Ryan Tannehill ready to keep working after yesterday’s marathon

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The Dolphins had plenty of time to rest yesterday during the game. So today, some of them are going to work on their day off.

While Victory Monday is a traditional perk for teams which win on Sunday, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill lobbied his offensive teammates to come in this morning and watch tape of their with 27-20 triumph over the Titans, which included nearly four hours of lightning delays.

“I went around and told everyone we’ve got to get better, and we should take time in our [position] groups to watch this game,” Tannehill told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America. “I was glad to see everyone wanted to do it.”

Of course, it’s reasonable that Tannehill wants to keep working, since his layoff was longer than most. He hadn’t played since Dec. 11, 2016 because of knee problems, and came back to play well.

But yesterday was still something he had never experienced, with delays of an hour and 57 minutes in the second quarter, followed by a 2:02 break in the third.

“I’ve never been in a rain delay in a game in my life, and today we had two, and they were both long,” Tannehill said. “The first one, we came in and they said it’d be like 30 minutes, so we all jut stayed loose and stayed ready. Turns out it was two hours. The second one was supposed to be a long one. They said we wouldn’t come back out till 7:30, so we came in, took our cleats off and lots of guys took their uniforms off. We watched football. The Red Zone. I had a little chicken. I took a nap—I think about 15 minutes. Then all of a sudden someone comes in and says, ‘You’re back on the field in 10 minutes—we’re playing. That was around 6:30. So we all had to hustle to get ready.”

Fortunately, they came out hot, and left a tape they’ll want to watch today, since their quarterback rounded them up for a half-day.

9 responses to “Ryan Tannehill ready to keep working after yesterday’s marathon

  1. The two interceptions he threw were horrible. Both times the team had a chance to take control of the game and he gave it away. They both looked like a throw a high school kid makes. The defense won the game for the Dolphins.

  2. Strangest.Game.Ever. And living close to the stadium, the weather here was not bad enough stop the game for so long.

  3. Tannehill played well yesterday. I don’t need to see stats or the length of the weather delay. Yesterday was impressive considering the circumstances and him returning after over 600 days of not playing a game. The 2 interceptions were because of him being aggressive versus him being passive. Tannehill has somethings to clean up but overall it was a great showing from Tannehill. What a difference between Tannehill and Cutler. That 98 yard drive would of become a safety or pick6 in years past but not yesterday!!

  4. Was at the game yesterday. Unreal experience. Stayed the entire time. Voice is gone. Thought the team looked good yesterday. If the Defense can play like that the Dolphins will be looking at the playoffs. Tannehill made some great throws. Gotta go up to New York and get a win.

  5. phillyphinsfan says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:31 am

    The two interceptions he threw were horrible. Both times the team had a chance to take control of the game and he gave it away. They both looked like a throw a high school kid makes. The defense won the game for the Dolphins.

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    No credit for the 75 TD pass to Stills? 45 of those yards were in the air and en-route perfectly into Stills’ arms! Great pass, great catch! The Phins played well on all sides of the ball. They still need to fix some things. It’s early and it’s a win. Let’s see where we go from here.

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