Dolphins say no call’s been made on Ryan Tannehill

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The Dolphins introduced Brian Flores as their new head coach on Monday and they stopped short of declaring Ryan Tannehill their former quarterback a short time later.

General Manager Chris Grier spoke to reporters after Flores’ press conference and he was asked about a report that they have decided to move on without Tannehill whether they are able to trade him or just have to cut him.

Per multiple reports from Miami on Monday, Grier said that there has been no call made about Tannehill. He added that the team wants to have Flores and the rest of the incoming coaching staff evaluate the situation before making a decision about how to proceed.

None of that means that Tannehill’s on any safer ground than he’s appeared to be on since the end of the regular season. It doesn’t do the Dolphins any good to say they are done with him regardless of the manner he’s dispatched if they hope to trade him and it didn’t make any sense to move forward with major personnel moves until Flores was officially on the job.

That happened on Monday and other pieces should start falling into place for the Dolphins and Tannehill in the near future.

62 responses to “Dolphins say no call’s been made on Ryan Tannehill

  1. Also,

    It’s always hilarious when teams try to put lipstick on a pig, for trade purposes.

    Outside of TENN, I can’t see this guy working out as a QB anywhere in this league.

  2. Maybe the Pats should pick him up & let Brady show him what he needs to do in order to become a starting NFL caliber QB in about 3-4 years…… that would be a riot!!!
    On second thought…. yeah, no thanks!!!

  3. “Coffeehog says:
    February 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    Can you imagine if Tannehill went somewhere else, turned it around, and flourished?”

    Nope. I tried and just can’t imagine that at all.
    And not 10 minutes ago I was daydreaming about playing in a band with Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham, Cliff Burton and Layne Staley.

  4. suncawy says:
    February 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm
    Who he hires as his offensive coordinator will give you clue if Tannehill is safe.
    ——————–
    They hired Chad O’Shea the Patriots receivers coach who would have been the heir apparent if McDaniels left. Brilliant mind.

  5. Tannehill signs with the seahawks then trade Russell Wilson and Chris carson to the patriots for tom Brady and Julien Edelman… after that trade tom brady to the patriots for Russell wilson

  6. Cut him ! – take the cap hit & move on.
    If after SEVEN years he can’t have breakout season WHAT good is he?
    I know he was hurt for a season & a half – but GEE WHIZ nobodies had more of an opportunity!

  7. vikings1234 says:
    February 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm
    Who would the Dolphins replace him with?

    >>>Word is we are tanking for Tua in 2020 and if that is true than we should just play Nick Falk or David Fales and try to trade Tannehill or cut him to avoid paying him more.

  8. doctorrustbelt says:
    February 4, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    REMIND ME: Who were Miami’s #1 wide receivers during the Tannehill era

    Jarvis Landry, Mike Wallace, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Brian Hartline….plenty of talent.

    Tannehill is like most quarterbacks in the NFL – inconsistent. It’s not the talent he had to throw to.

    No one would know who Duper and Clayton were without Dan Marino.

  9. “Can you imagine if Tannehill went somewhere else, turned it around, and flourished?”
    _______________

    Not entirely impossible. It’s funny how group-think works but I remember just before he got hurt the consensus on most Dolphin articles seemed to be that he was better than he was being given credit for. He’s been out hurt for much of the time since yet now consensus has become that’s he’s worthless. Reality is in there somewhere but hard to tell exactly where.

  10. I wonder if the dolphins would trade for Cousins? No I am wishful thinking here. Pick up someone like Teddy Bridgewater and draft a development kid to sit for a year or two. Even if Tannehill were to get healthy and light it up in preseason, the first time he faultered the fan base would say “ here we go again”. Whether it is fair or not, the fans will never trust him and that will reflect on the new head coach. So hopefully, if he is lucky, there is a clipboard out they are somewhere with his name on it.

  11. When Flores and Belichick game planned against Ryan Tannehill he was considered a wide receiver throwing and option pass. No other team is going to want Ryan with his salary and lack of QB skills. It’s a forgone conclusion that Ryan will not be a Dolphin next season.

  12. Tannehill would be a fantastic backup, except with how much he’s made, and being a starter so long would he want to be a back up?
    Would the practice squad guys mock him if he threw a pick in practice and said “I wouldn’t trade my pay check for yours”

  13. Coffeehog says:
    February 4, 2019 at 5:11 pm
    Can you imagine if Tannehill went somewhere else, turned it around, and flourished
    +++++++++++++
    No. I can’t.

  14. solo681 says:
    February 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm
    Watch Tannehill go to the Bills and then beat Miami every year……that would be funny
    ++++++++++++
    Well with the Dolphins hc situation that could totally happen.

  15. Dolphins can’t do anything until after June 1 anyway because of Tannehill’s dead cap hit. Maybe Tannehill will redo his contract.

  16. The 7-year THill experiment is done in Miami.
    He’s had ample time and opportunity to show what he can do, and everything points to being just average.
    If it’s management plan to completely reset the roster, keeping THill makes no sense.
    Concentrate on building the both O and D lines this draft and worry about QB later. We have two guys under contract that deserve game time experience. Let them fight it out in camp with one or more “low cost” vet’s or UDFA’s.

  17. I wonder what Belichick and Brady could do with Tannehill, IF Tannehill was willing to put in the time and effort to really learn how to perform as a NFL QB and be ready to step for Brady in 4-5 years?

