Tannehill takes issue with Calvin Pryor for celebrating a Dolphins injury


Sunday’s game between the Jets and Dolphins included a hit from New York safety Calvin Pryor on Miami receiver Rishard Matthews, which knocked Matthews out of the game with rib and chest injuries.

After the hit, Pryor celebrated. After the game, quarterback Ryan Tannehill took issue with Pryor’s celebration.

“I didn’t notice it honestly,” Tannehill told reporters after the game. “I was just worried about Rishard. I heard some guys talking about it on the sideline, that’s kind of classless move to celebrate while a guy’s injured. Obviously, it was a good hit, a clean hit, but to celebrate when a guy’s down it’s kind of a classless move.”

Pryor was asked only about whether his hit on Matthews set the tone for the Jets. “I would hope so,” Pryor said. “I think it’s trying to bring that energy to our defense and just [trying] to be a leader out there.”

Pryor thereafter took to Twitter to respond to Tannehill.

“I was definitely celebrating the great play I made,” Pryor said. “I would never celebrate someone getting injured during the game. C’mon now.”

Pryor also placed some of the blame for the injury on Tannehill.

Throw a better ball next time [Tannehill and your] teammate would’ve never got injured!!!” Pryor said. “Sorry if you felt I was classless at the moment.”

The real question is whether Pryor noticed Matthews was down when celebrating. Either way, the Dolphins and Tannehill have bigger problems than whether Pryor was celebrating at a time when maybe he shouldn’t have been.

20 responses to “Tannehill takes issue with Calvin Pryor for celebrating a Dolphins injury

  1. If that’s all pryor has to celebrate then let him have his moment. We all know the jets will crash and burn in a matter of time. Playing football you run the risk of getting hurt. So I hope pryor doesn’t whine when he gets hurt.

  2. On Saturday during practice, Tannehill, after a couple of practice squad players forced turnovers, Tannehill made negative comments toward them, including saying: “Enjoy your practice squad paycheck, enjoy your practice squad trophy.” Now that’s classless!

  3. Hey now ease up on the Jets. They’re the JETS. They need to find some joy wherever they can. Beggars can’t be choosers.

  4. Another lost season for the Dolphins with lousy teams beating them week in and week out. They need to draft a QB, O-linemen, MLB in that order on the next draft. Thankfully the damage against the cap on Ryan’s contract can be mitigated, some.

  5. Tannehill the same guy that busts in practice squad players and used to get philbin to have them take it easy on him so he could get completions. Sissy. Go dance or do theatre if you don’t want to celebrate big hits. It’s football there, goodell jr.

  6. Pedestrian QB’s should be seen for 3 hours on Sundays and unheard from during the time in between.

  7. Uh, Tannehill should be angry about the loss, period. The fact that he is not is a bad sign. Between this and mocking practice squad players makes me think he is kind of a head case and not a leader.

    At least he will be well paid thanks to Tannenbaum! He knows where to find borderline QBs to overpay!

  8. Tannehill is mad because he laid it out there for his teammate to get killed and he did that all day with his guys so he is now what you call deferring

  9. Tannehill needs to be more vocal, a pain in the backside break out of that mr nice guy image. I know you have to be yourself and it’s probably not in him but his career is on the line something has to change. The coaches need to cut him loose see what he can do. The rest of the season is now just competitive hard hitting practice games.

  10. I don’t blame Tannehill, it was a horrible hit, and he shouldn’t have been out there at all. He was ill and travelled isolated from the rest of the team. That’s ridiculous to have played him.
    If Pryor did do that, it is classless, but he isn’t the only one who is.

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