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Tua Tagovailoa vs Denver Broncos

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Here is every dropback from Tua Tagovailoa’s third career start vs Denver Broncos. (ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THEPHINSIDER)

There is plenty of blame to go around after Sunday’s 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos. And whether you want to point the finger at Chan Gailey’s offense or Josh Boyer’s defense, there’s an argument to be made for both sides of the football.

I believe the Dolphins defense did what we’ve come to expect them to do this season. Which is continue their ‘bend don’t break’ mentality of football. And yes, creating turnovers in 16 straight games is a nice stat, but you would’ve hoped holding the Broncos to 20 points on offense would mean Miami heads back to South Florida 7-3—but that’s just not how this day ended.

I might dive into the Dolphins struggles to stop the run (later in the week), because that was definitely a key factor in the outcome of this game. However, for the sake of this article, I will focus on Miami’s offensive woes which starts up front with the trenches.

Miami’s offensive line got abused for most of the game and had no answer for Bradley Chubb—who found ways to create pressure in a variety of ways. Which I think is what was so disappointing about the way the offensive line played. It was a reality check for fans and the Dolphins players and coaches.

At most times, Denver was creating pressure with three or four defensive lineman, using twists and stunts to confuse Miami’s inexperienced offensive line. Tua was sacked six times and the pressure forced him to make some poor decisions.

But for as off as Tagovailoa looked—and I will get at that in a minute—he really didn’t have many places to go with the football. Which brings me back to something I’ve said time and time again this season.

I was wrong.

Miami’s wide receivers are not as good as I had originally believed. Yes, they saw opt-outs to Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns early on. And the injury to Preston Williams isn’t helping matters. But this group outside of DeVante Parker can not be counted on. Which seems crazy for me to type.

Now that we’ve talked about Miami’s poor offensive line play, the lack of run game, poor play-calling and the wide receivers inability to create separation; the thing everyone wants to talk about is Tua Tagovailoa’s struggles, and rightfully so.

If you’re following me on Twitter, I posted an All-22 thread late last night with 29 videos from Sunday’s game vs. the Broncos. The thread can be found below and will be referenced throughout the rest of the article.

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The first thing I need to know (and still don’t) is whether or not Denver’s altitude played a factor in some of those early throws that Tua missed deep to Jakeem Grant. I’ve done research that states NFL kickers believe a ball can travel ten yards further in Denver, so maybe I’m on to something.

BUT I’M NOT HERE TO MAKE EXCUSES

I’m here to remove my homer glasses, and be completely honest with you.

Tua Tagovailoa did not play good on Sunday.

And it was evident from the very first play from scrimmage.

I mean, if this wasn’t the perfect representation of how the Dolphins entire day would go.

Bradley Chubb beats Austin Jackson with a nice inside swim, Tua steps up and sails a ball over jakeem grant’s head who had a step or two or three on the defensive back.

He then followed it up with another Jakeem Grant miss two plays later.

Not only was he off with his accuracy, which is one of the strongest parts of his game, but he held onto the football too long. He also struggled to see the field as well as he usually does, resulting in a few missed opportunities.

It wasn’t all bad for Tua. We continue to see a player with elite footwork and although the accuracy wasn’t there on Sunday, we know what he’s capable of. He’s a young rookie that started his fourth career NFL game….without a preseason. We can all take a step back and #relax.

I do love seeing this developing relationship between DVP and Tua.

Tagovailoa was eventually benched and although Brian Flores continues to say he wanted to add a spark to the offense, I think that sixth and final sack greatly swayed his decision. I would’ve let Tua try to battle back down 10 in the 4th quarter. But I understand him wanting to protect his quarterback. Especially, after the unfortunate injury Joe Burrow suffered earlier in the day.

(Note: We will never find out the full story behind Tua’s benching)

Ultimately what it comes down to is Chan Gailey has to do a better job of putting his players in position to succeed. The wide receivers need to create better separation, the offensive line must protect better and of course, Tua Tagovailoa must continue to get better.

And that’s exactly what Tua and the Dolphins offense plans to do this Sunday vs the Jets.

We’re on to the JESTS!

