Colts: Ryan Tannehill’s words after getting throttled by Indy are music to our ears
Colts fans will love Titans QB Ryan Tannehill’s comments after getting dominated in primetime.
Fans in Indianapolis probably though they were in for another long night on Thursday after Tennessee marched down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession with hardly any resistance from the Colts’ defense.
From that point forward, however, it was all Indianapolis, which outscored its AFC South rivals by 21 points over the final three quarters, including posting a shutout in the second half. While the offense deserves massive credit for sharing the wealth and getting the ball out of Philip Rivers’ hands early, we would argue that the defense’s performance was more impressive.
Titans running back Derrick Henry got his (19 carries for 103 yards), but that’s to be expected given how impossible he is to tackle. Outside of that particular behemoth, the Colts did an excellent job at neutralizing the rest of Tennessee’s talented offense, specifically quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who wasn’t too confident after getting smothered in primetime.
"“When you’re down three scores at the end, obviously it’s a sick feeling, and not one I want to have again,” Tannehill told reporters.“We’re just not consistent enough as a team playing complementary football, playing off of each other. We’re just not making enough plays. So we’re going to have to clean that up, really get healthy over this little extended week we have here, clear our minds and our heads and come back ready to go on Monday because we can’t wait around any longer.”"
Those comments are music to our ears.
Tannehill never seemed comfortable in the pocket against Indianapolis’ pass rush, and his final numbers proved that. For the game, he finished 15-of-27 for 147 yards and one touchdown. The 32-year-old vet was only sacked once, but he was under duress all night and was hit a whopping five times, three of which came at the hands of defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, who had a field day against the Titans offensive line.
You can bet that Tannehill woke up in a cold sweat last night after recalling the image of Buckner bulldozing towards him with a full head of steam.
We don’t have a personal vendetta against the 2019 Pro Bowler, but as Colts fans we absolutely love to see him and Tennessee rattled with half of the schedule still to play, especially after Mike Vrabel doubled down on his snide comments about our own quarterback.
Here’s to feelin’ sick all the time!