Ryan Tannehill makes some throws, and without pain

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The Dolphins have concerns about being able to dress enough healthy players, making it a good thing they have a bye this week.

But they’ve also gotten some good reports on the status of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, whether he’s able to play on the other side of the bye or not.

Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said his starting quarterback was able to throw without pain before Sunday’s game. Tannehill took a week off from throwing, and felt good after making a few throws.

That was the start of their throwing progression after so many off,” Gase said. “It seemed like it went well. It’s not like he’s out there throwing 60-yard throws. They have a progression of how they want to do it. They said it was a good first step and he felt good. So that’s a positive.”

Tannehill has missed the last five games with a capsule injury. The best case scenario would be him returning against the Colts on Nov. 25, but first he’d have to get through some practices, which resume next Monday.

“Right now, they’re trying to get to where every day, we’re not getting him saying, ‘I’m having pain,’” Gase said. “It’s the progression of when we hit Wednesday [Nov. 21], hopefully, we can get it where they are saying, ‘Let him practice. This is where you need to keep the throws at.’ Or they just say, ‘Let him go. He’ll be all right.’ I am waiting for those directives from those guys. If we can get through this week and he feels great every day, then we got a shot [for the Colts game].”

For now, he’s on a strict pitch count, with the athletic training staff keeping the number and distance of throws well-regulated, as they hope to get him back for what could still be a playoff push.

20 responses to “Ryan Tannehill makes some throws, and without pain

  1. Ryan Tannehill missed a lot of this season.
    But just you wait, in 2019 at the age of 31 Ryan Tannehill is going to have his break out year.
    You just wait.

    The question is – what team will he be on?

    I guess it makes sense to retain him another year since the Dolphins don’t have any one else.

  2. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders says:
    November 13, 2018 at 8:07 am
    He had no accuracy before, what do you think his throws are going to be like now?

    You keep writing this. Yet Tannehill is No. 17 all-time on the list of career leaders in NFL pass completion percentage. Accuracy is not among his issues.

  3. The Problem is Ryan’s and Brock’s stats are almost identical this year.. 35 years and counting 1 qb picked in the first round since Marino and you want to know why this team has been mediocre for the last 20 years

  4. igotgamenj,

    Exactly! The is an owner(s), front office and coaching failure with epic consequences. They don’t know where to go or how to get there. This franchise is truly a ship without a compass or rudder.

  5. The Dolphins will lose 5 of the last 6 games and finish 6-10, its time to clean house of Tannehill, Tannenbaum and hopefully Gase.

    The 46th year of rebuilding is right around the corner!

    And no Turnoverhill apologist, Ryan is NOT going to save the season..lol

  6. Blaming THill for the teams miserable play the past 2-3 years would be acceptable if…..he was on the field during those loses. Don’t know the exact game count he played in but its like 5 in the last 30 games. If you have a replacement better than him today speak up. If not maybe complain about the players actually playing in those games. Defend Brock if you want but good luck with that. Osweiler has throw 1 TD in his last 3 games. He has more fumbles and interceptions then he has thrown for TD’s in that stretch.

  7. ab420420 says:
    November 13, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Playoffs? You talkin’ bout playoffs? They just have to win a game

    Or Score a Touchdown… baby steps!

    I am no Tannehill Fan, but he is clearly better than the bottom third of the QB’s and certainly Osweiler and Moore. My fear is we win 2-3 more games and then miss the Playoffs, (would lose the 1st game anyway). Miss the top draft talent, retain the front office and coaches and resign overpriced,mediocre plays… go 8-8 next year… rinse and repeat for another 2 decades, etc., etc.

  8. Another 6-10 or 7-9 season…slowly killing me with paper cuts…just brutal to be a Dolphins fan.

  9. When you refuse to make drafting a real QB a priority and the one QB you draft in the 1st round in the last 35 years is a converted college receiver, this is what you get and unfortunately deserve.

    Interesting how teams with HOF caliber QB’s are always drafting QB’s while the clueless Dolphins don’t even bring in any real competition for Tannehill….

    Sad but true.

  10. The problem with Tannehill is that he’s too inconsistent. You never know what you are going to get out of him. The best thing for this team moving forward is to lose out, fire Mike Tannenbaum and pray that the next guy who is in charge of drafting players can get a top rated QB and find PLAY MAKERS in the draft!

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