Tua Tagovailoa vs Los Angeles Chargers

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Here is every dropback from Tua Tagovailoa’s third career start vs Los Angeles Chargers (ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THEPHINSIDER)

Last week vs. the Arizona CardinalsTua Tagovailoa completed 20/28 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. Most importantly, the Dolphins won the game.

Well, for the fifth straight week, the Dolphins and their fans are enjoying a well-deserved victory Monday. And although his numbers weren’t as impressive as last week—or as dismal as his first-career start—Tua Tagovailoa continued his path to perfection, leading the Dolphins to a 29-21 victory over Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.

Yes, I know; you would be a fool to compare Dan Marino to Tua Tagovailoa after only three career NFL starts.

Same as you would Justin Herbert to Tagovailoa, because as we saw on Sunday, these two teams couldn’t be more different. Nevertheless, all the talk will inevitably be about Herbert’s hollow stats and how much nicer they may look (on paper) than Tua–but who cares?!

Tua Tagovailoa is the real deal.

And for the third time in his NFL career, he led the Dolphins offense victory.

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It wasn’t all perfect for Tagovailoa.

He threw a questionable ball to DeVante Parker in the back of the endzone that was ruled incomplete. Tagovailoa also threw a near interception to Mike Gesicki that was knocked around like a hot potato. And then this throw, which I’m just going to pretend was traveling faster than that Randy Johnson fastball that disintegrated a seagull once.

But what we continue to see from one week to the next is steady improvement. And whether that be with his command of the huddle or his ability to make plays that we haven’t seen from a Miami quarterback in decades, Tagovailoa appears to be everything the Dolphins have hoped and more.

Most impressive is the way he’s doing it.

Miami’s starting running back Salvon Ahmed was an undrafted free agent and his receiving corps isn’t nearly as explosive as it was at Alabama. Which, ironically enough, was one of the biggest faults of Tua, remember?

tUA wOn’T bE GoOd BeCaUsE hE PLaYs oN AlAbAmA wItH FiRSt RoUnD WIDe RecEiVeRs’

Yeah, I ‘memba.

Tua is making plays equally as impressive as the other rookie quarterbacks. But what he’s been able to do that neither Herbert nor Burrow have accomplished is consistently win football games.

I should probably make a note at how good Tagovailoa’s accuracy has been—especially with those short and intermediate passes that Chan Gailey’s offense utilizes so well. Here’s what Tua had to say about the offense.

“To be honest, I think (Offensive Coordinator) Chan (Gailey) is just finding ways to put guys in certain areas or certain positions to become successful. We’re trying to put guys defensively in a bind to where we can take advantage of them. I think up to this point, we got to continue to execute on those things, but it’s still a work in progress, so we’ll continue to look at the film when it comes time tomorrow and continue to grow from there.”

Here is every dropback from Tua Tagovailoa’s third career start vs the Los Angeles Chargers

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It may only be three games, but Tua Tagovailoa has been as advertised and is a large part of the reason to why the hype surrounding the Dolphins is at an all-time high. Can the team’s success continue? No one knows.

But one thing is for certain, for the first time in 20 years the Miami Dolphins have a quarterback they can feel confident in building around.

#LetTuaCook

Tua Tagovailoa vs Arizona Cardinals

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Every dropback from Tua Tagovailoa’s impressive performance vs Arizona (originally posted on THE PHINSIDER)

Last week vs. the Los Angeles RamsTua Tagovailoa completed a less-than-stellar 12/22 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown.

And let’s be honest, we all expected more.

But unlike the national media, most of us realized it was his first career-start vs. one of the best defenses in football and his first time taking the field since suffering that brutal hip injury.

So let’s all take a step back and relax.

Nevertheless, we would need to see more of the #elite, once-in-a-generation QB that I believe Tua is if he wanted to go toe-to-toe with a legit NFL MVP candidate in Kyler Murray. And that’s exactly what the Dolphins franchise quarterback did.


First, let me say that the defense did a hell of a job. And none of this would’ve been possible without them. But unlike last week when he wasn’t asked to do too much, the Samoan Southpaw was asked to deliver against one of the NFL’s top teams.

Tua did just that. Lifting this team, this offense in the way many had hoped when Brian Flores made the surprising change mid-season.

No NFL game is perfect, and Tagovailoa would admit to that.

