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Tannehill MRI report and status update; Sherman opines on several issues

According to a source, Ryan Tannehill's MRI did not reveal any structural damage but he has a bruised quadriceps and a bone bruise in his left knee and he has experienced considerable discomfort.

His status for Sunday's game at Indianapolis is uncertain. A lot will depend on how quickly he heals this week and how much mobility he shows in practice. Coaches do not know if he will be ready for Sunday's game.

Two players who saw him Monday said he was walking better than he did Sunday, when he was seen limping after the game.

Meanwhile, here's what offensive coordinator Mike Sherman had to say at his Monday press briefing:

(On whether he shares Ryan Tannehill’s optimism that he will play on Sunday) – “Well I didn’t see him do anything today. I saw him walking around a bit and I know he’s fairly optimistic, but we just have to wait and see.”

 (On what it was like with Tannehill on the sideline wanting to get back in the game) – “Yeah I wasn’t on the sideline so it was a tough feel for me, but from what I hear he tried to get back out there and wanted to get back out there. It was just so stiff on him that he really couldn’t move. He was prepared to go out if in fact we lost Matt (Moore). He was prepared to go out there and maybe hand the ball off and do limited service, but certainly not the full extent of what a quarterback needs to do. He wasn’t mobile enough to do that.”


(On Matt Moore’s performance) – “Well I think what says a lot about Matt is his preparation. He and coach (Zach) Taylor go out on Fridays and go through the scripts to prepare him for these opportunities if in fact it does come. You know when you’re not expecting something to happen it is hard to have great preparation, but obviously he has. I thought he went in and did extremely well and he was a big part of why we won that football game.”

(On whether he feels the need to get Pat Devlin a couple of snaps this week in practice just in case) – “That would in fact happen if Tannehill doesn’t take any snaps this week. Pat would take some, but not very many.”

(On how much the play calling changes when you put in a backup quarterback) – “Well they both had a ton of experience in OTAs and minicamp working the same offense. I feel very comfortable calling plays with Matt that I would call with Ryan. They both have their strengths and weaknesses but at the same time I thought Matt made some really good decisions. I thought he moved he moved the offense, I thought his deep ball is probably one of his greatest assets. He throws as good a deep ball as anybody, and that was displayed in the game as well. To answer your question, it doesn’t change.”

(On how he would evaluate Jabar Gaffney’s performance) – “He caught a third down conversion on a corner route, which was a great throw by Matt as well and a nice catch by him. He had an opportunity a little later to catch another one that potentially might have been a big play or a touchdown. And then he blocked real well. He put himself in position on the second pass even though he dropped it. I was encouraged that he was in position to make a play, because if he is in position, he has caught a bunch of balls. I’m not worried about him catching it. I was thankful that he was in position to make plays. Both he a Marlon (Moore) I thought played very well for what we asked them to do, and both made some big plays.”

(On having a luxury now with Marlon Moore and Jabar Gaffney making some plays) – “We’ll have to see how it goes, but they did what we asked them to do, and that’s exciting. Maybe we need to ask them to do more.”

(On his assessment of the right side of the offensive line) – “I think they’re coming along. I think Jonathan Martin missed some things in the game, a couple cutoff blocks and whatnot, but overall I’m pretty pleased with the rookie and the progress that he has made. I think he every bit of everything we though he would be, and maybe even more so. And I think John Jerry played a good ball game. I think he did some nice things for us. I think he probably played one of his more consistent games.”

(On whether Mike Pouncey has been his most consistent offensive lineman this year) – “He’s been pretty consistent. Yeah he's been very consistent week in and week out. Very seldom do you have to say much about him in regards to what he has to fix. He's been a pretty consistent lineman and a pretty consistent player offensively.”

(On Anthony Fasano’s footwork on the touchdown catch) – “Well I think that’s impressive because that’s what’s noticeable to people on the outside, but what I think is more impressive to me was his blocking. He was a dominant blocker in the game. (He was) very consistent coming off the ball and capturing the edge on people. So I was very, very impressed with his blocking in the game. He definitely showed some veteran savvy on both plays in that he did his best to get his feet down. And I don’t have to say this, on the one that was ruled in out of bounds, if it had been ruled in bounds I don’t think they would have overturned it. That could have gone either way.”

