Dolphins HC Joe Philbin Still Not Committing To Ryan Tannehill Starting In Week 4


According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, is seems obvious to several players in Dolphins’ locker room that Ryan Tannehill will be the team’s starting quarterback in Week 4.

Dolphins HC Joe Philbin has yet to confirm that Tannehill will be under center for Week 4’s game against the Raiders, but it would really be surprising to see them make a change in a week where they will travel to London to play a game against a struggling team. This could be the perfect opportunity for Tannehill to get things turned around and build some confidence for the coming weeks.

We’ll have more regarding this situation as the news is available.


Following Tuesday’s practice Dolphins HC Joe Philbin was once again asked by reporters if Ryan Tannehill would be the team’s starting quarterback for Week 4’s game against the Raiders.

However, Philbin still wouldn’t commit to Tannehill starting this week, according to Armando Salguero.

“We’re going to play the best 46 guys,” Philbin said in response to the question.


Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Miami Dolphins are “actually considering” benching QB Ryan Tannehill and starting veteran Matt Moore.

  • According to Rapoport, this is not a motivational ploy by the Dolphins coaching staff.


Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are meeting Monday to consider the possibility of benching QB Ryan Tannehill in favor of veteran backup Matt Moore.

  • Salguero adds that it’s still possible the coaching staff will keep Tannehill in place as their starter for Week 4’s game against the Raiders.


Dolphins OC Bill Lazor said that he has no doubt whatsoever that QB Ryan Tannehill will be their starter against the Raiders, which is something HC Joe Philbin was unwilling to do just a few minutes ago, per Barry Jackson.


Dolphins HC Joe Philbin was asked Monday whether Ryan Tannehill would be under center for Week 4’s game against the Raiders to which Philbin declined to say who would be the starter, per Armando Salguero.

“We’re going to chose the 46 guys we think can help us win a football game, and we’ll go from there,” Philbin said.

Adam Beasley mentions that even after Salguero offered Philbin an out in regards to the who the starter will be in Week 4, he declined to take it. Beasley adds that “this is a real story.

Tannehill and the Dolphins’ offense as a whole struggled against the Chiefs this past weekend completing less than 50 percent of his passes for 205 yards and one touchdown.

On the season, Tannehill has only committed two turnovers and is rated as the No. 9 quarterback in the league by Pro Football Focus, so there are some positives to his game. However, the team’s offense hasn’t shown a lot of improvement since their impressive Week 1 win over the Patriots.

Miami made a point to keep veteran QB Matt Moore around as their backup when they signed him to a two-year, $8 million contract back in 2013, so there is at least a chance he could get the start against the Raiders.


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