“It was a good win, first off. I think the biggest thing throughout the game was taking what the defense gave us and just taking it a play at a time, a snap at a time. I was very fortunate before that play to have run and got out of that pressure situation on third down. I think it’s just taking it a play at a time. The plays that we’ve been given by our offensive coordinator (Chan Gailey) helped us get into situations where we could be successful offensively.”

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Here is every dropback from Tua Tagovailoa’s second career start vs the Arizona Cardinals

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The most noticeable thing that stood out yesterday—besides how quick and decisive he was with his decision-making—is how mobile Tua looked. Some might say it was like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat. But the truth is, it was just an elite player making elite plays.

Sure, we all know he suffered a big injury a year ago. To see him make some of those plays with his legs was impressive. Tua’s mobility was an aspect I loved about his game, but I was unsure he would be able to do the same type of things we once saw in college.

We saw that and more.

STATS: 20/28 for 248 yards and two touchdowns

credit @nextgenstats

It wasn’t all perfect.

Tua almost made a bone-headed pass on a throwaway, but the defender had his entire foot on the sideline. And then there was the intentional-grounding, which was a learning experiment. And that first deep ball to Preston Williams could’ve been placed better (but he wasn’t wide open). Overall, plenty of good and not a lot of bad.

What’s most exciting, however, is that this is just the beginning of something special. And he realizes he has areas in which he can improve. Gailey’s playbook is slowly starting to open up and take shape. But plenty to correct, and that’s what is so exciting. Tua and the Dolphins offense realize this is only the start of something truly special.

I know a lot of people weren’t necessarily sold on Tua Tagovailoa. And much like you should’ve tempered your expectations after the Rams game; you should do the same after the win in Arizona as well.

But no one’s mind should be made upon ANY player after a season’s worth of film, let alone eight quarters (and some change) worth of film. With all of that said, what Tagovailoa showed on Sunday is why EVERYONE is excited about the future of the Miami Dolphins.

In the end, Tua Tagovailoa took a giant step forward Sunday. And while many of us could only dream this team would someday be playing in these types of meaningful football games, the reality is; it’s time.

Tua time.

And for the first time in 20 years, it looks like the Dolphins have an elite franchise quarterback. But most importantly, a complimentary defense that can help take this team to new heights.

#InTuaTagovailoaWeTrust

Dolphins offense knows it must play better to go toe-to-toe with Cardinals

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Tua Tagovailoa’s first NFL start didn’t go exactly as many expected. And while I don’t think anyone thought he would have a big performance vs. one of the best defenses in football, we did expect more than what we saw.

Maybe, we are at fault.

After all, this was Tagovailoa’s first action since a year prior when he suffered a horrific injury—that some thought may end any chance at a professional career. It was also during an unprecedented offseason, where most–if not all–of the first-team reps went to the veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.

On Sunday, the hip looked fine as Tua moved fluidly and played a full 60 minutes for Miami in a 28-17 win over the Rams.

Tagovailoa finished 12/22 for 93 yards and one touchdown. The numbers weren’t jaw-dropping, but I think we all realize Miami’s early lead affected the play-calling as did the Rams pressure upfront.

Nevertheless, Tua and his arsenal of weapons must play much better Sunday vs. Arizona–and that includes every aspect of the game.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is an entirely different animal for Miami’s defense to prepare for. And although Kenyan Drake might not get the revenge game he had hoped, Chase Edmonds has been every bit, if not, more impressive than Drake in 2020. And let’s not forget De’Andre Hopkins, arguably the best WR in football. Add the timeless-legend Larry Fitzgerald and the man, the myth, the legend, Christian Kirk. Miami’s defense will have their hands full.

But just like we saw the defense step up last week when the team needed it most. The offense is going to need to do much more this week.

As we heard yesterday from offensive guard Solomon Kindley, Miami’s offensive line comes into each game expecting to keep Tua clean. That didn’t happen on Sunday, and the end result led to a fumble that inevitably leads to a Robert Woods touchdown.

Miami’s wide receivers must do more.

Miami’s game plan was to get the ball out of Tua’s hands quickly. Gailey also moved the pocket for his young QB by using designed rollouts to help counter Aaron Donald and the Rams’ vaunted defense.

However, there were also instances where Tagovailoa’s wide receivers dropped the ball.