  18. I really don’t think it’s going to matter if he stays or not. I watched the PC for Flores today and from the owner to the GM to the new HC the whole situation in Miami is destined to fail. Not one of them could say 1 intelligent thing.
    The owner rambled on about nothing. The “GM & Head of Football” felt it was necessary to defend his hiring choice by saying he and Flores weren’t friends. If you make the decision and you are the boss then you answer to nobody by the owner who was fully on board “and clueless” and that’s it. And finally UHM the HC UHM could barely UHM finish a UHM sentence let alone have a conversation.
    This looks like a failed marriage already and it hasn’t been 24 hrs yet. And don’t tell me he’s a better coach than a public speaker either. He’s a branch of the BB tree sure but like a majority of the others once they are moved from the forest they dry up and waste away.

  19. Please. The Dolphins have never given Tannehill adequate protection the entire 7 years he’s been here. No QB was going to thrive with the OL that Tannehill has had to protect him. There’s only so much a QB can do when he has 2 seconds to decide where to throw the ball.

  20. Ryan Tannehill hasn’t lost at home to the New England Patriots since he was a rookie.

    Tannehill has missed the last two home meetings with the Patriots due to injury. But in the three home games he faced the annual AFC East champions in 2013, ’14, and ’15, Tannehill was a rock star.

    As in: 3 wins, 0 losses.
    And in: 7 touchdowns, 1 interception.

  21. After how Goff looked in the SB bringing in Tannehill to compete wouldn’t be a bad idea for the rams. The Cowboys and titans need a qb competition too. Washington and the Panthers may need 1 year stop gaps for their injured qbs. Tannehill should have a few options. My dark horse is new orleans though…that’s where Jeff Ireland is and Drew Brees only has tysom hill as his back up.

  22. It would have been hard for any QB in Miami to succeed during the time Tannehill has been there. Way too many needs for that team that Flores needs to work on.

  23. Rule of thumb, you don’t discard a starting QB until you have someone to ready to replace him. At this moment the ‘Fins don’t. Granted Tannehill has had plenty of time to show what he can do, and so far he been anything but great. But, you go back to the rule of thumb.

  24. We have two guys that deserves game time experience..? Are you kidding. No QB currently on this roster deserves playing when Tannehill leaves. STOP THE MADNESS!

  25. We have two guys that deserves game time experience..? Are you kidding. No QB currently on this roster deserves playing time when Tannehill leaves. STOP THE MADNESS!

  26. So there’s no demand for a below-average injury-prone starting quarterback making more than $20 million, what a surprise. We’ve also seen Matt Moore, Jay Cutler, and Brock Osweiler step in with little or no dropoff.

    Maybe he’s worth bringing back at less than half of his current salary, as a bridge starter or a backup.

  27. Is the GM making personnel decisions or is the coach? The Dolphins have always been plagued with an incompetent front office,Grier was apart of that dysfunction and failed up. I hate being a Dolfan sometimes

  28. Zak Prescott has shown, you can barely be able to throw & win if you have an O-line that can protect you well.

  29. truths4all says:
    February 4, 2019 at 8:17 pm
    I wonder what Belichick and Brady could do with Tannehill, IF Tannehill was willing to put in the time and effort to really learn how to perform as a NFL QB and be ready to step for Brady in 4-5 years?
    ____________________________

    Like Steve Young behind Montana or Aaron Rodgers behind Brett Favre?

  30. He will not be in Miami next season and pretty much everyone knows it. Where he ends up we shall see. I think he would be a great backup somewhere, maybe even a starter in the right situation – Jacksonville perhaps.

    Just not Miami.

  31. His career has been marked by lousy coaches, lousy WRs, lousy running game, lousy locker room, lousy play calling, lousy ownership. He deserves a lousy chance with a better organization and he’ll get it.

  32. miamidolfan says:
    We have two guys that deserves game time experience..? Are you kidding. No QB currently on this roster deserves playing time when Tannehill leaves. STOP THE
    MADNESS!

    Re-phrased in English for you:

    If the goal is to clear the roster of over paid marginal players, gain cap space and basically start over and be in the position to draft early in 2020 for a franchise QB then playing Rudduck, Faulk or Fales makes perfect sense. Not MADNESS, just a plan. One of these guys could earn the back up spot.

  33. He’s scheduled to make an astronomical amount of money in 2019. There’s no way to justify the expense, based on how bad/mediocre/worthless he’s been over the course of his entire career.

    He truly is a J.A.G. – Just A Guy. He’s totally fungible and virtually any draft pick or free agent off the street would most like produce similar results.

    The Dolphins have mastered the art of finding worthless quarterbacks since Marino retired. Tannehill is just one in a long line. Makes me long for the “glory days” of Jay Fiedler…….

  34. A couple fluke wins and Knowshawn Moreno running all over New England means Miami should keep Tannehill? No thanks.

  35. bottlenose1957 says:
    February 4, 2019 at 9:59 pm
    Please. The Dolphins have never given Tannehill adequate protection the entire 7 years he’s been here. No QB was going to thrive with the OL that Tannehill has had to protect him. There’s only so much a QB can do when he has 2 seconds to decide where to throw the ball.

    Funny, both Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson get sacked 50 times a year and they’re Super Bowl winners.

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