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  • Sports Buzz: Manning visits with Gase and Tannehill

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    Four years after unsuccessfully trying to sign him, the Dolphins finally got Peyton Manning in their building this offseason. And it was entirely his idea.

    It speaks volumes about new Dolphins coach Adam Gase that Manning chose to quietly visit Dolphins headquarters earlier this spring to meet with Gase (his former offensive coordinator in Denver) and share some knowledge with Ryan Tannehill.

    “It was really cool,” Tannehill told me. “A guy that had his career, the living legend he is, coming off a Super Bowl winning season --- it was really cool just to be able to sit and pick his brain about things he's done in this offense and football things in general: snap counts, things you like, the way you want guys to run routes, little details about the game. We really just got to talk the game, which is something we both love.”

    Manning, who is now retired, told Tannehill some of the nuances of Gase’s offense.

    “At that time, we weren't able to meet with the coaches or anything, so I didn’t really have a great handle yet,” Tannehill said. “So I wasn't really able to dive into the playbook too much. So I had a few questions [for Manning]. If he comes back now, we can have a completely different conversation.”

    What was clear, Tannehill, said is that Manning “respects Adam. The things they did, getting to a Super Bowl together, there is a mutual respect there. He is something I aspire to be, as good or better as he is one day. Hopefully, we'll be able to get him to come around some more.”

  • #2
    Be nice if Gase found a spot on his coaching staff for Peyton.

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    • #3
      That was really cool of Peyton to do. It would be great if they could get him to come back with the cos hung staff there and spend a day or two working with Tannehill.

      Manning would make an excellent OC and eventually an even better head coach. If /When that happens I think he would do it for one of three teams; Colts, Broncos or Saints. (Just a guess)

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      • #4
        What's also interesting is that that while officially Gase and Tannehill couldn't meet and discuss the offense do to the rules in place both could meet with Peyton and discuss whatever they wanted. lol.... this is also the 2nd or 3rd time that Peyton and Tannehill have spent time together.

        I like that Peyton thinks enough of both to give them some of his free time. Hoping the rest of the offense can pick up the new schemes and roles quickly and be ready to roll come Sept as they are getting throw into the fire in game 1 and 2 against the Seahawks and Pats.

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        • #5
          Really nice of Manning to do this. As much as I would love Gase to try and find a spot for Peyton to fit into our coaching staff, I thought I had read that he's interested in being a sports announcer. He certainly has the personality to do either one.
          While it takes two to have an argument, it only takes one to walk away.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dolfan1 View Post
            Really nice of Manning to do this. As much as I would love Gase to try and find a spot for Peyton to fit into our coaching staff, I thought I had read that he's interested in being a sports announcer. He certainly has the personality to do either one.
            Opportunities for Peyton to do whatever is wide open. He was a cerebral QB who loved outsmarting defenses and opponents and got pissed off with his teammates a lot for mistakes. I could easily see him wanting to be a coach and mentoring Tannehill and assisting Christensen and Gase with game planning and such could be very appealing, especially considering how much he loved competing against the pats.

            Hoping he helps Tannehill and Doughty a lot. I see all three having similar competitive traits and intellect.

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            • #7
              Only thing PM will be doing next, besides drinking beer, part owner of the Donkies...

              Pat Bowlen is pretty much a zombie, and one would have to believe Elway will take part ownership as well as PM

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              • #8
                What do you suppose Tannehill asked Peyton, something very profound i'm sure..like 'Which teams are in what divisions??!!!'

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                • cuchulainn
                  cuchulainn commented
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                  Well since we're being facetious, why stop there... he should ask him more important things, like which way those confounded and confusing jock straps go on, or whether the north end or the south end of a football should be pointed at a defense.

                • AquaXI
                  AquaXI commented
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                  Maybe he asked him a PAPA JOHN question? Hehehe!

              • #9
                The fact that manning is spending time here gives me more confidence in Gase.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by 61finfan View Post
                  The fact that manning is spending time here gives me more confidence in Gase.
                  This would be my thought too. Maybe PM thinks higher of Gase than he did of Philbin. This just proves PM is normal.

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                  • cuchulainn
                    cuchulainn commented
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                    Plus needling the Pats... always a good thing. ;-)

                  • VAIDER5120
                    VAIDER5120 commented
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                    Haha! Needling, a double whammy!

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