Ryan Tannehill “encouraged” by how his ankle feels


It didn’t look good for Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill when he limped to the locker room with 46 seconds remaining in the first half Sunday. But all’s well that ends well.

Tannehill returned in the second half; the Dolphins won on a miracle last play; and Tannehill is “encouraged” by how his ankle is healing.

“It’s been better, but I’m encouraged by how it feels,” Tannehill said told reporters Wednesday. “It’s gotten better every day, and moving around [Wednesday] at practice, some of the swelling was worked out of it.”

Offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James accidentally stepped on Tannehill’s foot as Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler sacked the quarterback. Tannehill missed two plays.

“I was shocked that he came back in the game,” Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. “It looked bad from where I was standing and when I saw the replay, I thought it was a lot worse than it ended up being. I asked him if he needed a series to get him moving around. He said, ‘We’re good. Let’s go.'”

Tannehill was limited in practice Wednesday, listed with both shoulder and ankle injuries. The Dolphins expect him to start Sunday “unless something crazy happens,” Gase said.

Miami was without receiver Danny Amendola (knee) and cornerback Xavien Howard (knee) at practice Wednesday. Cornerback Cornell Armstrong (ankle), running back Kenyan Drake (shoulder), James (quadricep), safety T.J. McDonald (ankle), receiver DeVante Parker (shoulder) and tackle Larmy Tunsil (knee) were limited.

14 responses to “Ryan Tannehill “encouraged” by how his ankle feels

  1. I hope that they don’t rush Xavien Howard back too soon and lose him for the rest of the season. Because they will need him for the Bills in Buffalo.

    As for Tannehill; they should keep six OLmen in the game at all times and orchestrate plays around that offensive base. With that base; they could still have any 4 set players: 2 RBs and 2 WRs or 1 RB set with 3 WRs; or 1 Rb, 2 WRs and 1 TE etc. This would give Tannehill a lot more time in the pocket. Because “The Man of Stills” & “Parker Avenue” have a knack for getting open against any CBs and LBs!

  2. One thing you can’t question about Tannehill is his toughness. He’s taken a beating over the last 7 years and just keeps getting up for more.

  3. TruthfulDolphinsFanNotWearingBlinders,

    Just wondering… weren’t any of these “meaningful” to you?

    2012: Raiders, Bengals, Rams, Jets, Seahawks, Jaguars, & Bills.
    2013: Browns, Colts, Falcons, Bengals, Chargers, Jets, Steelers, & Patriots.
    2014: Patriots, Raiders, Bears, Jaguars, Chargers, Bills, Jets, & Vikings.
    2015: Redskins, Titans, Texans, Eagles, Ravens, & Patriots.
    2016: Browns, Steelers, Bills, Jets, Chargers, Rams, 49’ers, & Cardinals.
    2018: Titans, Jets, Raiders, Bills, & Patriots (to be continued…)

    Each of these games that RT17 Started and Won meant something to me and I’m just guessing meant something to the rest of the Dolphins Fans who do not wear blinders. I will call out RT17 when necessary (Bengals game 2017), but your rhetoric has gone stale.

  4. Meaningful wins = Beating a quality opponent especially later in the season on the road that helps your team achieve a playoff berth.

    To you it means beating a 3-10 team at home in early December and thinking next season will be the breakout year for RT..lol

  5. It’s not his ankle I am worried about or his toughness, it whats between his ears regarding football instincts. Tannehill is not the worst QB in football far from it and I get you have to be careful what you wish for but listing a bunch of games the we won means nothing. It when and how it’s done. Look at the start of the season. 3&0 going into NE. Not saying he should have got the W but to totally stink the place out during a week we could have scared the Patriots. The Bengals game he put together a solid game until Tunsil got hurt and then made a rickets. He wins games mostly when it’s last chance saloon or when the heat is off. What I mean by that is statement games. You don’t have win them just show your at the races. To many games and he has a good body of work behind him he just doesn’t show he has it. There is nobody who want him to take that leap more than me because I love the guy but I have to stop kidding myself.

  6. fishyinalittledishy says:
    December 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm
    It’s not his ankle I am worried about or his toughness, it whats between his ears regarding football instincts.

    Excellent post fishy!

    So many Dolphin fans would want RT on the roster till he’s 55 looking for his breakout season. He is simply Chad Henne 2.0!

    Even Gase DOES NOT trust his QB in critical moments, how much more proof do my fellow delusional Dolphins fans need?

  7. Your an idiot if your comparing Henne to Tannehill, Henne never had a season with 5 more td’s then interceptions..

    Congrats you officially pissed me off

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