(On how high the ceiling is for Daniel Thomas) – “I’ve only been with him now for the amount of games that we’ve had. I’ve seen a lot of progress from him throughout the course of the season. I still think that there are a lot of areas that he is going to continue to get better in and improve. So I would say he has a very high ceiling. Although I was very pleased when he had a run, that was called back unfortunately by a penalty, but he looked like he was shot out of a cannon on that one, as was Jorvorskie Lane. They both came off the ball very well. We checked the play from one side to the other side and they both came out of their stances like this was it. They both did a great job, but unfortunately we had to take it back. I think he just needs to stay healthy and stay on the field and that will allow him to have some consistency.”




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The Fins Suck

Without Tannehill, we lose this Sunday


Matt Moore is a solid top 20 QB in the NFL anyway


Finally an offensive coordinator who knows what he's doing.

Ron Gonder

I like Tannehill, but he looks a little hesitant with his throws. I feel good if Moore has to start against Indy....


I believe the keys to a win against Indy will be how well the defense plays Luck and excellent special teams again. I believe we've quickly established ourselves as perhaps the best special teams unit in the league. and I can't believe that I just said that.


"what I think is more impressive to me was his blocking. He was a dominant blocker in the game. (He was) very consistent coming off the ball and capturing the edge on people. So I was very, very impressed with his blocking in the game."

These things few notice while ripping Fasano. He doesn't catch as many balls as some want and they wonder why he still starts.


What a breath of fresh air! Thank goodness our QB has no structural damage to his knee. Everything else is gravy. These guys played a great game Sunday. I will be on guard for the let down come Sunday at Indy. Hey! Barry--we are getting no respect from the national media namely the guys working over at Fox Sports with Jill Arrington. Who believes in our football team outside the local fish wrap.


Let's see how this season has gone for you know it alls.

We hired Joe Philbin, I've never heard of him, he sucks. Mike Sherman, he's a looser. Kevin Coyle must be a looser. I haven't heard of any of the other assistant coaches they must all suck, fire everyone of them.

Draft, Tannehill, he's a 3rd rounder at best. He's going to be a bust. Jonathan Martin he's going to be a bust, Olivier Vernon, another bust won't even play special teams. Lamar Miller, now there a good pick, he'll displace Thomas immediately.

Pre-season, this is the worst team in the league. They'll be lucky to win one game. Let's suck for Barkley. Tannehill is a bust, suck for Barkley. Cut Misi, Bush sucks (last year), cut Hartline he sucks, Martin is a bust cut him, cut Jerry another 3rd round bust, cut Fasano worst TE in league, cut believe we spent a 1st rounder on Pouncey, cut Odrick he's a bust, cut Soliai (last year), Vernon's a bust, cut Dansby, cut Burnett he sucks, cut Smith a 2nd round bust, cut Jones a bust, Richard Marshall sucks (now), cut Carpenter he missed a 52, 48, 47 yard FG he sucks.

Don't you people sound stupid now.

Pork Roberts

Tannehill doesn't look hesitant with his throws. He made a couple bad throws to start the game, but other than that he's been rock solid if not down right impressive that last handful of games he's played. Moore is a good backup and can get the job done if the defense and special teams play well, but if this turns into a shoot out with Luck I'd rather have Tannehill in there.


While I am sorry that Tannehill got injured, I am happy that Matt Moore had a chance to shine and to show how professional he is.

Fin Freak


Not as stupid as you sound since you can't spell "loser".


Indy is going to be a lot tougher than New York. Their d plays OK and Luck may not look like RG3 but he is better. He is good in an out of the pocket. He is big, tough and fast. And his arm accuracy it outstanding, both deep and short. He also has some good experienced receivers. The only way to beat them is ground and pound keeping the ball out of Lucks hands. They are going to have to tackle harder than last week. Indy is fast becoming an up and comer and do not take them lightly.


Fin Freak, sounded like you, didn't. Stupid.

octavio de armas

The FINS will destroy the COLTS. Luck has not face a defense like Miami's. The blitz package that will come his way will fluster him and he will make bad decisions. This DOLPHINS team may not make the playoffs this year but they are sure fun to watch. Don't be surprise if they do make it to the playoffs.


Mike the Dolphins are 4-3 what are you complaining about?
There are just some people that love to be miserable and complain

Jo jo

NOT to beat a dead horse....and I m quite happy with the Dolphin win and the players effort but can Charles Clay EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER,EVER ,EVER,EVER CATCH A FREAKIN PASS????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????eSPECIALLY AT THE BEGINNING OF A GAME?????????THIS guy is on the team for what????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


I love the Miami Dolphins and I'm happy any time they win. Go Fins


"Mike the Dolphins are 4-3 what are you complaining about?
There are just some people that love to be miserable and complain"
Posted by: scottbibs

aintthat the truth Scott!! i work right next to one of them!!



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