Literally and figuratively. And with Isaiah Ford headed to New England, Brian Flores needs someone, anyone, to step up.

One player who specifically needs to correct some of his consistency issues is second-year WR Preston Williams.

Williams had two drops vs. Los Angeles on Sunday. And while I won’t sit here and pretend they were game-altering miscues, they did end a few drive pre-maturely.

Another player that Tua and the Dolphins could rely heavily on is speedy wideout, Jakeem Grant.

We all know Grant is a workout warrior, but besides a monster Monday Night Football game vs. the Patriots, he’s been kept quiet for most of his career. Unless, of course, you factor in his kick returns, but that’s a discussion for another day.

Grant admits the Dolphins skill-players need to do better, which is why the team has put in the extra work (after hours) to correct some of the obvious timing issues.

“The Cardinals put up numbers and we know that we’ve got to go out there and execute to the tee. We stayed after practice. We got our timing right. All of us as receivers, we stayed after practice with Tua (Tagovailoa) just to get our timing right, so we know that we’ve got to go out there and dominate. We can’t have a game like we had last week.”

Malcolm Perry, another player that could see his role expanded over the coming weeks, had nothing but high praise for Tua.

Most important, however, is that Tua Tagovailoa is aware he needs to do much more to put this offense in a position to succeed.

“I think there’s room for improvement every day for me. I’m getting more comfortable in the huddle talking to the guys, getting the plays out and kind of seeing where everyone needs to go. I think the biggest thing for me is pocket presence. Being able to just step up into what feels like pressure and then also just making the throws that I need to give the receivers good run after catch.”

The Final Yard

From Tua to the offensive line, to the play-calling to the skill-players, Miami’s offense must play much better on Sunday. And everyone knows it. Now they must go out there and execute, and that’s exactly what I expect them to do. We know they won’t have RB1 Myles Gaskin. And to go toe-to-toe with one of the best offenses in football, EVERYONE will need to bring their A-game.

The Left Arm of God’s first start didn’t go as planned. But don’t let that deter you from your initial thoughts. Tagovailoa is everything we had hoped for and more. Good things come to those who wait, and for most Dolphins’ fans, the wait dates back to March 2000 when Dan Marino took off his cleats for the last time.

Last week’s game may not have gone exactly as we had hoped. But this is the game that Gailey and the Dolphins #LetTuaCook.

It’s time.

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Shop till you drop at the Left Arm of God!

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The Left Arm Of God shop has officially launched, and there are plenty of designs and accessories to choose from!

After months of preparation, the Left Arm of God store is officially open for business.

Which not only means we can sell some of the awesome designs my good friend Matthew Smith created, but I can begin making money to put back into the website. This will help make this the greatest Tua Tagovailoa fan page in the history of the world. Which is exactly where The Left Arm of God is headed.

Currently, the shop features four designs: A Stone Cold Brian Flores’ smoking skull, two Left Arm of God fonts, and of course, this sweatshirt that has been flying off the shelves. The site is currently offering 15% off anything in the store but that offer won’t last long.

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Players and coaches believe in Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa

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It seems like just yesterday, ESPN’s Matt Hasselbeck was concerned with how veteran players in the Miami Dolphins locker room would take to news of Tua Tagovailoa’s promotion. We all know how well-liked and respected Fitzpatrick is in the locker room. But the time was now. And whether it was a decision made from upstairs or Flores had this plan in mind from the start (I think it was a little of both), one thing is crystal clear.

It’s Tua’s team.

Ready or not,  we are five days away from the Dolphins starting their 2020 first-round pick.

Unfortunately, this move is being looked at by some in a negative light. Which seems strange because those same people were questioning why he wasn’t starting because of Burrow and Herbert’s success, a few weeks prior. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. But now everyone is like:

“mIaMi hAs tO seE wHaT tHeY hAvE iN TuA sInCe BurRoW ANd HeRbErt aRe pLaYiNg WelL”

I don’t watch ESPN. Not since the NFL Network came to town. But thankfully our good friend over at the Palm Beach Post Joe Schad does, and like always he has the inside scoop.

Here’s also a thread with a video of the epic 9-minute segment on ESPN NFL Sunday Countdown.

So yes, apparently this is a thing. But I’m here to put to rest this silly narrative–with cold hard facts.

