Ryan Tannehill: “No hard feelings” about Suh’s absence

AP

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hasn’t been at Dolphins workouts recently, something that is his prerogative at a point in the offseason when participation is voluntary.

It’s also the prerogative of other players to react to Suh’s absence and a report earlier this week had unnamed members of the team “privately steamed” that Suh wasn’t taking part in the workouts. Coach Adam Gase said he isn’t paying attention to that report because no players had shared any issues with him and quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s comments on Wednesday probably won’t change Gase’s opinion.

“I’m sure he’s working to get better doing his own thing,” Tannehill said, via the Miami Herald. “No hard feelings. He’s done things a certain way his whole career, a process he goes through both mentally and physically. Sometimes you have to go through your own process to feel fully prepared in your own way.”

The Dolphins signed Suh knowing that he was an infrequent participant in Lions offseason work, so there wouldn’t be much sense in the team having a problem with it at this point. Players can have a different opinion, of course, but there’s not much reason to think this should be an issue of great significance once we’re past the voluntary portion of the schedule.

40 responses to “Ryan Tannehill: “No hard feelings” about Suh’s absence

  1. This is all a result of the meddling Miami media trying to create drama as they knew Suh was most likely a no show in the “VOLUNTARY” just like last year.

    Adam Gase handled it like a veteran coach and that is a good sign.

    Those whining players need to match Suh’s level of intensity and play in the game before they have a right to complain or better yet maybe they should go with him and learn how to get things together.

  2. “No hard feelings” is what you say when you don’t want to admit that you’re secretly a bit miffed. Suh, and others like him, could easily help the team and still do some of their own thing if they really wanted – and team members that don’t foster a strong team spirit are the likeliest stress points to generate trouble (or just act selfishly or switch off) when a team hits a rough patch. Lucky for Suh his HC wasn’t a Coughlin or Belichick type.

  3. Suh has always done his own thing with his own trainers. In Detroit tho, he came and played football. In Miami, yall got exactly what us in Michigan thought Suh was gonna be, a diva. Too bad he didnt pan out cuz the talent on that line, wow

  4. Suh’s huge, I wouldn’t want to piss him off either… Tannehill is smart.

  5. The players need to worry about themselves, and leave Suh alone. It’s never been any different with the Lions. The ones complaining probably are the ones who were not very good last season. Just take a look at last season, and try and improve on that, and leave Suh to do his thing. This is typical press nonsense, because they have to write something.

  6. I applaud Tannehill. Leadership isn’t easy sometimes as one can see that in some cases absolutism can’t be applied. He should continue to be there, set an example for the rest of the team, and support Suh as nothing can change unless Suh wants it to. Tannehill is trying to open that bathroom door and let that ‘steam’ escape, as he should, before camp comes no matter how he feels personally about the situation.

  7. I can’t wait to shut everybody up Wake Suh and Mario Williams on the same D line will scary and hard as hell to stop all of them.Last year Kevin Coyal’s Defensive scheme’s were horrible and he was fired because of it.This is new coaching staff with Vance Joseph leading the way.

  8. This has been Suh’s routine almost every year he’said been in the leaague. He doesn’t show up for voluntary workouts. If you critics want to make it mandatory then why aren’t you getting on management to negotiate it in the CBA?

    Suh has been top 5 at his position since he joined the league. No matter what you think or believe about him he is ALWAYS in shape. He was the defensive rookie of the year, been to 4 probowls, and is a 3 Tim first team all pro. You don’t earn those things in a rediculously competitive league without putting in the work.

    As a side note do you all even know what is done at these voluntary workouts? And if it is that critical why is it voluntary?

  9. AKA: “I am afraid of that overgrown, Cro-Magnon psycho and would never say anything that would get him more upset than he is at his default level.”

  10. igotgamenj says:
    Apr 28, 2016 9:25 AM

    I can’t wait to shut everybody up Wake Suh and Mario Williams on the same D line will scary and hard as hell to stop all of them.Last year Kevin Coyal’s Defensive scheme’s were horrible and he was fired because of it.This is new coaching staff with Vance Joseph leading the way.
    ———

    Dude, you seriously have a lawsuit-waiting-to-happen against the entire education system you were brought up in.

  11. “he’s good and plays hard, so it shouldnt matter.

    if it aint broke dont fix it”

    Except 60 million dollar players should be great not good, and Sewage which should be his name is clearly broken.

  12. Seems to me (from past experience on D1 Lax teams) that players want to keep whatever dissatisfaction they have with another players work ethic in house and don’t want to ‘air it out’ in the press.

  13. Therein lies one of the major problems with Tannehill: he’s not a leader. He’s willing to get PAID like one, but he’ll still bow down to Suh rather than make the team his own. He doesn’t have the stones for the job, and the sooner we move on from him the better. Adam Gase, for all his teaching ability, is not the Great and Powerful Oz: he can’t give this kid a heart.

  14. A non issue, these are voluntary camps, Suh works out on his own, the only people who have a problem with this is the media….good to see Gase not eat the cheese….

  15. Doesn’t anyone remember last year when it was news worthy that Suh actually did show up for VOLUNTARY Offseason Team Activities? Look how that season turned out. Lets just take a cue from Mr. Rodgers in G.B. and R -E – L – A – X.

  16. igotgamenj says:
    Apr 28, 2016 9:25 AM
    I can’t wait to shut everybody up Wake Suh and Mario Williams on the same D line will scary and hard as hell to stop all of them.Last year Kevin Coyal’s Defensive scheme’s were horrible and he was fired because of it.This is new coaching staff with Vance Joseph leading the way.

    —-

    Yeah,I’m sure they will “shut everyone up” when they finish in third place instead of last place.

  17. I’m much more worried about this draft than I am Suh. If the ‘Phins draft Elliott, Suh will be far from the most over rated player on the roster. PLEASE, just say no to that pick! PLEEAASSE!

  18. I think the media makes too big a deal about players feelings in regard to other players actions. Everyone knows that Suh has a bad attitude but is paid so much that no one will say anything. I am sure that every player wants to be good enough to command that treatment; even if they are true professionals and show up early for every practice.

  19. wannstache says:
    Apr 28, 2016 10:12 AM
    Therein lies one of the major problems with Tannehill: he’s not a leader. He’s willing to get PAID like one, but he’ll still bow down to Suh rather than make the team his own. He doesn’t have the stones for the job, and the sooner we move on from him the better. Adam Gase, for all his teaching ability, is not the Great and Powerful Oz: he can’t give this kid a heart.
    ______________________________________

    Just because Tannehill doesn’t criticize his teammates in the media doesn’t mean he’s not a leader.

  20. Suhwage took a dump on Tom Brady last season and Pats fans cried like little girls. Pats went nowhere last year and with their 40 year old QB sitting on the bench have problems of their own.

  21. Those that always dump on Suh should take the minute it takes to click on his name highlighted above. And look at the stats from this last season. Then compare them to the seasons before.

  22. Anyone who thinks Suh is a lazy-oaf Haynesworth does not watch Miami football. Can’t blame you, cuz it’s painful, but if you watch the games, he’s easily top-2 most efficient Dolphins defensive player at his position. More than Vernon, Wake, Grimes, all those guys. He had a few bad games last year, but largely because OLines like Washington’s were chop-blocking him, which is now illegal.

  23. I see the confusion. Let me help.

    vol·un·tar·y – done, given, or acting of one’s own free will.

    Shut up already.

  24. What else is Tannehill gonna say? He doesnt want Suh to knock him down and stomp and kick him like he does everybody else!!!!

  25. Why would he care? He’s another overpaid player cashing checks just like Suh. They probably party together and laugh at the idiot GM who paid them.

    #8and8forever

  26. “Just because Tannehill doesn’t criticize his teammates in the media doesn’t mean he’s not a leader”

    He ONLY criticizes practice squad players!

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