ryan tannehill Archive

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Dolphins rookie QB Ryan Tannehill out on the town with the Mrs.

I’m just going to get straight to the point.

Ryan Tannehill needs a stylist. Dude…you’re in Miami, not College Station. What is that print? Plaid!? At least have a jacket over that shirt.

Wifey on the other hand looks like she always has. Hot, but needs some meat on them bones!

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Will Fans Embrace Dolphins Again?

When a franchise with a rich history like the Miami Dolphins falls on hard times, it makes things very difficult for both the players and team officials alike. Nobody likes losing, not the owners, not the players not the fans. Champions have pride and the Miami Dolphins despite what public perception may be now, still have that burning desire from within, to be champions again. I spoke with a Dolphin team executive over the weekend and had a very in depth conversation about the way this team is perceived by it’s fans and the local media . Honestly I could see the pain in his eyes when he spoke of the team’s desire to turn this around, to win again. If only folks would embrace this team and support them, win, lose or draw and give them the type of support they once enjoyed here.
There is another team in town now that wears the Kings throne, no pun intended and a huge difference between the franchises are the way they are run I think. One has built championship pedigree and one is trying to regain it. The question is will this land of front running, band wagon riding fans actually give the Miami Dolphins a chance to be the darlings of South Florida ever again ? Will the jokes ever stop?
Will finatics ever believe in owner Stephen Ross and forgive some of the recent transgressions or promotional blunders that may have occurred over the years?
The answer to all of those questions remains to be seen. The dolphins can do their part by doing one thing. Winning. You must win . Yes there is a cliché that says winning is’nt everything, but in this case it kind of sort of is everything. Fans are quicker to embrace you when you win. That appears to be the only solution that I can think of, outside of a landmark trade of big 3 (Heat) caliber. We in the media can contribute by having a more positive outlook on the team and it’s hopes and aspirations. That has occurred to a degree with the positive reaction to rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill . So maybe change is in the air, and oh yes, a little more winning always helps.

 

 

About Jeff Fox

Jeff is a diehard Laker and Raider fan, but he supports the Canes, Marlins, Heat and Dolphins just the same. Jeff honed his radio skills as a host in the Bahamas on ZNS 3. After moving to Miami, he has also held it down on radio and in the club circuit, going by the name DJ Jeff Fox “In the Box”!

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Week One NFL Reactions Are Overblown

Are the Jets a juggernaut?

Can the Packers bounce back?

Is RG3 the real thing?

Can Tannehill overcome the tip drill?

The first week of the NFL had some interesting surprises if you want to call them that. But some of the outcomes from week one have left people, well, kind of on a ledge already about some of the teams around the league.

The Packers going across country and losing to the 49ers did raise a lot of eyebrows. Especially when they somewhat struggled to get some explosion into their offense in week one. The questions came fast and furious; could it have been the vaunted 49er defense? Do the Packers miss now Dolphin HC Joe Philbin? What’s wrong with Aaron Rodgers?

Calm down. Nothing is wrong with AR12. They just ran into the NFC runner up from last year. Folks will try to not to give the 49ers credit where it’s due. They are well coached, have a good defense and the offense seems to be on lock and step from last year. I’m not worried about the Pack. They will be allright.

 

 

Another thing people overreacted to was the success of the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills. Yes, the Jets were anemic in the preseason. Yes it looked like their offense was under the spell of the field goal kicking Tony Sparano. No it didn’t look like Mark Sanchez would make it out of week 2 let alone week 4 or 5 like so many are predicting.

I have two words that can solve all of this hype about the Jets; Buffalo Bills. Prognosticators had the Bills right there behind the NE Patriots at the end of the season. But why? Because of some upgrades to the defense and a few chips on offense? Umm…somebody remind me of when Ryan Fitzpatrick was elevated to elite status in today’s NFL QB ratings. Everyone knows that teams will go as far as their qb’s will take them. And right now the Bills aren’t going too far in my eyes. Besides, if you want to see what the Jets are really about, let’s gauge them this week against the Steelers of Pittsburgh.

 

Finally, we’ll look at two of the quarterbacks taken in the top 10 in this years draft. Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill.

RG3 had a breakout day and did it against a respectable yet maligned Saints defense. But the rookie did go into the Superdome and out Drew Brees, Drew Brees. The consensus around talk radio and tv was it was a great job by the rookie, but I kind of felt like they didn’t want to give him a lot of love. It was like “yeah RG3 was great, but let’s not put him in the HOF yet”. Well yeah I agree with that, but give him credit. He did well enough to get Player of the Week honors, something a rookie qb has never done in his debut week. And he’s got a new craze, “griffining” that has taken the country by storm.

