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Ryan Tannehill Did Not Think Of Audibling Out Of 3rd And 10 Run

Alex Donno
November 29, 2018 - 10:29 am
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Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase has seen plenty of criticism for his play-calling late in Miami's 27-24 loss at the Colts in Week 12. 

On the team's final possession, tied at 24, the Dolphins faced a 3rd and 10 at their own 6. Rather than trying to pick up the first through the air, Gase went the conservative route and called a running play (Kenyan Drake on the draw). Unsurprisingly, Miami didn't pick up the first down. They punted, and set up Andrew Luck and the Colts for the game-winning drive. 

Ryan Tannehill was not given the chance to make a play and pick up the first down. Gase took it out of his hands, which he'd also done on a 3rd and 10 on the team's previous drive. 

Tannehill addressed the media on Wednesday. He was asked if he'd given any thought on the field into audibling out of the running play and throwing the football instead.

“No," Tannehill said. "That’s not something that I think about. I think (Coach Gase) had a reason he called that. It’s something we talked about throughout the week. Obviously, not at the end of the game, but in third-and-10 situations, they were extremely good on third-and-long situations. I understood the call when it came in and I’m not out there just checking all types of plays. Things we talk about during the week, I’ll check – if we get a certain look on a certain play. But it’s not often that he’s calling one play and I’m just completely waving him off to another play. He has a reason why he’s calling things and wants things ran a certain way, so that’s what we do.”

In their loss to the Colts, Miami fell to 5-6. They'll look to return to .500 when they host the Buffalo Bills this Sunday, December 1st. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM from Hard Rock Stadium. You can listen to the game on 560 WQAM, with our pregame coverage starting at 9:00 AM.