Tannehill not practicing today, but not ruled out for Sunday

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Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is not practicing today as Miami gets ready for its Sunday playoff opener at Pittsburgh. But that doesn’t mean Matt Moore is definitely starting.

Miami coach Adam Gase told Pittsburgh reporters today that Tannehill could be back on the practice field tomorrow and would start on Sunday if he can show he’s ready to go after a knee sprain that cut short his regular season.

Gase added, however, that escapability is a big part of Tannehill’s game, and Gase wouldn’t want to put Tannehill on the field unless he’s confident that Tannehill can move around as well as ever.

Realistically, that means it’s probably Matt Moore going against the Steelers. Moore has played well so far in relief of Tannehill, and so there’s no need for the Dolphins to rush Tannehill back on the field before he’s fully healthy.

The Steelers opened as 7.5-point favorites against the Dolphins, and that line quickly grew to 10 points, as few think the depleted Dolphins will be able to win on the road.

41 responses to “Tannehill not practicing today, but not ruled out for Sunday

  1. Whether it is Ryan Tannehill or Matt Moore really doesn’t matter. Both will outplay Small Ben in Big Games and the 15 points of offense he brings to the table.

  2. Tannehill is not playing. It’s a game so the Steelers don’t prepare right. I am a Phins fan but I wouldn’t risk Tannehill’s career on this game.

  3. “I would really like to see The Dolphins win. Really.”

    What so while the Pats are humiliating them again in the divisional round Suh can intentionally injure Brady ?

    No thanks.

  4. Jan 4, 2017 12:49 PM

    Moore is a better QB that Tannehill.

    Based on What? Matt is a good solid veteran backup & I’m glad we have him,but he’ll never be Moore than that,He was handed the Starting gig in Carolina & proved again he is a backup,can we win a few games with Matt? Absolutely but he’s not as good as Tanne

  5. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 1:01 PM
    “I would really like to see The Dolphins win. Really.”

    What so while the Pats are humiliating them again in the divisional round Suh can intentionally injure Brady ?
    ***********************
    So much of this. Suh sucks.

  6. scjohnny says:
    Jan 4, 2017 1:04 PM

    Jan 4, 2017 12:49 PM

    Moore is a better QB that Tannehill.

    Based on What? Matt is a good solid veteran backup & I’m glad we have him,but he’ll never be Moore than that,He was handed the Starting gig in Carolina & proved again he is a backup,can we win a few games with Matt? Absolutely but he’s not as good as Tanne
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    Moore has a better win%: 67% to 62%
    Moore has a better TD to INT %: 9-3 vs 19-12
    Moore has a better QB rating: 105.6 to 93.5

  7. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 1:01 PM
    “I would really like to see The Dolphins win. Really.”

    What so while the Pats are humiliating them again in the divisional round Suh can intentionally injure Brady ?

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    He’d have to get within the same zip code first. Suh has barely gotten a whiff of Pats QB’s since cashing in with miami. Half a sack in 4 games

  8. I would say they have no chance at winning this game, but the only team they beat that finished with a winning record this season was….. the Steelers.

  9. Interesting that 8 of the 12 playoff teams come from “red” states. It ended up very close to the actual electoral map which also was about 75% red…

  10. chippys lost binky says:
    Jan 4, 2017 1:21 PM

    What so while the Pats are humiliating them again in the divisional round Suh can intentionally injure Brady ?
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    He’d have to get within the same zip code first. Suh has barely gotten a whiff of Pats QB’s since cashing in with miami. Half a sack in 4 games.

    ——————————————

    And that’s where you underestimate how dirty Suh is. he doesn’t need a sack or QB hit, he will just find a way to stomp on you after the play.

  11. “He’d have to get within the same zip code first. Suh has barely gotten a whiff of Pats QB’s since cashing in with miami. Half a sack in 4 games”

    …said one completely unknowledgeable commenter. Suh is arguably having his best year ever. His job is not to sack the QB, rather to occupy blockers and free up edge rushers/LB’s like Wake and Branch. He gets the occasional sack, but he is double teamed on every single play.

  12. Unfortunately the Dolphins will get a bit of a pasteing. We can’t stop bo diddley. We will have to rack up over 30 or so points and I just can’t see it this time around. Great season, its been fun, some great games to look back over just hope this is a start of good things to come. I really am a miserable sob.

  13. Fins overachieved and beat the Steelers in the regular season, but this is playoff ball now. Effort levels usually match, and talent and coaching make the difference. Fins need a lot more talent to go beyond Wild Card weekend. Just on defense alone…

    If Philbin were still the coach, no doubt Fins would’ve been 5-11 or 6-10 this year.