And on Tannehill and his shrinking in the pocket syndrome. As a Dolphin fan I hope it’s just a matter of some lanes that got clogged and is fixable. Nothing worse than a 6’4 top pick in the draft at the most important position, who shrinks in the pocket…literally.

That’s it for this week. Next week I’ll take another look at things that get exaggerated, overhyped and blown out of proportion in the NFL.

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Miami Dolphins Lose in Week 1. What Else is New?

7 times the Miami Dolphins have faced the Houston Texans. 7 times they’ve come up short. Although a lot of people thought and knew that the Phins couldn’t win on the road, with a rookie starting at quarterback against a top defense in the league, it was great to see them hang in there for 24 minutes in the first half.

Ryan Tannehill shrunk in the pocket (literally and figuratively) as he tried to lead the Dolphins to their first win over the Texans. He went 20-36, 219 yards and 3 interceptions. For most of the first and second quarter, the Phins were holding on to what could have been a close game. Then all of sudden Tannehill started shrinking in the pocket. Hitting the Texans offensive lineman in the hands about 3 times, with 2 of them leading to interceptions. Other than the int’s, the rookie showed some signs of being good.

The running backs seem to have fresh legs in this early season. Reggie Bush who is the only weapon on the team, looked like the Reggie of last year. Marcus Thigpen returned a kickoff for 72 yards, and can be used in the run game as well. Javorskie Lane had a good run, and if it wasn’t for Daniel Thomas getting knocked out of the game, he was on his way to having a decent day. 

The Dolphin defense had it’s moments. But for some reason they can’t seem to be able to contain tight ends and star receivers on the other teams.

The truth of the matter is this team isn’t that great and the front office hasn’t done much to help their young rookie. With Oakland, New York Jets, Cincinnati, @ Arizona, @Cincinnati, and St. Louis coming up, surely the Phins can steal 2-3 away in the next 5 weeks.

Stay tuned…

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Tannehill’s Tip Drill Proves Costly

It was a long day for Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill in his much anticipated debut this past Sunday against the Houston Texans. By days end the fins had been vanquished 30-10 . The rookie QB completed 20 of 36 passes for 219 yards, a QB rating of 39.0. Three second quarter interceptions doomed Tannehill and the fins on this day. Now it appears as if Tannehill has some things to work out, such as staring down receivers which may have contributed to so many of his passes being deflected at the line of scrimmage. This goes back to the pre season, and his days at Texas A & M. The Texans JJ Watt himself deflected four of Tannehill’s passes in the first half alone. No need to panic though, the kid is tough, lets hope he learns and improves along the way. For now brace yourselves dolphin fans, it’s going to be a bumpy ride in 2012. Next up, the Raiders in the home opener.

About Jeff Fox

Jeff is a diehard Laker and Raider fan, but he supports the Canes, Marlins, Heat and Dolphins just the same. Jeff honed his radio skills as a host in the Bahamas on ZNS 3. After moving to Miami, he has also held it down on radio and in the club circuit, going by the name DJ Jeff Fox “In the Box”!

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Ryan Tannehill to start for the ‘Phins

Ryan Tannehill is going to do what so many people feel he is ready to do for the Miami Dolphins.

Start.

Coach Joe Philbin made the announcement on Monday that the #8 pick overall in the 2012 NFL Draft was ready to assume the role sixteen other quarterbacks before him have tried and failed at for the Phins.

“This is the best decision we can make at the given time,” coach Joe Philbin said.

“At the given time”. I love how coaches speak in code. I think that means that if Tannehill struggles in the first few games of the season, David Garrad, who’s out with a knee injury, will have an opportunity to take over the starting job in the season if necessary.

Will that shake Tannehill’s confidence? Can that ruin him? That remains to be seen. For now, he game plans for Friday nights matchup against the Falcons, and week 1 at Houston.

