Ryan Tannehill: The past is fuel, but it’s a new season

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Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill said this offseason that he need help climbing out of a “dark place” after throwing three interceptions in the team’s home playoff loss to the Bengals in January and the start of a new season makes it possible for him to fully turn his attention to the future.

Tannehill will start what he hopes is another playoff push against the Titans on Sunday and he told reporters on Wednesday that he is done dwelling on the past. He may use it as motivation, but he’s adamant that he’s turned the page once and for all on how last year ended.

“I have a burning fire inside of me, there’s no question about that,” Tannehill said, via the team’s website. “But at this point, it’s a new season. What happened last year doesn’t matter. But, no doubt, there’s a passion and a fire burning. [What happened last year] has been behind me. The past is the past. It’s a fuel, it’s a fire inside of me. But the past is the past and I am ready for this year.”

The Titans have running back Derrick Henry back to full health, but they no longer have wide receiver A.J. Brown on the roster and they’ll be breaking in a couple of new starters on the offensive line. Finding the right groove with the new group should leave little time for anyone in Tennessee to spend their time thinking about the past.

6 responses to “Ryan Tannehill: The past is fuel, but it’s a new season

  1. The Titans fans have to forget the playoff loss which is impossible but its playoffs or new team possibly for Tannehill … Henry has to play every game.

  2. As a titans/oilers fan, this kind of heartbreak has seemed normal for us. My first season watching was 1992 which notoriously ended up when the bills made history in the wildcard game with the biggest comeback in NFL history. That game and season really set the tone for emotions up to the present.

    As upset as I was during the Cincinnati game with Tannehill, it was just as frustrating that D’onte Foreman didn’t continue to get fed. Dude was the hot hand by far and Henry looked like he still needed to knock some rust off. Rarely is it 1 player or 1 play but more of a death by 100 papercuts. The Cincinnati game was no different.

    With 9 sacks the defense did their job that day. But I credit our offense coaching staff with the loss as much as I do Tannehill for this one.

  3. Did he get traded? “”Tannehill will start what he hopes is another playoff push against the Titans on Sunday””

  4. Unless you are a fine wine that ages well, your resume this year is about what it was last year. I’d be checking on moving companies.

  5. @lasersepi says:
    September 8, 2022 at 11:37 am
    Unless you are a fine wine that ages well, your resume this year is about what it was last year. I’d be checking on moving companies.
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    Great, AFCS Winners and #1 seed in the AFC. Gladly, I’ll take it! Thank you.

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