Dolphins players have nothing but good things to say about the left-handed quarterback

Shortly after ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that Tagovailoa would be starting, several of Miami’s players met with the media to discuss the coach’s decision.

Here’s what linebacker Jerome Baker had to say about the Dolphins’ decision to start Tagovailoa.

“He’s a smart, collective young man…. He is definitely going to be a future great player in this league. I think we are all excited; we all know what he can do. I think the one thing that surprises me or surprised me – I always tell this story – is when he first came in, we went through a few practices, and we threw so many different looks at him. Instead of getting down on himself or saying it’s too hard or whatever, getting emotional, after practice, it was me and Bobby (McCain), he came by and just asked us questions. He asked for advice on what can he work on, what can he see, whatever it is that he can get better. I think that was the one thing that really stuck to me. He just truly wants to get better, he just truly wants to help us win. I’m definitely happy that he gets his shot.”


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Players back from BYE with LOTS to say.

With the BYE week to regroup and now the team back in the facilities to prepare for the Los Angeles Rams; more of Tagovailoa’s teammates would be asked their opinion on Flores’ decision. And what we heard from players, doesn’t quite fit Hasselbeck’s narrative.

First, Dolphins defensive end Shaq Lawson met with the media. And as you’d expect, he was excited.

“For Tua, getting an opportunity to start, that kid is incredible. I’m looking forward to going out there and playing with him on Sunday. I’ve seen a lot of him in practice and how athletic he is, how incredible of a player he is. To get to see it on Sunday this week, it’s going to be incredible. He’s going to lead this team in the right way.”

After Lawson was done gushing about Tagovailoa, it was Preston Williams turn to talk about the quarterback change.

Williams said he and Tua have practiced together throughout the offseason. When asked what Tua does best in practice, Williams responded:

“Obviously throwing. Making plays. Everything you want in a quarterback. Y’all have seen his tape. It speaks for itself. Like I said, we’re excited that Tua is making his start, just like everybody else. I’m excited to see him in his first game action against the Rams.”

Lastly, he was asked if the Dolphins have to flip the playbook to account for Tua’s left-handedness, the same way Steve Mariucci once talked about having to do with Steve Young in San Francisco.

“No. Tua can throw going left just as good as he can throw going right. That’s why he’s here. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.”

One of Tua’s largest targets–tight end Mike Gesicki–wasted no time discussing Tua.

The last individual we heard from during Monday’s zoom calls was Dolphins head coach Brian Flores–who gave us a look at what goes into his Tuesday meetings with his rookie QB.

“It’s game film, it’s practice film, it’s situations. He’s a young player. He’s got a lot to learn. He tries to be a sponge. I think everyone can see that – players, coaches, this team. I think it’s – he wants to learn, and he wants to see it from all different aspects. I give him a defensive aspect, he gets it from (Offensive Coordinator) Chan (Gailey) obviously from the offensive side of the ball. He asks defensive players things that they saw. That’s just the type of kid he is, and it’s a good thing. He tries to learn as much as he can, and I think as a teacher, and as a coach, I think that’s what you are looking for. I try to watch as many different things as possible; but obviously you don’t want to overload the kid. I know he’s getting a lot of information from a lot of different places. Our meetings are more, I would say, me giving him the defensive perspective, and I think as an offensive player, if you understand the thought process from the other side of the ball, it can make you a better player. I know that’s the case defensively, when you think of how they are trying to attack us offensively. That’s what those conversations are like.”

He also went on to voice his frustration about the outside noise.

In the end, no one really cares what Matt Hasselback has to say.

Everyone knew Tua was the future of the Dolphins the day he was drafted—Ryan Fitzpatrick included. And while it seemed like odd timing due to Miami’s 3-3 start. It was clear to anyone that watched the team, this offense was in need of a much-needed injection.

Now we sit here and listen to the players sing Tua’s praises. After all, they saw what he was capable of in practice.

Dan Marino retired in March of 2000 and the Dolphins franchise has never been the same since. But for the first time since that historic day, it feels like this franchise is headed in the right direction. And whether you’re ready or not, this is Tagovailoa’s team.

If that’s a problem. Tua bad.


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Houtz: Miami Dolphins eye playoffs, division title after Tua Tagovailoa promotion

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Prior to the 2020 season, I was telling anyone that would listen this season was the amuse-bouche (appetizer) before the inevitable Wagyu steak in 2021.

