Dolphins “borderline angry” over report of issue with Laremy Tunsil’s ankle

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Three weeks ago tonight, tackle Laremy Tunsil slid down the draft board while wearing curious footwear. The Dolphins are reportedly miffed at the suggestion that the slide was fueled by an ankle problem.

Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are “not just puzzled but borderline angry” about a contention from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report that some teams passed on Tunsil on draft day due to a “pre-arthritic condition” in his ankle.

Team sources tell Salguero that there’s no ankle issue with Tunsil. Dolphins executive V.P. of football operations Mike Tannenbaum separately went on the record with WQAM in Miami to confirm the team’s position.

“None. Zero,” Tannenbaum said regarding alleged concern over Tunsil’s ankle. “He’s full go. He’s fine. We never had concerns about his ankle.”

No one else apparently did, either; Tunsil wasn’t asked to return to Indianapolis for a medical recheck before the draft. If teams are currently pushing the notion that there’s an ankle problem, it could be that some executives who passed on Tunsil are now hoping to lay the foundation for the inevitable explanation to ownership as to why Tunsil wasn’t selected. Given, after all, the number of players who smoke marijuana, the existence of video evidence of him puffing-and-not-passing that may not be enough to justify passing on Tunsil if he turns out to be the real deal.

69 responses to “Dolphins “borderline angry” over report of issue with Laremy Tunsil’s ankle

  1. His footwear is Christian Lubiton. Hardly curious to those who make that kind of money Florio. Fake it til you make it son.

  2. “a contention from Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.”

    Just the name Jason Cole should automatically disqualify this report from being taken seriously.

  3. Jason Cole’s sources are about as valid as the writing on bathroom stalls. He just tries to get polarizing headlines like Jason La Canfora. They are so ridiculous sometimes it’s laughable.

  4. 2 things are obvious here.

    1) the B/R report is either made up or some of the sources are worried they will be called out for their mistake of not drafting him

    2) Laremy got a Bedazzler for Christmas and went overboard on his church shoes.

  5. crap… total crap.

    no one is looking for cover to justify passing on a weed-smoking nitwit who’s done exactly squat in his profession. oh… and sold his college down the river.

    and i mean no one outside of tannenbaum

  6. Dolphins fans are still “borderline angry” over loosing their previous logo that had a borderline angry dolphin. The dolphin in their new logo has an expression of a fish that’s about to be picked up by a Japanese fishing trawler. (pssssst, they eat dolphins over there)

  7. When a video like that shows up on draft day there is no guarantee that’s the only video or that was the only thing he was doing. Teams needed to ask themselves if other videos were going to be slowly leaked.

  8. Perhaps the teams don’t understand that these players are not angles sent to play football, the deal with the weed is its seems to be ever where, business are having a hard time finding new employees who don’t fail there drug test. Bill…in 1983 rumors that Dan Marino had smoke some weed push him all the way down to Miami, I guess Don said what’s a little weed. Bill

  9. This is why Trump is appealing to the population. Media – pretending to be the 4th estate based on how many people “look”, has no idea that the “4th estate’s” “look” has nothing to do with people’s agreement. It only amazes us “ignorant people” how stupid journalists and their “mass media” PC opinions look. Throw me a car accident, and I’ll look at that too.

  10. Wow. Borderline angry. Does that mean Ross is afraid his first round pick is not a buzz word anymore ? In Tannenbaum they trust. LMAO. Enjoy Finphans, the T man is all yours. Ross is a ok head in regards to the NFL Remember his own words ” You can’t push me around, this si not the NFL. “. Pinhead.

  11. Can’t wait until his canopy design gets ripped off its footings in the first storm. The sun is a problem but tell me how the canopy will shed the humidity down in the swamp called Miami Gardens. Ross is a pin head in that respect.

  12. Why would the Dolphins care about the report of it’s false??
    They felt comfortable drafting him, their medical staff has full access
    to him

    They are upset about nothing…..if in fact, it is nothing

  13. Geez, I’m sure glad they didn’t cross over the border-line to really angry.

  14. Jason Cole is the same guy that reported 5 years ago that Peyton Manning would never play an NFL game again.

    That’s all you need to know

  15. “We’re borderline angry! He didn’t drop because of an ankle! He dropped because he’s a pothead, which we’re totes okay with, apparently.”

  16. Why would the Dolphins care what other teams are saying anyway. The proof will be how well he plays in the games. Some of these teams are so scared of their own shadow they are angry at everything.

    They are going to be last place in the division anyway.

  17. Can’t put the pipe down and he can barely walk, wow great pick dolphins. I wonder if he is gonna be as good as dion was for them

  18. Why would the Dolphins be angry? If Tunsil didn’t have all the reported ‘issues’ he would have been long gone by the time Miami got him.

    Seems to me that if Miami believes Tunsil is the man, then these reports helped the team get him.

