Dolphins coach Joe Philbin continues to not say who his starting quarterback is this week.
So his starting quarterback did the honors Wednesday.
“I’m taking the first snap of the game,” Ryan Tannehill said, via Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post.
Whether he’s uncertain or just trying to light a fire under the former first-rounder, Philbin has for three days straight refused to confirm Tannehill will start Sunday against the Raiders.
Tannehill said Philbin explained his reasoning to him, but didn’t elaborate. And he was clear that he would have preferred it didn’t go this way.
“Obviously it doesn’t feel good,” Tannehill said. “It creates a lot of stir, a lot of distraction in the locker room — mostly from outside.”
Of course, it was created solely from the inside, specifically by Philbin.