Ryan Tannehill soaked up every moment of his return

AP

There may have been more fanfare surrounding Andrew Luck‘s return to game action for the Colts, but he wasn’t the only quarterback making a return from a long stay on the injured list on Thursday night.

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was out even longer than Luck thanks to knee problems that cost him the final weeks of the 2016 season and all of last year. Tannehill started against the Buccaneers on Thursday night and went 4-of-6 for 32 yards on one series before leaving the game.

Tannehill credited his offensive line with keeping him from being touched in a brief appearance that meant a lot to him given the path it took to get there.

“It was huge,” Tannehill said, via the Miami Herald. “I think probably more appreciation than I normally have for a preseason 1 game. I didn’t make it to this point last year. It was a long rehab process, and everything it took to get back to this point. I think more appreciation for every second that I was out there and just enjoyed it a little more. It was kind of constant. I was just soaking it all up, soaking up every moment that I could. Enjoying it. I knew what it was like not to be out there and have to struggle through missing a whole year. Definitely didn’t take any moment for granted.”

Tannehill will likely get a longer run with the offense next Friday against the Panthers as the Dolphins continue their preparation for the year to come.

14 responses to “Ryan Tannehill soaked up every moment of his return

  1. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:49 am
    the problem with Turnoverhill is never the preseason, it’s the regular season where it all falls apart for him.

    Only 2 Quarterbacks in NFL history threw for more yards in their first 4 seasons than Ryan Tannehill. Peyton Manning and Dan Marino.

  2. markhiggs says:
    August 10, 2018 at 11:33 am
    TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 10, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Only 2 Quarterbacks in NFL history threw for more yards in their first 4 seasons than Ryan Tannehill. Peyton Manning and Dan Marino.

    Yes, however a high percentage of Tannehill’s yardage comes in garbage time with the Dolphins usually trailing by 20 points or more. He still cannot win a meaningful game against a quality opponent in the 4th qtr but nonetheless he’s the future, isn’t he? lol

  3. He looked genuinely ecstatic to be back on the field. Cameras caught him nearly jumping up and down before his first series. Nice to have a guy that actually wants to be here again.

  4. markhiggs says:
    August 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    If Nick Foles can win a superbowl…so can Ryan Tannehill. Its the Dolphins job to build a good team around him

    Yes good comparison, lets compare the SB MVP to Turnoverhill, makes perfect sense, man talk about beyond delusional, yikess!

  5. Gotta love all the hate “Fans” have for Tannehill. LOL

    “Bryce Petty looked good last night. Tannehill sucked”
    When in reality: Petty went 4 of 7, 1 INT – Tannehill was 4 of 6, 0 INT
    Petty did throw a TD late in the 4th quarter which shouldn’t be a surprise
    for the former starter going against potential 3rd stringers

    Garoppolo, Mariota, and Wilson had similar nights to both Miami QB.
    Tannehill will never be an elite QB, but teams have gone deep in the playoffs
    and won SuperBowls with QBs that have less talent.

    Just look up the road to Jacksonville.
    They’ve built a strong defense. We haven’t built anything around Wake or Reshad.
    They’ve built an offense that isn’t always reliant on the QB. We just keep blaming the QB.

  6. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm
    markhiggs says:
    August 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm
    If Nick Foles can win a superbowl…so can Ryan Tannehill. Its the Dolphins job to build a good team around him

    Yes good comparison, lets compare the SB MVP to Turnoverhill, makes perfect sense, man talk about beyond delusional, yikess!

    No..delusional are so called fans like you who think Elway, Rodgers, or Marino are just walking through that door or are just sitting out there waiting to be picked up…instead of building a good team around a good QB you already have. Go root for those cheaters in New England…we dont want you..signed – every Dolphins fan

  7. markhiggs says:
    August 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    …instead of building a good team around a good QB you already have.

    Please tell us what is good about Tannehill, can’t wait to learn!

    1. He can’t read defenses
    2. He is not accurate
    3. He is not a leader
    4. He can’t win meaningful games in the 4th quarter
    5. He has no pocket prescense

    I want him to succeed however after 80 games, it is not happening!

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