Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Miko Grimes criticizes Ryan Tannehill and local reporters in Twitter rant

Dolphins  interim head coach Dan Campbell said he’s not concerned about a possible rift between Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimesand quarterback Ryan Tannehill because of tweets posted by Brent’s wife, Miko, after Sunday's loss.
“I’ve never sensed there’s been any animosity or that there’s been any type of disconnect between those two guys,” Campbell said Monday. “That’s never been an issue.”
Buried under the gossip of the day was news that Tannehill, who was kicked in the left leg by Colts linebacker Erik Walden in the fourth quarter, is day-to-day.
Miko Grimes, known to be outspoken on topics ranging from the Dolphins and the NFL to the September 11 attacks, posted a string of messages on Twitter after Sunday's 18-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts that included harsh criticism of Tannehill and a few Dolphins beat writers.
I knew this qb stunk the minute we signed to this team but I tried to keep quiet so I didn't discourage bae from believing in his team,” she wrote.
Grimes' Twitter account is protected, but screen grabs of her critical tweets have been posted by multiple media outlets.
I should've known we were gonna lose when I heard we didn't complete a single pass in two minute drills this week against the practice squad defense," she also wrote, adding, "My Column: how many people does Ryan Tannehill have to get fired before you realize he's the problem."
Regarding the writers – Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, and Adam Beasley and Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald – Miko Grimes posted a vulgar messages suggesting that they have "an agenda" to blame the Dolphins' issues on the defense instead of Tannehill.
Campbell was asked at his normal Monday news conference whether he thinks the information Miko relays on social media comes from Brent.
“Any conversation that I have with Brent will be just between us,” Campbell said.
“I want to keep anything that deals with that in-house. That’s just the way I believe. To be honest with you I’m not concerned with those things, I’m concerned about the way our guys in our lockerroom just handle their own business with each other.
“I’m not worried about outside noise, all those things. This is not the first time, to be honest with you, as a player or coach, these things have happened. I know this is quite a story. But to me, it’s about how our guys feel in the lockerroom. You can’t listen to all that stuff out there anyway. If you do it will just bog you down."
Miko Grimes co-hosted a sports talk radio show on WQAM (560-AM) with the Sun Sentinel's Omar Kelly until her arrest outside Sun Life Stadium before the Sept. 27 home opener against the Buffalo Bills. All charges from that incident have been dropped.
The Dolphins have spoken with Brent and Miko Grimes in the past about how her opinions could reflect poorly on the organization.
Brent Grimes, 32, is slated to make $8 million in base salary next season, and $7 million in 2017, which is the final year of the four-year, $32 million contract he signed in 2013.
If the Dolphins cut the three-time Pro Bowl selection this offseason, the team could preserve $6.5 million in cap space, but would take on $3 million in dead money.

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