Tuesday, October 06, 2015

This Explains Everything..



http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000551244/article/report-tannehill-incident-sparks-practice-changes

According to NFL.com article above, Philbin had practice players go easy on Tannehill to not ruin his confidence lol many of you probably already read this report but really ? really ? go easy on him ?  and then Tannehill gets pissed at practice players because they make plays on his horrible throws and decisions.  Look buddy blame no one but yourself when you have bad practices.  This just backs up my earlier thread and opinions of Philbin babying Tannehill.  Maybe now with Campbell here the training wheels will come off and he can suck it up put on his big boy pads and take accountability for himself and his decisions.  If he does not improve by seasons end, we know this man is beyond fixing.  Lets hope Ross and the brass don't hold onto him two years too long like they did Philbin.
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Pretty pissed when I heard this too, I support tannehill however the rest of the year and nest year (SHOULD have fixed the o line by then) to prove he belongs or a new qb will be expected

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From what I understand, Tannehill's deal is guaranteed through 2016, just two years. I would say that would give us time to figure out our OL issues.

I believe the guy can play QB. But the front office did no help by not drafting a G in the first or second round, and signing Mathis.

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7 TD's and 1000 yards so far with this OLINE ??? Really, most of the 5 INTs are due to OLINE failure. I would take his 28 TD's and 4000 yards now if it mean 9-10 Wins.

The OLINE sucked 4 yrs ago and it sucks today, period. Back off Tannehill.,
just protect him and they probably get in playoffs ! If I were him after 4 yrs of getting knocked silly (most QB sacks in the NFL) I would be irate at everyone including Ross.
Get me some damn protection MAN !!!

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Guys, he needs an offensive line and a running game... He's not great but he's good enough with those two elements

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What reports indicate is that practice squad players went aggressive during walk throughs. These drills are meant to be slow to prepare players for opposing schemes. Tanehill was angry because it affects preparation, not confidence.

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Guys, he needs an offensive line and a running game... He's not great but he's good enough with those two elements

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Valid point, the guy has been thru hell and never ONCE thru the o line under the bus so I'm sure he's not the diva he's made out to be

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I was shocked to read this earlier this morning. It explains a lot. I still don't think there's a better option for us than Tannehill, but he's going to have to earn back some of my respect.

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I agree he has reason to be frustrated, but it's not cool for him to rub his fat contract in the faces of practice squad defensive players. I still support him, but he needs to maintain his composure. Take your frustration out on opposing teams, Ryan.

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You don't gain any respect by putting down the practice players.

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You don't gain any respect by putting down the practice players.

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Mike:

I don't think this explains everything. The flip side to this story is that during the walk through portion of practice, which every team conducts when they are trying to install new plays etc., that some of the defensive players were still going full bore. This lead to the confrontation with Tannehill. There are two sides to every story. Which do you think has more credence, a guy who has shown good leadership for four years, or the one in which a practice squad player causes a big disruption?

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Tannehill needs to avoid cheap shot comments as a team leader. Better to address issues without getting personal.

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Tannehill needs to avoid cheap shot comments as a team leader. Better to address issues without getting personal.

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Carl:

You are assuming the alleged comments are true. Are they? There are reports out that say Tannehill never commented about someone's paycheck. How do you know this even happened? Tannehill has been here four years and has always been a stand up guy. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

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Compare this behavior to Brady who encourages players in practice to try to intercept him by paying them!

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You made some damn good points Gary. I just read some of those conflicting reports that say the paychecks were never mentioned. Sounds like this really could just be the media trying to stir up drama like they always do. And you are right, RT has been a stand-up guy from day 1, so maybe we do owe him the benefit of the doubt.

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What this explains is that the coaches either don't have control over the players or are not communicating well. As Gary mentioned, there are legit reason to go slow in practice. If this is the case, and the offense thinks its going at one speed and the defense another, then the coaches are at fault.

Still Tannehill's comment about the "practice trophy" - which hasn't been refuted - will mean little if he can't even sniff a real trophy. Tannehill and the team need to step up on game day. If the practices are as bad as being leaked, perhaps they should stop trying to go slow. Here's how a real coach runs practice - as soon as it gets sloppy, stop and do it again:

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/10/04/sports/don-shula-and-the-dolphins-are-sizzling-once-more.html