Ryan Tannehill has cast off leg

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The Dolphins outlasted the Bills in overtime for a 34-31 win on Saturday, which puts them in position to clinch a playoff spot if the Chiefs beat the Broncos on Sunday night.

That win came despite a sometimes shaky outing for quarterback Matt Moore. Moore was 16-of-30 for 233 yards, two touchdowns and an interception with 100 of those yards coming on short passes that DeVante Parker and Damien Williams turned into huge gains by running through attempted Bills tackles.

Moore’s efforts were observed from the sideline by Ryan Tannehill, who remains out with sprained knee ligaments but had a new look on Saturday. The large cast that he wore on his left leg is gone, which Tannehill said, via the Miami Herald, is “great news.”

It remains to be seen if the loss of the cast means Tannehill would be able to return for a Wild Card game, but the team hasn’t closed the door on a Tannehill return before the year is out.

30 responses to “Ryan Tannehill has cast off leg

  1. Matt has done okay but, yesterday’s performance shows that the job is still Ryan’s, once he’s healed. Couple of his passes shouldn’t have been thrown and thankfully, only one was intercepted. His TD to interception ratio is pretty high and luckily did not cost the Dolphins a loss, yet. Regardless, a win is a win.

  2. As a Dolphins fan, I don’t think we have it takes to go deep in the playoffs with or without Tannehill. With that said, I am very suprised how the team has played these last few weeks.

    Shut him down for the year and make a run next year….

  3. FOR getting caught lying & cheating, the Patriots have paid the biggest fines & penalties in NFL history. And that’s just the tip of the cheater’s iceberg. What “lies” below is certainly far worse than what they’ve been caught doing.

  4. kissbillsrings says:
    Dec 25, 2016 10:57 AM
    1 & done IF they even do make it…..
    Pats won’t lose to them next week
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    You may be surprised to learn that the Dolphins have actually beaten New England in Miami for each of the past 3 years. Belichick knows he will have a fight.

  5. “FOR getting caught lying & cheating, the Patriots have paid the biggest fines & penalties in NFL history. And that’s just the tip of the cheater’s iceberg. What “lies” below is certainly far worse than what they’ve been caught doing.”

    Geez, already making excuses. Means you must expect a loss.

  6. FOR getting caught lying & cheating, the Patriots have paid the biggest fines & penalties in NFL history. And that’s just the tip of the cheater’s iceberg. What “lies” below is certainly far worse than what they’ve been caught doing.

    ———————

    Oooooooh, that sounds intriguing. Please let us all know what you know!!!!

  7. olddolphan says:
    Dec 25, 2016 11:37 AM
    FOR getting caught lying & cheating, the Patriots have paid the biggest fines & penalties in NFL history. And that’s just the tip of the cheater’s iceberg. What “lies” below is certainly far worse than what they’ve been caught doing.

    ———-
    Shula was the biggest cheater the league has ever seen…..nice try though

  8. There’s a hard dose of reality coming to Miami next week. Don’t say you weren’t forewarned.

  9. Reality…Brady has a loosing record in Miami, Miami has won the last 3 years vs the Pats, Miami just beat Buffalo in Buffalo, Miami has won the last 9 out of 10 games and are on fire oh yea we have this guy named Jay Ajayi…

  10. Moore= better QB than tabby. Moore hasn’t played in 5 years and he already is doing arguably better than Ryan lol. Nice decision on who to start/paydolphins brass!

  11. If you’ve actually watched games this year, you would know that theres a reason tannehill starts and moore is the backup. Moore is serviceable, but tannehill, while his poxket presence is still not perfect, is superior in every facet of the game, particularly athletically and decision making.

  12. Tannehill is good but he has been afforded every opportunity to play and get better. Moore is hands down the better natural passer and instinct wise having quicker and lighter feet than Tammy. Tammy is a slo thinker in pocket

  13. “YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says:
    Dec 25, 2016 12:10 PM
    There’s a hard dose of reality coming to Miami next week. Don’t say you weren’t forewarned.”

    Forewarned of what? Another choke job by your QB?? The great Punk Brady? No forewarning necessary. Last choke job cost against a 5-10 Miami team cost NE the SB so we are ready for an encore.

    But there will be no excuse this time as he will be playing against a backup.
    In Miami, Punk Brady will find a way to choke. He always does.
    Respectfully

  14. “YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says:
    Dec 25, 2016 12:10 PM
    There’s a hard dose of reality coming to Miami next week. Don’t say you weren’t forewarned.”

