“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.”
Tannehill also said he was able to glean from their work together 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.”
It seems pretty doubtful that Tannehill will ever be as good as Manning (that’s a pretty high bar to clear), but the Dolphins would probably settle for simply “better than last year” anyway. If Manning and/or Gase can help him get there, that’s great.
The Dallas Cowboys are moving. Like most moves, it’ll be a costly one. Unlike most moves, the final price tag will total $1.5 billion.
Starting next season, the Cowboys’ practice facility will no longer be based at Valley Ranch. Instead, the team will be relocating over to a Frisco-based facility called The Star. Apparently, The Star, once it’s finished, will cost more than the construction of AT&T Stadium — the gold standard of all stadiums.
Again, The Star will cost $1.5 billion!
Rumble Ponies: A tribute to the Triple Cities’ rich carousel heritage, the Rumble Ponies is a herd of fierce horses that no carousel center pole can contain.
Stud Muffins: While tipping a cap to the players on the field, the Stud Muffins celebrates the collection of carousel horses belonging to Binghamtonians.
It’s worth noting most attempts to rehab a partial tear fail and the pitcher ultimately needs Tommy John surgery anyway. Matt Harvey, Chad Billingsley, Drew Hutchisonand Francisco Liriano are among those who attempted to rehab partial tears only to need Tommy John in recent years.
That said, the rehab approach has worked. Most notably, Masahiro Tanakasuccessfully rehabbed a partial tear back in 2014. Tanaka missed most of the second half of that season rehabbing, but the elbow has given him no trouble since. He has a 3.51 ERA (115 ERA+) in 205 1/3 innings since the injury.
“He’s not here to B.S. you and stuff like this,” Jones continued. “It’s pretty sweet. When they called, I’m not sure who I talked to first. I’m pretty sure I talked to everybody in the organization and their wives, but coach Ryan, man, he stood out. Because he basically said, ‘Hey, we don’t B.S. here. I told you we were going to get you and you were on the table when we had an opportunity to.’ Just the team meeting today and the things he said out there today to us let me know he demands excellence, but we’re going to have a great time doing it.”