Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
After defeating the New England Patriots in week 15 of last year, all the Miami Dolphins needed to do was to either beat the Buffalo Bills or the New York Jets. Playoffs were within reach and it was unfathomable to think that the dolphins would’ve lost both of those games. However, they did just that and led to various firings and unrest within the organization. Now, Ryan Tanehill is speaking out about and says that it wasn’t easy to get over it.
“It was something that hurt for a long time after the season ended. I don’t know by days or months or weeks, but it was definitely awhile,” he said. “It took me awhile to let my mind and body heal and look at it several times and get past it.”
However, Tannehill isn’t looking back anymore. Instead, he’s focused on the 2014 season and is excited about the opportunity he has in the new offense under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor.
“It doesn’t really count but it matters. It matters to us and the progression we make as a team, getting better. Our last chance before we play for real. It’s been fun, just getting into a new style, a new way of preparing.”
Many have said that Tannehill is primed for a breakout season in his third year as quarterback of the Miami Dolphins. If that happens, they will have no trouble making the playoffs in 2014.