Titans’ Ryan Tannehill doesn’t mind passing less
Perhaps changing uniforms was all Ryan Tannehill needed. After an overall middling seven-year tenure with the Miami Dolphins, Tannehill has certainly found a home with the Tennessee Titans this season, as he has spearheaded a run that resulted in the Titans getting all the way to the AFC Championship Game.
Now, Tennessee has the opportunity to reach its first Super Bowl since the 1999-00 campaign.
But it may not involve Tannehill throwing the football a lot.
Over the course of the Titans’ first two playoff wins this month, Tannehill has thrown a grand total of 29 passes and did not throw for 100 yards in either victory.
However, it has not stopped the team from winning, and that is all Tannehill cares about:
“Well I mean, being a quarterback, obviously I love throwing the ball, but I just want to win,” said Tannehill, according to Terry McCormick of Titan Insider. “At the end of the day, that’s what we go out there each and every week is to find a way to win and do whatever it takes. So, if that’s throwing it 15 times and trying to execute those plays, that’s what I’ll do. If it’s 35, then that’s what it is.”
The Titans have been leaning heavily on running back Derrick Henry, who carried the ball 34 times for 182 yards and a touchdown during the club’s Wild Card Round win over the New England Patriots and followed that up by puncturing the Baltimore Ravens for 195 yards off of 30 attempts in the Divisional Round last weekend.
We’ll see if Tennessee maintains that same approach against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.