Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Ryan Tannehill’s interactions with Peyton Manning earlier this spring were “blown out of proportion,” he told NFL Media’s Gil Brandt and Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“Peyton was in town, he had some business down here,” Gase said of the meeting. “(He) swung by the office, and he goes down to eat lunch with some other guys in the building. Ryan was there eating lunch, so you know how quarterbacks are. They were just talking shop. I mean, Peyton was here a very short period of time ... Making it sound like the guy has been, like, living here the last few months...it was a really short visit for him.”
On Monday, Tannehill told the Miami Herald that Manning visited him to offer advice on the type of offense run by Gase, Manning’s former offensive coordinator with the Denver Broncos. Tannehill recounted his interaction with Manning.
“It was really cool,” Tannehill said. “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.”
Gase was hired by the Dolphins in January, while Manning retired from the NFL following the 2015 season after helping the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory.