Peyton Manning turns up in Miami to help Ryan Tannehill

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As Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill tries to learn new coach Adam Gase’s offense, he got some tips from a guy who knows it pretty well.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Peyton Manning made a quiet visit to Dolphins headquarters, and offered some pointers to Tannehill on what he could expect this year.

It was really cool,” Tannehill said. “A guy that had his career, the living legend he is, coming off a Super Bowl winning season — it was really cool just to be able to sit and pick his brain about things he’s done in this offense and football things in general: snap counts, things you like, the way you want guys to run routes, little details about the game. We really just got to talk the game, which is something we both love.”

Tannehill hadn’t had the chance to meet with Gase about the system yet, but Manning’s a pretty good surrogate (since Manning ran the system in Denver two years ago when Gase was his offensive coordinator).

“At that time, we weren’t able to meet with the coaches or anything, so I didn’t really have a great handle yet,” Tannehill said. “So I wasn’t really able to dive into the playbook too much. So I had a few questions [for Manning]. If he comes back now, we can have a completely different conversation.”

Since Manning hasn’t decided what to do with the rest of his life, there are worse options than just walking the earth, offering pointers to young quarterbacks.

68 responses to “Peyton Manning turns up in Miami to help Ryan Tannehill

  1. Interesting…..couldn’t meet with coaches but Manning acts as a surrogate coach.

    Typical Dolphins move…..always trying to get around the rules.

  2. Could you imagine the crying that would be going on right now from Dolphins fans if Manning showed up in Foxboro to help out the Patriots in some way, LMFAO. I can see it now, “it’s cheating! They’re such cheaters! He isn’t a member of the coaching staff, its cheating!”. Hahahahahahahahaha

  3. That was nice of Peyton to show up in Miami, and try and helpTannehill. You probably couldn’t have a bigger help than him.

  4. Belichick is licking his chops as he is already familiar with this system. Jam receivers all day and throw off the timing and rhythm of the offense.

  5. Talk about casting pearls before swine.
    Peyton would have been better off teaching him Manning face than ‘the way you want guys to run routes’ Tammyhill doesn’t have the leadership cred to tell guys where the players parking lot is.

  6. Once again Peyton proves that there is one set of rules for the NFL and a different set for himself.

  7. Manning filling out online form for HGH. “No, Ryan. I asked what your wife’s name is. No, I can’t have this delivered to my wife. That doesn’t make sense. No wonder you can’t find the right receiver.”

  8. did I read that correct, Tannehill hasn’t met with Gase yet to discuss the system? why not? It’s may for crying out loud, no excuse that the HC and the QB haven’t met and discussed the offensive system that will be in place.

  9. Im glad he is there helping. After all, if he did not toy with the Dolphins years ago as a Free Agent, we would not be in such bad shape. The Dolphins saved their Cap and weeks into FA he chooses Denver. This is why they had so much money for Wallace and Suh etc. i think Peyton and Bill Parcells are the main reason for the last decade of failure. Now, finally they are doing the right thing and spending wisely in FA and made a Draft of need, not wants. It was not a flashy Draft, but how many names we hear all the time were nobodys until they became somebody (sounds like a Yogi Berrism).

  10. You can take as much HGH as you want Ryan, just make sure to blame it all on your wife also make sure to expose yourself to the trainer and blame it on a black teammate always works! Alright im outta here!

  11. So Gase brought manning in because he was the oc two years ago for manning…… this would be the offence that Seattle D blew apart in the sb?… ok.

  12. Why do Patriot fans every comment have to be about their team and cheating?

    There is no talk of cheating in article or the Patriots. Your team got caught and punished. Give it a break.

    Manning has always been in his own class in the NFL.

  13. Could you imagine the crying that would be going on right now from Dolphins fans if Manning showed up in Foxboro to help out the Patriots in some way, LMFAO. I can see it now, “it’s cheating! They’re such cheaters! He isn’t a member of the coaching staff, its cheating!”. Hahahahahahahahaha
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    Why does everything have to be about the Patriots???? Retired players always offer advise and tips to young players…..my question is why did it take THill so long to sit down with the new coach…..

  14. Was Peyton actually ASKED to come to Miami or did he just show up? So is this the new era of Peyton he shows up and gives you unsolicited advice about how to do your job?

  15. A new job, NFL can hire Peyton to visit all the young QB’s, then maybe there’ll be some future QB’s in the league. It looks bad for the future right now, half the teams are struggling for a quality QB and most of the good one’s are on their last contract. Ten of the top QB’s came into the league 10 years ago or more. Concussions aren’t the only thing the NFL should worry about.

  16. Lesson 1) Throw the ball end over end in a “duck” fashion to make it more difficult to intercept.
    Lesson 2) Enunciate the “O” in Omaha
    Lesson 3) Get the drugs in your wife’s name. Never deny it. The media will just never push for an answer.

  17. Papa J: “Is this the perfect time to mention my new summer pizza, The My Mammy? With non-local pineapple slices and ham that’s dirt cheap yet doesn’t reek overly much of hormones (if you don’t ask too many questions) – it’ll be sure to grow on you, or at least, in you!”

  18. Next Peyton will visit the Jets and the Bills..
    Marino also gave Tanny QBing lessons. Lucky guy. Maybe once Brady retires he’ll give Tanny the best lessons.

  19. Peyton Manning 30 Tom Brady 24. The meeting before that….chip.. chip.. chip.

  20. Hearing the name Manning has caused considerable pain and suffering in New England.

  21. As a Broncos fan I just want to say: good luck Peyton, in whatever you do, and wherever you go. Thanks for the fantastic four years, and I have no doubt that your help teaching Gase’s system to Tannehill, will have a positive effect on the Dolphin W-L column this year. Come back to Denver and help Lynch next.

  22. All-American Voltron says,
    Was Peyton actually Asked to come to Miami or did he just show up ?

    Either way it is just a short drive from his house in Florida, you know where Ashley has her HGH delivered.

  23. jayhawk6 says:
    May 9, 2016 9:21 AM
    Once again Peyton proves that there is one set of rules for the NFL and a different set for himself.
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    He’s retired, so he can do as he pleases.

  24. Manning’s visit was earlier in the spring, NFL rules prohibited Gase from discussing strategy with his new players until their mini camp April 11th. That’s why Tannehill said they hadn’t talked yet.

  25. beachsidejames says:
    May 9, 2016 11:34 AM
    Hearing the name Manning has caused considerable pain and suffering in New England.
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    Yep, those Manning led Dolphins teams have really taken it to the Patriots on the playoffs…oh, wait.

    Fun facts: Tom Brady and his brother have a postseason win % 130 points higher with the same number of playoff wins, SB wins and SB MVP’s as Peyton Manning and his brother Eli. Pretty damn impressive.

    BTW, Tom Brady doesn’t have a brother

  26. Hearing the name Manning has caused considerable pain and suffering in New England.
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    Tom Brady: 4 SB rings, 3 SB MVPs
    Entire Manning family: 4 SB rings, 3 MVPs

    It takes two generations and 3 different Mannings to equal what Tom did. No, NE is not caused pain when hearing the name Manning. Just the opposite, actually.

  27. How many times the Mannings have beaten Tom Brady….so lets count them… or is it that you can’t count that high.

  28. How is that drive to go visit Arron Hernandez? Hope that’s not too long for you.

  29. Miami is trying to capitalize on the league’s “Peyton discount” on accountability

  30. Funny thing about Thill is that he is really a receiver and still keeps beating Tom Brady. Chip…Chip.

  31. VenerableAxiom says:
    May 9, 2016 12:02 PM
    jayhawk6 says:
    May 9, 2016 9:21 AM
    Once again Peyton proves that there is one set of rules for the NFL and a different set for himself.
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    He’s retired, so he can do as he pleases.

    And this is different form his entire career how?

  32. How many times the Mannings have beaten Tom Brady….so lets count them… or is it that you can’t count that high.
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    Brady owns a career head-to-head record of 13-9 against the Manning brothers. As in, he is 11-6 vs. Peyton and 2-3 vs. Eli.

    So, anything else you want to brag about? Let’s not forget, they are tied in SB wins and MVPs (you know, took 2 Manning brothers to match TB).

  33. I’ve watched every game of Tannehill’s career and, although he’s had the odd game where he’s looked great, I’m struggling to think of a game when everyone was playing badly and he willed them to victory. The really good ones make you scared of what they might do- I never get that sense with Tannehill but I’ll be delighted if work with Manning, Marino and Gase turn him into that kind of player.

  34. guvsta says:
    May 9, 2016 2:35 PM
    The really good ones make you scared of what they might do- I never get that sense with Tannehill but I’ll be delighted if work with Manning, Marino and Gase turn him into that kind of player.
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    And I’ll be shocked be shocked beyond expression

  35. Manning would beat Brady in the important games. Like when Brady won all the games except that one that was kind of important. I think they called that game…uh… The Super Bowl. Those NY Giants. Now that was a real team.

  36. Miami owns the career head to head record over the Patriots 53 games to 48.

  37. Miami also beat the Patriots the last 3 out of 5 games. And now Tom aging fast and New England has Carapola.

  38. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 9, 2016 9:16 AM

    Belichick is licking his chops as he is already familiar with this system. Jam receivers all day and throw off the timing and rhythm of the offense.

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    Let’s see, the last time New England played Miami it was for home field advantage through the Play-offs and they LOST!

    The Last time New England played against Peyton Manning it was for the AFC Championship and they LOST!

    I doubt Belichick is “licking his chops” over this.

  39. Oh Brother…Noodle Arm is going to tutor Tannehill on what? That his STRONG Defense won him a Super Bowl ??
    Yes – he wasn’t 100%…but his QB rating was excellent for the regular season, just the Playoffs since 2006…eh…not so good, until last year – Brock Osweiler helped save the season.
    Peyton was a GREAT player…but that doesn’t necessarily translate into being even a GOOD coach!

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