DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he became frustrated during a recent practice and regrets that he disparaged two teammates.
Annoyed that defensive players were practicing aggressively during a workout that’s typically low-key the day before a game, Tannehill sarcastically told two players they would receive a ”scout team trophy.” Neither player is a starter.
The incident occurred Saturday in London, one day before the Dolphins’ loss there to the New York Jets. Reports of the episode created a buzz on the Internet.
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”I hold myself to a higher standard than to take a shot like that,” Tannehill said Wednesday. ”I’ve talked to those guys and cleared the air with them, and we’re moving forward. This is behind us.”
Tannehill said he was unhappy during the practice because he felt the tone made it harder for the offense to accomplish its work.
”I was heated,” he said. ”I’m very passionate about this game. I put a lot into my preparation and how I go about my business. It’s the day before the game, and it’s crucial for our preparation. I did get upset.”
The mood has been tense in recent weeks for the Dolphins (1-3), who have lost three games in a row and replaced coach Joe Philbin with Dan Campbell on Monday.
Several teammates defended Tannehill, including center Mike Pouncey. He described as baloney reports that Tannehill insulted other players.
”Ryan’s not that kind of guy,” Pouncey said. ”He doesn’t deserve that.”
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