Translation: 2020 is year two of Miami’s rebuild. Playoffs will come in due time, young grasshopper.

But for a team that has only had five playoff appearances over the last 20 years–each one of those resulting in a loss—it seemed like Miami had to feel good about their chances of landing one of now seven playoff spots heading into their newly-rescheduled Bye.

Let’s check the facts:

  • The Dolphins are 3-3 and .500 for the first time in the Flores Era.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has the 7th highest-QBR rating of any QB in the NFL (79.6)
  • Miami currently sits one-game back of first in the AFC East, with the tenth-easiest schedule remaining.

(Is it too soon for a Brian Flores must be a passer-rating guy joke?)

The Dolphins appear to be in a good position.

After all, the offensive line is much improved. (Despite what ESPN thinks)

And with the 17-year Fitzpatrick at the helm, Miami’s offense was averaging 26.7 points per game (14th).

So while it seemed likely, the team was headed towards being In the Hunt with ten games remaining. It was clear this wasn’t about landing a Wildcard birth and slowly getting bounced. This wasn’t about participation trophies. The move to Tagovailoa was about making the playoffs, winning divisions, and, most importantly, playing complementary football on both sides of the football–and that starts now.

I’ve been critical of Fitzpatrick’s play throughout the season.

Early on, I pointed out that his arm looked like a noodle. And we all saw the plays left on the field, most particularly vs. Seattle.

I think Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post said it best when he referred to it as ‘leaving too much meat on the bone.’ Because let’s face it, that’s exactly what this offense did under Fitzpatrick.

You can look at the Dolphins first six games and make a pretty damn good argument that you win two of those games if Fitzpatrick plays better.

There’s also a very good chance you lose two of those games without him. But even in the blowout wins vs. Jacksonville, San Francisco, and the New York Jets, Fitzpatrick didn’t execute in the second half. Especially last week vs. New York.

And then it happened.

With a little over two minutes to go, Tua entered the game.

Was it the standing ovation that swayed Flores’ decision? Probably not. Was it the poise in the huddle? Or maybe it was the way he rolled to the left before throwing a dart to Patrick Laird for a two-yard completion. Maybe it was the way he manipulated the safety with his eyes before finding Jakeem Grant in the soft spot of the defense–converting the only third down of the day.

Wait, I know what it was

“It was just time.”

We’ve heard that said over the last several days, but what exactly does that mean?

No one thought it was time.

NO ONE.

Many of us couldn’t wait to see Tua in action, but during the BYE after a 3-3 start and a legit chance at the playoffs? #nah

I respect the decision Flores, Grier, and whether you want to believe it or not, Ross ultimately made. And while it sucks for the feel-good veteran Fitzpatrick, it’s time.

What I like most about this move isn’t that the team is upgrading the most important position on the roster. Or that Gailey will begin implementing new formations like the pistol–which we saw vs. New York–or even utilizing more zone reads and RPO concepts to make things a bit easier and maximize Tua’s skills.

What I like most is that for the first time in years, the Dolphins believe they have an opportunity. I believe they have an opportunity, and they’re going for it.

The truth is, Miami’s offense was already putting up points, and when healthy, the defense is firing on all cylinders. The only thing this team could truly do at the BYE to ignite this team and squeeze every last drop out of Gailey’s offense. Every last drop out of the 2020 Miami Dolphins was to make a move to Tagovailoa.

Tua does a lot of things that remind you of Drew Brees or Russell Wilson. He has an exceptional feel for the pocket. And his best traits are his accuracy and decision-making. He’s also the ability to make things happen when everything around him falls apart. Most of all, his skills should fit perfectly in Gailey’s system, and I’m excited to watch it evolve with Tagovailoa under center.

It’s Tua Time

I’m not going to sit here and tell you the Miami Dolphins will make the playoffs. That would be foolish for anyone, especially a Dolphins fan.

But Brian Flores and his staff have to believe

The players have to believe.

And I sure AF believe.

I think I speak for all Dolphins fans when I say how thankful we are for what Ryan Fitzpatrick accomplished throughout his NFL career. But most importantly, what he did during his first 18 months in Miami. And I think I speak for everyone when I say; I’m excited to watch you transition from starting QB to mentor. Tua’s mentor.