Stay tuned…

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Dolphin Fans Not Excited Yet

Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill became the 17th different starter for the Miami Dolphins since Dan Marino hung em up, this past weekend against the Carolina Panthers . Well Tannehill’s jersey number is actually seventeen, surely that’s a sign of good fortune to come is’nt it? Well is’nt it? At this point Miami Dolphin fans are frantically searching for any reason to believe that “this” will finally be the year this football team rediscovers that magical winning formula. Well so far in the pre season not much has changed at all, the dolphins sit at 0-2 after two games with two more preseason games to go. The truth is preseason games don’t mean a lot, actually they don’t mean anything at all. When the games do count everybody will be 0-0 and we start all over except this time its for real. So the goal in the preseason is to find the diamond in the rough, some unexpected contribution or big play ability from somebody, anybody. To see if the team can find some sort of rhythm on offense, defense or special teams. Never base your expectations on what you see in the preseason, thankfully for the dolphins that notion does hold true. They have been flat out, awful.
“ We haven’t stopped anybody,” head coach Joe Philbin said after the most recent loss to the Panthers. “We haven’t tackled real well, we haven’t gotten off the field on third down. We haven’t gotten a good pass rush. I mean, I guess I better stop there”.
I see a disturbing trend developing with this football team. Something that has plagued them for years, no playmakers. No playmakers on offense, no playmakers on defense. When that happens you generally stink as a football team. We keep hoping for one of these young wide receivers Marlon Moore, Roberto Wallace or Clyde Gates to show some sort of growth and game breaking ability. It has not happened yet, questions linger all over this roster. Maybe when the lights go on, so will the energizer bunny in one of these guys. Maybe somebody on defense will become a ball hawking tyrant. Maybe someone on offense can spark that group and actually give opposing teams something to fear. I mean when your best receiver is Davonne Bess…then, ..er…um …nevermind.

About Jeff Fox

Jeff is a diehard Laker and Raider fan, but he supports the Canes, Marlins, Heat and Dolphins just the same. Jeff honed his radio skills as a host in the Bahamas on ZNS 3. After moving to Miami, he has also held it down on radio and in the club circuit, going by the name DJ Jeff Fox “In the Box”!

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Tannehill To Start Tonight

The South Florida Sun Sentinel is reporting that Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill will get the nod when the fins take the field on the road at the Carolina Panthers. Dolphins television commentator Dick Stockton revealed this in a radio interview this morning. Incumbent Matt Moore started in last week’s 20-7 home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will be Tannehill’s first game action with  the first team in a preseason game. He was 14-of-21 passing for 167 yards and a touchdown last week while  working with the second unit against the Bucs reserves

It will also be interesting to see how the rookie fares against against the Panthers’ first-team defense.

According to reports Tannehill has improved steadily during camp, how much ?

We’ll find out tonight.

About Jeff Fox

Jeff is a diehard Laker and Raider fan, but he supports the Canes, Marlins, Heat and Dolphins just the same. Jeff honed his radio skills as a host in the Bahamas on ZNS 3. After moving to Miami, he has also held it down on radio and in the club circuit, going by the name DJ Jeff Fox “In the Box”!

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Lauren Tannehill to appear in Maxim Mag

Rumor ( and pictures) are circulating that Lauren Tannehill, wife of Miami Dolphins 1st round-1st quarterback picked by the team since a guy named Dan Marino, did a photo shoot for Maxim Magazine. This..is something new and something that the Miami Dolphins aren’t used to.

There is new and added attention on this team because of the new coach and the recent announcement that they will be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”. But for a team that makes  it’s home in a city that has the hottest beaches and party spots in the  world, is it wise for the face of the franchise to have a wife that is a Maxim model?

I’m sure Bill Parcells is somewhere cashing checks from Dolphin owner Stephen Ross and just laughing.

The photographic evidence…

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Ryan Tannehill scores an above average score on Wonderlic Test

Miami Dolphin fans may lick their chops when reading this. Then again, they may not care, after the Dolphins less than stellar free agency period where it was promised that the team would get a franchise quarterback. I can’t remember if they said they would get one or would go after one.

Regardless, this bit of news may perk the ears up on a lot of people who are stuck on deciding if the former wide receiver turned quarterback is worthy of the 8th pick in the draft.

Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill reportedly scored a 34 on the Wonderlic Test.
According to Dr. Z’s New Thinking Man’s Guide to Pro Football, the average score for a quarterback is 24, and most teams want a signal caller to score at least a 21. So Tannehill’s Wonderlic score puts him into an elite category, at least in terms of this one piece to the puzzle. He projects as a top-12 pick.
Obviously you want your quarterback to be smart. These days you want your quarterback to be a little athletic too. But what he lacks in foot speed and agility, he’s got to make that up in smarts. And judging by this test that is the end all be all for football guru’s, dude is off the charts. 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.