Ryan Tannehill booted Kalen Ballage from huddle after missed assignment

AP

Rookie running back Kalen Ballage found himself on Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill‘s bad side during Sunday’s practice.

Tannehill kicked Ballage out of the huddle after he missed an assignment on a play that would have ended with a Charles Harris sack. Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that Tannehill then sought out Ballage after the first team offense was on the field for a conversation about what went on.

Head coach Adam Gase said you “can’t kick a guy out of the huddle all the time,” but applauded the way Tannehill took command of Sunday’s situation.

“He was right today, with what he did,” Gase said. “I would have been upset if I were him, because who knows what the result in a game would have been? … I think he was in the right. He kind of made an example there. When he does things like that, for our offense, that’s good.”

Ballage said he will “just take it all in stride” and knows he still has a lot to learn about an offense that Tannehill’s been in for a much longer period of time. The fourth-round pick ran 10 times for 37 yards, caught three passes for 23 yards and lost a fumble in the preseason opener.

31 responses to “Ryan Tannehill booted Kalen Ballage from huddle after missed assignment

  1. Same guy who said enjoy your Practice Squad money, real leader there… They wanted Baker so bad in Miami, Tannehill is gone after this season
    And I’m a Phins Fan

  2. Yeah… it’s all Ryan Tannehill’s fault.

    Nothing helps a quarterback more than having low character offensive leadership.
    Having lil’ richie incognito sowing seeds of mistrust, negativity, and distraction in the locker room during Tannehill’s first two nfl season must have been a blast.

    Oh… and then… there is the receiving corps.
    Those WRs and TEs were a pathetic collection of disappointment.
    Most are out of the league (except Jarvis Landry).

  3. Anyone else click on Tannehill articles thinking there might be a pic of Lauren Tannehill included?

  4. You guys are reading this all wrong. It is not because of the fumble at the PS 1 Game. It is because he missed a blocking assignment at Day 12 Practice. Tannehill is damned if does and damned if he doesn’t with most fans. He is trying to be a leader and Ballage is going to be great. He is raw and is making rookie like mistakes like hurdling in the NFL. Camp is a time to learn. He seems to understand and not let his ego get in the way. I don’t see this as a bad story. I don’t care if you like Tannehill or not… he is trying to improve. I personally do not think he will ever be better than a top 15 QB, but he needs a chance to prove himself. Multiple Coaches, Systems and the worst OLines and now Injuries is the reason he is not been able to show it for sure. At some point we Dolphins fans deserve better or to crash and burn and start over (which I really do not want)and this year is it! He either does well or Bye-Bye. It would suck to go 2 or 3 wins, but it guarantees a top QB in the Draft.

  5. The truth about Tannehill that my fellow fins fans can’t accept since 2012…..

    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!

    He’s gone after this season along with Gase and Tannenbaum.

  6. mike wallace, davone bess, Anthony Fasano, Brandon Gibson, Dion Sims, Kenny Stills, Jordan Cameron, etc..

    Yeah… Ryan Tannehill is the devil.

  7. I love reading all this hate on RT, this guy was playing great football prior to his injury in 2016. He has been through a few coaches and has had a horrible OL so it is difficult to get any rhythm going. This season will be a different story. Stay tuned!!

  8. I don’t have a problem with what Ryan did. Marino, Brady, and Payton would’ve done worse to the rookie, who appears to take it constructively. That said, I’m tired of hearing the same old “do it this year or move on” mandate regarding Ryan. I know he was hurt last year, but, he’s had more than a reasonable period of time to prove himself.

  9. The final 2 games of the 2013 season were the early warning sign that Tannehill would never be the answer at QB, scoring only 7 points in 2 games against terrible Bills & Jets teams to get to the playoffs.
    If you want to go 6-10 or 7-9 year in year out, Ryan is your guy!

  10. 1. He can’t read defenses
    2. He is not accurate
    3. He is not a leader

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    1. Drew Brees has never been sacked more than 37 times.
    Tannehill averages 42.6 sacks per season (35,58, 46, 45, 29)

    2. With a terrible offensive line and poor receivers… Tannehill has averaged 4.2% less accurate.

    3. Kicking inattentive teammates out of the huddle is an admirable show leadership.

  11. “Long season coming up for the Dolphins”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    After suffering through the lil’ richie incognito fiasco…

    … I think the season’s suffering will be tolerable.

  12. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm
    The truth about Tannehill that my fellow fins fans can’t accept since 2012…..

    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!

    He’s gone after this season along with Gase and Tannenbaum.
    +++++++++++++++++++
    The truth aboutTruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders
    1. He is upset about the last game patriots came to Miami
    2. He is upset about the super bowl
    3. Has zero idea if Tannehill is a leader unless he is in the huddle which would not surprise me if patriot personnel cheated their way onto the Miami playing field.
    4. “He has no pocket prescense” Your ability to GM is the same as your ability to spell correctly

  13. So who’s responsible for pulling a QB in practice or kicking him out of a huddle in live games when he throws a
    “medicine ball”
    Too high, too late, or too dangerous to catch without exposing his ribs, him for concussions, vicious hits or simply injury period?

