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Ryan Tannehill Thinks The Chiefs Are In The NFC East


Prior to the the 2012 NFL Draft, many Chiefs fans were interested in QB prospect Ryan Tannehill.

Whether or not the Chiefs would have actually considered drafting Tannehill, we will never know because he was snatched up by the Miami Dolphins first. Tannehill has now been named the starter down in South Beach and he is the star of HBO’s Hard Knocks, which is following the Dolphins throughout the preseason.

Tannehill has had mixed results on the field so far but his knowledge of the layout of the NFL and its divisions is, well, a disaster.

On last night’s episode, Tannehill admitted to not being the biggest pro football fan growing up.

“I wasn’t a huge pro fan growing up; I wasn’t loyal to any one team,” said Tannehill, “so I don’t really know the divisions, and even really conferences. I know most of the conferences but some of those, I really have no clue. And they don’t make sense. You have the AFC East, and we’re freaking in the bottom of the map, and the directions don’t make any sense where the teams actually are.”

Dolphins QB Matt Moore then quizzed Tannehill. After claiming the Packers and Vikings played in the same division as the Giants, the rookie was asked which teams played in the NFC East.

“Chiefs?”

Yikes.

Oh well. I guess what really matters is that Tannehill is effective on the field. Hopefully he can get ready for Miami’s first divisional game against the Tampa Bay Bucs…

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  • chiefridgy

    I’m sorry but this is not news.

  • sidebeke

    One has to wonder how effective a QB can be with limited mental resources. From what I heard of an interview, Colt McCoy would fall into that same category.

  • Altarium

    Not knowing which division every team is in is less concerning for the ‘fins than the fact that he says he wasn’t much of a “pro fan”. Who knows if that means just when he was a kid (he does say he wasn’t while “growing up”) or if he still hasn’t been paying attention to the NFL… but I would imagine that if he hasn’t given much time to all things NFL, he’s going to have a difficult time keeping up when the games start being played for real.
    Also, the derp picture for the article is fantastic!

  • thabear04

    Most NFL Stars grew up with a Fav team I guess Ryan just had his thumb stuck up his butt and became a QB after he was a WR. Hey Im sure the fins can use him as a WR since they need help

  • ArrowFan

    Most high profile College players who work for their education shouldn’t have time for frivolous things like the NFL.

  • Brian Gold

    Matt Moore has got be like….I got replaced for this guy?!