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Dolphins Head coach Brian Flores says that he wants Tua Tagovailoa to focus on being more aggressive downfield and to take more chances than normal.
The 2020 season was a rollercoaster year for the former Alabama QB. He was constantly taken in and out of the lineup for Ryan Fitzpatrick and couldn't find a rhythm for most of the season. Tagovailoa did flash though and there is room for optimism. The Dolphins did a great job at surrounding Tua with weapons and a good run game. Now, he has to focus on being more aggressive downfield and taking more chances. He has receivers who can make plays downfield, so he needs to capitalize on that. While he isn't an elite quarterback just yet, he is ultimately set up to improve in his sophomore season. With some rushing upside, he can be a good late-round target for those waiting on QB.
Dolphins coach Brian Flores says QB Tua Tagovailoa is "more comfortable" with the team's offense entering 2021.
"He's definitely more comfortable," Flores said. "Has a better rapport with his teammates. I've seen him...with a better understanding of how we practice. We've seen that from him so far. Hopefully he continues to grow and improve." The lefty quarterback was still recovering from a gruesome hip injury last season and wasn't granted a normal offseason entering his rookie campaign. Additionally, Miami spent this past offseason building up the talent around him. It remains to be seen if Tagovailoa will become a legitimate fantasy option in 1-QB leagues this season, but we certainly can't give up on him as an NFL QB just yet.
Dolphins GM Chris Grier said Tuesday that QB Tua Tagovailoa will remain the team's starter moving forward.
Tagovailoa finished the season on a down note by tossing three interceptions against the Bills in Week 17. Still, he showed some flashes upside and might've been held back a bit by his supporting cast. It sounds as if Miami plans to build around Tua, rather than instantly look to replace him. The franchise holds the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft thanks to a trade with the Houston Texans.
Tua Tagovailoa completed 35 of 58 pass attempts for 361 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions while adding 28 rushing yards in the Dolphins' 56-26 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Tagovailoa was under pressure throughout much of the game and never looked comfortable despite throwing for over 350 yards and a touchdown. The rookie threw three costly interceptions that put the game out of reach early and ultimately knocked the Dolphins out of contention for the 2020 postseason. Tua finishes with 14 total touchdowns and five interceptions across ten games in his rookie campaign.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Dolphins HC Brian Flores told the press that QB Tua Tagovailoa will remain the team's starting quarterback for Week 17.
Surprise. Just because Flores is sticking with Tagovailoa doesn't mean that Ryan Fitzpatrick's run is over. “If we’ve got to go to our relief pitcher in the ninth, that’s what we’ll do,” Flores said to reporters. “Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick), he’s always ready to go. “ Flores' remarks are suggesting that we could see quarterback pivots until the Dolphins are out of it, which could mean this could happen in postseason play. It is working now, but completely contradicts the old football adage "if you have two quarterbacks, you have none." With the game, and really, their season on the line, Flores turned to Fitzpatrick minutes into the fourth period of play. The journeyman signal-caller completed 9-of-13 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown, including a throw to Mack Hollins to set up the game-clinching field goal following a face-mask penalty. The Dolphins get the Bills in the 2020 season finale next week.
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