Former Dolphins WR back-tracks on Ryan Tannehill comments
By Brian Miller
Ryan Tannehill has had his share of haters since arriving in the NFL in 2012 and former teammates have taken their shots. Now one is back-tracking a bit.
Former Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry made waves a month ago when he said that his Cleveland Browns quarterbacks were better than anything he had in Miami. Most took that to be a direct diss on Ryan Tannehill.
The media and social media socialites had a field day with his comments and many pointed at former Dolphins corner Brent Grimes‘ wife who had similar but far more colorful comments about the Dolphins signal caller. Needless to say, it stirred up a bunch of muck.
Now Landry is back-tracking a bit off those comments recently saying it’s not a big deal.
The hubbub started in June when Landry told Cleveland.com that his quarterback situation with the Browns was better than it was with the Dolphins. On NFL Network he was asked about his relationship with Tannehill and Landry said they had not spoken since he was traded. He wasn’t surprised.
"“I’m not surprised. We didn’t really have a good relationship anyway, so I’m not surprised,” he told NFL Network."
Landry tried to back track a bit then as well saying that it wasn’t a big deal and that he understood the difficulties in the NFL for all players. He said he wasn’t taking a shot at him but finished with, “at the same time, I give credit where credit is due”.
Landry showed a lot of his colors this past off-season and his alienation from the team that drafted him and gave him the opportunities to succeed were a bit unexpected. Landry showed a lot of his frustration and immaturity on the day he was traded.
Landry was at a public function when the trade happened. The emcee thanked him for being a part of the Miami community and then quipped, “maybe you will be back someday. Never say never”. Dwayne Wade had just returned to the Miami Heat.
Landry took the mic and simply said, “I’ll never be back” and walked off the stage.
The reality of all this is simple. Landry is no longer a Miami Dolphin or a teammate of Ryan Tannehill so if people would just stop asking him questions about it, it will all go away. What will be fun however is to see how Landry’s career plays out in with a Browns team that has won one game in two years and isn’t exactly known as a quarterback town.