    Forewarned of what? Another choke job by your QB?? The great Punk Brady? No forewarning necessary. Last choke job cost against a 5-10 Miami team cost NE the SB so we are ready for an encore.

    But there will be no excuse this time as he will be playing against a backup.
    In Miami, Punk Brady will find a way to choke. He always does.
    Respectfully

  15. Simple Statements: Dolphins not expected to win more than 5 games. Dolphins won 10 with half the team on the Bench because of a great young Coach and HEART-week in and week out.

    Patriots were expected to win the Super Bowl. Anthing short of a Lombardi is pure failure. Personally, I hate and admire the Patriots, but being a Dolphins fan for over 40 years is starting to feel better again. The league is cyclic and you younger Pats fans are first going to learn this. We keep saying it is coming (and have been wrong), but it is coming. No team can stay atop forever. Not a fan of Belichick, but Brady IS the greatest of all-time. On Christmas, I wish peace to all AFC East fans, even those miserably loud-mouthed Jets ones.

  16. .
    @Igotgamenj

    ” Reality…Brady has a loosing record in Miami, Miami has won the last 3 years vs the Pats, Miami just beat Buffalo in Buffalo, Miami has won the last 9 out of 10 games and are on fire oh yea we have this guy named Jay Ajayi…”
    _______

    Reality….. None of that crap matters. They were different games, played by different players in different years. The bookmakers in Vegas seem similarly unimpressed with your cherry picked stats, as the Patriots are listed as a 6.5 point road favorite.
    .

  17. olddolphan says:
    Dec 25, 2016 11:37 AM
    FOR getting caught lying & cheating, the Patriots have paid the biggest fines & penalties in NFL history. And that’s just the tip of the cheater’s iceberg. What “lies” below is certainly far worse than what they’ve been caught doing.
    ______________
    The only thing NE has EVER been caught doing was having a single camera, just a few feet out of position, for less than the 1st half of 1 game. That’s Spygate in it’s entirety. People who think Spygate was a big deal believe video taping is against the rules. It’s not. It was the position of the camera.

    Deflategate was exposed as 100% made up. After all, the Colts footballs were illegally low too. Also, when the Steelers’ balls were discovered to be too low, Goodell immediately poo poo’d it away.

    Besides, Shula is universally accepted as the biggest cheat the NFL has ever seen.

  18. “Moore is hands down the better natural passer and instinct wise having quicker and lighter feet than Tammy. Tammy is a slo thinker in pocket”

    Sorry but completely disagree. I have watched tape of every game. MM is getting rid of the ball fast but he is not reading the field at all. He has thrown six passes over 20 yards this year. Two were intercepted and three more should have been.
    MM is a great guy and a good backup. But he is not even close to Thill at this point.
    May do against the Patriots as they will choke again. They always do in Miami.

  19. bencoates57 says:
    Dec 25, 2016 2:42 PM
    Hey olddophan, if that is your real name there Don Shula … your 72 team was nothing special.
    =========
    True. No name defense, more run than pass… but they were… wait for it… Undefeated for the ENTIRE season.

  20. Miami is in good hands with their backup. Actually better IMO. Tannehill is a statue in the pocket.

    “That win came despite a sometimes shaky outing for quarterback Matt Moore. Moore was 16-of-30 for 233 yards, two touchdowns” – This was a road game. Score: 34-31

    Miami at home week 7 under Tannehill:
    204 YDS 1 TD Score: 28-25

    You can say Moore was “shaky” if you want, but does that mean Tannehill was “shakier” at home in week 7?

    Note: Tannehill hasn’t been able to beat Buffalo on the road since he’s been a Dolphin. The previous win was in 2011 with you guessed it, Matt Moore.

    Ryan Tannehill is overrated. I know I’ll get a bunch of thumbs down, but facts are facts. He’s only the starter because of his contract. In reality he’s a backup in disguise.

  21. The Dolphins would be making a mistake to play Tannehill in the wild card playoff game. When one has a tear it does not heal without an operation. Ryan would risk further injury by playing in the post season. He is not Tom Brady and is not an elite quarterback. Moore reads defenses better and his release is superior to Ryan Tannehill. Coming off injury time and still with a tear, we would see an inferior Ryan Tannehill.

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