphin fans must be relieved!

  22. ariani1985 says: May 6, 2017 7:36 PM

    wib22 just soiled himself with the situation!

  23. walker1191 says: May 6, 2017 7:45 PM

    Would anyone bet on Tannehill to win a SB before the end of his career? It’s an absurd notion.

  24. nhpats says: May 6, 2017 8:46 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 6, 2017 3:00 PM
    Its ridiculous that our Pats are in such a weak division for almost 2 decades, possibly the weakest in NFL history, we need real competition!

    ———–

    You need professional help Chippy

  25. VenerableAxiom says: May 7, 2017 2:02 AM

    As I understand it Tannehill is working with the quarterback Guru that Garoppolo and Brady worked with this summer. It will be interesting to see the results.

  26. fishyinalittledishy says: May 7, 2017 5:29 AM

    nhpats says:
    May 6, 2017 8:46 PM
    RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 6, 2017 3:00 PM
    Its ridiculous that our Pats are in such a weak division for almost 2 decades, possibly the weakest in NFL history, we need real competition!
    *****
    I always think when I hear that remark “Really ” The Patriots don’t seem to have to many problems when facing opponents from outside the division. The Patriots win a lot of games whoever, wherever they play. At some point if your team is any good you will have to get passed them to win a championship. Ok a couple of teams have managed this, the Giants twice but generally these teams go back to the pack and the one constant is the Patriots never go away. Is that because of a week division or that as a whole the league is weak compared to them.

  27. DolFan says: May 8, 2017 2:00 PM

    FACT: His doctors said a surgically repaired ACL has the SAME chance to tear as a partial torn one.

  28. randomguy9999 says: May 9, 2017 8:51 AM

    Tannehill has always been a mediocre QB at best, yet Phins fans and Phins senior management appear content to continue to throw big contracts his way as oposed to fnding a real QB

    crazy

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