Adam Gase: Ryan Tannehill wasn’t worried about Dolphins drafting a quarterback

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The Dolphins visited with the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class, and they talked to Ryan Tannehill before the draft about what it would mean for his future if they chose a quarterback in the first round. But Tannehill wasn’t concerned.

That’s the word from Dolphins coach Adam Gase, who said this morning on PFT Live that Tannehill has always had the right attitude about focusing only on the things he can control.

“He’s one of those guys who’s going to worry about himself and keep working. He’s not going to worry about what’s going on outside,” Gase said.

Tannehill missed the entire 2017 season and the end of the 2016 season with knee injuries, and Gase says Tannehill is eager to show he still has it.

“Expect a guy that’s extremely hungry to get back on the field and lead this team,” Gase said. “I think there’s an appreciation for him after him not being here last year and guys are excited for him to get this thing going.”

This year, the Dolphins are still Tannehill’s team. Whether the Dolphins are again looking at quarterback in next year’s draft will depend largely on Tannehill’s production and his health.

26 responses to “Adam Gase: Ryan Tannehill wasn’t worried about Dolphins drafting a quarterback

  1. I have a friend who is a Dolphins fan. He used to talk a lot of smack. When the Dolphins didn’t draft a QB and let go of both Suh and Landry he has given up. He predicts the Dolphins will win 6 games this season. I think he is right.

  2. Of course not. Then he could just switch to his natural position, wide receiver.

  3. Flacco will be starting Qb in Miami in 2019…Maybe even Foles !!! book it Dano..but Most Likely Flacco because Miami isn’t a Smart organization !

  4. “Tannehill missed the entire 2017 season and the end of the 2016 season with knee injuries.”

    No, it was essentially the same knee injury. The team tried to rush him back without surgery after he partially tore his left ACL in late 2016, and then he fully tore it in camp in 2017. The narrative or implication that Tannehill is “injury prone” is bogus.

  5. .
    The Dolphins cannot be totally fixed in one season. However, they seem to be going in a positive direction. First, they brought in some high character guys and said goodbye to some who didn’t mesh. Secondly, they quietly had a good draft, bringing in S Fitzpatrick and TE Gesicki . Lastly, they resisted the urge to mortgage the future by entering the overpriced QB chase this year. They realize that the 2019 draft will offer up some quality QBs at reasonable prices.
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  6. Point of order: when discussing Tannehill’s knees the proper term is “finjury.” Thank you.

  7. rasalas says:
    May 16, 2018 at 9:06 am
    “Tannehill missed the entire 2017 season and the end of the 2016 season with knee injuries.”

    No, it was essentially the same knee injury. The team tried to rush him back without surgery after he partially tore his left ACL in late 2016, and then he fully tore it in camp in 2017. The narrative or implication that Tannehill is “injury prone” is bogus.

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    Complete misunderstanding of the facts or deliberate lying, your choice.

    Ryan Tannehill chose NOT to have his ACL surgical repaired. The team also didn’t rush him back, as Tannehill himself declared himself ready post rehab. You people with the need to baby Tannehill always seem to go to great lengths to excuse his mediocrity and questionable play. But Tannehill not seeking ACL surgery during the offseason was his CHOICE, instead choosing to gamble with a Dolphin season.

  8. Ryan Tannehill wasn’t worried about Dolphins drafting a quarterback

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    They all say that…. Until one’s drafted.

  9. Post 2016, Tannehill chose to have stem cell procedures on his partially torn ACL. Instead of the normal procedure of surgery to REPAIR his partially torn ACL despite the FO wanting him to have surgery. As the players have ultimate say.

    Enter 2017 TC and HIS doctors clearing him to practice at full speed, because the stem cell procedure he chose, had worked. He was neither hurried or pressured into the elective therapy he sought or return timetable. His knee according to HIS doctors was declared ready to go.

    Tannehill a career .500 QB with 0 playoff appearances, gambled with the 2017 season, and everyone lost. The one or two injury talking points is semantics, as he lost a year and a half to the same knee because of decisions he made.

    And Ryan Tannehill will be the Miami Dolphins QB for the next few years irregardless of results.

  10. Like Andrew Luck, Sam Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater, Tannehill is “damaged goods”.

  11. Not a Fins fan but Tannehill is no better or worse then the majority of QBs currently playing. In regards to injury prone or not? Don’t know.

  12. saying he had knee “injuries” is factually incorrect. Same knee… same injury. Didn’t properly heal. Having said that, this isn’t an attempt to excuse him not playing last year. he missed the 2017 season. He missed the end of the 2016 season. You will recall however that he was playing fairly well within Gase’s system in 2016. The Dolphins had a 7 and 1 record in the last 8 games he started that year. 13 TD’s 5 INT’s. QBR in excess of 100 in that span. That is the quarterback Gase needs to see this year. if he doesn’t, we all know what happens next year.

  13. How come nobody has yet to question Adam Gase’s player personnel decisions? He comes into Miami, relies on Tannenhil, then brings in Cutler, trades their best running Ajay mid season and trades the #1 WR Landry on the team.

    Tannenhil is a mediocre back up at best, time to cut ties and move on. Gase will be an OC somewhere after this season.

  14. He should have been – Every QB chosen with the EXCEPTION of Rosen…aka Ryan Leif 2.0,
    has the potential to be at the VERY least be GOOD in the league for many years to come –
    Tannehill gets one more season to prove his worth to this team!
    And Gase & Tannenbum could also find BOTH themselves standing in an unemployment line too!

  15. The excuses can’t be offered by Tannehill, he must orchestrate at least a winning season. The team now has more young talent and Ryan has a Tight End. The reason why Jarvis Landry caught so many passes was because for years the Dolphins have not had a viable tight end which resulted in more targets for Landry.

  16. Tannehill 7-1 run was against the lowly Jets, Bills, 49ers, Rams and Cards. What above poster left off was Miami’s start to the season going….1-4, with the lone win against CLE. And that CLE game was a doozy.

  17. jyosuckas says:
    May 16, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Great to hear he’ll be under center again!

    – Bills Fan
    ——————————————————————————————–So am I. Fondly remember the last time Tannehill played Buffalo on the 7th week of the 2016 season.Came back in the 4th quarter to kick your butt.
    I thought you liked Cutler?? You should build him a statue in Orchard Park.
    He is the QB who ended the Bills playoff drought.

  18. tjrogers09 says:
    May 16, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    How come nobody has yet to question Adam Gase’s player personnel decisions? He comes into Miami, relies on Tannenhil, then brings in Cutler, trades their best running Ajay mid season and trades the #1 WR Landry on the team.

    Tannenhill is a mediocre back up at best, time to cut ties and move on. Gase will be an OC somewhere after this season.

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    There really weren’t many options for Gase as regards to his QB situation when he became the Dolphins head coach. They couldn’t move up in the 2016 draft to get Goff or Wentz because they had too many holes to fill and needed the draft picks. That season’s QB free agent market had nothing but mediocre backups, so they were basically stuck with him. To Tannehill’s defense, he’s never had a good or even average offensive line. If you look at his numbers in Gase’s offense leading up to his initial 2016 knee injury, he played very well. You’re totally right about Cutler. Ajayi was great, but didn’t fit their offense moving forward and they weren’t going to re-sign him. Kenyan Drake (faster, better receiver, blocker) was going to be their guy. They wanted to re-sign Landry, but he wanted too much money. The team wasn’t going to give him more money than a A.J. Green or Julio Jones and that’s what the Browns were willing to do.

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