  14. It’s not just the MCL sprain it’s the partly torn ACL that makes it highly unlikely. Unless Moore was a no-hoper with the Fins going into the SB they’d be insane to risk Tannehill – and the Steelers know it.

  15. Save Tannehill for next season & let him completely heal. Adam Gase has done a good job as a 1st year head coach, they should be a better team next season.

  16. “Moore has a better win%: 67% to 62%
    Moore has a better TD to INT %: 9-3 vs 19-12
    Moore has a better QB rating: 105.6 to 93.5”
    __________________________________

    Moore has played how many games in the last 3 years? Selective sampling sucks.

  17. This reminds me of a few years ago, where a QB kept playing through a knee issue, and then bad snap in shotgun formation caused RG3 to move in a way, that his knee couldn’t handle.

    Now he is the QB of th 1-15 Browns. Phins need to seriously consider the risk and reward of letting him play.

  18. ab420420 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 2:33 PM
    Escapability? That guy couldn’t escape out of a barn with an open door much less hit the side of it with a football
    ====
    Really. Come back after you’ve actually watched him play.

  19. –Tuitt is back for the Steelers, plugging up the middle
    –Shazier didn’t play in first Miami game, now covering sideline to sideline with WR speed
    –Harrison now taking all the snaps at LOL, setting the edge
    –Dupree now off IR, assaulting pocket from ROL
    –Bell, Ben & Brown healthy and rested

    –Dolphins very banged-up in secondary, starting safeties both on IR
    –Lesser Pouncey on IR
    –Moore immobile, confined to pocket

    –Windchill 7 degrees

    Steelers by 13

  20. Rdog says:
    Jan 4, 2017 1:25 PM
    I would say they have no chance at winning this game, but the only team they beat that finished with a winning record this season was….. the Steelers.

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    Steelers record against teams in the playoffs: 2-3

  21. Does it really matter? Miami’s success rests with Ajayi and the ground game. You don’t have to look any further than the beginning of their season to recognize that. As far as Tannehill vs Moore -that doesn’t matter either because you’re basically arguing which career back-up is less of a liability.

  22. 6ball says:
    Jan 4, 2017 2:24 PM

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    Kickoff temp expected to be 18°
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    Does anyone remember what the temperatures in NY and Buffalo were 2 and 3 weeks ago respectively?

  23. valentino8100 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 3:11 PM
    Does it really matter? Miami’s success rests with Ajayi and the ground game. You don’t have to look any further than the beginning of their season to recognize that. As far as Tannehill vs Moore -that doesn’t matter either because you’re basically arguing which career back-up is less of a liability.

    ———–

    Did Ajayi even play against the Patriots last Sunday?

  24. dolfan13 says:
    Does anyone have Tebow’s number? He knows a thing or two about beating the Steelers in the playoffs.
    ——————————————————–

    –4 lucky throws…that’s it.
    –Only one remaining member of that once great, but aging Steelers defense [James Harrison]

  25. helldog33 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 2:08 PM
    “Moore has a better win%: 67% to 62%
    Moore has a better TD to INT %: 9-3 vs 19-12
    Moore has a better QB rating: 105.6 to 93.5”
    __________________________________

    Moore has played how many games in the last 3 years? Selective sampling sucks.

    ————-

    And over that same timeframe they have seen all they need to of Tannehill to know that he stinks….

  26. Hey citizenstrange, Ben sure came up big at the end of the Ravens game when they won the division. How do you calculate your 15 point average? Do you actually watch Steelers games?

  27. tylawspick6 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 4:15 PM
    Tannehill blows. 20 mil per year for that?

    Guy makes more than the GOAT.
    _______________________________

    Dude, you have ZERO credibility! Tannehill made $11.6M in 2016 and made the Playoffs with a 3rd offensive system and Coach in 4 years. Not Elite, but worth every penny. It is OK to Troll, but try not to embarrass yourself against easy fact checking.

  28. Does anyone have Mark Brunell’s phone number?He knows a thing or to about beating the Dolphins in the playoffs.Worst dolphins playoff beat down ever.

  29. Patriots are 14 and 2, resting comfortably with home field advantage, awaiting whoever.

  30. Before the Dolphins were a playoff team:
    Tannehill sucks, time to move on from him

    Now that they get into the playoffs:
    Tannehill is awesome, we need him for the long term.

    Makes sense in Florida I guess. Dolphins fans would have given Tannehill away for a conditional 7th rd pick and a bag of deflated balls after week 5 of this season. Then they go on a streak where they beat 1 team with a winning record and now Tannehill is Marino?

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