I had a long back and forth with NFL reporter Benjamin Albright on Twitter Saturday night. He tweeted that he thought backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill should be taking more reps with the first string offense to which I strongly objected.
I’d like to see Tannehill get more time with the ones for Tennessee.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 9, 2019
I think he gives them a better opportunity to win games if healthy…and that has nothing to do with last night.
After some jabs at each other, Allbright dropped this nugget that I hadn’t heard before. I specifically asked for permission to share even though the tweet is obviously public. I wanted to make sure he was confident in it. He originally asked me to wait for a quote, but a few minutes later agreed to letting me share.
Based on me wanting to see the QB with the better tape over his career get a shot behind a real OL.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 10, 2019
Mariota ain’t it. Coaches know it but are trying to hold out one last hope. Worried they’re wasting a great defense.
You can your call. It’s all out there.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 10, 2019
I am and always will be a Mariota truther, but this adds some context to the situation. It’s time for Marcus to show up.