Report: Ryan Tannehill among Titans players at workout

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The NFL and NFLPA are looking into allegations that the Titans had an unsanctioned off-campus workout last week when their facility was closed because of a COVID-19 outbreak.

And now, they have pictures to look at.

According to Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com, a group of Titans players worked out together at Montgomery Bell Academy on Sept. 30 despite the league saying not to, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill was among the group.

Guard Rodger Saffold suggested some degree of gathering, when he retweeted’s Kuharsky’s story and added: “Guys just don’t work out for fun this is for their lively hood, their family, their opportunity. Say what you want but I’m standing up for my team always.”

Students at the private school saw a group of adult football players going through workouts, and there are photos from a distance that makes it hard to indentify any particular players that way. But a source told Kuharsky he saw Tannehill there.

When the quarterback spoke to reporters by videoconference that day, he said it was important to stay ready, not knowing what was ahead of them.

“You can’t sit around on the couch for a week and be on a Zoom meeting and expect to go be at a physical peak on a Sunday, or whenever the game is going to be,” Tannehill said on Sept. 30. “It’s going to look a little bit different for everybody, what they’re able to do, where they’re able to work out, in a garage, in a gym somewhere, I’m not even sure.

“Every man on this team is charged with prepping themselves, getting their bodies right, making sure that we’re running, we’re conditioned, and ready to go whenever the game comes around. . . . I’m just going to make sure that I’m getting throws in and ready to go and throw the ball well when the game comes around.”

If the league is able to substantiate the workouts, the Titans would likely face significant punishment.

The Titans have 10 players and nine staff members diagnosed with COVID_19.

26 responses to “Report: Ryan Tannehill among Titans players at workout

  1. Nothing to see here. The Titans promised us they followed all of the protocol. In fact, it’s the protocols fault for not being good enough to protect players.

  2. dohczeppelin says:
    October 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm
    Nothing to see here. The Titans promised us they followed all of the protocol. In fact, it’s the protocols fault for not being good enough to protect players.

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    Classic shift the blame here. Pretty obvious based on how many positives they have compared to the other 31 teams in the leageue that they probably didn’t follow them. To be fair, I am sure every team doesn’t follow them to a tee, but this one is an onion … the more you peel the more it stinks.

  3. This is where Roger Goodell earns that huge paycheck. It’ll be interesting to see what he does. Any decision he makes will make someone happy….and someone mad. We’ll see who his real buddies are now.

  4. At what point do these players get it? Stuff like this makes me start to think that the NFL needs to go with a policy that turns stuff like this into a loss. you keep forfeiting your games until you can show you have your act together.

    Let’s all realize: with the way things are going the odds are, at some point this season, someone is getting to get very sick, get hospitalized, and maybe even die from this virus. That’s the cost of playing the games, so to speak. So everyone involved needs to understand that.

  5. Nothing to see here? Part of the protocol is not to meet for workouts outside of the facility while the facility is closed. Is it really that hard to follow?

  6. So these guys purposely broke protocol- the punishment to me is simple- forfeit game. If it was accidental, I have sympathy- but not for this. I also have no axe to grind with Titans and was looking forward to game with Bills.

  7. I think the Titans need to forfeit both last week’s & this coming weeks games, if unable to play them. It’s their fault, no one else’s. If they can field a team, okay… but if not, they lose.

  8. They let the Patriots play , when they knew their QB had tested positive a few days before.

    Seems like a double standard.

  9. You need proof, a bunch of pictures is not proof. The NFL needs to get out of the way and let the Titans figure out how to prevent the spread. Its all up to the Titans.

  10. tommymomoney says:
    October 7, 2020 at 3:03 pm
    Nothing to see here? Part of the protocol is not to meet for workouts outside of the facility while the facility is closed. Is it really that hard to follow?

    =====================

    Brady did it.

  11. Well it’s been confirmed by at least one player. I am going to go ahead and accept the week 4 forfeit on behalf of Steelers national and the week 5 on behalf of the bills mafia. Also Steelers nation is gonna need your 2nd pick for causing our players to have to get special permission to meet on Monday after the fake bye. Week 7 is our new bye

  12. You have head coaches and owners not following rules. Titans will not be the last team to have a breakout this season. Nfl is lucky they made it to weak 4 with only 1 cancelled game so far. Players sitting out for days and then returning to football is a sure way to have to have injuries throughout the whole roster. Maholmes talked to Gilmore after the game on Monday night and now word breaks that Gilmore has it. This thing is impossible to navigate.

  13. They’ve got to forfeit, it’s one thing for the first couple tests but then to go against protocol after a game postponed and get even more positive tests. 3-1.

  14. As a Titans fan I am ok with a forfeit at this point. Seems our players did the ONE thing they were explicitly told not to do. It’s incredibly moronic.

    However, it isn’t fair to the other teams around the league (with the exception of the Titans) that the Bills get another bye week and a free win. A win with no risk for injury and no pounding on their players bodies. Another week for injured players to heal up. I mean, it’s a huge advantage for the Bills over the rest of the league. Maybe it is what it is at this point, but if my team were to lose the division or playoff seeding to the Bills by 1 game I would be pretty upset.

  15. This kind of arrogance is why America is being hit so hard by covid. Everyone thinks they are special and don’t need to consider the harm it does to others.

  16. “Guys just don’t work out for fun this is for their lively hood, their family, their opportunity.”

    Yep. And you may have just screwed all of that up with this stupid little “practice.”

    Congratulations.

  17. dwinsgames says:
    October 7, 2020 at 3:12 pm
    3rd round pick sounds about right

    __________________________________________________________

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.

  18. These guys get tested multiple times a week and I am supposed to believe they got covid and passed it to each other? What are they sneezing and coughing in each other faces?

  19. Various Titans over the past weeks have violated both the soft protocols and the hard NFL policies. A forfeit will send a very strong message. Otherwise, the silly $250,000 fines for billionaires and the lesser fines for millionaires will only cause both more abuse and more missed games.

  20. bengal4573 says:
    October 7, 2020 at 4:58 pm
    This kind of arrogance is why America is being hit so hard by covid. Everyone thinks they are special and don’t need to consider the harm it does to others.
    ——-
    Starts at the top.

  21. They should be forced to forfeit the next two games due to the sheer amount of players that contracted it due to stupidity. Also, to an earlier poster Brady was caught working out at a park with less than 10 people not this stupid.

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