Phillip Tanner

#48RB,
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 208
Born:
College: Middle Tennessee State
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas
Draft: Undrafted
  • Taking a closer look at Ryan's criticism of Shanahan
    NBCS Bay Area

    Taking a closer look at Ryan's criticism of Shanahan

    There is no shortage of blame to go around for the Atlanta Falcons’ collapse in Super Bowl 51. The Falcons built a 28-3 lead in the middle of the third quarter and let it slip away, ultimately falling to the New England Patriots, 34-28, in overtime. Matt Ryan voiced one previously undisclosed factor in the collapse this week in an interview with Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, pointing the finger at the new coach of the 49ers. Kyle Shanahan has been the focus of a lot of the blame, but critique from the league MVP was a new one. The Falcons quarterback faulted his former offensive coordinator for taking too much time to relay the play calls. Ryan said he did not have enough time to change any of the

  • Purdy: My five most memorable athletes and coaches
    MercuryNews.com

    Purdy: My five most memorable athletes and coaches

    Mark Purdy, who has been a sports columnist for this newspaper since 1984, will retire from that job in August. He is writing a series of columns recounting the most memorable elements of his four decades as a sports journalist. This time: Most memorable athletes and coaches. Making lists is such a cheap way to write a column. Making lists is the haven of the desperate journalist. Welcome to the corner of cheap and desperate. I can tell you, however, there is one line of questioning I hear often from friends and relatives and complete strangers in sports bars who are Raiders fans and have had too much to drink. The line of questioning usually goes like this: “Who is the best athlete you covered?

  • Way-too-early 2018 NFL mock draft 1.0
    Baltimore Beatdown

    Way-too-early 2018 NFL mock draft 1.0

    Welcome to my first mock draft for the 2018 NFL draft. With just under a year until Roger Goodell announces the opening of the draft, the mock draft world will learn a lot about the talent pool that will enter the NFL. In the summer of 2017, the 2018 draft appears to be a near opposite of 2017. 2018 is absolutely loaded with offensive players, most notably quarterbacks, but isn’t as deep on the defensive side of the ball. With no draft order set for 2018, I have predicted the entire NFL season to make my own order. Check out the below table for the details. NFL 2017 This mock does not have any trades, each team will have one pick. Without further adieu, the New York Jets are now on the clock...