Miko Grimes was wrong about Ryan Tannehill.
His teammates do like and respect him.
And here’s the proof: Tannehill is one of five Dolphins elected by the players as season-long captains.
The other four: center Mike Pouncey, defensive end Cam Wake, safety Reshad Jones and special teams ace Michael Thomas.
“The fact the we did have a good variety of people voted for ... is encouraging, because that means a lot of guys look up to guys than just those five,” said coach Adam Gase. “I think those five guys, at least in my experience here so far, stood out as leaders to me. Those are guys that are always approaching me. You see them working with younger guys. I guess I wasn't really surprised by who was voted in.”
Tannehill has been elected as a captain for the second time in five seasons. He also served on Joe Philbin’s leadership council.
And it’s a clear repudiation of what Brent Grimes’ wife wrote about Tannehill last fall. Miko Grimes has repeatedly roasted Tannehill on social media, most notably when she said the whole team “hated” Tannehill.
That’s obviously not the case.
“Every year I see this guy grow,” said receiver Jarvis Landry. “For the last three years, [he’s grown] more and more as a leader. It's something that this team needs. He stepped to forefront, and obviously being elected captain shows it.”