  19. well look at the source (Jason Cole). Several weeks ago, Cole tried putting out the narrative that Connor Cook fell in the draft because D’Antoni doesn’t let scouts stay for practice. Safe to say Jason Cole continues to embarrass himself and his employer with that kind of nonsense.

  20. When I saw the headline I was curious there might be something to it, but when I saw fat azz Jason Cole was reporting it, I went on with my day. How does he even have a job these days?! Virtually nothing he says has a shred of validity…

  21. This guy makes Menish Mehta look like Mike Wallace…. And that’s not easy to do!

  22. I hope Tunsil turns out to be a little below average as a starter, so there can be more controversy. Then Miami can be angry at something else.

  23. Jason called his sources and one covered their butts by mentioning a potential future ankle problem. Jason then called all the other sources he had and said “is his ankle the reason you passed? It couldn’t be weed since 3/4 of the league smokes it” and they all said “yeah that’s it, let’s get that documented so the owner doesn’t fire me when he makes the pro bowl in 2 years”

  24. May 19, 2016 11:05 PM

    Can’t wait until his canopy design gets ripped off its footings in the first storm. The sun is a problem but tell me how the canopy will shed the humidity down in the swamp called Miami Gardens. Ross is a pin head in that respect.

    It’s called engineering.

  25. 300 to 400 mill stadium renovation upgrade is turning out nice but Mongo can’t afford tickets to the game so he blames it on the humidity.

  26. Cole is right. Tunsil slid down the board because his ankle took money from coaches and his ankle posted pictures of him smoking weed the night of the draft.

    Teams were afraid that ankle was going to continue to be trouble throughout Tunsil’s career.

  27. n0hopeleft says:
    May 19, 2016 9:49 PM

    His footwear is Christian Lubiton. Hardly curious to those who make that kind of money Florio. Fake it til you make it son.
    —————————–
    Mike Greenberg is that you?

  28. statlaw says:
    May 19, 2016 10:47 PM

    This is why Trump is appealing to the population. Media – pretending to be the 4th estate based on how many people “look”, has no idea that the “4th estate’s” “look” has nothing to do with people’s agreement. It only amazes us “ignorant people” how stupid journalists and their “mass media” PC opinions look. Throw me a car accident, and I’ll look at that too.
    ——————————
    Trump and any other politician is only appealing to the brain dead sheep that still think politics is real… lmao

  29. That could be the ugliest shoe I ever saw on a mans foot. Cinderella would have a problem with it. I guess we are supposed to be impressed this is a “Christian Lubiton” creation. Money doesn’t always equate to class and taste but it does keep desgners laughing all the way to the bank.

  30. Haters, I fully agree about the Philbin led (?) era. It was horrible. We now have a HC in Gase with a great staff. Get with me after the season to see if Laremy was a bust or we show no signs of improvement. My betting says it’s starting to turn around in SoFlo for the better.

  31. The people he didn’t pass the bong to are the ones who are still upset. Hogging the weed is a serious issue and the mark of someone who isn’t a team player.

  32. beachsidejames says:
    May 20, 2016 8:45 AM
    300 to 400 mill stadium renovation upgrade is turning out nice but Mongo can’t afford tickets to the game so he blames it on the humidity.
    ————————

    Ticket pricing is one of the few things the ‘Phins get right. Bottom 5 pricing befits a bottom finishing team. Even in South Florida they aren’t dumb enough to pay much for that product

  33. ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    May 19, 2016 10:07 PM
    Complete bust, just like Dion! How’s he working out fish? Ahaaha
    ——–
    Thus far, about as well as Shaq has for the bills. Tunsil will be a pro bowler however.

  34. Well at least that’s consistent with their borderline psychotic approach to moving forward with Tannyhill as their QB

  35. eljefedelmundo says:
    May 19, 2016 9:58 PM

    Tunsil, Ramsey, Lawson.

    3 picks you’re glad your teams didn’t make …”
    ==========================================

    You get a Thumbs up for the correct usage of you’re/your, which is a rarity these days on talkboards and social media.

  36. Doesn’t make sense that a once-considered top-5 pick would have a high-alert ankle issue, and Nobody reports it or mentions it until after the draft. People are usually all over that info.

  37. tbw880 says:
    May 20, 2016 11:10 AM
    Love those pumps!!
    ___________________

    Yep, dude’s gonna fit right in down there in South Beach

  38. Lets see how borderline angry Tunsil gets having to tie up defenders for eons while Ryan “Coma in the Pocket” Tannehill holds onto the ball.

  39. If its not true why do they care? Just get the kid ready to play before the first game…..we will find out eventually if its true or a writer made something up to stay relevant

  40. The real bummer is that he will more than likely be playing “out” of position at guard while Albert solidifies left tackle. This kid will more than likely be judged on how well he plays a position that is not his forte. Also, he probably spends a year adjusting to the NFL playing guard, not LT. I’d rather see the guy go in and work on his skills at LT, not guard. Could be a disaster…or could be something special…we will have to wait and see….

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