Now that Miami is set to open the postseason in Pittsburgh might the Dolphins starting quarterback return to lend a spark?
Coach Adam Gase acknowledged Monday that Tannehill wants to play versus the Steelers, but cautioned that the injured QB1 will have to show that he's ready on the practice field before receiving the green light for Sunday's game.
"That's what I want to find out," Gase said. "I don't know. I don't want to say 'yes' or 'no.'"
"You guys all know, that guy is a freak of nature," Gase explained, via the team's official website. "... His body is unique and the way he heals, same way. We'll just kind of take it one step at a time and I'll have a better idea probably Tuesday, so game plan wise we can figure out what's going on."
If Tannehill does receive the green light to practice, he'll have to make it through the week unscathed. At that point, Gase will be faced with a tough decision.
On the other hand, Tannehill isn't fully healthy. Can he pull off an upset over the scorching Steelers if his pocket movement is compromised by the knee sprain?
Don't expect Gase to make an announcement on Tannehill's status until late in the week. In the meantime, we are operating under the assumption that Moore will be leading the offense into Pittsburgh.