    Qb’s endanger receivers & TE’s far too often even as well as their backs suffer brutal hits

    AGAIN, shall we apply the same rule?

    Exposing your fellow player for a blind hit is QB related as well as missed blocking assignments
    &
    Qb’s are the smarter ones, RIGHT?

  14. Just WHEN is this team going to be done with this ridiculous Tannehill as a QB fiasco? Ugh! Trying to be all hard on a rookie, like he’s ever been a leader.

  15. doctorrustbelt says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    mike wallace, davone bess, Anthony Fasano, Brandon Gibson, Dion Sims, Kenny Stills, Jordan Cameron, etc..

    Yeah… Ryan Tannehill is the devil.
    ***********************************
    you missed quite a few …. but I know it would have taken half the night to remember them all.

  16. Can Tannehill boot all the negative fans out of the fan forums? Those idiots can’t even draft a real qb if they tried – let the man do his job!

  17. akuma9000 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:41 pm
    I don’t have a problem with what Ryan did. Marino, Brady, and Payton would’ve done worse to the rookie, who appears to take it constructively.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I am pretty sure Marino has kicked guys out of the huddle during a game.

  18. Someone has to actually coach! Gase doesn’t seem to do it. Look at how bad the o-line was in that first drive. Here was Juan James holding and killing the drive just after Gase coached them up to stop the problem. Tannehill is justified in doing whatever it takes to improve his team! Tannehill isn’t the best QB but he has sacrificed his body For the Dolphins, which more than most of these clowns. Gase should pay him some of his salary.

  19. I’m more concerned on why DeVante Parker hasn’t made his presence felt in camp going into a contract year more than a rookie who obviously isn’t putting enough time into learning the system.

  20. “dlw492 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 1:41 pm
    Same guy who said enjoy your Practice Squad money, real leader there… They wanted Baker so bad in Miami, Tannehill is gone after this season
    And I’m a Phins Fan”
    A Phins fans who hates Tannehill guts? Otherwise you would not be repeated a trash rumor from three years ago planted by a hater which has been comppletely discredited.
    What happened there was that some players decided to screw the last walk through in London. Philbin did not take control of the situation and Tannehill tried to. He did tell them to enjoy their practice squad TROPHY in the middle of the argument. But no one present heard anything about MONEY or a Practice Squad CHECK.
    Feel free to hate Tannehill. He has done a few things wrong. But let’s stay close to reality.
    And BTW he is totally within his rights calling out a player for not blocking. He is coming back from a 20 month lay off caused by his LT pushing someone into his knee.
    After that he gets an excemption from being polite when people are not paying attention to blocking.

  21. “TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    August 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm
    The truth about Tannehill that my fellow fins fans can’t accept since 2012…..

    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!

    He’s gone after this season along with Gase and Tannenbaum.”
    You know the reason your fellow Dolphins fans can’t accept your truths?
    Three are opinions.
    Two are demonstrably false. Let’s focus on those.
    3. He is not accurate. In 2016 he had the 6th highest completion % in the NFL. Just behind Tom Brady. He was the 10th most accurate passer throwing deep balls (over 20 yards from LOS)
    4. He can’t win meaningful games in the fourth quarter. He has won plenty of games in which the Dolphins have been behind or tied in the fourth quarter. This includes two games against NE (in 13 and 15), Game at Pittsburgh (13), Games against Buffalo and SD and the Rams. He brought the team from behind in all those games. The last three games explain why the Dolphins went to the playoffs.
    It is your right to hate Tannehill. But when you state two things that are demonstrably false I lose all interest in arguing the subject with you.
    Respectfully

  22. gllmiaspr, good post. One correction: Tannehill was actually the 2nd most accurate passer on deep balls, not 10th. Regardless, the troll’s post was sufficiently debunked even without mentioning all the games Tannehill led the team to a mid to late 4th quarter lead/comeback only to watch it disappear by not playing defense at all or queasy Phil calling timeouts to help the other team

  23. ‘Tannehill was actually the 2nd most accurate passer on deep balls, not 10th’
    Was going by Pro Football Focus Deep Passing Stat 2016. He ranked 10th with a an accuracy of 47%

  24. gllmiaspr says:
    August 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm
    ‘Tannehill was actually the 2nd most accurate passer on deep balls, not 10th’
    Was going by Pro Football Focus Deep Passing Stat 2016. He ranked 10th with a an accuracy of 47%
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ah. I used “2016-17 Deep Ball Project. Pretty good analysis and they had him 2nd at 61% on 20+ and 4th at 16+ air travel yards. Worth a read. They did eliminate the following during the analysis: -The following passes were excluded from the Deep Ball Project: 1) passes on plays that resulted in pass interference (except for ones that were declined WITHOUT another penalty existing), 2) passes that were tipped before they reach 16 air yards, 3) passes intentionally thrown away, and 4) passes where there was a miscommunication between the quarterback and the receiver.

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