Dolphins' Tannehill Admits Making Disparaging Remarks


Published on October 8 2015 6:08 am
Last Updated on October 8 2015 6:09 am

Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill admitted Wednesday that he made disparaging remarks to his scout-team defense during last weekend's practice in London. However, Tannehill denied mentioning anything about a paycheck, which has been previously reported.

"It was a day before the [New York Jets] game, and I didn't feel we were getting the looks that we needed before a game, so I got upset," Tannehill said after Wednesday's practice. "But I said nothing about a paycheck or anything close to that. I know everyone in this building works hard every single day. So I respect that and I would never take a shot like that.

"Am I happy about everything I said? No. [Am I happy] the things went down the way they did? No. I hold myself to a higher standard than to take a shot at something like that."

Tannehill admitted to saying comments about "a scout team or trophy" after the defense was giving him trouble in practice. This is the latest internal issue with the Dolphins in a year that's included a 1-3 start and the firing of former coach Joe Philbin.

Chicago Bears: Slowing down Kansas City tailback Jamaal Charles is a major point of emphasis in practice. Bears defensive end Jarvis Jenkins says the defense needs to watch Charles on every play he's in the game, given his ability to hurt teams both in the run and pass game. Jenkins and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee are two big reasons why Chicago's defense is improving. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio calls McPhee's enthusiasm "contagious" in the locker room. The Bears are hoping to get some injured players back Thursday. The club listed 13 names on Wednesday's official injury report. -- Jeff Dickerson

St. Louis Rams: The Rams are taking drastic measures to keep Green Bay QB Rodgers from getting them to jump offside and then make a big play down the field. Coach Jeff Fisher is using an air horn around Rams Park this week in meeting rooms and on the practice field to try to force his defensive players to remain focused. Given the defense's aggressive nature, the group will have to be extra disciplined against Rodgers to ensure he doesn't steal any big plays on Sunday. -- Nick Wagoner


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