NFP- It was an extremely tense week in London surrounding the Miami Dolphins prior to them being embarrassed by the New York Jets and subsequently firing coach Joe Philbin upon their return to the United States.
Frustrations have been mounting for weeks, and escalated Saturday during practice prior to the game. Philbin has also been struggling on how to handle his franchise quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, who had been getting rattled even in practice sessions.
On Saturday during practice, Tannehill, after a couple of practice squad players forced turnovers, Tannehill made negative comments toward them, including saying: “Enjoy your practice squad paycheck, enjoy your practice squad trophy.”
Sources say this has been going on for the past few weeks as the practice squad players have been intercepting Tannehill and frustrating the former Texas A&M wide receiver turned quarterback.
The frustration for Tannehill stemmed from the entire situation as well as the Dolphins haven’t won a game since the season-opener. Tannehill is an extremely competitive person, and the struggles of the offense have angered him significantly.
Philbin told the practice squad players to take it easy on Tannehill to not affect the young quarterback’s confidence.
However, that didn’t prove to be an effective strategy.
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Fucking A. I cant leave the house for 5 minutes with out more news coming about the abysmal Dolphins season. I said earlier that we should get rid of Tanney well here is the beginning of the end. Don’t get me wrong, he’s decent but now people are just hammering the reputation and personality. I mean telling a practice squad player to enjoy his measly pay check while you get bashed on media and a fan base and have a lack luster performance while you can go home and sleep on your 95 million dollar contract is a pretty big asshole move. Worse part is having Daddy Philbin trying to take the fights for you asking the players to take it easy on you and to stop bullying your passes picking them out of the sky. Well either way onto the next week hopefully being led by Dan Campbell some what better than Philbin and from what the media is telling us is Players and Coaches like Campbell and a good TE coach. Guys respected and hopefully so do the players. Only problem is Kevin Coyle is still around it seems. Either way we better dominate at Tennessee.