Brian Flores and his team won’t play a game of football for another nine days. But when they do, things will look much different than they’ve ever been before because the clock struck Midnight on FitzMagic. And my clocks telling me it’s time. Tua time.

#InTuaWeTrust

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Tua Tagovailoa vs New York Jets

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa made his first appearance in an NFL game vs the New York Jets on Sunday. He finished the game a perfect 2/2 for 9 yards.

For several weeks, I’ve used my Monday morning to cut up highlights from Tua’s previous performance. And while these were mostly just to humor the Left Arm of God’s mass following, it always gave fans something to look forward.

But after Tua’s five snaps vs the New York Jets. Brian Flores, Chris Grier, and the entire Miami Dolphins’ organization are now longer looking towards the future with Tagovailoa–but living in the now.

The 2020 5th-overally picked looked great in limited action. And best of all, the hip injury that he suffered nearly a year ago to the day, looked fully healed and ready.

Here’s a look at Tua Tagovailoa vs the New York Jets

Tua Tagovailoa vs San Francisco

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa may not have thrown a pass Sunday vs the NFC Champions, but we still have plenty of highlights for you.

There’s a saying among the football community and that is simply, ‘the tape does not lie.

Unfortunately, NFL GamePass is garbage and the All-22 has still not released for week 5. But I don’t need the tape to tell me that Tua Tagovailoa was ready and eager to play football on Sunday. And if we continue to see Ryan Fitzpatrick struggle, we might have a chance to see the Left Arm of God much sooner than expected.

So for now, until Tua make his highly-anticipated debut, we here at L.A.O.G headquarters have to do what we can to bring you the latest and greatest Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa content on the planet.

Here’s a look at Tua Tagovailoa vs San Francisco 49ers.

Tua Tagovailoa vs Seattle Seahawks

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa may not have thrown a pass Sunday evening vs Russell Wilson and the red-hot Seattle Seahawks, but we still have plenty of highlights for you.

There’s a saying among the football community and that is simply, ‘the tape does not lie.

Unfortunately, NFL GamePass is garbage and the All-22 has still not released for week 4. But I don’t need the tape to tell me that Tua Tagovailoa was ready and eager to play football on Sunday. And if we continue to see Ryan Fitzpatrick struggle, we might have a chance to see the Left Arm of God much sooner than expected.

So for now, until Tua make his highly-anticipated debut, we here at L.A.O.G headquarters have to do what we can to bring you the latest and greatest Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa content on the planet.

Here’s a look at Tua Tagovailoa vs the Seattle Seahawks.

Tua Tagovailoa vs Jacksonville Jaguars

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa may not have thrown a pass Thursday vs the Jacksonville Jaguars, but we still have plenty of highlights for you.

(P.S. This was the Miami Dolphins first and only primetime game of the season)

There’s a saying among the football community and that is simply, ‘the tape does not lie.

Unfortunately, NFL GamePass is garbage and the All-22 has still not released for week 3. But I don’t need the tape to tell me that Tua Tagovailoa was ready and eager to play football on Sunday. And if we continue to see Ryan Fitzpatrick struggle, we might have a chance to see the Left Arm of God much sooner than expected.

So for now, until Tua make his highly-anticipated debut, we here at L.A.O.G headquarters have to do what we can to bring you the latest and greatest Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa content on the planet.

Here’s a look at Tua Tagovailoa vs the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The future is bright in Miami.

Tua Tagovailoa vs Buffalo Bills

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa may not have thrown a pass on Sunday vs Buffalo, but we still have plenty of highlights for you.

There’s a saying among the football community and that is simply, ‘the tape does not lie.

Unfortunately, NFL GamePass is garbage and the All-22 has still not released for week 2. But I don’t need the tape to tell me that Tua Tagovailoa was ready and eager to play football on Sunday. And if we continue to see Ryan Fitzpatrick struggle, we might have a chance to see the Left Arm of God much sooner than expected.

So for now, until Tua make his highly-anticipated debut, we here at L.A.O.G headquarters have to do what we can to bring you the latest and greatest Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa content on the planet.

Here’s a look at Tua Tagovailoa vs Buffalo.

The future is bright in Miami.