Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s leadership has been questioned in the past. However, people attending Sunday’s training camp practice got a glimpse of Tannehill that they have never seen before.
Tannehill, who’s coming back from major knee surgery, kicked Kalen Ballage out of the huddle and off the field after the running back missed a blocking assignment that led to a sack by defensive end Charles Harris. Then on the sideline, Tannehill further expressed his displeasure with Ballage.
After Sunday’s practice, head coach Adam Gase backed his quarterback’s decision to kick Ballage out the huddle.
“He’s was right today with what he did,” Gase said. “I would have been upset if I were him because who knows what the result in a game would have been. I think he was in the right. He kind of made an example there.”
During the offseason, many of Tannehill’s teammates have said the 30-year-old has become more of a leader on and off the field.
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Before training camp began, Tannehill posted a video on Instagram of him working out with his receivers. This appears to be just the latest in the maturation of Tannehill.